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    We have big storm forecast for tomorrow.

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    A friend is about to leave Hobart for here too. He must be well aware of that system.

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    I hope so. Although glancing at Windyty it looks like he has a nice little path bang between nasty systems.

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    If the forecast is accurate they should be okay but it wouldn't have to change much to be a pretty miserable trip! In any case, it's going to be rolly!

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    speaking of showers, anyone got a neat solution for a deck shower?

    SWIMBO and kids really don't like staying on board for very long while covered in scratchy salt from swimming. So in the interests of max usage i need to find a way for them to rinse off.

    I'm wondering if I can successfully pierce the deck with a fitting and simply attach a shower hose when required, or if i should plumb one into the aft locker and just pull it out when needed.
    Deck fitting would be more convenient. But then there's control.........

    Light spray is all thats needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    speaking of showers, anyone got a neat solution for a deck shower?

    SWIMBO and kids really don't like staying on board for very long while covered in scratchy salt from swimming. So in the interests of max usage i need to find a way for them to rinse off.

    I'm wondering if I can successfully pierce the deck with a fitting and simply attach a shower hose when required, or if i should plumb one into the aft locker and just pull it out when needed.
    Deck fitting would be more convenient. But then there's control.........

    Light spray is all thats needed.
    Solar bag shower or one of those garden pressure sprays work apparently.
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    A bucket and a cloth? A pump up spray bottle? Or something fancier
    edit: then I checked Gary's link.

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    If you have hot and cold pressure water, as all boats should, check Whitworths aft deck shower. I haven't seen one in person but it looks like a neat solution.

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    Still fixing up the dinghy, which I’ve discovered has a fore and aft twist in it. Anyway thinking about the next dink and John Welsford pointed me at this.
    http://www.jwboatdesigns.co.nz/plans...ntt11sMcLwcUlY
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Still fixing up the dinghy, which I’ve discovered has a fore and aft twist in it. Anyway thinking about the next dink ...
    Oh dear... I first read that as "thinking about the next drink"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Oh dear... I first read that as "thinking about the next drink"...
    Already dealt with that tonight.
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    Sounds like you've chosen a design?

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    I recently bought the plans for Tender Behind. I did a long look for options for a dink for Arawana and the two options that stood out were a Holdfast Trainer and Tender Behind. I watched and asked around but didn't find a Holdie so I bought the TB plans. Then the obvious question was asked, have I put a 'wanted' ad on bumtree, and when I did that a cheap Holdie was offered. One day I'd like to build the TB.


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    I can vouch for the Apple Pie design, which I think was mentioned previously in this thread. Oh maybe it wasn't this thread, might have been Gary's thread. Whatever the case, Apple Pie is a good dinghy. Takes a hefty load and rows well.

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    I was taken with John's Scraps design as it is very light but it says it can carry two careful...well Kerry's not that careful getting in and out of dinghies. I mentioned this to John and he pointed me at TB...even when you shorten the name to TB it still sounds like an affliction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    I can vouch for the Apple Pie design, which I think was mentioned previously in this thread. Oh maybe it wasn't this thread, might have been Gary's thread. Whatever the case, Apple Pie is a good dinghy. Takes a hefty load and rows well.
    Okay I have the plans, looks simple to build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    If you have hot and cold pressure water, as all boats should, check Whitworths aft deck shower. I haven't seen one in person but it looks like a neat solution.
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    I have one of those on WB and consider it a nice and neat solution .The plastic closure and shower nozzle are somewhat light although mine has held out for 10 years mounted in the cockpit.The shower head which broke I recently replaced with a stainless one from our renovation.

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    A photo of the fuel tank and inline filter. A little job done yesterday.
    67FCC4FB-E80F-4C43-AA40-234ACB8FDE04.jpg
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    Excellent!

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    All I need now is some petrol to put in it.
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    Good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    All I need now is some petrol to put in it.
    Yep... that'll be handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    That's a neat idea.
    No hot water on my boat - which i understand defines it as a cruising boat....?
    I wonder if you could get those spray bottles in black to absorb heat.

    hey ...Google..!

    hmmmm..... https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/60L-ATV-...6527c478c743ad
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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    That's a neat idea.
    No hot water on my boat - which i understand defines it as a cruising boat....?
    I wonder if you could get those spray bottles in black to absorb heat.

    hey ...Google..!

    hmmmm..... https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/60L-ATV-...6527c478c743ad
    Twenty litre drum with a small in-line 12v pump and a garden spray nozzle on the end.
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    You could always paint it black

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Twenty litre drum with a small in-line 12v pump and a garden spray nozzle on the end.
    Bunnings now sells those twenty litre drums in black plastic.
    Not sure wether a garden spray nozzle qualifies as having a proper shower without doing a sniff test
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Bunnings now sells those twenty litre drums in black plastic.
    Not sure wether a garden spray nozzle qualifies as having a proper shower without doing a sniff test
    The rose ones with a pistol grip trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    That's a neat idea.
    No hot water on my boat - which i understand defines it as a cruising boat....?
    I wonder if you could get those spray bottles in black to absorb heat.

    hey ...Google..!

    hmmmm..... https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/60L-ATV-...6527c478c743ad
    No hot water? That's a weekender

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    Well I reckon the apprentice built my deck while his master worked on the cockpit. You may recall I found some rot in the ply at the aft end of the cockpit. Today I decided was the day to remove the teak and see what the rest of the ply is like.The answer is mostly good.but some rot under the steering pedestal, and a few damp patches where water has made its way in via fastenings. So I decided to remove the lot. It's only a couple of metres long by maybe 80cm wide. Well bugger me some bastard knew how to make epoxy stick when he put that floor down. I'm chipping it off the beams in tiny pieces, a couple of square centimetres at a time. I think I'm done for the day, it's going to be a slow process, and I'll have to finish off with the trusty angle grinder.

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    Heat gun it Phil. Will peel straight off

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    Buoyed by my initial success at fishing from my wooden boat, one under-sized whiting on a lure, I've been investing time and coinage into preparations for the next nautical pescatorial excursion.

    I found this, and it seemed like a pretty good looking rig.

    https://youtu.be/s1isDbbJxkA



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    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
    Heat gun it Phil. Will peel straight off
    Of course! Thanks. I knew that but completely forgot. It's nailed with ring nails too, but it's the glue that's killing me. Not sure how well the heat will get to the epoxy through 12 mm or so of ply, but it will certainly be a good way to remove the bits that the chisel has left behind without gouging the beams.

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    If it is that well stuck down did it really need to be replaced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    If it is that well stuck down did it really need to be replaced?
    Yes. There are 6 cross beams all up, including a big reinforcement btimber under the steering pedestal. Bad rot at the back. Then the next section is OK. Then there is rot where water has sat under the pedestal and got in through the dozen or do bolts there, forward half is mostly Ok, but as I was pulling up the teak to explore there was damp under most of the ring nails, 2 on every plank/beam crossing. I could maybe have "saved" the front half, and had a join to deal with rather than continuous ply. On the deck I did a bit of working around old sound ply, but mostly found it was easier to tear up the lot, except where it goes under cabin sides, masts etc. The cockpit floor just butts up against the sides, so, easy decision, out she comes. By the time I found out the ply was fused to the beams like they'd grown from a single tree I was committed, having already cut out the ply between the beams. It's not so bad, a couple of days work. It will yield.

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