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    Rick yes Im thinking much the same. More goop. I don't actually understand how they can leak. But there you go. One of life's mysteries.

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    Two rudders! Sounds interesting. I thought that was the stuff of high tech go fast boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Rick yes Im thinking much the same. More goop. I don't actually understand how they can leak. But there you go. One of life's mysteries.

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    I've got a hatch that leaks and I just can't see how. I helped a friend seal windows on his cruiser and I reckon it's impossible for them to leak but a couple do. Leaks are tricky!

    My chain plates don't leak Yours won't either. I think you can get little seams when you squish that butyl tape and water seeps through when it pools on the deck. That's my guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Two rudders! Sounds interesting. I thought that was the stuff of high tech go fast boats.
    2 keels also. The steering mechanism is complicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I've got a hatch that leaks and I just can't see how. I helped a friend seal windows on his cruiser and I reckon it's impossible for them to leak but a couple do. Leaks are tricky!

    My chain plates don't leak Yours won't either. I think you can get little seams when you squish that butyl tape and water seeps through when it pools on the deck. That's my guess.

    Rick
    Yes, maybe like puff pastry. The stuff sticks to itself like you wouldn't believe though. Maybe it hasn't quite squished into a corner. Either way a bit more kneading on a warm day may help too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    There's some metal work to do between here and there. I'll just have to find a way to do that. I have a big mig welder I have never used and a friend has a plasma cutter which sounds like a cool tool.
    Sounds like the universe is telling you it's time to learn to weld. Then I'll visit and you can teach me.

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    It's a deal

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    Anyone know offhand what the beam of Jim is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Thanks.
    LOD 18’4’’ (5.60m); Beam 5’6’’ (1.68m); Draft 11’’/3’5’’ (.29/1.05
    love the fact Peters boat is featured.
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    Water is a very small molecule.

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    Which can infiltrate astonishingly tiny openings.
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    I know. It sucks.

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    No, gravity is what sucks. That's why the water gets in.

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    Capillarity actually. But gravity helps.


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    Yeah, okay. I know, but the joke wouldn't have worked properly, and that's important.

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    Never let facts get in the way of a good story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Never let facts get in the way of a good story.
    Exactly!

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    Gravity is important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    2 keels also. The steering mechanism is complicated.

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    I do. On an old phone that died. Photos are ephemeral things.

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    The he rudder is actually off in that third one, that's just the skeg
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    Nice arrangement! Stands on her own feet, shallow draft, leaves undisturbed water for that prop to work in, and redundancy by having two rudders. Fantastic! Where is the boat yard? I don't see marine rail much anymore. Everyone in the west has converted to travel lift.

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    Tassie. Down south from Hobart. It's the yard where she was built. For sale last time I checked so probably not to be available much longer, sadly.

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    You didn't mention the massive wetted area of those keels, which was nice! The rudders seem tiny for the boat, and way forward, but she steers well, turns tightly, never felt under done for steering power. I think she's technically a yawl, as the rudder posts are probably just forward of the mizzen mast. I suppose there's 10 or 12 feet of boat behind the rudders. Makes her feel like a little 40 footer from the helm.

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    I wonder how the wetted area would compare to a boat with just one, but deeper keel. Probably not too different. In any case I'm sure her advantages make for a fine cruising boat.

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    There's a bit of history to the design. A Lord Riverdale had a fascination with twin keels and built a succession of boats called Bluebird of Thorne. Lots of tank testing and weird ideas about lift and roll and stuff. Mine is the final iteration of the process. Designed by Arthur Robb. Her original was built in riveted steel plate. I know of one other of the design, built of steel, which happens also to be in Adelaide.

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    Getting the final iteration is surely better than getting the first.

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    Well it's made of wood, so yes, clearly.

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    One toerail with two coats of Cetol, if it doesn’t rain tomorrow I’ll get more on. I’m also hoping for zero wind in the morning so I can get the rest of the batten parrels on. I managed three this afternoon before the rain started to dampen my enthusiasm....well that and the light northerly that would have made raising the sail problematic.
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    Beautiful day. Third coat of Cetol on the toe rail. Fixed the scarf that let go on the port toe rail and got the rig sorted to the point it needs to go sailing. Just need to clean the carby on the outboard and I can go and see how she handles.
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    Good job

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    I have packed up my two dinghies for the winter, but I have the sailing canoe and sea kayak and the local bay if I feel I need a fix. But it's a bit weird, first time in 5 years that I have not got a boat needing fixing in the shed.

    OTOH I have been asked to rig an antique model pond yacht, circa 1907. They bought it on line, it arrived with all the rigging and sails in a bundle and have no idea where to start.

    Very similar rig to this, they even offered to pay. Of course I refused, but it will be interesting to see if all the parts necessary are there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Beautiful day. Third coat of Cetol on the toe rail. Fixed the scarf that let go on the port toe rail and got the rig sorted to the point it needs to go sailing. Just need to clean the carby on the outboard and I can go and see how she handles.
    Excellent! I await the sailing report.

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    I have a small collection (13) of unrestored pond yachts. I like them that way.

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