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Thread: Antipodean Boats Connection

  1. #44346
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    So...... where is it?

    Last week Auspost told me the gearbox would arrive yesterday. Then this week they told me it would arrive next week, so I've been whingeing about it all week. But it arrived today! Tomorrow morning I'll go out and see if it works. Expect lots of asterisks and stuff if it doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Bruce will remember this spot

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    Nice spot. My berth is still reserved there for my return, I see. What do they know that I don't?


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    Thanks a lot!

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    Weeeeell, I'd definitely go with Peter's advice to put a roof over the deck if we could, but we can't. So, today I ordered 6 x 1 hardwood (a mix of tallow wood, ironbark and grey gum) planks to recover the deck. Not quite the 30 mm but better than 19. I will talk to the mill again and see if we can take it up to 30mm though. I'll space the planks about 12mm apart and leave gaps of about 5mm where lengths are butted together. No punching! Joists will be covered in plastic capping. I'm not sure yet whether we'll coat the new wood with anything yet - have to look into that. The 6 x 1 is $5.70 pm. 6 x 1.5 would be $8.60 pm. I'm not sure what 30mm will cost if they're prepared to do it but I think costing is roughly per m3 so I can work it out easily enough.......

    Rick

    So that's going to be roughly $6.50 pm. i need about 175m sooooo .... about $150 more. That's okay!
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    You could always coat the end grain with bitumen paint.

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    Reckon that would work? Might make it pretty goopy to walk on on hot days. Maybe something similar that stays hard?

    Rick

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    I noticed a board walk down at Robe is done with that recycled plastic stuff. Looks OK..

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    You can get a water based one. Dries hard

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    Surprising number of wooden boats at Port Fairy. You can buy the black one for $40,000. Or less.

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    Oooh, I like that (predictably).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
    You can get a water based one. Dries hard
    Okay, I'll have a look - thanks! Decided to change the order to 1.5" thick boards. Dearer than the 1", of course but actually cheaper than 30mm as the mill would have high setup costs to mill a non-standard thickness.

    Port Fairy is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    So...... where is it?

    Last week Auspost told me the gearbox would arrive yesterday. Then this week they told me it would arrive next week, so I've been whingeing about it all week. But it arrived today! Tomorrow morning I'll go out and see if it works. Expect lots of asterisks and stuff if it doesn't.

    Rick
    Well?

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    All good! A bit of a fiddle to get the shaft coupling back on and I had to make some new cover plate studs so I could fit the control cable bracket but ..... it works! I ran the boat against the mooring in forward and reverse for a while just to be sure but, it all seems fine. I'll head out on a calmer day just to make sure it's all smooth etc. but it seems really good at this point.

    I've posted this on the Nanni thread but apparently the selector fork was shot and so were some of the clutch plates. The guy's replaced the fork, cover plate and gearing and assures me that it's all really good now. Seems so to me. I'm really pleased to be past this hurdle!

    I hope Gypsie is making some progress with his engine issues. This engine I have is great. I hadn't run it for about 2 weeks. When I turn the ignition on, I can't even hear it turning over - it just starts instantly. I'm so pleased with it!

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    Woo hoo!

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    Excellent and yay!

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    Sounds very good. My advice is not to paint with anything, because it will need refinishing often. If you really feel the need to, water based stain but not an oiled based finish. Water based is simply retreated by applying more coats but you'll hide the wood grain. At least you don't have to sand or scrape before the next coat though. With an oil based finish you need to sand and scrape. Yuck. However turps and linseed oil every now and then will keep it water repellent. Not too much linseed oil though or it will encourage mould.
    Flat bottomed boats, you make the rockin' world go round.............

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    New toy. It had a fair old wobble so I modified the base.
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    Its not sideways in real life.
    First time owning a band saw. Sooooo much easier the a jig saw I'm finding out
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    I purchased it for all this type of stuff on Comet.

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    A new tool is always good.

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    A properly set up bandsaw is a great thing to have, that's for sure!

    Rick

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    Good looking cleats too.

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    Boating


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    Sometimes a capsize is a good thing:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-...sland/10730366

    Rick

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    This was on our boat today

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Sometimes a capsize is a good thing:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-...sland/10730366

    Rick
    Yeah. Six people aboard, and they weren’t able to right it. Didn’t even make it out if the river mouth.

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    Been working on unlocking the two iPads I have, well today I managed one and got the other to the point of being able to install apps. One I came across is GpsNauticalCharts-LITE. I've only downloaded the charts for my area but the detail for the Tweed River up to just past Stott's Island is impressive, and it's free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suzyj View Post
    Yeah. Six people aboard, and they weren’t able to right it. Didn’t even make it out if the river mouth.
    Fortunately!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Sometimes a capsize is a good thing:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-...sland/10730366

    Rick


    Two metre waves?? That must be an exaggeration, but some big wakes are definitely possible judging by the boats charging thru the channel behind.


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    Pleased to report sea trials in the restored International Cadet were exceedingly successful. Fore and aft watertight compartments I restored or refurbished (new transom) are just that. Cockpit (unrestored) leaked at first but settled down. Jolly Roger sails well but I'm not used to a jib, and it's set up for two. Some adaptions to be made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    This was on our boat today

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    I'm guessing it's a Bugatti Atlantique replica, but some people there cars have crept in too. Bit of XK120, even a bit of Morris Minor around the cabin.
    Whatever, it looks long. And not ideal for touring tassie either.


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    Yeah not ideal. Shoulda got a Hyundai I guess.

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    Yep a replicar, maybe a Jag engine. BTW the Bugs at Mulhouse are rather flash, the Esders in particular. I have some pics of Lydia with an Atlantique at the musee. I was car-ried out after 4 hours.
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    Were there any boats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Been working on unlocking the two iPads I have, well today I managed one and got the other to the point of being able to install apps. One I came across is GpsNauticalCharts-LITE. I've only downloaded the charts for my area but the detail for the Tweed River up to just past Stott's Island is impressive, and it's free.
    Bump. GpsNauticalCharts-LITE
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Were there any boats?

    Rick
    Clearly none worth a photo.
    But if it were made from wood? it may qualify.
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    perhaps an amphicar and a Schwimmwagen. Happy?
    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Were there any boats?

    Rick
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