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    Yes, I think they've removed most of the bottom panel. This ought to be a good start for someone who doesn't already have a VJ ......

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    http://earwigoagin.blogspot.com/2015...ay-dinghy.html I love the first VJ photo in this article!

    The sail in the Gumtree ad VJ looks really small, cut-down, to me. And it looks that way if compared to most of the boats in the article above - except the sailplan drawing which looks uncomfortably similar! I still think it's been cut down, just looks too small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Taking a couple of mates for a sail on the weekend. Just up the river and anchor overnight...should be fun, one of them is a good cook.
    And I have some rum....though I prefer scotch.
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    Try Mount Gay Extra Old, then you'll convert to rum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Try Mount Gay Extra Old, then you'll convert to rum.
    Husk is very nice. What i have a friend left onboard. Maybe a dash in my coffee might be the go.
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    Mt Gay and tonic is pretty good. I think I prefer Gin, but only just.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Mt Gay and tonic is pretty good. I think I prefer Gin, but only just.

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    Gin? Once again I recommend Husk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Husk is very nice. What i have a friend left onboard. Maybe a dash in my coffee might be the go.
    If correcting coffee it is grappa you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    If correcting coffee it is grappa you want.
    I was given a bottle of homemade grappa once, from memory it was nice.
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    I should have bought that bandsaw. But it went for a bit over $600 which is more than I have to spare, and theres no room in the shed. But I had to use my little bandsaw today. Oh dear, think it needs a new blade. And it has suffered terribly from a winter or two out on the verandah in the Adelaide Hills. Not good. Basically burned my way through some sleeper hardwood to make pads for my fairleads to sit in. I need to make a few cleats too in due course. Definitely better go find a new blade. It was awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I was given a bottle of homemade grappa once, from memory it was nice.


    If you can remember it you didn't drink it all.


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    I tried to do photos of my fairlead bases, but there seems to be a gremlin in the system.

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    I tried to do photos of my fairlead bases, but there seems to be a gremlin in the system.

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    Yeah whatever. Sorry for the pastrami.

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    Or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Or not

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    Looks great from here. Is that burn marks on the radii or the grain?
    To be painted or oiled?


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    Did that bandsaw come with an insurance policy? I reckon it wouldn't pass any safety audut.

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    That kind of fairlead is usually installed in a toerail or bulwark. What's the setup on Balia, Phil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Or not

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    Looks great from here. Is that burn marks on the radii or the grain?
    To be painted or oiled?


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    Top day on the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    That kind of fairlead is usually installed in a toerail or bulwark. What's the setup on Balia, Phil?

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    They were let into the top of the toerail, but with the toerail being thinner than the width of the fairlead there was a kind of doubler or backing piece alongside the toerail. Handy for catching water and crap in between them. I'm going to reinstall the toerail in shorter pieces, to avoid dirt and water traps between it and shrouds, stanchions, cleats etc. So the fairleads need their own base to sit on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris. View Post
    Looks great from here. Is that burn marks on the radii or the grain?
    To be painted or oiled?


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    Burn marks. My old bandsaw needs a new blade. They will be rounded off somewhat and painted. I don't do exterior varnish.

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    Or oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I tried to do photos of my fairlead bases, but there seems to be a gremlin in the system.

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    Posts 48182 breaks the storage limit for the data type of the column. It's like Y2K only this one can't be fixed.


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    Testing the quarter berth tonight. Mattress is soft but I will have to practice getting in and out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Posts 48182 breaks the storage limit for the data type of the column. It's like Y2K only this one can't be fixed.


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    Devonitely

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Testing the quarter berth tonight. Mattress is soft but I will have to practice getting in and out.
    Not great, mattress is a bit narrow and it’s cramped in a small sleeping bag. Needs a bit more work I think. Took my friends upstream and under the Barney’s Point Bridge, the clearance is 12 metres high tide but it always looks like the mast will hit. Hopefully I have some good video of passing under it.
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    Watching a 30 something foot BM rigged yacht head south down the coast to Tweed. Wind is a north/northwesterly blowing between 5-10 knots...no rig up and motoring. I see a lot of it. I would have had my rig up and would have been getting 3-4 knots out of it. Conditions I dream of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Not great, mattress is a bit narrow and it’s cramped in a small sleeping bag. Needs a bit more work I think. Took my friends upstream and under the Barney’s Point Bridge, the clearance is 12 metres high tide but it always looks like the mast will hit. Hopefully I have some good video of passing under it.
    Narrow and cramped would be good in bouncy conditions. Nothing better than a tight berth when well out to sea.

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    My sleeping bag is a bit small so it’s hard to wriggle into at the best of times. Time to get a wider one I think.
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    I hate sleeping bags. We just use doonas on board. If ever I have to use a sleeping bag I unzip it and use it like a doona.

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    I use a sleeping bag with an inner sheet bag for winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Watching a 30 something foot BM rigged yacht head south down the coast to Tweed. Wind is a north/northwesterly blowing between 5-10 knots...no rig up and motoring. I see a lot of it. I would have had my rig up and would have been getting 3-4 knots out of it. Conditions I dream of.
    Surely that should be BR?

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