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Thread: Antipodean Boats Connection

  1. #45536
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    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You could always coat the end grain with bitumen paint.

  2. #45537
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    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Reckon that would work? Might make it pretty goopy to walk on on hot days. Maybe something similar that stays hard?

    Rick

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    I noticed a board walk down at Robe is done with that recycled plastic stuff. Looks OK..

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  4. #45539
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    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You can get a water based one. Dries hard

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    Surprising number of wooden boats at Port Fairy. You can buy the black one for $40,000. Or less.

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    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Oooh, I like that (predictably).

  7. #45542
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
    You can get a water based one. Dries hard
    Okay, I'll have a look - thanks! Decided to change the order to 1.5" thick boards. Dearer than the 1", of course but actually cheaper than 30mm as the mill would have high setup costs to mill a non-standard thickness.

    Port Fairy is nice.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    So...... where is it?

    Last week Auspost told me the gearbox would arrive yesterday. Then this week they told me it would arrive next week, so I've been whingeing about it all week. But it arrived today! Tomorrow morning I'll go out and see if it works. Expect lots of asterisks and stuff if it doesn't.

    Rick
    Well?

    Pete
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  9. #45544
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    All good! A bit of a fiddle to get the shaft coupling back on and I had to make some new cover plate studs so I could fit the control cable bracket but ..... it works! I ran the boat against the mooring in forward and reverse for a while just to be sure but, it all seems fine. I'll head out on a calmer day just to make sure it's all smooth etc. but it seems really good at this point.

    I've posted this on the Nanni thread but apparently the selector fork was shot and so were some of the clutch plates. The guy's replaced the fork, cover plate and gearing and assures me that it's all really good now. Seems so to me. I'm really pleased to be past this hurdle!

    I hope Gypsie is making some progress with his engine issues. This engine I have is great. I hadn't run it for about 2 weeks. When I turn the ignition on, I can't even hear it turning over - it just starts instantly. I'm so pleased with it!

    Rick

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    Woo hoo!

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  11. #45546
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    Excellent and yay!

  12. #45547
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    Sounds very good. My advice is not to paint with anything, because it will need refinishing often. If you really feel the need to, water based stain but not an oiled based finish. Water based is simply retreated by applying more coats but you'll hide the wood grain. At least you don't have to sand or scrape before the next coat though. With an oil based finish you need to sand and scrape. Yuck. However turps and linseed oil every now and then will keep it water repellent. Not too much linseed oil though or it will encourage mould.
    Flat bottomed boats, you make the rockin' world go round.............

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