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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Not boat related but pretty cool I reckon. I got an old spa for free a while ago. Hooked it up to solar panels for heating, not wanting to spend a lot on electric heating. OK on hot days. Not so good on cool cloudy days or at night. A couple of weeks ago I found a 1940s or so chip heater on Facebook. And to my surprise it actually works! Takes a couple of hours from cold to warm which means using the spa is a bit of an event, but I can convince myself that's part of the charm. A nice hot spa on a cool evening, a glass of red and the gentle smell of a wood fire is quite the thing.

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    Looks idyllic.
    Those copper chip heaters are beautifully made,I suppose there is no easy way to shorten them and convert them to a boat stove ?

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    But where would the spa go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    But where would the spa go?

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    Queenslanders don’t need spas with all that humidity.
    Otherwise it would have to be the cockpit, with WB’s small well that would make it very erogenous spa for two.

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    Reminds me of the time when a limpet noticed a passing snail and said to his mate "Wow, did you see that escargot?!"

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    You could always remove the outer housing, block up all the pipe holes, install a mast………….. or even an outboard and keep the water on the outside………..

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    Anyone know what this is?thing-01.jpg
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    Not a spa. Maybe a penguin? 🐧 Or a rainbow 🌈 with a penguin 🐧 sail.

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    Carol wants to sell Peter's foundry and would like my help. I'm planning on going out there on Monday weather permitting and take photos. If anyone knows anyone interested let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Anyone know what this is?thing-01.jpg
    Australian Sailfish. Bruce, getting a big revival at present. I built one in 1963, passed it on to new owner last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Carol wants to sell Peter's foundry and would like my help. I'm planning on going out there on Monday weather permitting and take photos. If anyone knows anyone interested let me know.
    Rain has forced a delay on the visit but the sale is contents only and the price will be $1,000 ONO.
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    Bruce, where was the pic taken, did you speak to them, and if so did you have a contact? The boat is in the first 200 and of historic interest.

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    One place has recorded 426mm in 23 hours.
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    That's quite wet.

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    Hi Bruce, not an Australian Sailfish. Looks to have a pointed bow and an unstayed mast set through the deck so might be a Dehavilland Topper, perhaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Australian Sailfish. Bruce, getting a big revival at present. I built one in 1963, passed it on to new owner last year.

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    Topper it is.
    Topper_dinghy_hire_at_island_barn_reservoir_sailing_club.jpg
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    Actually……..now that I look properly……….. it'a an American designed Alcort sailfish, not ours.

    And I have found a home for my International Cadet with a Sailing for the Disabled group. They sail on a reasonable sized urban lake in Melbourne.

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    S#!t



    BIG easterly created a steep chop and the boat porpoised the fittings out of the deck.

    It pulled 4 x M10's with washers through 70mm of hardwood. And ripped out the back up safety cleat.

    Happened last night, waiting for insurance inspector to call with instructions.



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    Transom is smashed but no frames broken. Lots of superficial stuff. Pushpit torn apart, bronze back stay fitting gone to the Gods. Pullpit bent - again!

    Fixable but will be expensive.




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    I'm very sad both for you and the boat, are you set up to repair her mostly yourself?

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    ........there is another big low thats forecast to track right down the east coast bringing a big swell. The boys are planning a surf trip:

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    Mate, that's awful. So sorry.

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    Erk! Sorry to see this Gypsie! I hope all goes well with the assessor, etc.

    Rick

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    Sorry to see that I feel for you.

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    OUCH! At least it's a soft beach. Good luck with the insurance guys.

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    Really sorry to see that Gypsie.
    I had an email this morning, looks like Redwing has taken on some water. I'm going to try and get up there today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Really sorry to see that Gypsie.
    I had an email this morning, looks like Redwing has taken on some water. I'm going to try and get up there today.
    Gil has sent me a photo and I think what he is seeing is the slight list due to the outboard.
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    Gypsie, how did the transom get so busted up? What did she hit on the way in? Or did she get jammed under one of those jetties?

    Rick
    Last edited by RFNK; 02-10-2020 at 06:43 PM.

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    You blokes are making me think I should go check on my boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    You blokes are making me think I should go check on my boat.

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    Good idea especially if your living in this part of the country.

    A slow moving tropical low we’ve been watching for a couple of days is now affecting Vanuatu and New Caledonia..

    Just upgraded to category 2 Uesi track looks likely to impact Southern Queensland and the East Coast of NSW in about four to five days.

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    Really sorry to see that damage Gypsie.
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Good idea especially if your living in this part of the country.

    A slow moving tropical low we’ve been watching for a couple of days is now affecting Vanuatu and New Caledonia..

    Just upgraded to category 2 Uesi track looks likely to impact Southern Queensland and the East Coast of NSW in about four to five days.
    Batten down the hatches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    You blokes are making me think I should go check on my boat.

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    I'm checking Redwing today.
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    What happens when you tie up the dinghy under a scupper.
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    Redwing was fine apart from that annoying leak around the mast. I put a cover over the base which should slow it down. It bucketed down the whole time I was there. The drive up and back was just awful.
    Last edited by WX; 02-11-2020 at 10:25 PM.
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    It bucketed down the whole time I was there. The drive up and back was just awful.
    Mother nature is certainly hitting you folks hard !
    Tank up fresh water for the next drought.

    Cheers;
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    We're flooded in. Around 9pm last night it started coming down hard and just didn't stop. Roads are cut and there's widespread flooding. We're quite safe ,I reckon we've had over 200mm since yesterday.
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