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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    My Building Construction subject says no, but there's unfounded bias to counter. Short answer: substantial timbers char and retain sufficient strength under building fire temps where steel sags and fails.
    What about the glues they're laminated with? I wonder what temp they're rated for.

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    From a glulam beam data sheet:

    Laminated Timber is noted for its inherent ability to withstand the effect of fire. It has a superior fire resistance rating when compared to steel. This makes Glulam structures a safe choice for large public buildings. Safe evacuation of people is the most important aspect of fire safety. Because Glulam structures do not collapse under fire, safe evacuation is possible and fire fighters are able to gain access to the seat of fires preventing further damage. Re-building after fire has often been achieved by removing the charcoal layer from the Glulam beams while they are still in position and replacing the burnt-out roof.

    Timber has the unique property of forming a charcoal layer on the surface, which slows down the rate of burning. In this way timber retains its strength and shape for some considerable time in a fire. Large section Glulam members will not burn out by themselves but need an external flame source to continue burning. Unprotected metals, while rated non-combustible, lose their strength quickly under fire and collapse suddenly.



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    A nice little ketch tied up at the berth across the way from us. I've no idea what she is. Double ended I think.



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    Gary, you suggested I should go and look at a new boat up at Boyd's Bay. Was this the one ?


    Just launched, built by Marcus Cranney, a friend of mine. A Ranger design IIRC.
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    Nice.

    Edited: Both boats above are nice.
    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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    I finally got some photos of the new little gaffer at Tweed. Whoever built her seriously knew what they were doing, it's immaculate.
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    That looks at a glance like the one that does the Sydney Hobart


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    Built by and for my friend Marcus Cranney, a professional boatbuilder.
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    Lovely looking boat.

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    I am seriously impressed at the quality of workmanship and finish.
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    The interior is even better Gary, beautiful workmanship!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I have passed this on to John Fairfax, he may have a restorer in mind for them.

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    I don't know Purri, he lives up here but did his trade in Sydney ....I think.
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    Question for Rick.
    Rick I remember some months back you mentioned a type of foam roller recommended for polyurethane paints from the U.S.
    can you run the name of them by me again please.
    Cheers Steve

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    [QUOTE=MattSplatt;5663979]Lovely looking boat.[/QUOTE

    She is a beauty that’s for sure.
    I was hoping to get some pictures on Friday but decided against it with the wind gusts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
    Question for Rick.
    Rick I remember some months back you mentioned a type of foam roller recommended for polyurethane paints from the U.S.
    can you run the name of them by me again please.
    Cheers Steve
    They're made by Corona. I think they're called Ultra Smooth but I'll check that.

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    I checked: Corona Ultra Smooth High Density Foam

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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    Does he know Rick Wood or Micheal Sadubin?
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    Best polyurethane glue in a tube, any opinions?
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    I use Fixtech and Purbond. Both good except they don't last on the shelf for more than about 18 months.
    For that reason, I'd recommend Purbond as you can get it in smaller bottles than Fixtech.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I use Fixtech and Purbond. Both good except they don't last on the shelf for more than about 18 months.
    For that reason, I'd recommend Purbond as you can get it in smaller bottles than Fixtech.

    Rick
    It doesn't have to last more than a few hours, I'll be using it to glue and seal the join between the deck edge and the Murbau rubbing strip/toe rail. The whole thing will be screwed on as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I use Fixtech and Purbond. Both good except they don't last on the shelf for more than about 18 months.
    For that reason, I'd recommend Purbond as you can get it in smaller bottles than Fixtech.

    Rick
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    I like the sound of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    They're made by Corona. I think they're called Ultra Smooth but I'll check that.

    Rick

    I checked: Corona Ultra Smooth High Density Foam
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I use Fixtech and Purbond. Both good except they don't last on the shelf for more than about 18 months.
    For that reason, I'd recommend Purbond as you can get it in smaller bottles than Fixtech.

    Rick
    It's bloody annoying throwing away unopened tubes of Fixtech 'cos it's past it's useby.
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    I think I will go for the Purbond, I have to pay a visit Boatcraft sometime for more epoxy anyway.
    Top day for gardening, light rain for most of the day and it looks like lasting most of the week.
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    I just swapped a tray of lettuce seedlings for 4 glasses of excellent white with a neighbour. Very civilised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    It's usually very quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    It's usually very quiet.

    Rick
    Though I imagine the container will make rude noises as it gets near empty.
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    Hey Gary the Tumbulgum Passage is on again this coming weekend after previous cancelation. Trust your finances have improved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Hey Gary the Tumbulgum Passage is on again this coming weekend after previous cancelation. Trust your finances have improved.
    I’ve got a long list of jobs to do before the op so I’m not going to get in any sailing for a month or two now. And as much as I am liking the rain it has stuffed up my schedule a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Though I imagine the container will make rude noises as it gets near empty.
    Indeed. Does still make me wonder why you like the sound if it. Actually, I don't think I've ever emptied a bottle of it. I usually throw out half a bottle of crystalized and congealed gunk which remains blissfully silent apart from that final 'clunk'.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Indeed. Does still make me wonder why you like the sound if it. Actually, I don't think I've ever emptied a bottle of it. I usually throw out half a bottle of crystalized and congealed gunk which remains blissfully silent apart from that final 'clunk'.

    Rick
    It satisfies the inner child.
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    I did suspect that.

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    Some of you will recall that when Bruce was caught for a while at Wilson's Promontory last year, he met Neil Smith, owner of Wild Winds, a gaff ketch. Neil's the guy who brings loads of Tasmanian timber over to us if we're prepared to order enough. Aaaaaanyway, the latest Afloat magazine has a fairly lengthy article about Neil and Wild Wind, written by Bruce Stannard. I'd recommend finding a copy if you can. Afloat is available at all marine shops in NSW but I'm not sure how easy it is to find elsewhere. If you're from some remote, unknown corner of the world like Adelaide or Auckland and you've exhausted every other means, then PM me your address and I'll steal an Afloat magazine for you. Unfortunately, the Neil Smith article doesn't seem to be available on the Afloat website.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Some of you will recall that when Bruce was caught for a while at Wilson's Promontory last year, he met Neil Smith, owner of Wild Winds, a gaff ketch. Neil's the guy who brings loads of Tasmanian timber over to us if we're prepared to order enough. Aaaaaanyway, the latest Afloat magazine has a fairly lengthy article about Neil and Wild Wind, written by Bruce Stannard. I'd recommend finding a copy if you can. Afloat is available at all marine shops in NSW but I'm not sure how easy it is to find elsewhere. If you're from some remote, unknown corner of the world like Adelaide or Auckland and you've exhausted every other means, then PM me your address and I'll steal an Afloat magazine for you. Unfortunately, the Neil Smith article doesn't seem to be available on the Afloat website.

    Rick
    Alternatively it's all here on line
    http://magazine.afloat.com.au/?iid=161013#folio=8

    Phill

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