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    The bath? That'd be some seriously strong hangings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Id call it wall hung. And hopefully well hung. looks great.
    Normaly a Plumber would push the bath against the wall and seal the rim to the wall using white silicone than put a bead of in our case grey silicone around the bottom of the bath to floor joint and tiles.

    In our case we decided to not use the seals since the fall of the floor created a gap of ar least 10mm against the tiles. Instead we adjusted the front legs brought the bath up hard against the tiles and just squeezed two large goobs of silicone underneath the cross braces for attachment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    I might have called it Dux at some point. I'm not clear on the different rope names either, but I think most of them are trademarked product names of Hampidjan, who originally made the stuff, except for Dyneema which seems like a trademarked name of a source fibre rather than actual rope.

    The stuff I used is what Peter Kerr uses (I'm pretty sure he said it's Australian made). The price was good and he already had some. I'll have to find out the name of it.

    (a quick look at Hampidjan's product list shows ""Dynex SK75", "Dynice" and "Dynice Dux" as different ropes. I don't know how they differ.)
    My understanding, which may be wrong, is that both Dynice and Dynice Dux are made from DSM's dyneema fibre (which is uhmwpe). The dux is heat treated which reduces 'creep', and I think it is stronger than the non heat treated. The dux needs more gentle bends than the non heat treated (need to check this but I don't think I am making it up). So, interestingly, although Dynice and Dyneema are made by two different companies they both use the same source of fibre. In addition to DSM and Hampidjan's products, there is other rope on the market which is just labelled 'uhmwpe' made by farknows. It looks very similar to Dynice, but since whoever is manufacturing it is not particularly forthcoming about who they are, where they are, etc, I feel less confident in generic uhmwpe rope than in the two brand name versions.

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    Gawd, I ache all over! Suzanne has had new raised vege beds on my to-do list for a while, as the old ones were falling to bits. Hardly surprising as one of them started life as the surround for the kids sandpit, maybe 18 years ago.
    As we aren't getting any younger, the two old 1800x1800x300 designs was out - too much bending and reaching, and three of the new 1800x900x450 design were called for. A couple of days of wood butchery and shovelling soil from garden A to tarp B, before redistributing to garden C ensued. There is a bit of tidying to do, but I have a whole week driving a computer at work to recover, before that happens .
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    Looks good. A good result for a weekend of labour.

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    Yes, very good Pete, they will reward you.
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    My eldest daughter sent me a convalescing present.
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    Talk about smooth...I think I'm in love.
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    Yuloh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    My eldest daughter sent me a convalescing present.
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    Talk about smooth...I think I'm in love.
    I'd come for a taste if I was allowed to drive .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I'd come for a taste if I was allowed to drive .
    I'll bring it with me.
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    Speedy recovery Gary. There's something slightly wrong about the guy with one eye driving over to visit the guy who is fully functioning. But by the time you've enjoyed a good sample of that stuff neither of you should be driving anywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Speedy recovery Gary. There's something slightly wrong about the guy with one eye driving over to visit the guy who is fully functioning. But by the time you've enjoyed a good sample of that stuff neither of you should be driving anywhere!
    Thanks Phil.
    Got my five year service badge yesterday, little rectangle of blue and yellow squares.
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    Storm Bay going back in the water.
    I thought you would be interested in this Tom. Tim's big boat.

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    100 year anniversary coming up in a couple of years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Speedy recovery Gary. There's something slightly wrong about the guy with one eye driving over to visit the guy who is fully functioning. But by the time you've enjoyed a good sample of that stuff neither of you should be driving anywhere!
    'Ceptin' I've been banned from driving for a year. Not officially but it was strongly suggested by radiology that after 10 sessions in a row I could easily have seizure while driving. If I did there would be zero insurance cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
    Storm Bay going back in the water...
    Gorgeous. One of my dreams is to have a boat big enough for proper bulwarks and scuppers. I don't know why.

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    You must have ancestral pirates in your blood

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    Storm Bay is lovely, we followed her a bit during the Parade of Sail at Hobart a few years ago, the sea breeze was well up and she was storming along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Gorgeous. One of my dreamhttps://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/largs-north/sail-boats/carvel-timber-ketch/1187891859s is to have a boat big enough for proper bulwarks and scuppers. I don't know why.
    Because its a very fine thing. Locally I like this one.

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    Ooh! Lovely. A double-ender, too!

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    Shes nice. I got close to buying her maybe 10 years or so ago. Shes a bit narrow and not so big inside, and with a double ender you lose a lot of room at the back. Very shippy though. Built as a cruising boat, but to fishing boat scantlings. Spotted Gum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
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    Storm Bay going back in the water.
    I thought you would be interested in this Tom. Tim's big boat.
    Very impressive Steve ,even more so on the water flying her topsail .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Gorgeous. One of my dreams is to have a boat big enough for proper bulwarks and scuppers. I don't know why.
    This one has everything your looking for Matt with classic hull,nice inside ,new engine been around once ,just needs some worm repairs .

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    Shudder......... worm repairs ! The little horrors can get anywhere.

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    A friend's sacrificial keel.
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    Serious bulwarks are at least a foot high I reckon.

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    That's not a bulwark... this is a bulwark.

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    Not very impressive.

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    Yesterday was boat moving day, and all went well. Tilt tray trucks are very handy things. Posted some pictures in my 'building a William atkin perigee' thread if you're interested. How do I post a link to another thread?

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    I've just been walking the dog and watching a boat sailing up into an easy NE. The boat was well out and small so I couldn't really see much but he seemed to be luffing almost constantly. He only had a main up. I'm wondering why he spent so much time so high into the wind? The boat could have excessive weather helm, especially with the main only. He might have just wanted to take it easy, although I don't find flapping sails very relaxing! He might have been pinching - he was certainly moving very slowly, and towing a dinghy. He tacked at one point and seemed to keep his sail shape for a while, so I wondered if he'd changed his mind, sorted out some problem, or something, but then he started luffing again. I wonder what might have been going on? Aaaaaanyway, he's probably having plenty of fun and I'm certainly not criticising him at all - just wondering .....

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    Maybe kinda-hove-to having lunch. Maybe it doesn't heave to very well. It certainly won't without a heads'l, I guess.

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    He might be having a dram or three and didn't wish to be hurried about it……...

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    Waiting on weather, dear! Not sure when I'll get back!

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    He wasn't hove to as he kept bearing away enough to fill the sail but maybe he had the tiller tied off so he could have lunch or a drink? Maybe that's it. Perfect afternoon for a sail here - if I had any brains, I'd be out there too!

    Instead of trying to put together a jobs list for the big haulout!! I hate lists - especially jobs lists! In fact, I've become a bit phobic about organisation generally, of late. But I will persevere with this damned list ......

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    SBR, Congrats on the smooth move. Looks like a handy boat cradle.

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    I try to keep my jobs lists very straightforward:

    1. start
    2. keep going
    3. repeat as necessary
    4. finish

    I am often surprised by how much can be achieved by just doing the 'Next Thing' a few times.



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