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    [QUOTE=skuthorp;5600395]Tom there's what looks like a newer build Peapod in Byron for $550, but this is the one I like the look of…..


    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/runa...oat/1169979779

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    Looks like a dragster .

    Thanks for pointing out the Peapod I was unable to identify it and immediately dismissed her due to the butt block constrction.
    I am waiting to hear back on a low ball offer made on the rowing skiff in Brisbane.

    Do do you think a mirror rig would work on the Peapod along with an extended deeper keel ?

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    Buggers to row those things. Bruce taught me the basics a few years ago now. I spose it's ok once you know what you are doing but I really enjoy rowing my Acorn skiff quite a lot more.


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    Is that the one in Byron?
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    No, this one is….

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
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    Retro fitting an old rudder assembly part of the handle and the rudder apears to be Australian red cedar any ideas what dinghy it used to go with?

    Jeff look in gumtree under rowing boats an old 3=4 man skiff going for beer money in the Newcastle area,
    I've been looking at some pics, it's possible that the rudder could be off an earlier development of a Moth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I've been looking at some pics, it's possible that the rudder could be off an earlier development of a Moth.
    That,s interesting The rudder box is made out of a solid piece of wood with the tiller originally mounted below the top pintle which apears to be bronze. The bottom rudder pintle may have been added later. The rudder foil is beautifully made from cedar and apears to be without any fiberglassing also showing very little wear. Thanks for your research Jeff.

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    I still reckon the blade is on backwards.

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    The rudder box is similar in shape and size to a Sailfish as well, but I think much older than the Sailfish design. The first Moth in Aus. was 1927. You could well be correct about the blade being upside down Phil. On my sailfish you can attatch it either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I still reckon the blade is on backwards.
    Well spotted obviously you where sailing dinghy’s while I was tinkering with Harley’s

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    No, this one is….
    Quite nice ! Cheap too. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ocea...oat/1186069749
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    Seems to me that rudder is shaped such that if properly oriented it can't swing forward of vertical when lowered.

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    Anyone doing epoxy work in these cooler months? I'm finding low temperatures are poxy for working with epoxy. Can't find a way to get good sandable epoxied surfaces, seems hard but clogs the paper. Scrubbed with water and scotch pad thinking it was amines, but doesn't hep much. Fast hardener helps get a cure in a reasonable time, but doesn't fix the sandpaper clogging. Wouldn't matter too much for bonding jobs, but at the moment I have lots of sealing and painting going on to finish the inside of the main cabin. Temps here are typically around 5 degrees at night and up to 15 or so during the day (mild winter this year).

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    Can you heat the inside of the boat overnight? A couple of incandescent light bulbs or even one of those big spotlights would work. They produce a LOT of heat.
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    I'm off to New Plymouth (NZ offshore oil and gas central) tomorrow evening, to experience the joys of an "offshore medical". This is just like an ordinary medical, but infinitely more expensive, only available in NP, and a requirement for visiting oil rigs.
    Then on Thursday, we go through the whole crashed inverted sinking helicopter egress drill. That is pretty much like a high tech witch dunking machine in a large swimming pool. To enhance our sartorial elegance, all participants get kitted out with a survival drysuit, and a breath-your-own-fumes rebreather. It actually all works well in a nice controlled environment, not sure what a real ditching would be like.

    Not a bad gig for an office bound software guy, apart from having to front up for any offshore hiccups with our gear - this happened twice in the last four years, I got a new rig in the Gulf of Mexico, my workmate got a really horrid old FPU off a very dodgy West African country.
    I did the full BOSIET course four years ago, this is just a refresher. I'll be 58 by the time it comes due again, at which point I'll give it a pass - time to pass the baton on to some keen young(er) engineer.

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    Sounds like a bit of an adventure.

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    I'll try and get some pics. The helo simulator is a bit of a mind bender, but it is actually easier to get out when it is sunk upside down, than the right way up. It goes into the water, then does a roll to fully inverted.
    You float up into the seat base, instead of away from it when upside down. Punch out the window glazing, pop your seat belt, and roll sideways out the window. And remember to take a deep breath to prime the rebreather before your head goes underwater! They have a rescue diver with scuba gear, both sides of the simulator in case something goes really pear shaped.

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    Why won't you pass at 58 Pete? 58 year olds can be pretty fit, I was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    I'll try and get some pics. The helo simulator is a bit of a mind bender, but it is actually easier to get out when it is sunk upside down, than the right way up. It goes into the water, then does a roll to fully inverted.
    You float up into the seat base, instead of away from it when upside down. Punch out the window glazing, pop your seat belt, and roll sideways out the window. And remember to take a deep breath to prime the rebreather before your head goes underwater! They have a rescue diver with scuba gear, both sides of the simulator in case something goes really pear shaped.

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    Off to the boat tomorrow for another two days work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Can you heat the inside of the boat overnight? A couple of incandescent light bulbs or even one of those big spotlights would work. They produce a LOT of heat.
    Tricky since I'm not on the grid out here, but now you mention it, some kind of heating would probably do the trick. I'll ponder that for a while.

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    These Chinese copy diesel heaters are pretty good. You could warm up the boat and shed quite nicely. Under $300 on eBay.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Tricky since I'm not on the grid out here, but now you mention it, some kind of heating would probably do the trick. I'll ponder that for a while.
    How about just mixing your batch hotter with more catalyst.
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    Actually I did try warming the resin in hot water. Helps get it kicking, but I think the real issue is the cold surface on my boat (guess she must be frigid). Phil the heater idea is sensible. I've long thought of building a slow combustion wood stove... (so many project ideas, but so few hours in a day).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Why won't you pass at 58 Pete? 58 year olds can be pretty fit, I was.
    Oh, I'd pass OK. I meant I'll pass on the opportunity - we only do these trips when something's gone wrong, and the acid is really on to get things going again when you are talking marine propulsion or fire protection systems. Megabucks per day, Stress with a capital S, and a very long, expensive logistics chain if you forget something.
    At 58, I'll have been on call for this for eight years, don't need the $hit and zero extra money that goes with it, and will happily hang up that particular pair of spurs.

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    I doubt there's much wood involved, but this bears a posting
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    A nothing to do with boats story. We got our power bill a couple of weeks ago, $824 for the quarter. Hugely over expectations so I queried it. It was read again (an $84 charge to us) and reduced to the expected $157.
    Not political, just a heads up, if in doubt, query it.
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    Excellent!! Well done Jessica!

    Also had that electricity bill experience. Our bill was $900 for three quarters. When we fought it through the Ombudsman, Energy Australia were forced to actually read the meter and extrapolate the data back across the billing period. The corrected bill was about $300.

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    This is for Johnno in the hope that there is hope for you: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wils...noe/1187591409

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    Another day of no wind. I brought the dinghy home for some winter sailing but even on the wet days it's been dead calm.

    mumble….mumble………… damn……….

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    Rain up here, light but continuous.
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    Too light here to even fly a kite. I know because I got a kite in the mail and it wouldn't stay up. Bee EE Yootiful day though in every way.
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

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    We had a call-out at 1AM this morning.
    A trawler had a crewie experiencing breathing difficulties and wished for us to convey him to medical aid.
    A specialist Ambulance team were dispatched from Lismore to possibly come out with us to render aid to the fellow but because of the travel time from Lismore by road, it was agreed for us to go out and pick-up the fellow off the trawler.
    The Tweed bar was quite passable and the trawler was less than a mile out so we soon had the fellow on board.
    By the time we arrived at the jetty, the Ambulance showed up and took charge of the patient and took him to hospital.
    We secured our boat and were back in bed by about 4AM.

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    Well done Gary!

    On this day, last year, Bruce was just heading into Camden Haven. Silly bugger that he is ....

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    Radar overlay on the chart, pilotage by radar alone is interesting to say the least.
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