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    Holy crap! Move over Wizbang, Phil Y is the new name for speedy boat work. Well done. Looks very neat and tidy.

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    I don't know if going on 6 months to replace a deck is all that speedy, but we are certainly getting there. If I can find that missing cockpit drain she'll actually keep the rain out soon. Raining on Saturday afternoon so fingers crossed.

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    Good think you have that hookah!

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    Raining here today, that kind of drizzly windless grey day rain that is good for nothing much. Happily the main jobs I am working on at the moment are all below deck. Finally completing Blow Fish's lightning protection system which wasn't connected to the keel bolts yet.

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    Ahaaa! Can't hide from me all that long.

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    So I discovered that the holes for the drains in the top bit of ply didn't quite line up with the holes in the bottom bit. A few mm is all. Finally found a use for that trimmer thing. It's a bit wild freehand without even the baseplate, but that's how we had to go because of the proximity to the corners. All done now, cockpit floor is glassed. When that's dried I can fillet the corners, fit the drains, round off and glass the edges of the seats and generally continue. Bugger, I just remembered I forgot to set a couple bolts into the cockpit floor, to attach a bearing which supports the horizontal steering shaft below the cockpit floor. I was going to set them flush, epoxy the heads in, then glass over. I can still do that, but it's annoying to have forgotten. I think the bolts sit under the base of the pedestal anyway, so the patches will not be visible. Lovely day by the way.

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    You'll be sailing in no time. Great photos! The 'trimmer thing' sounds a bit hit and miss. Could a rats tail rasp been an option? Seems I lied about the wind earlier, it is blowing good. Garden island, approximately where I am, had a gust of 39 knots. A bloke was rowing in from his mooring just now, barely making headway. Quite cosy in Blow Fish getting various jobs sorted.

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    Nice going Phil. That'll be the last corner.
    All straight to the finish line now.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    You'll be sailing in no time. Great photos! The 'trimmer thing' sounds a bit hit and miss. Could a rats tail rasp been an option? Seems I lied about the wind earlier, it is blowing good. Garden island, approximately where I am, had a gust of 39 knots. A bloke was rowing in from his mooring just now, barely making headway. Quite cosy in Blow Fish getting various jobs sorted.
    Haven't got a rasp. The trimmer thing did fine except where it started chattering and bounced around inside the hole until it turned itself off. That was exciting. But other than that it did a great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    Nice going Phil. That'll be the last corner.
    All straight to the finish line now.
    Straight line? What's thst? I'm going to start the engine soon, just because, well, you know.

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    When a picture is worth a thousand words.

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    It's a lot easier to post a picture than a thousand words.

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    These days, yes. Used to be a bit of a palaver.

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    I'm lost for words.

    In memories of Australia 2 vale Bob Hawke.


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    Lovely photo.
    Thanks, Rick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Straight line? What's thst? I'm going to start the engine soon, just because, well, you know.
    And thus the boat turns into a rabbit warren.......

    Don't forget the electrics, and the plumbing .....
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    And thus the boat turns into a rabbit warren.......

    Don't forget the electrics, and the plumbing .....
    Not start work on it. Just start it. I can't remember when I last fired it up. The electrics are all appalling and I'd only make it worse if I did anything with it, so I have no plans to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Not start work on it. Just start it. I can't remember when I last fired it up. The electrics are all appalling and I'd only make it worse if I did anything with it, so I have no plans to.

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    The switch panel and wiring I pulled out of Pixie when I cut up the cabin was beautiful. It was a shame to take it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I remember a Dutch sailor showing me the wiring behind his switch panel. It was a colour coded work of pure geometry.
    That's the Dutch for you. I'm a mishmash of Yorkshire, Ireland and New Zealand. You can imagine what my wiring would look like.

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    Mine impersonates colour coded spaghetti.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    At least it's colour coded.

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    With a bit of help from Bruce today, thanks Bruce, we are now, touch wood, immune to rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    With a bit of help from Bruce today, thanks Bruce, we are now, touch wood, immune to rain

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    Just in time for a real test. The BoM has upped the rain forecast for tomorrow to a 90% chance of rain up to possibly 20mm. We haven't had anything like this for so long.


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    After i left I remembered I had not reconnected the cockpit drains further down. Quick U turn. Job done.

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    Did you cross them over? Assuming there's two outlets .

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Just in time for a real test. The BoM has upped the rain forecast for tomorrow to a 90% chance of rain up to possibly 20mm. We haven't had anything like this for so long.


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    Well the ants are telling us to expect a decent drop, but the forecast is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Did you cross them over? Assuming there's two outlets .
    No. They've never been crossed and are so far above the water they don't need to be.

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    Masina's are not crossed.

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    I've been wondering all day why you would cross them... then it dawned on me. Starboard tack Port tack.

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    No rain yet. Was supposed to come yesterday, then they put it off to last night. Wassup wid dat?

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    Ants say rain, building furiously for a week. Not so the bureau.

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    We keep getting light showers and drizzle, mostly early morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    No. They've never been crossed and are so far above the water they don't need to be.

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    Just curious, more for low wooded boats with the cockpit sole close to the w/l , as you say.

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