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    Phil, it's great seeing the progress, and that the heat is starting to give way a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Phil, how are you taking all these impromptu photos? Do you take them with your phone, then email them to your computer, then edit them down to a manageable size, then save them, then paste them into the WBF? Or do you have a better method?

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    I have a better method. Much, much better. I have a free app called Tapatalk on my phone. I take a photo, go to the wbf on Tapatalk, and when I make a comment I click on a box which allows me to choose a photo. It uploads and I click an arrow to publish my comment. Takes much longer to describe than to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I have a better method. Much, much better. I have a free app called Tapatalk on my phone. I take a photo, go to the wbf on Tapatalk, and when I make a comment I click on a box which allows me to choose a photo. It uploads and I click an arrow to publish my comment. Takes much longer to describe than to do.

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    Testing

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Testing

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    Hmm, seemstawerk

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    Yes, I see a photo of a pretty boat

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    Oh, that old thing?

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    Thanks Phil! I don't like the format but I guess I can just go into Tapatalk and find the thread I want when I want to post a photo. A lot easier than the dopey method i was using!

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    Surfing in through the entrance to North Haven.


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    Lovely boat, Rick.

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    I just click the picture button and search the phone camera directly. Posts straight in with a couple of clicks.
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    I'm already thinking about how the new dink needs a rig before I've finished dealing with the old rig. Something simple, short spars and not many of them, low centre of effort sail, simple to rig, stow and sail.

    My one experience of trying the trainer kite demonstrates that it has a low windage window. So I'm wondering about Phil's suggestions and kinda thinking a short stayless mast, maybe a boomless lateen or with boom like a Sunfish/Sailfish. Possibly a boomless dipping lateen sail with the yard not the full length of the head. It would ideally have both mast and yard shorter than the hull length, hence a very small sail.

    Thoughts? I think I have some spare sticks in the loft and would like to sew a simple sail myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Lovely boat, Rick.
    Thanks Matt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I'm already thinking about how the new dink needs a rig before I've finished dealing with the old rig. Something simple, short spars and not many of them, low centre of effort sail, simple to rig, stow and sail.

    My one experience of trying the trainer kite demonstrates that it has a low windage window. So I'm wondering about Phil's suggestions and kinda thinking a short stayless mast, maybe a boomless lateen or with boom like a Sunfish/Sailfish. Possibly a boomless dipping lateen sail with the yard not the full length of the head. It would ideally have both mast and yard shorter than the hull length, hence a very small sail.

    Thoughts? I think I have some spare sticks in the loft and would like to sew a simple sail myself.


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    You ever tried tacking a lateen? A boomless lug is what you want. I know it's a bit pedestrian to us lot, but it's weird enough outside of our little circle.

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    Thinking of buying a new boat.
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    Not this one I hope. I am amused. But, it may work, sort of, though hard to imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thad View Post
    Not this one I hope. I am amused. But, it may work, sort of, though hard to imagine.
    Cutting edge technology there mate...it certainly would be if you fell against those coamings.
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    Great job, hard to pick the scale , but nice art.
    We have a copper rooster made the same way, I put it on a flitch of wood and we move it around the property. Where's the surfing chicken now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
    I just click the picture button and search the phone camera directly. Posts straight in with a couple of clicks.
    That looks like a bit of a project.

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    Permanently reefed.

    Yuk! Rates with tyre swans and topiary.

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    Okay, I tried Geftb's method and got the boat picture from Files on the phone. It wouldn't access Gallery. Then I noticed that it would access Camera so I chose that, took a photo and there it is. But, the camera's photo files are pretty big so it took a while to upload. I'll see if it's easy to reduce photo file size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Permanently reefed.

    Yuk! Rates with tyre swans and topiary.

    Rick
    I dunno what a tyre swan is but I think I want one.
    Topiary? , ohh I know , hedge trimming with curves.

    That book yer reading is about a boxer is it?

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    That tin boat looks like Rebecca( with bumps), is that what it says on the transom?

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    It is. Low res version.

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    Seriously, you dont know what a tyre swan is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Thinking of buying a new boat.
    That's really cool. I love it. Where is it?
    Looks like it's tied there expecting to float. I guess it's an old steel or f/g hull that's been clad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I dunno what a tyre swan is but I think I want one.
    Topiary? , ohh I know , hedge trimming with curves.

    That book yer reading is about a boxer is it?
    Tyre swans used to be around in plague proportions but they're rare now. A used tyre, sliced, turned inside out so that it resembles a swan, painted white and planted in the garden with gnomes and cement Aborigines etc. Trust me, you DON'T want one.

    Although, since you have a corrugated iron rooster . ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Seriously, you dont know what a tyre swan is?
    tyre swan.jpg
    Good one Phil! I do love their little concrete pad feet....

    Okay, I'm guessing I'm the only one here who doesn't appreciate corro art? Or milk can sheep, or .... wait, let me take a photo of our letterbox.

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    Our letterbox:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Tyre swans used to be around in plague proportions but they're rare now. A used tyre, sliced, turned inside out so that it resembles a swan, painted white and planted in the garden with gnomes and cement Aborigines etc. Trust me, you DON'T want one.

    Although, since you have a corrugated iron rooster . ...

    Rick
    ahhh, no , never seen one . Coconut shell butterflies on houses used to be a thing. I could bring them to New Zild.

    and its a corrugated copper rooster oil have you know, might be made from an old hot water cylinder or summat. We call it Rick, I'll take a photo for you on friday.

    on another note and I might be duplicating, the royal spoonbills have arrived, I saw 3 last week. real ones , quite odd... never seen one before . phone to telescope photo attempt , ahh never mind..

    it was quite funny seeing them chasing the flocka ducks away, wandering around like dudes with metal detectors

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    That's really cool. I love it. Where is it?
    Looks like it's tied there expecting to float. I guess it's an old steel or f/g hull that's been clad.
    No idea where it is. Wouldn’t surprise me if a Kiwi did it though.
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    I'm not always a fan of corrugated iron stuff or salvage sculpture made just for the sake of it, but sometimes they look really cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Our letterbox:

    Attachment 32476

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    I'm intrigued, even more so because the attachment didn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    ahhh, no , never seen one . Coconut shell butterflies on houses used to be a thing. I could bring them to New Zild.

    and its a corrugated copper rooster oil have you know, might be made from an old hot water cylinder or summat. We call it Rick, I'll take a photo for you on friday.

    on another note and I might be duplicating, the royal spoonbills have arrived, I saw 3 last week. real ones , quite odd... never seen one before .
    You do know I will have my revenge ....

    The letterbox photo didn't come out! Rats! I'll take another though. Now, it IS made from an old hot water system, and other things.

    I do want to see the rooster ...

    Rick

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