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    We had a very pleasant sleepover on the boat last night looking forward to getting the heater in though.


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    I guess the crays were dizzy by then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    We had a call-out at 1AM this morning.
    A trawler had a crewie experiencing breathing difficulties and wished for us to convey him to medical aid.
    A specialist Ambulance team were dispatched from Lismore to possibly come out with us to render aid to the fellow but because of the travel time from Lismore by road, it was agreed for us to go out and pick-up the fellow off the trawler.
    The Tweed bar was quite passable and the trawler was less than a mile out so we soon had the fellow on board.
    By the time we arrived at the jetty, the Ambulance showed up and took charge of the patient and took him to hospital.
    We secured our boat and were back in bed by about 4AM.

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    Cool photo, good work mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I guess the crays were dizzy by then?

    Rick
    I think they got bashed into cray soup before we shut the engine down.

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    North Haven. But I like to think it could have been Milford Sound, Magellan Straights, Macquarie Harbour, Sitka, Tobermory, or just about anywhere cold. Felicitys nose is not really that big. Trick of the lens.
    Felicity boat.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Cool photo, good work mate
    I'd like to be able to say I took it but I was busy on the back deck.
    Textbook pick up, the sea just calmed down as we came alongside and he was able to step aboard easy as.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    4 stroke chainsaws will be interesting ! A big boost for battery tools.
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    "Mr Fooks said the changes were expected to improve air quality and save the taxpayer $1.7 billion in health costs over 20 years."

    Id kind of like to see some real data on the pollution small power tools contribute. Im thinking its miniscule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    "Mr Fooks said the changes were expected to improve air quality and save the taxpayer $1.7 billion in health costs over 20 years."

    Id kind of like to see some real data on the pollution small power tools contribute. Im thinking its miniscule.
    yep, the little guy cops it again

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    Well, I think it's a good move. No one's being asked to get rid of any existing two-strokes and the newer motors will pollute less. If there's a down side to that, it escapes me.

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    I think the downside is that 4 strokes will be heavier, more expensive and require more maintenance.

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    I'm still trying to wrap my head around a 4 stroke chainsaw, an engine that has to operate in any position. It's almost what 2 strokes were invented for !
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    Yeah. Keeping the oil in the sump and available to the oil pump could be challenging.


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    I think this is the future of chainsaws.

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    Probably. My little Honda generator is a 4 stroke. It's great - quiet, no maintenance. Easy to connect that to an electric chainsaw.

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    I'd be interested to see how a battery chainsaw handles a 3-4ft eucalypt log. My starting point for most of my fallen and falling trees.

    Then you add the cost of replacement batteries, or a replacement saw. The batteries do not outlast the device.

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    As rick says, a generator and a cord, coupled with a much more powerful electric saw might be the go. But powerful electric motors are bloody heavy so that might not be great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I'd be interested to see how a battery chainsaw handles a 3-4ft eucalypt log. My starting point for most of my fallen and falling trees.

    Then you add the cost of replacement batteries, or a replacement saw. The batteries do not outlast the device.
    One of the local mills uses that Oregon saw, I tried it. It works well but for big deads my old 85cc McCulloch will still be here.
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    Third time lucky. I picked up the new addition to my fleet. Her length of 13’6” suggests she is a Tamie Norrie ,and she will need a little TLC and a good home which I can provide in my boat shed.

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    Wow ! Very nice Tom. Did you buy her locally ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Wow ! Very nice Tom. Did you buy her locally ?
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    I bought her in Brisbane My first impression of the hull was that it was well built, the seats and the gunwhale might have been added by another builder at a later date and then there is the absence of knees . Annyhow nothing a little elbow grease can’t rectify. This is what the inside looks like.

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    Looks good Tom! Great!

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    Always good to have another boat


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    Thanks guys.
    Annyhow the fun chapter of my new TN started this morning. When I first inspected her in the fading daylight I initially found a hairline crack in the keelson. Turns out she had a centreboard slot cut out,which I should have guessed looking at the half sectional floor timbers.
    I am definitely planning to build or buy a sailing rig however I was more inclined to use leeboards, otherwise add onto
    the keel or possibly build a dagger board trunk.
    The main reason for my dislike to large swing keel trunks are the extra weight, and the drag caused by such a large slot..

    Question Since the TN is based on existing fishing boat designs did any of those craft employ CB or just run deeper keels for sailing close hauled.

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    We'd have to come up to the GC and beat you to death if you put Lee boards in that lovely hull!

    Rick

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    Tom don't worry too much about extra weight. The fitout on that boat looks like it was done by someone who misty builds ox carts or tug boats or something. Hellferstout.


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    Mostly. Not misty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    We'd have to come up to the GC and beat you to death if you put Lee boards in that lovely hull!

    Rick
    Lee boards it is then one way to get you to come up here for a raid and while your kicking ass don’t forget Duncan.

    Seriously though what do you think of a deeper keel?

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    Not a bad idea if it doesn't mess up the trailer loading.
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    You don't want to increase the draft. Won't sail so well anyway. Just go with the centreboard. Don't fluck it up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Not a bad idea if it doesn't mess up the trailer loading.
    Good feedback .Built out of 6mm Hoop she is light esimated weight around 50 kg in other words getting on a trailer will always be easy.
    .I was playing around with extending the keel and and came up with about 150 mm starting aft and carried forward approximately to the start of the CB trunk then curving down to roughly 50 mm and terminating close to the stem.

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    Email Iain Oughtred and ask him. iain.oughtred@gmail.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Good feedback .Built out of 6mm Hoop she is light esimated weight around 50 kg in other words getting on a trailer will always be easy.
    .I was playing around with extending the keel and and came up with about 150 mm starting aft and carried forward approximately to the start of the CB trunk then curving down to roughly 50 mm and terminating close to the stem.
    Why do you want to do that , Tom? It makes landing a total PIA compared to 'normal'. There's nothing measurably bad about an off centre case. The stripper has that .. just not an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Lee boards it is then one way to get you to come up here for a raid and while your kicking ass don’t forget Duncan.

    Seriously though what do you think of a deeper keel?
    Okay, we'll beat him up as well. But why?

    I'd go with the specified centreboard first. Then try some mods if there's some problem.

    Rick

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