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    One of the things I like about using Facebook is when it brings up photos I posted ages ago. This is a favourite which popped up today, from 4 years ago.

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    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-...hfire/11617082
    A genuine good news story, not about boats though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    One of the things I like about using Facebook is when it brings up photos I posted ages ago. This is a favourite which popped up today, from 4 years ago.

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    I get the odd nice surprise as well. That looks like a sweet anchorage Phil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
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    Later on we towed a 5 metre fishing boat with outboard trouble. I had the pleasure of being on the helm the whole way in back over the bar and to the boat ramp. Something I hadn't done before.
    If I ever require another tow I’l be sure to request you .

    I will never be rid of the mental image of being towed by the Yamba crew at around 9 knots with WB stern squatting and mostly awash.

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    Was that at sea or crossing the bar Tom? At sea we can tow around hull speed but on a bar with a sea running we usually have to up the speed to prevent being pooped or the vessel being towed broaching. Also some skippers may not be familiar with yachts, though if they are coxswains they should be.
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    At sea crossing the bar they had to gun it as there where breakers following.

    The Nutshell dingy is finished .
    Should I ever mention building annything that floats again everyone please. remind me I said this was my last boat build Ever and Forever!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    At sea crossing the bar they had to gun it as there where breakers following.

    The Nutshell dingy is finished .
    Should I ever mention building annything that floats again everyone please. remind me I said this was my last boat build Ever and Forever!!
    Oh yeah, sure....
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    Dinghy is on the roof racks and the back of the car is loaded up with a bunch of stuff to go to the boat. I'll take it up tomorrow...planning on starting the cabin side repair Thursday or Friday.
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    I been storing a mates Bolger Cartopper for a number of years, it's the one Peter managed to capsize at the Fingal EBS that time. They can be a tricky boat to sail in any real wind, particularly in a jybe. The 76 square sq ft of sail creates a hell of a lot of leverage in a jybe and when she goes over she stays over...and no built in flotation.
    So I've had this idea in my head for some time to fit a junk rig on it and build in fore and aft flotation. Today I dragged it out of the rack.
    20191023_094013.jpg
    I flipped it over and the inside didn't look too bad, definitely better than the outside.
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    So back upside down and a bit of a scrub.
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    Scrubbed up okay and there is no obvious rot. So a good sand back and a few coats of paint and it should be usable.
    The rig will probably be 4 panels and very light weight, maybe ripstop nylon or similar. Having a rig that can be easily reefed from the helm will take the stress out of sailing it.
    Last edited by WX; 10-22-2019 at 08:13 PM.
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    That's interesting about the cartopper. A friend of mine had one and took out a novice colleague for a sail and ended up capsizing just short of a shore break. I fear the colleague was put off small boats for life!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    That's interesting about the cartopper. A friend of mine had one and took out a novice colleague for a sail and ended up capsizing just short of a shore break. I fear the colleague was put off small boats for life!
    I've had some very spirited sailing in them. My mate who owns this one is willing to throw some $$ at the restore so it might happen a bit quicker.
    Putting a junk rig on it is the way to go in my book. The Log O Mutton rig is cumbersome to manage when it comes to raising or lowering while afloat. There's just not enough buoyancy in the bow to get near the mast when you are solo.
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    #Notbiased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    #Notbiased.

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    Assuming you are referring to my preference for junk rig, in this case no....well maybe a bit. .
    The Cartopper is fine in the bow and no place for a grown man, a boy (or girl) could probably do it. Leg O Mutton rigs aren't designed to reef and with the spirit boom fiddly to setup. There is a Lug rig version I think which could be reefed but not without leaving the helm...as far as I know.
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    Another nice project.

    I've never reefed a dinghy while out on the water.
    Will it just make things more complicated to facilitate it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    Another nice project.

    I've never reefed a dinghy while out on the water.
    Will it just make things more complicated to facilitate it?
    Two lines, one to raise , lower and reef. Second one to haul the yard in close to the mast. Both lines would cleat off at the center board case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    Another nice project.

    I've never reefed a dinghy while out on the water.
    Will it just make things more complicated to facilitate it?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Yes.

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    How?
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    This is the present rig.
    images.jpeg-7.jpg

    This the lug rig option.
    images.jpeg-8.jpg
    All I am doing is basically adding a fully battened lug rig and because I can use very lightweight material the whole rig won't weigh anymore than the lug rig and I will have greater control.
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    I say do it. (not that my go ahead is required )

    It'll be fun to build and sail.
    Whats the worst that can happen?

    If it works, i might even try it for my nutshell......
    The strong sweep of the sheer has an oriental quality. Could look quite good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    I say do it. (not that my go ahead is required )

    It'll be fun to build and sail.
    Whats the worst that can happen?

    If it works, i might even try it for my nutshell......
    The strong sweep of the sheer has an oriental quality. Could look quite good.
    You can put one on anything. Have a look at google images.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    How?
    I'm not suggesting you don't do it but a junk rig is a lot more complicated than pretty much any other straightforward dinghy rig. And why would you want a reefable rig for a dinghy? But, yes, as above, it'll be fun to build and to see how she goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I'm not suggesting you don't do it but a junk rig is a lot more complicated than pretty much any other straightforward dinghy rig. And why would you want a reefable rig for a dinghy? But, yes, as above, it'll be fun to build and to see how she goes.

    Rick
    A reefable rig on a Cartopper is preferable as it's a design that can be easily overwhelmed in gusty winds...and I like to stay dry. It' really not complicated, it just looks that way. A fore and aft rig looks pretty complicated to someone new to it. Should be fun anyway.
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    That's the main thing.

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    What'll you make the sail out of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    What'll you make the sail out of?
    Nothing expensive, probably ripstop nylon.
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    I was betting on polytarp or tyvec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I was betting on polytarp or tyvec.

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    It's tempting but no. I'm thinking 1.5 oz ripstop nylon.
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    Sitting in a hospital bed for the night and the fact that I am means they removed the obstruction. If that is the case then it's worth it.
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    Well that's good news Gary, send the surgical team down to Canberra………….

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Well that's good news Gary, send the surgical team down to Canberra………….
    Take more than that for Canberra.
    Be back home this arvo.
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    Home again, it's hot and as dry as a dead camels armpit...there are chunky clouds but they are just teasing us I reckon.
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    Busy as a one legged bum kicker down here but not sailing yet. Bees are beeing busy as, well, bees. I started Spring with four beehives and declared that four is enough. And under mo circumstances am I going to catch any swarms. So far I've caught two dwarms to help some locals out and two ther swarms have just shown up and mived in. I've given two colonies away and I now have six hives. I'm in the process of relocating two of them to other sites in the neighbourhood.

    Our new dog, Bear, is a cracker. He's a red Husky. It's quite an experience living with a working dog that carries the behaviours of 4000 years of selection to mush for days on end through the frozen Tundra living on scavenged fish fingers and Santa's elves.

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    Wooden boat content



    Please view this ad:


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    Hi Bruce
    I think you might have copied the wrong link.

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    It's been a hot day here. Imagine chasing a husky in this weather. Not surprised he missed a link.

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