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  1. #45466
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    You mean because he usually comes last?

    Rick
    No but I seem to remember something about a smaller old Genoa on the furler last year.

    You know sometimes it’s all about your setup . I seem to recall Wee Barkie passing Masina while motoring at low idle in Port Stephens.

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    Congrats, John! Superb!
    Phil, the progress looks good.
    I'm away for a couple of weeks. I'll be fairly quiet because typing on tablet computer damages my calm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    No but I seem to remember something about a smaller old Genoa on the furler last year.

    You know sometimes it’s all about your setup . I seem to recall Wee Barkie passing Masina while motoring at low idle in Port Stephens.
    I remember that too! The ol' Bukh was pretty gummed up by then, there was lots of shell on the prop and we couldn't motor anywhere at a decent speed. But look out because now we have the new Nanni so we'll run rings around ya and leave ya bobbin' in the middle like a lily! Just as soon as I get a gearbox that works ......

    Rick

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    I looked up the tracking of the gearbox and found it's still at Burpengary PO - waiting for Monday I guess. Burpengary - would that be WX after a few swift schooners?

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I looked up the tracking of the gearbox and found it's still at Burpengary PO - waiting for Monday I guess. Burpengary - would that be WX after a few swift schooners?

    Rick
    If only, it’s hot enough.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    No splash for the Cadet..., 32 kts from the east today. Mayhem and pitch-poles all round. Lots of rescues of exhausted sailors. It was an invitation event an we had a bunch of wind surfers and visiting boats. One tipped his cat, fell off the upper hull onto the lower and banged a hole in it with his but………...

    But the name is on the Transom, a vang rigged, and I scored a free fully rigged aluminium mast to adapt that's about a third of the weight and takes the bolt rope or the cars. Off a Paper Tiger I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Congratulations John. Did you fire your cannon in celebration?
    Oh thanks,Not this time, but we have before now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Well done John , did you have the boat set up differently?
    It was a very light forecast so we did switch jibs, handy having it at home locally. Apart from that, still loaded heavy with all the cruising spares and junk from the 17 cruise..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Well done JB, and crew, she's a great boat.

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    We're rapt, still buzzing, thanks Phil.
    And thanks Rick and Matt.

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    The 17 cruise .... !!! Was that the year before last already??

    Rick

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    Yeah, I know. Welll 18 was a reset year for us, good riddance, bring on 19.
    Noel liked to hear of Masina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    What an amazing, modern world we live in! I have a phone that takes photos and John has a furler that takes slides! What next?

    Rick
    Obviously it will be a furling phone-cum-headsail that sets nicely from 0 to 25 knots with sheeting angles that can be set by Bluetooth, which will display text messages from luff to leach for all the fleet to read.

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    Well done, JB. I still have a photocopy of Riada charging away on a reach in her first big race, that Whangarei-Noumea (?) where she was about 4th home from 60 or so boats. Fantastic boat!!!

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    I picked up 2 sheets of Pacific Maple marine ply from Duck Flat wooden boats today. Just to get started. I'm not sure what Pacific Maple is. I think it's a mix of durable hardwoods. That's what I hope anyway. BC face veneers which is fine for a deck. It will be finished with glass above and paint below. About $120 a sheet. I see online it's $75 from Plyco in Melbourne. But shipping brings that right up. I may be able to pick some up on the way home from Tassie. The advantage of buying from Duck Flat is the incidental eye candy.

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    Very very nice work, but does all that gleaming varnish make you feel:
    a) youre inadequate as a painter, or
    b) glad you decided to use more paint than varnish?
    I'm very happy with b).

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    B but I do nevertheless see advantages in varnish on boats that aren't kept in the water.

    Rickb

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    $120 is about what you'd pay for Hoop Pine.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Definitely B. My first thought was that's very shiny. My second was I'd be too scared to take it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    $120 is about what you'd pay for Hoop Pine.
    I reckon you've scared me off hoop pine for ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I reckon you've scared me off hoop pine for ever.

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    It was exposed to the weather for 15 years, albeit, painted and covered with a tarp.
    Though all the new stuff is glassed...so maybe I got a tad frightened myself.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    'b' for me too. The last boat (even though it was an 8-footer) put me off using modern varnishes forever. Ugh. Not to mention all the blasted sanding (as opposed to sand blasting).

    As to meranti, its is a rather large number of species ('196') in Genus Shorea; interestingly, 'Pacific Maple', which I always thought to be Shorea sp(p)., appears from the Wikipedia (which is alway right and never wrong) to be Aglaia cucullata, which is in a different Family altogether (Meliaceae, which Persian Lilac/Aust. White Cedar belongs to). Oh well, just goes to show.
    You can never have too many clamps

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    I'm sure that's right.

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    Nothing wrong with hoop ply. It's a bit heavier than meranti but at least, if not more, durable.

    Rick

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    This is the thing, once you start, where do you stop? Not at the deck, that's for sure. Not at the cockpit sides. No Sir. Cockpit floor is in need of attention too. I went to the dentist today having broken a tooth while enjoying a lovely lunch at one of Adelaide's finest restaurants on Friday. Who knew a crown can cost $2000? Call me a fucking Prince! But enough already of this bullet biting stuff.

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    I also went to the dentist today for a broken tooth. Actually a chip in the epoxy repair to a worn front tooth. I'll swear he used every tone of drill/grinder he owns but, it's done, feels great and I think it's the only time I've had contact with epoxy without getting it all over me.

    Rick

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    Taking the cockpit apart is somewhat involved. Suffice to say that various nifty little interior lockers were built after the cockpit. Then there's the water filler, cockpit drains, steering pedestal and engine controls. Quite A Big Job. Too hot now. Going home.

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    Erk! But you'll be glad when it's done!!

    Rick

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    I will. Obviously I couldn't just patch the cockpit sides when the edges of the floor are mush. Id then be spending another summer rebuilding the cockpit. I'm just glad there's plenty of room to get in there and do what needs doing.

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    That's a clear advantage of a bigger boat. It was nice working on Masina's cockpit and engine bay .....
    until the engine went back in.

    Rick

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    What an epic job. Wait...did I say that before.
    Wait, did I say that before.

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    Beware Phil, this looks like it could morph into another reference to a certain yacht race in Godzone ......

    Rick (a little bit impressed with certain people here .......)

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    And certain boats.

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    Jeff, your block is apparently at Lang Lang (wherever the hell that is) this morning so I hope that's close! My gearbox, on the other hand, has just taken 3 days to get from Burpengary to Brisbane and they're saying it won't be delivered here til next Monday! Aren't we lucky our postal services were privatised and now it takes three times as long for any mail to be delivered as it did before we had computers?

    Rick

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    Has anyone here used that recycled composite decking? We have an area that's exposed, mostly shady and even tallow wood doesn't last well there, so I'm considering trying this stuff.

    Rick

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