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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    The dinghy qualifies them. :-)
    Yeah nice dinghy, the owner was a nice bloke as well. I've been invited out for a sail sometime. Simon the owner was saying that she will handle very well as long as the staysail is up and will sail beautifully under staysail alone. I really like the flush deck...if I was ten years younger I'd seriously consider ripping my deck and cabin off and do a raised flush deck out to the gunwales.
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    Decking coming along nicely there, Phil.

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    All the best with the fire situation, Jeff. I've got all my fingers and toes crossed for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Thanks Hallam! And it's fun reading your posts if only to see what the spellchecker can do with the place names!

    Sounds like a great adventure! When we sailed down there we had strong easterlies so our stops were Deal Is, Pt Davey (on Flinders Is) and Clarke Is. Franklin Sound was a wind tunnel right in our nose so we didn't attempt it.

    Rick
    Lady Barrels on Ha ha...... typing while in range with the deck dancing up down and all ways in a lovely slow rollicking manner is bound to bring forth some unexpectedly creative moments!! It’s beer o’clock on the bouncing deck as we approach the hypolites, pots all baited and ready. Just called in to Pirates Bay for a curried scallop pie and strawberry ice cream
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    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.




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    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.




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    Had some heavy fog roll in yesterday arvo as we where passed Mariah Is. the pic above is the beginning.
    ......and the cray catch is improving

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    Love the coastline.
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    Just had a fish strike the lure...... maybe a tuna on the deck soon?
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    As you pass Shipstern Bluff (just south of Cape Raoul), ask yourself whether this looks like a surf spot. And if so, would you surf there? I'm damned sure I wouldn't!

    When we sailed from Maria Is to Pt Arthur, we had 30 knots until we entered the gap between Tasman Is and Cape Pillar. When we left the gap, the wind increased to 40, right on the nose. It was pretty intense! We anchored in Safety Cove then motorsailed to Hobart in very light wind the next morning.

    Your trip continues to look fantastic!

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    Looks like a great voyage Hallam. Meanwhile the bottom layer of m first section of deck is permanently glued and temporarily screwed in place. I feel sorry for any bugger who ever has to remove it.

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    That would be easy. With no screws in it, just paint it black, leave it in the sun, then, at about 4pm, lift it off.

    Looks good Phil - great progress!

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    Excellent work! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    That would be easy. With no screws in it, just paint it black, leave it in the sun, then, at about 4pm, lift it off.


    Rick
    Don't say that! 48C here the other day!

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    Before I painted Pipsqueak's deck, I walked on various decks of different shades, materials etc. to see how they were on a sunny day. White and cream (even quite a brown cream) decks were always coolest and never hot to walk on, even on really hot days. Green, blue, grey were particularly hopeless and teak decks were really hot too. If you paint your deck a nice creamy colour (white is too glary), you'll find the deck and the boat will be much cooler. Your plan to have only a glued deck, with proper glass sheathing, is a very good plan and you'll have no problem with it. Having said that, I don't know why you're going to remove the screws - unless they're just Gyprock screws or something. As long as they're SS or even gal, I'd leave them there. But that's because I'm lazy - I see no problem in removing them either. Just don't paint it all black - or blue, or green or grey ......

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    I just used some gyprock screws temporarily. Waiting for some ss to arrive in the mail. I'll chuck in a bunch of those and maybe reuse some of the millions of bronze ring nails which came out if the old deck.

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    And yes. Cream of some sort for the decks.

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    Certainly feels good to have the deck closed up again. There's a suggestion of a couple of mm of rain on Wednesday, although perhaps not at Largs. Major milestone in any event. Next up, another layer of ply on top of this one.

    I am not planning on refitting the skylight, so it's quite dark below now. Maybe a couple of modern deck hatches. Less deck obstruction, better ventilation. And no varnish.

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    Probably should have a sign pointing back the way he came saying Drought.
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    I'd say the for sale sign was ambitious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Certainly feels good to have the deck closed up again. There's a suggestion of a couple of mm of rain on Wednesday, although perhaps not at Largs. Major milestone in any event. Next up, another layer of ply on top of this one.

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    Must be a good feeling to have her closed up and secure.
    Are you planning to tape the sub deck joints and stagger the joints on your second layer of plywood.?

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    Tape, no, stagger, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HS View Post

    How much cotton to recaulk this?

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    I'd say about two or three farms worth!


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    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

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    How much cotton to recaulk this?

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    a few fish kills worth?

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    I saw on another thread you could sheath that in old wheat bags and titebond 3

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    with chiu nam if you please!

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    Our last anchorage this morning before heading off around the bottom of the Tasman Peninsula

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    We got a good days sail in today but no luck with the tuna this year. It’s been blowing 20-25 knots from NE.

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    Really nice shot! Did you sail through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Our last anchorage this morning before heading off around the bottom of the Tasman Peninsula

    There’s your Cruising Helmsman shot right there.
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    There are a couple of spots in Vic that are the windiest places in Australia. But Newcastle's mean windspeed is only 0.6 kph less that the windiest place, and is the 4th windiest place in Australia. It's the windiest place in NSW in every month. That surprised me. I thought places like Geraldton, Nth Tas and NSW Sth Coast would be windier ..... but they ain't.

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    Two old friends have been arriving from Brisbane every couple of days and finishing up lots of little JIM jobs,another day should see her in the water.

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    That's excellent Mr S! Is there a launch date?

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    About a fortnight Peter said on another thread. When his group of friends can come down from Brisbane again.

    I have offered good rum. Any recommendations?

    How about this Peter……..
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    That's soon! Great!!!!

    Here's everything I know about rum:

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