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    Superb!

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    It’s a bit showery but it’s fairly warm rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Duncan tells me Mr Sibley might be going for a sail today.
    What a very good idea!

    Four hot days coming here to Phil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    What a very good idea!

    Four hot days coming here to Phil.
    Nah, coming from Phil to there. And I think it's more like 6.

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    Fair winds Sibbo.

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    One rowlock for each gunnel and one for the transom. UV stabilised nylon. Slippery as.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Is it a condition of entry to have an unfinished outrigger canoe project? I have one of those too. :-)
    Ha, might become one perhaps

    Mine's a Dierking Ulua. I've got the hull planked/glassed, bulkheads, decks & stringers seats and foot braces installed. Taken me years though, as I've had to fit in work on it around work/family obligations. Plus had to work on it pretty much in the open, so the weather was often a problem. I've been blogging it if you/anyone is bored enough to have a look (http://scottyscanoe.blogspot.com), which I've just noticed needs updating again.

    But at least now I've finally got a decent shed to work in, so after I finish getting this house/property set up I should finally be able to make progress ad get these two projects kicked into touch.

    What's your one?

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    [QUOTE=ScottyD;5826096]Ha, might become one perhaps

    Mine's a Dierking Ulua. I've been blogging it if you/anyone is bored enough to have a look (http://scottyscanoe.blogspot.com), which I've just noticed needs updating again.

    But at least now I've finally got a decent shed to work in, so after I finish getting this house/property set up I should finally be able to make progress ad get these two projects kicked into touch.
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    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyD View Post
    ...What's your one?
    A partly-built pair of outrigger hulls to Michael Storer's design.
    I already had a 16 foot 'Canadian' canoe. The canoe is quite heavy and looks like some crazy made it with a chopper-gun, but it's a lovely fast shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Fair winds Sibbo.

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    Cypress pine doors?
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    Boat home.


    Obligatory fishnchips for delivery crew.


    It fits.


    Two sails. Jib's leach is suss.


    Foils need varnish.

    So I had a really brilliant idea about a sailing rig for her. One of my best ideas yet...


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    That leach isn't suss. It's totally focked.


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    Just saying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Cypress pine doors?
    Baltic

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    I want to hear the best idea yet.

    Stone dwelling looks great Phil! I'm always envious of stone dwellings (except gaols - not envious of gaol dwellers).

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I want to hear the best idea yet.

    Stone dwelling looks great Phil! I'm always envious of stone dwellings (except gaols - not envious of gaol dwellers).

    Rick
    Cheers. That's an old outhouse behind our house which now forms one of the walls of our new room

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I want to hear the best idea yet.



    Rick


    So I keep the boat, cb and rudder. Ditch the tiller, mast, boom, sails and all deck fittings except the chainplates.

    Add a steering yoke and strings with foot loops. (Not froot loops. NOT)

    Add a trainer buggy kite with two strings, lines run through blocks on the retained chain plates.

    Add a low-rise beach chair facing forwards.

    Not sure about the weight distribution though. There might have to be planing plates added, protruding aft of the transom, extensions of the hull bottom planes.

    Add an Adelaide afternoon sea breeze. Whoosh. All the way to Port Wakefield.

    At least I won't have to try to convince everyone how well it goes upwind.


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    How would you get home from Pt Wakefield? Isn't windward ability kind of important?

    Serious question. Not just shooting down an idea for the joy of it. I don't really get the kite thing. I'd go for a small lug, gunter or sprit rig, unstayed mast, spars no longer than the boat. Just for giggles you could use the oars as spars.

    BTW I'm seeing a small kite for use on SUPs and kayaks on eBay for $60 or so ready to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    How would you get home from Pt Wakefield? Isn't windward ability kind of important?

    Serious question. Not just shooting down an idea for the joy of it. I don't really get the kite thing. I'd go for a small lug, gunter or sprit rig, unstayed mast, spars no longer than the boat. Just for giggles you could use the oars as spars.

    BTW I'm seeing a small kite for use on SUPs and kayaks on eBay for $60 or so ready to go.

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    I thought about it for a while and went back to first principles. Why would I want to sail a tender? And when would I ever do it?

    I reckon the why is for fun, and the when is when I'm bored at anchor or on a mooring. So I don't think it matters whether it's a kite, lug, or gunter. It probably matters that it's not a sprit, but that's a personal value judgement. It matters that the sticks are stowable, if there are sticks. I can see hours of damp fun trying to untangle kite lines, possibly using a knife.

    I'd never get back home from Port Wakefield. But I'd laugh out loud all the way there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I'd never get back home from Port Wakefield. But I'd laugh out loud all the way there.
    Exactly! It'd be 100% worth walking home!

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    For me a key requirement would be getting back to the boat. In Tassie for example there are lots of lovely anchorages, in quite interesting harbours. Often a bit far to row in a little dink. But I could well imagine it would be fun to be able to chuck a simple rig in. It would have to take no more than say, ohhhh, 3 minutes to set up, and go exploring. You'd need reliable windward capability. A rig that would only take you down wind would be fun first time. But me, I'd never use it again after rowing all the way back, with the spars in the way of the oars, rudder and centreboard either in the water slowing me down, or flopping around in the bottom of the boat, tangled sheets and sails everywhere, or kite strings or whatever. It would be like downhill skiing, without a ski lift to get back up the mountain.

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    There might be a 'perception of scale' thing. This is the entire training kite including strings, kite, control handle and bag. It's not really going to be an issue stuffing it tangled in a tiny bag, bucket or stowage locker.

    On a reach there is quite a bit of force on even a tiny kite like this. A run would be a slow drag *groan*

    Rowing back from wherever with the rudder kicked up and the board flopping on the fwd sole would be almost exactly like rowing it anywhere without those things.

    But let's play first and see what happens. If by a miracle I sail it by kite to the berth I'll be looking for a boat coffee




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    Largs is a bit warm.



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    Back in Bundaberg, overcast n humid but I have a cold beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    There might be a 'perception of scale' thing. This is the entire training kite including strings, kite, control handle and bag. It's not really going to be an issue stuffing it tangled in a tiny bag, bucket or stowage locker.

    On a reach there is quite a bit of force on even a tiny kite like this. A run would be a slow drag *groan*

    Rowing back from wherever with the rudder kicked up and the board flopping on the fwd sole would be almost exactly like rowing it anywhere without those things.

    But let's play first and see what happens. If by a miracle I sail it by kite to the berth I'll be looking for a boat coffee




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    Since your determined to try why not turbo charge your (slow run ) dinghy with one of these bad boys.

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    Not really trying to dissuade you Bruce, go for it and best of luck. Should be fun I reckon. Maybe.

    Coffee is a given. Picking up more ply on Monday and hoping to cut and fit a few bottom layer sheets on the Port side.

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    Feeling boat withdrawal. Haven't been down since Monday I reckon. 41 tomorrow. Probably get back there Monday. I have another 15 sheets of ply to pick up from my supplier.

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    Got all the tools packed including more screwdrivers than I know what to do with.
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    I think the heat is getting to me. Ignore my posts if they seem repetitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Got all the tools packed including more screwdrivers than I know what to do with.
    Any flat heads? I seem to lose all mine. Got a million Phillips but can I find an ordinary screwdriver when I want one?

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    Boat withdrawl sucks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Any flat heads? I seem to lose all mine. Got a million Phillips but can I find an ordinary screwdriver when I want one?

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    Look for the flatheads in the chisel box or on a sandy bottom.


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    Mike’s boat has found a new owner one of the Tweed Head. schools is taking it over and will be using it as a playground for SEU students.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Any flat heads? I seem to lose all mine. Got a million Phillips but can I find an ordinary screwdriver when I want one?

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    Yes and of every conceivable size.
    same with rasps and files.
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