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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Morley View Post
    Phil y,
    Would that be John and Ruth from the Living Boat Trust in Franklin, Tasmania

    Bruce
    That's them

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    Hi Phil,
    We spent three years on the Huon, two of those years we were house sitting a place on the Huon river about 2 nm up from Port Huon, We realy enjoyed the Monday night dinners at the Living Boat Trust. I think it was at one of the first AWBF that we first met John and Ruth and at that time the school at Franklin was going. We admired their vision both with the school and the trust.

    We hope to be attending the festival in 2021, my wife Thelma has again been invited to demonstrate her fancy rope work in the shipwrghts tent. We will start sailing down to Hobart in Oct/Nov this year. We may see you in Tasmania.

    Bruce

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    We're planning to go this time. But I won't have the boat ready to go.

    Rick

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    I don't think we will go down for the festival. Going in April this year, flying. And may get the boat back down there next autumn. Or the one after. The Monday night dinners are always fun.

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    Okay I've done it, at 6,683 words I have written my first children's book....feeling a bit pleased with myself.
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    Congratulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Okay I've done it, at 6,683 words I have written my first children's book....feeling a bit pleased with myself.
    Rightly so, that's a proper achievement. Well done.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    At this stage I don't know. Last few years I went with Peter, and it will not be the same without him.

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    Oh, go on, we'll reminisce!

    Well done Gary!

    Rick

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    Top job Gary.
    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 skuthorp View Post
    At this stage I don't know. Last few years I went with Peter, and it will not be the same without him.
    I would like to go again but as I'm off to WA in September I may not be financial in time. I could aim for 2022 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Top job Gary.
    I've sent it to my editor daughter and told her to go hard on it. There's a few bits that could be cut or altered.
    It was then that Icknittle noticed someone sitting hunched over a table eating from a bowl held close to his mouth.
    Icknittle made a little cough and the figure stood up quickly and turned to face him. Icknittle noticed pointed ears, a thin body and the other thing Icknittle noticed was bright yellow cats eyes which made him nervous. Mainly because the way he was being looked at was in a slightly hungry way. Icknittle also noticed needle sharp teeth as one dirty fingernail pushed what he was sure was a black spider back between them.
    “Yesss, what is it you is wanting?”
    Icknittle said “I am looking for my cat, he is lost in the forest and I can't find him.”
    “Cat is it you is wanting?” “Not have cat, not see cat, not liking cats...they is all claws and teeth.”
    As he said teeth Icknittle saw the row of needle sharp teeth again and that was definitely a spider leg between two of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I would like to go again but as I'm off to WA in September I may not be financial in time. I could aim for 2022 though.
    2022 will be a lot less crowded but there won't be as many boats.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    2022 will be a lot less crowded but there won't be as many boats.

    Rick
    I shall just have to write a few more articles eh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    2022 will be a lot less crowded but there won't be as many boats.

    Rick
    There is that.

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    Had probably the most impressive thunderstorm I have experienced in I don't know when. Easily half an hour of close, very loud percussive thunder claps. And because I had left the front windows down on the car to let it dry out a bit and forgot to put them up it bucketed down....result is one very wet interior.
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    Keep an eye on the radar so you'll know when to dry it out again!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Keep an eye on the radar so you'll know when to dry it out again!

    Rick
    Not looking forward to to trying to dry it out. No carport and more rain on it's way.
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    That's gonna get smelly

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    Ichnittle - great name!
    Feels very atmospheric - I'm looking forward to reading it.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    Ichnittle - great name!
    Feels very atmospheric - I'm looking forward to reading it.
    With a k, Icknittle. I had someone say that's a hard name for kids to say but that's part of it. Peter read an early version to his grandkids when they were little and they called him Icky.
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    When you vague out and the imagination engages.
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    I'm finding that making small bits takes forever. You can whack on an acre of two of deck in a couple of days. But the small stuff, oh boy. Still working on little pads to fit the davits and pushpit to the deck. Glassing them, so hopefully they last forever. But it's a process. Seems to take forever.

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    I thought you had some tufnol or auspeton? Much easier and a lot more durable. But wear a mask when shaping it. Another method is to make up a slab of fibreglass. Just a whole lot of layers of glass, saturated. Lay it on a flat surface with plastic over it then put a layer of plastic over that and a flat board and some weight, for a really neat job. Also easy to shape but wear a mask.

    Rick

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    I'm a big fan of Tufnol and we have a good supplier here in Newcastle NSW. We have under the guard rail post bases etc.
    Bruce

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    Who do you buy tufnol from, Bruce?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I thought you had some tufnol or auspeton? Much easier and a lot more durable. But wear a mask when shaping it. Another method is to make up a slab of fibreglass. Just a whole lot of layers of glass, saturated. Lay it on a flat surface with plastic over it then put a layer of plastic over that and a flat board and some weight, for a really neat job. Also easy to shape but wear a mask.

    Rick
    I'm using tufnol under the stanchions but for some reason went for wood here. I think because they are wedge shaped and I'm just more happy shaping wood. The ones under the stanchions are just flat.

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    Hi Rick,
    I buy from Trident Plastic Engineering 44Munibung Rd, Cardiff, 0249545455. They use to have 12 different grades available but now the selsction is much reduced

    Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I'm using tufnol under the stanchions but for some reason went for wood here. I think because they are wedge shaped and I'm just more happy shaping wood. The ones under the stanchions are just flat.

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    The problem with wood there is that it crushes. Yes, it's cleaner to shape but the glass or tufnol is denser and doesn't crush.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    The problem with wood there is that it crushes. Yes, it's cleaner to shape but the glass or tufnol is denser and doesn't crush.

    Rick
    Its pretty hard wood, and glassed. I think it will do OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I'm finding that making small bits takes forever. You can whack on an acre of two of deck in a couple of days. But the small stuff, oh boy. Still working on little pads to fit the davits and pushpit to the deck. Glassing them, so hopefully they last forever. But it's a process. Seems to take forever.

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    I hear you Phil, my entire boat is small and built from a squillion small bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Its pretty hard wood, and glassed. I think it will do OK.
    Yes, it'll be fine!

    Rick

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    Ha, I'd hate to count the number of small bits on mine.

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    Off to the boat today to replace the outboard battery. A friends a car died a few days ago and it's off to the wrecker, so I scrounged the battery out of it. The present outboard battery is near new and bigger than it needs to be, so it will become the new house battery.
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    I've heard that mixing different batteries is not ideal.

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