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    My mate Terry made it to Tweed around midday today. Last port was Coffs Harbour, and they had planned on another stop at Yamba but kept going. A few hours anchored off Byron Bay to catch a bit of sleep...though the swell made that difficult. They travelled up the Tweed to Murwillumbah and we met them at the Riverview Hotel.
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    I took their lines and I was tempted to flemish coil the tails, sort of wish I had now. It would have looked good in the photo.
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    Nice design.


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    20211124_113514.jpgHi WX when we coiled the excess mooring rope we had difficulty with the rough concrete surface, the Admiral Thelma came up with the solution with a peice of plastic cutting board and I have had no trouble since.

    Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Morley View Post
    20211124_113514.jpgHi WX when we coiled the excess mooring rope we had difficulty with the rough concrete surface, the Admiral Thelma came up with the solution with a peice of plastic cutting board and I have had no trouble since.

    Bruce

    That makes it easy. In Marine Rescue, it was a given that mooring lines were flemish coiled. I liked doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Nice design.


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    Designed by David Payne
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Designed by David Payne
    Relation of Alan Payne?
    We're having dinner onboard next Tuesday. I'll take some more photos.
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    Nephew
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    And also designer of Charm. He came up to visit here in Brisbane whilst I was building her, as he was also working with me on a donation of family drawings to the Australian Maritime Museum, where he works.
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    82mm yesterday, nothing so far today, but humid. There's a lot more rain on the way and I've no idea when the next dry sunny day is going to happen.
    So I took a chance and mixed some two pack topcoat today.
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    This popped up on my YouTube - the very start of the restoration of Jabiru, a 1930's ish canoe stern launch from the Sydney area.


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    It's not a boat, but this is my luxo-camper bus conversion "bathroom". Quite pleased with how this is turning out.
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    Being a bus, weight is not really a concern. Which is just as well, because that very on-trend black ceramic "vessel basin" weighs a ton. It has a generous bead of adhesive/sealant as well as the waste attaching it to the vanity top.
    Selleys MarineFlex adhesive is my new go-to silicone googe. No idea what its like for actual boat use, but it sticks like the proverbial **** to a blanket when cured, but best of all, it doesn't go off in the cartridge after it's opened. Stick a nail in the nozzle, come back a month later and it's good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    This popped up on my YouTube - the very start of the restoration of Jabiru, a 1930's ish canoe stern launch from the Sydney area.


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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    It's not a boat, but this is my luxo-camper bus conversion "bathroom". Quite pleased with how this is turning out.
    20211127_183328.jpg
    Being a bus, weight is not really a concern. Which is just as well, because that very on-trend black ceramic "vessel basin" weighs a ton. It has a generous bead of adhesive/sealant as well as the waste attaching it to the vanity top.
    Selleys MarineFlex adhesive is my new go-to silicone googe. No idea what its like for actual boat use, but it sticks like the proverbial **** to a blanket when cured, but best of all, it doesn't go off in the cartridge after it's opened. Stick a nail in the nozzle, come back a month later and it's good to go.

    Pete
    Looks really good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Could be one worth following.
    Yes! Nice project!
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    Well, poor ol' Pipsqueak is going into a shed and out of our front yard, hopefully this week. She's sadly neglected but I have a couple of friends keen to join the project so her future is promising. I'll revive the Restoring a Folkboat thread once she's in the shed.
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    Speaking of projects………..
    Thought you'd like to see what I've been up to for about 7 months of the year at the island Heritagefarm I volunteer at. Shaft fittings and some repair work on the wheels to tidy up..
    Middle pic is what I started with, salvaged from the scrap pile.
    That's me in the red shirt.

    It is wood and it might float……. might…...

    Last edited by skuthorp; 11-28-2021 at 07:36 AM.

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    Very nice! What would they have used to drag that beast? Draft horse? Oxen? Mothers in Law?

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    Wheely nice project Jeff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Speaking of projects………..
    Thought you'd like to see what I've been up to for about 7 months of the year at the island Heritagefarm I volunteer at. Shaft fittings and some repair work on the wheels to tidy up..
    Middle pic is what I started with, salvaged from the scrap pile.
    That's me in the red shirt.

    It is wood and it might float……. might…...

    Tilt tray?
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    Yes Gary, tipping dray. Road making etc, rated for .7 of a ton. Pulled by a heavy horse, or sometimes 2 with the second one harnssed on the outside of a shaft.

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    Part 2.
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    I was planning to glue my centerboard case back together today, but it is bucketing down out there. We're up for minor flooding...but it is okay!
    We have apple pie and icecream.
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    Ahhhh...but how's the beer holding out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Ahhhh...but how's the beer holding out?
    Onto the Chardonnay.
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    Three crew on board an 11 metre catamaran en route to Bermagui had a dramatic rescue today after their vessel, purchased just days earlier, began taking on water after hitting a sunfish13 nautical miles east of Green Island near Ulladulla.

    The crew of the catamaran sent out a Mayday at 1255 and activated their EPIRB, climbing into two dinghies to await rescue.


    Marine Rescue Ulladulla rescue vessel UL30 was responded, and with guidance from a Royal Australian Navy helicopter from HMAS Albatross that had been deployed to assist, and the signal from the crew's EPIRB, quickly located the striken vessel. The Naval helicopter remained after their arrival with life rafts ready to drop should they have been required.


    Arriving at the stricken catamaran just after 2pm, UL30 took the crew of three on board and then delivered them safely back to dry land at Ulladulla, with all on board safe and well.


    A securite is current for all ships in the area advising a navigational hazard from the sinking vessel at 35 17.427 South 150 46.656 East.


    The crew on UL30 were Skipper Lesley Kelly, Warwick Haslam, Mark Squires, Clive Woodward and radio operator Allan Dean and Watch Officer Keven Marshall.
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    A sunfish!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    A sunfish!?!

    A rather large solid one.
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    My son has been crewing a cat down the east coast from Ballina to Westernport and said they saw a sunfish a few miles off the coast of Ulladulla last week when they passed. He also saw one last summer off the coast here at Barwon heads. They are rarely seen in these parts.
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    Rare here, too. Spotted a really small one off the Washington coast a few years ago...probably about the same latitude as Seattle: 48N. Sorry 'bout the bad photo.
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    What sort of catamaran is that? Lagoon perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    What sort of catamaran is that? Lagoon perhaps?

    No idea, I'm not much interested in them.
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    Same happened to a yacht in the Sydney to Hobart a few years ago;

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    How does a sunfish sink a catamaran? The only way I can think of is a dagger board ripping the casing apart. Even then, that's just one hull and the boat shouldn't sink. Salvaging this one by towing in would have to be the better option than just leaving it out there. It's not very far offshore.

    Looks like one of those ugly Lagoon things with that hideous turretesque cabin. If so, it can't have been doing much more than about 12 knots. If it really hit a sunfish and sank, it says a lot about the quality of construction!

    Maaaany years ago, I was surfing and a massive fin came out of the water nearby, freaking us all out, of course. But it just sat there so we eventually paddled over to have a look. It was a sunfish. Huge, bizarre and beautiful.
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