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    Good to hear Tom but what does SEU stand for?
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    You little butyl!
    Thats a lot of tape for $30+$40

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Good to hear Tom but what does SEU stand for?
    Special Education Unit. Autistic kids and such.

    Tom, that's good she's not being cut up, at least. (well, not completely)
    She'll get more use as a playground than most of our boats get from their owners as boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
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    You little butyl!
    Thats a lot of tape for $30+$40
    That is. Remind me where, was that an Adelaide supplier?

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    Yeah. eBay. You may be able to save the $40 postage

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Special Education Unit. Autistic kids and such.

    Tom, that's good she's not being cut up, at least. (well, not completely)
    She'll get more use as a playground than most of our boats get from their owners as boats.

    Quite true.
    AltoughI am not so sure how the implementation and the logistics of transport the necessary cradle ,WHS compliance and issues such as antifoul paint and oil in the bilges will be addressed.
    Undoubtedly the kids will have a unique playground but as we all know there is no such thing as a free boat.

    Mike is sad but relieved and he did end up with 1000 for the boat, which will pay for the haulout and hard stand.
    As it stands the real value is his prime position mooring in the Broadwater at Labrador ,which he aquired years ago at a costs of $50 annually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
    Yeah. eBay. You may be able to save the $40 postage


    Got an ebay item number or seller name? I need lots for resealing Arawana's cabin side lights.


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    Butyl Mastic Tape 150mm x 3mm x 10mtrs PRICE REDUCED TO $30 but not for long

    At home now, Hotlinked above text

    "Sorry Bruce. Not sure how to copy the link with my phone. Just search the above on ebay. "
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    M-Arawana news.

    I checked the sticks and rigging and found the aluminium sticks to be very corroded, so I've given up on the idea of sailing her as is.

    Preps for splashing her for a row are progressing well in this wicked heat. The bowsprit and mainsheet blocks are off. Blocks are in great nick. I checked the tow ring assembly and all seems good and sturdy.

    I went out and bought more rowlock sockets. This time I got the ones that mount almost flush to the gunnels, down through the top near the edge. Unfortunately I now need to install two extra inspection hatches so I can get nuts on the bolts that go down through the gunnels. There may be a simpler solution but it's very hot here, I'm very hot, and my brain has stalled. It's officially a tomorrow job now.

    I've thought more about the kite business and still intend to do some of that. I'll be wearing a life jacket. It could be great.


    ETA compulsory photo

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    Sky here is full of thick smoke and fine ash falling but the fire is 50K north west of us in the state forest (lightning) and going NW towards Jindivik-Gembrook area. Not in control yet. It's quite still here.
    Smoke has reduced the temperature and the birds are very nervous but there's nothing in our area at all. So far. But it looks like it's just over the hill.
    Princes highway and freeway closed, Wilson's prom campers being moved off because of the risk.
    Good luck to the fireys and those nearby.

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    Good idea to have ports in the buoyancy tanks anyway, I reckon.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Good idea to have ports in the buoyancy tanks anyway, I reckon.

    Rick


    Yes. There appears to be four separate tanks. There are already four ports but none of them within reach of the sockets so the easiest way forward seems to be to put more screw on hatches. It will be quick, anyway. I'm getting good at cutting and drilling.


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    I cleaned the boat.




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    In case you aren't sick of it yet...






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    Looks clean

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    Very shiny, even if you cheated and photographed it wet.

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    Looks great - 6 ports now!

    Rick

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    Fires getting quite nasty down here and quite close to dormitory suburbs and towns east of Melbourne but a long way from us. https://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/#

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Looks great - 6 ports now!

    Rick
    Any port in a storm

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    Worth having a look at article by Duncan in Small Boats Monthly. It's about Peter and Jim. There's a link in the Jim thread. Duncan's done a great job putting this together. Of course Peter's done a pretty damn good i.e., brilliant job, putting Jim together!

    Rick

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    Cool. Thank you, Rick (and Duncan, and Peter).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Cool. Thank you, Rick (and Duncan, and Peter).
    Great writing Duncan, and comprehensive. Building the band saw mill or the foundry were cause for celebration on their own, and to bring it all to a conclusion with Jim……perfect.

    And congratulations Peter for a life full of enterprise and care.

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    Well home from Bundaberg 506.2 kilometers of rain, open road and traffic congestion. The car is chock a block full of tools and other good stuff and all I have to do now is make room for it all in the shed. Some I will pass on to others afterall who needs three 4" angle grinders...or three jigsaws for that matter.
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    Couple of dozen of these were going the other way, felt sorry for the bloke sitting up there in the rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    ...who needs ... three jigsaws for that matter.
    I get in more than enough of a fury with one bloody jigsaw! I don't get on with them.

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    Unpacking the car.
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    My new screwdriver collection, slots on the left Phil.
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    Jars of "useful bits".
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    You could build a boat with that lot. I think I missed the first chapter. From whence comes this great treasure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    You could build a boat with that lot. I think I missed the first chapter. From whence comes this great treasure?

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    Tender trial. Qualified failure.

    It floats.
    It looks pretty.
    It barely leaks. Miraculous given it has a venturi self-bailer.
    It rows well with stumpy oars. Maybe 3 knots???? Maybe I'm kidding myself.
    It's stable enough for me to scramble about on without tipping out and drowning.
    It sculls forward at around a knot using the rudder as a scull oar.
    It needs at least ten knots to launch a kite from it. Tangles are fun.
    The rowlocks are useless. Under moderate load one assploded. Nylon schmylon, you wouldn't want to discover how weak that stuff is at a bad time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    I get in more than enough of a fury with one bloody jigsaw! I don't get on with them.
    Best to only use one at a time.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Best to only use one at a time.

    Rick
    You might be onto something there.

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    Well done, Gary. Nice haul!

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    Speaking of hauls, Pixie was lifted this arvo into the yard at Mooloolaba so I can assess the worm damage and decide if it's repair or chainsaw time.
    I knew the worms had got in, but couldn't arrange to look till now. I was concerned I might be facing a hard lesson in doing stuff in the right order (or just not taking on stupid stuff in the first place).

    Anyway. Avert your eyes if you're squeamish about chewed boats:



    That's the bobstay fitting just above the present waterline (she's been sitting high, so that's more bottom paint above)
    The big hole is about 100mm top to bottom. Most of the culprits and some boat remains were blasted out by the pressure washer. It's about 25mm deep as blasted.

    There is no way I can do a completely correct repair at the moment. I don't have the skills or the time or money. It would mean springing a whole bunch of planks and replacing a large chunk of a major backbone timber.
    An acceptable-for-now repair may be doable. I haven't explored quite far enough to be certain. Otherwise, it's the hard lesson and the chainsaw.

    I cut up and down either side of the hole in front of the plank lands, then made some cross cuts on the face staying in front of the plank lands (mostly).



    No worm guts came out of the two lowest cross cuts in the bottom of that photo, so that's something at least. :-)

    Then I ran out of time. The yard has close neighbours and enforces stop-work at 4pm.

    I'll report back when I've cleaned it all out and found the extent of the problem. If I can get to good timber by going in V-shaped without disturbing the plank ends, then I'll fit a new piece in there and glass the leading edge of the boat the whole way up from the ballast to the waterline. Aft of the ballast along the bottom is already glassed.

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    Gee whizz Matt I hope that's not the end. Fingers crossed.

    Speaking of fingers crossed, I decided I'd better see if the assploded oarlock was a one-off bad bit of plastic. So I went back out this arvo in measured 15-18 knots, as you do, and started off testing the black plastic ones from Romana. They don't quite fit the sockets and a half a dozen strokes in one popped out and sank. So I swapped in a cream one, like the one that busted in still air earlier. We went ok upwind but I was nursing the boat along with low pressure strokes.

    Heading back to the beach with wind and wave behind us I must have caught some adrenaline with one of the waves because the cream oarlock shattered same as in the morning. I shipped oars and sculled off the stern with one oar in the hand.

    The tally so far:



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    Are these the rowlocks you bought? Looks like you should demand a refund on those as not fit for purpose.

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