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    Designing lifting gear for two boats in the garage of the Mornington unit. Boat trailer will live tipped up vertically against an outside wall. We hope to be able to keep a smaller place here but it may not happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Cold? Went out on a nice gaff rig converted cray boat this morning. Saw the birds working a school of salmon with dolphins and seals on the chase but didn't hook any. I think they were being driven deep and we didn't have a para vein to get the lure down deep enough.
    This is the boat, Kauri Chief.

    Sweet. Is that in the bay or have you slipped outside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    A fair bit of wind in Bass Strait last night.


    Narsty. That's hold onto the wheel and try not to die weather.

    I also saw some hair raising measured wind speed data from Tasman Island station.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    There's a Durden Junior Joiner for $490 a couple of hours north of here that I think might be worth considering.
    They're quite nice. I used to have one that was Dad's. Friend David also has one. Both still running well after very many years. The fence isn't great but can be propped or clamped easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Sweet. Is that in the bay or have you slipped outside?
    That pic of the boat was taken in the bay during Autumn. I copied it off their web page.
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    I've decided to go with the Tanner, it will be quite adequate for my sort of work. I pick it up on Wednesday.
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    This thing

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    has been floating upside down near us for months, sometimes tied to a mooring, sometimes beached. Prior to that it was upright but kept breaking its mooring line. I don't really know how it was inverted. Anyway, now it's the subject of various attempts to get it out of the water, unsuccessfully so far. I'll be very glad to see it go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    This thing

    IMG_20220614_112400615.jpg

    has been floating upside down near us for months, sometimes tied to a mooring, sometimes beached. Prior to that it was upright but kept breaking its mooring line. I don't really know how it was inverted. Anyway, now it's the subject of various attempts to get it out of the water, unsuccessfully so far. I'll be very glad to see it go.
    Now that's what you call a real antipodean (down under) house boat
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    This thing

    IMG_20220614_112400615.jpg

    has been floating upside down near us for months, sometimes tied to a mooring, sometimes beached. Prior to that it was upright but kept breaking its mooring line. I don't really know how it was inverted. Anyway, now it's the subject of various attempts to get it out of the water, unsuccessfully so far. I'll be very glad to see it go.

    I bet if they put pontoons under it as it is it would turn right way up by itself.


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    Nah....it's left hand drive, Imported from USA, but they forgot to turn it over.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    We can't work out why they haven't just rolled it back over to drag it ashore. They keep trying to drag it as it is. Upside down, its craft is too deep to take it anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    This thing

    IMG_20220614_112400615.jpg

    has been floating upside down near us for months, sometimes tied to a mooring, sometimes beached. Prior to that it was upright but kept breaking its mooring line. I don't really know how it was inverted. Anyway, now it's the subject of various attempts to get it out of the water, unsuccessfully so far. I'll be very glad to see it go.
    Crazy small rig. Why do they bother.

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    Call it an art installallation and leave it be……...

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    The Gold Coast Freeway has got to be one of the worst drives around. Anyway my new table saw is home, albeit still in the back of the Sorento.
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    Good to know. I could put it to good use right away. I have some spotted gum lining boards 19 ml thick with that recessed edge so I’m going to rip them down to make floor planks for the cabin sole. I ‘reclaimed’ them from a dump bin from a restaurant re modelling job. Just missed out on a large amount of spotted gum lining from the Sorrento couta boat club. They are doing a big re model and not knowing the job was on, arrived a day late to ‘reclaim it from the dump bin. I reckon if I cruised around Melbourne with a trailer for six months I’d have most of what I need for the house build from reclaimed dumpster timber. I got enough Kauri planks from the side of the road rubbish collection inBurwood for deck repairs on my sons boat Roiaata
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    And I’m over my Covid session. I did a rat test every 2nd day and the 1st beg test was last Thursday. I did a lot of sleeping and resting and still need a snooze in the arvo to feel on top of it all. It’s good to be back to post covid normal.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
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    Coldest start to winter since 1948, and I reckon I remember it. 9 inches of snow at 1200ft at grandpa's in central Victoria. I was 5, I remember snowmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Good to know. I could put it to good use right away. I have some spotted gum lining boards 19 ml thick with that recessed edge so I’m going to rip them down to make floor planks for the cabin sole. I ‘reclaimed’ them from a dump bin from a restaurant re modelling job. Just missed out on a large amount of spotted gum lining from the Sorrento couta boat club. They are doing a big re model and not knowing the job was on, arrived a day late to ‘reclaim it from the dump bin. I reckon if I cruised around Melbourne with a trailer for six months I’d have most of what I need for the house build from reclaimed dumpster timber. I got enough Kauri planks from the side of the road rubbish collection inBurwood for deck repairs on my sons boat Roiaata
    I see ads on Facebook marketplace for free timber, now that I have a trailer I may have to collect some.
    A couple of mates are turning up at 9 to help get the saw into the shed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Crazy small rig. Why do they bother.
    It's actually the mast of a little fat Swanson that Bruce admired when he was here.
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    My old Rockwell, I removed outside by myself. This one took four of us to get it into the shed.
    Tanner table saw.jpg
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    Looks a decent piece of kit Gary.

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    Testing it tomorrow.
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    My son has had a mold named after him.
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    Looks like I need a heavier extension lead for the saw. Either that or my generator is under performing. The saw motor is 2.5 kw and my genny 4.5 kva.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    It's actually the mast of a little fat Swanson that Bruce admired when he was here.

    What did they do to that gorgeous fat-bottom boat?


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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    What did they do to that gorgeous fat-bottom boat?


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    They did nothink! It's still on its mooring, just behind the inverted houseboat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    They did nothink! It's still on its mooring, just behind the inverted houseboat.

    I'd still like to see first hand if it sails acceptably well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    My son has had a mold named after him.
    received_393506609404894.jpg
    congratulations! That’s quite an achievement!

    My ancestors, the firs arrivals in the 1860’s were drainage experts and had a hand in that ecological disaster of draining the Koweerup swamp. They had a drain named after them, Hallam Main Drain.
    There’s also the suburb of Hallam just outside Dandenong and the Hallam Pub was originally their inn they built and operated for a decade or so after the drainage job finished.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    My son has had a mold named after him.
    received_393506609404894.jpg

    Awesome!


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    I think my 4.5kva genny needs a (it needed one anyway, it's been running rough for a while) service. This table saw pulls 8.9 amps and the genny will only just spin it. I tried running it from the house 3.5 kva genny via a very long 10amp lead and it started, but the load over that distance stalled the genny.
    Anyway, getting there.
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    I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned


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    I can't remember who drew that. Nice memory though!
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    "Optimists only beyond this point"...may just borrow that one
    Focus on the effort not the outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1902 View Post
    "Optimists only beyond this point"...may just borrow that one
    The sign is now up near the house. I recently bought a painting by Peter's eldest daughter.
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    A new Australian bird book.
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