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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    How tall do olive trees grow, I wonder?

    That's all looking sort of French there Phil. In a nice way, of course!

    I'm an expert on French landscapes, in case you're wondering - having watched Le Tour several times on TV.

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    Your place looks lovely, Phil!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Just for you I looked it up......
    .....because I wanted to know.
    The olive tree can reach up to and sometimes over 40 feet tall at maturity, spreading out with a large rounded crown. The crown of leaves can spread outward as far as 20 feet from the trunk, making the spread of the olivetree as wide as it is tall.


    Thanks! We're planning to put a couple of trees on our footpath and I was considering olive trees but I think they'd be too tall.

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    And squished olives on the path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Thanks! We're planning to put a couple of trees on our footpath and I was considering olive trees but I think they'd be too tall.

    Rick
    Nellie loves our olive trees which where planted around 12 years ago as a screen outside our fence line .
    They are now around 3 m tall, unfortunately they have not produced much. Normally olive trees should start producing crops around 7 years.

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    It's just a grass footpath that no one walks on. There're a couple of olive trees on a bitumen footpath near us in town, which produce stacks of olives, and they do get squashed all over the footpath.

    Rick

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    While I was on the hard last November a another yacht was on the slip for a week. The new owner decided to replace the teak rubbing strips on the topsides and offered the old stuff to me. There is 4 @ 2.5m, 4 @1.8m with a convex cross section 45mm x 30mm. Apart from screw holes most of it is still quite good. I started sanding it back today and I'm going to use around half of it to replace the chunky flashing pieces I have along the tops of the cabin sides. Which is also where the last areas of rot are located...so my next purchase is a sheet of 10mm marine ply.
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    Here we go again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Here we go again!

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    Well you've finished yours so it must be time I did some more.
    Luckily this will be a fairly small job, fiddley, but small.
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    Small job. I like those. I just have lots of them left to do. Sanding the deck again today.

    I see John B arrived in Nadi yesterday. Well done Riada.

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    There was a great little story in a Cruising Helmsman few years ago about a ten minute job that involved replacing the catch on a locker door. By the end of the day he ended up with a piece of string.
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    How long was it?

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    Actually it was a 15 minute job.
    E37D2E87-4AFD-4F4A-BD3C-EEE3A12D5257.jpg
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    This sanding wears you down after a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Actually it was a 15 minute job.
    E37D2E87-4AFD-4F4A-BD3C-EEE3A12D5257.jpg
    Too true

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    Has this been mentioned here yet?
    https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/...d2bedd62640cd9
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    No I don't think so, although it reminds me of a boat that was for sale on Gumtree some time ago. Might have been a contender for Bruce's Round The World Challenge. If some geyser is about to spend $95m on developing a marina maybe they could put a bit aside to preserve a bit of maritime history.

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    So I buy some second hand hatches and immediately start to worry about whether they are going to be OK. I think I suffer from anxiety. Get over it. Cut some bloody holes in the deck. What could go wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    It's just a grass footpath that no one walks on. There're a couple of olive trees on a bitumen footpath near us in town, which produce stacks of olives, and they do get squashed all over the footpath.

    Rick
    Real good now I know where to get my olives.

    Received a number of quotes for my Gaff main sail Lee sails at $1457 US including freight jprice matches Evolution sails which came in at $1485 without reef points ,battens, and tell tales.
    Looks like Gary Saxby in Brisbane at $ 1600 complete will get the job. Thanks Matt.

    Phil great workmanship.

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    You could fall in. It could rain. You could cut them too big or crooked. You could cut through deck beams, wiring or plumbing. You could cut them where other hardware goes. Too many things - don't do it. Watch TV, read a book, play golf, go fishing etc.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    You could fall in. It could rain. You could cut them too big or crooked. You could cut through deck beams, wiring or plumbing. You could cut them where other hardware goes. Too many things - don't do it. Watch TV, read a book, play golf, go fishing etc.

    Rick
    Exactly! But Im going to do it anyway. They wont leak. They wont break. They will provide light and ventilation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Real good now I know where to get my olives.

    Received a number of quotes for my Gaff main sail Lee sails at $1457 US including freight jprice matches Evolution sails which came in at $1485 without reef points ,battens, and tell tales.
    Looks like Gary Saxby in Brisbane at $ 1600 complete will get the job. Thanks Matt.

    Phil great workmanship.
    Nice to be able to get the sails done locally. And thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    You could fall in. It could rain. You could cut them too big or crooked. You could cut through deck beams, wiring or plumbing. You could cut them where other hardware goes. Too many things - don't do it. Watch TV, read a book, play golf, go fishing etc.

    Rick


    What perfect timing! What a delicious sequeuewhey.

    I have taken up fishing with the help of a local mentor. He has promised me that I will be catching and eating fish in no time. So this week first I caught two tommy ruff (herring) that the cat ate, two tiny yellow fin whiting that the cat ate, and today, miracle of miracles, another whiting for the cat and two pan-sized salmon trout that Sheila and I ate. Glory be etc etc it's a blooming miracle.




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    At least it's not golf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    While I was on the hard last November a another yacht was on the slip for a week. The new owner decided to replace the teak rubbing strips on the topsides and offered the old stuff to me. There is 4 @ 2.5m, 4 @1.8m with a convex cross section 45mm x 30mm. Apart from screw holes most of it is still quite good. I started sanding it back today and I'm going to use around half of it to replace the chunky flashing pieces I have along the tops of the cabin sides. Which is also where the last areas of rot are located...so my next purchase is a sheet of 10mm marine ply.
    You should have asked.... I gave away a truckload of teak earlier this week... up to and including 8x2 at about 4 metres long. The ex is happy to have it gone.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    On a par though.

    And check them for microplastic contamination. Word is some tosser has spent the last month or so putting epoxy on his deck and sanding it off again at North Haven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    You should have asked.... I gave away a truckload of teak earlier this week... up to and including 8x2 at about 4 metres long. The ex is happy to have it gone.
    Would have been nice but I’m happy with what I’ve got, also I’m trying not to collect more than I need of stuff. My shed is already full of stuff that will be useful one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    So I buy some second hand hatches and immediately start to worry about whether they are going to be OK. I think I suffer from anxiety. Get over it. Cut some bloody holes in the deck. What could go wrong?

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    one of those would be very nice.
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    So 3 is very very very nice.

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    As niceness goes, yes.
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    Has anyone here used Buloke before? Apparently the hardest wood in the world!!
    https://bie.ala.org.au/species/http://id.biodiversity.org.au/node/apni/2910009
    im thinking of turning sheaves from it...

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    Never heard of it.

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    I'll just say International Perfection undercoat is amazing. First coat of it looks better than I expected my final topcoat might look.

    I'm fairly ecstatic.

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    Wow! That looks fantastic.

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    Is Perfection undercoat a two-pack? What are you using for the top coat?

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