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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Probably won't rust out in 2 years but yes, there are many faults with this shed which are fun to point out.

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    Agreed, mean minded of me but I'm about to demolish a termited wreck of a shed beside the house this a roof of that angle. The roof is rusty and not too waterproof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Still, considering he 'threw' it together, it turned out remarkably shed-shaped.
    Perfect work.
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    He must be pretty handy and resourceful, drives a Discovery.

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    Someone had to say it. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    He must be pretty handy and resourceful, drives a Discovery.
    No, he doesn't. The car and trailer are visitors from Vic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    No, he doesn't. The car and trailer are visitors from Vic.

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    Say hi from me anyway.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    My next eye appointment was supposed to be Monday which was also to mark the end of light duties. The latter will still apply as far as I'm concerned but the appointment has be put off till next month.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    No, he doesn't. The car and trailer are visitors from Vic.

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    Tomorrow I will have missed a second week sailing Pixie. I've been doing far too much computer work.

    On the plus side, the computer work has been engrossing, and interesting for the first time in ages (same work, just different outlook, I guess) and I've had the most productive couple of weeks in years. So I'm not going to complain. I've visited Pixie every few days to say hello and dump the rainwater out of the dinghy. :-)

    When it stops raining I'll be ready to set up the outboard on a bracket and sort out its fuel issues, and have another chop at the kevlar wrapping on that not-yet-yuloh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    He must be pretty handy and resourceful, drives a Discovery.
    That always applied to Land Rovers, but the days of Kellogg box welding masks for cracked chassis and half a dozen spanners and screwdrivers and a torsion wrench to dismantle the entire vehicle are long gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Tomorrow I will have missed a second week sailing Pixie. I've been doing far too much computer work.

    On the plus side, the computer work has been engrossing, and interesting for the first time in ages (same work, just different outlook, I guess) and I've had the most productive couple of weeks in years. So I'm not going to complain. I've visited Pixie every few days to say hello and dump the rainwater out of the dinghy. :-)

    When it stops raining I'll be ready to set up the outboard on a bracket and sort out its fuel issues, and have another chop at the kevlar wrapping on that not-yet-yuloh.
    Just rescued a friends files from a dead laptop. Took the HD out and put it into another laptop then booted that laptop to a Linux live CD...she owes me a six pack I reckon.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Well done Gary . We have rain, rain and more rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Well done Gary . We have rain, rain and more rain.
    Getting plenty here as well.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    We have sunshine, sunshine and more sunshine and no rain………….. it what is usually the wettest month of the year…………. But compared to some about 70% of 'normal' is OK.

    I should be sailing today instead of cutting grass………….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    He must be pretty handy and resourceful, drives a Discovery.
    Our boy has a V8 Disco. And wishes he didn't.
    It is really tidy and only cost him $2k, but it has a prodigious appetite for fuel. Like, seriously above and beyond what it should be using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Just rescued a friends files from a dead laptop. Took the HD out and put it into another laptop then booted that laptop to a Linux live CD...she owes me a six pack I reckon.
    Well done. Using the right tools makes such a huge difference. :-)

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    Apparently 30mm of rain yesterday. Rain till next Saturday at least according to bom.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Well done. Using the right tools makes such a huge difference. :-)
    I was a born again Linux user till I rediscovered boats.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    While this picture taken at Woolwich Dock does not show the true scale of Wild Oats keel length , but you would better understand it if you had to climb the three storie stairway.

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    What are you doing there Tom?

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

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    I see flood warnings are about, is the town in danger again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    What are you doing there Tom?

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    Picking up my soon to be new again Gaff Rig for WB. Details on my espacades are on “A new Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie” Sorry Rick not to have called but I just did a quick 1700 km 24 hour stint behind the wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I see flood warnings are about, is the town in danger again?
    I don't think so. The creek is flowing but it will take a lot more than we are getting.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    We went out today and while creeks and rivers are up there's no real danger of a flood unless we get a real cloudburst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Picking up my soon to be new again Gaff Rig for WB. Details on my espacades are on “A new Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie” Sorry Rick not to have called but I just did a quick 1700 km 24 hour stint behind the wheel.
    I thought that must be it. Happy with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I thought that must be it. Happy with it?

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    I never buy anything sight unseen , however I made an exception in this case. It all started with a random call to Tim Phillips from The Wooden Boat Shop in Sorrento and after discussing my requirements he replied I just have what your after I went with my gut feeling.

    Tim is a very busy guy running his shops and managing about 27 employees, but he still found time to give me advice and also let the mast accompany a Couta Boat to Sydney, which made this transaction more viable.
    He has also offered to recut a Couta Boat sail by his sail maker at a fair cost once I am able to come up with my final measurements.

    The mast ,boom and gaffs are all good . Just a shame that the weather did not cooperate since after having been stored inside for years it soaked up some moisture. Presently it’s drying out in the garage.

    I am thinking an orbital sander with 60 grit to start the sanding process??

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    Curved surfaces are a breeze to sand because you're only making contact with a tiny strip at any time. So, I'd recommend sanding with 120 which will be all you'll need to sand down to anyway. I'd probably sand it by hand with one of those plastic handled blocks - about 250 x 100 - that uses velcro/hook and loop/whatever but an orbital should be fine too. If the varnish is thick, I'd strip it off with a heatgun and scraper first. I think you'll find it easy by any method. Just don't be too aggressive as, being curved surfaces, it's very easy to create flat spots.

    Glad you're happy with it - great!!

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    There's the reversed belt sander belt trick if you want to go to the trouble to set it up . Needs drill with an oversized arbour and handle.

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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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    Pixie's mast was really weathered, what varnish remained was blackened and horrible.
    I was told... ;-) to strip it to good timber with my jack plane, which I doubted, but it turned out to be really easy, quite pleasant work. The whole mast took maybe an hour and a half. Then machine sanded with the big ROS on high speed with 80# astra discs, followed by the same treatment with 180# astra discs. The machine stage took about an hour total. the result is really lovely. The power sanding was done at high speed, but lightly, and always working in long spirals around the spar. The mast has a square length, so I turned it to each of four 'faces' and worked mostly on the top, but always spiralling up onto the top and down the other side with each full-arm-reach pass along the spar.

    The hand planing was going straight along. The plane is great because it goes straight and basically can't make gouges (with caveat, below). With a scraper it's too easy to dig in.

    Your plane has to be sharp. Properly. Stop every five minutes and freshen it up because the varnish will punish it.

    Is it solid oregon? Watch for patches of reversing grain, and be very careful, as the plane can tear bits out if it's not really really sharp. I got into that trouble with Pixie's mast, and would probably have been better to do a couple of small patches with a block plane, but didn't know at the time.
    Last edited by MattSplatt; 10-14-2018 at 11:09 PM. Reason: more about plane

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    The reversed belt is a good trick. I'd certainly do that if I had heaps of material to remove, as you do when rounding a birdsmouth assembly.

    Just cleaning up an already round spar I don't think warrants the setup, and it might be a bit too brutal. Spiralling around with an ROS keeps material removal well under control.

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    Radiation of my brain again today, not my favorite pass time .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    The reversed belt is a good trick. I'd certainly do that if I had heaps of material to remove, as you do when rounding a birdsmouth assembly.

    Just cleaning up an already round spar I don't think warrants the setup, and it might be a bit too brutal. Spiralling around with an ROS keeps material removal well under control.
    Use 80 grit or higher. It helps if you have someone to slowly rotate the spar.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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