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Thread: Antipodean Boats Connection

  1. #48196
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Testing the quarter berth tonight. Mattress is soft but I will have to practice getting in and out.
    Not great, mattress is a bit narrow and it’s cramped in a small sleeping bag. Needs a bit more work I think. Took my friends upstream and under the Barney’s Point Bridge, the clearance is 12 metres high tide but it always looks like the mast will hit. Hopefully I have some good video of passing under it.
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    Watching a 30 something foot BM rigged yacht head south down the coast to Tweed. Wind is a north/northwesterly blowing between 5-10 knots...no rig up and motoring. I see a lot of it. I would have had my rig up and would have been getting 3-4 knots out of it. Conditions I dream of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Not great, mattress is a bit narrow and it’s cramped in a small sleeping bag. Needs a bit more work I think. Took my friends upstream and under the Barney’s Point Bridge, the clearance is 12 metres high tide but it always looks like the mast will hit. Hopefully I have some good video of passing under it.
    Narrow and cramped would be good in bouncy conditions. Nothing better than a tight berth when well out to sea.

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    My sleeping bag is a bit small so it’s hard to wriggle into at the best of times. Time to get a wider one I think.
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    I hate sleeping bags. We just use doonas on board. If ever I have to use a sleeping bag I unzip it and use it like a doona.

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    I use a sleeping bag with an inner sheet bag for winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Watching a 30 something foot BM rigged yacht head south down the coast to Tweed. Wind is a north/northwesterly blowing between 5-10 knots...no rig up and motoring. I see a lot of it. I would have had my rig up and would have been getting 3-4 knots out of it. Conditions I dream of.
    Surely that should be BR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I use a sleeping bag with an inner sheet bag for winter.
    You don't even have winter there!

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    I just sharpened my 25mm bandsaw blade. I haven't tried it out yet, but it was easy (if it worked). A dremel with a cutting bit, just a touch on the front face. But it doesn't fix it if the setting is worn flat.


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    Must be a decent band saw. Mine is only 5 or 6 mm I reckon. And um, not much left in the way of teeth. I think maybe my son has been cutting nails with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Surely that should be BR?

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    True, if I am going to refer to Junk Rig as JR then you are indeed correct. Still don't understand why I see so many BRs motoring when there is a reasonable breeze. I Saturday going up river I had the outboard ticking over in neutral but was only because the wind was variable and sometimes not enough to bring the head around to tack. Came very close to the bank a couple of times when the wind veered slightly and back the sail at a vital moment. Which resulted in a frantic up tiller, an in gear outboard and a quick twist of throttle.
    Next trip really needs to be over the bar and some wide water for a few hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Must be a decent band saw. Mine is only 5 or 6 mm I reckon. And um, not much left in the way of teeth. I think maybe my son has been cutting nails with it.

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    I think mine used to be a school woodworking tool. 25mm is as big as can fit on the tyre. Nothing fancy. $100 on gumtree a few years ago.


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    Ah OK. Thats funny, my bandsaw, table saw, planer, sander and dust extractor all came from a TAFE for about $600.

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    I've discovered another short length of pvc conduit so I can now do the third pocket on my cockpit cover, once I bring it home. And joy of joys the fibreglass I ordered for the new cabinside has arrived.
    Now I have ordered a spool of V69 thread for future sewing projects. Looking forward to trying out Peter's machine.
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