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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    We’ll have another try at participating in the Queensland CYC Vintage Regatta postponed due to C19 to end of Oct.
    Am thinking of bringing my dinghy down. Just investigating getting the required 3rd party insurance. Have you any clues on this? I'm expecting a quote from Club Marine any day. My boat is not insured itself obviously so that's where my problem starts I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    Am thinking of bringing my dinghy down. Just investigating getting the required 3rd party insurance. Have you any clues on this? I'm expecting a quote from Club Marine any day. My boat is not insured itself obviously so that's where my problem starts I guess.

    I insured Redwing though Youi and had no problems. I never claimed for anything though.
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    The new kitchen progresses.
    New kitchen bench and shelves.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    The new kitchen progresses.
    New kitchen bench and shelves.jpg

    Nice work Gary.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Nice work Gary.


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    Apart from knowing a basic layout, the rest gets made up as I go along. The cut out for the sink turned out to be just the right size for the bench near the stove.
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    Beautiful day here but a strong gusty northerly.
    No sailing…..yet. Foot continues to improve.

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    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    Nearly did myself some real damage yesterday. I was ripping 10mm x 10mm strips to hold the ply floors in the draws I'm making for the kitchen when one kicked back out of the sawbench and hit me on my left hand index finger. Knocked some bark off and hurt like hell for a bit. Bit sore this morning.
    Kitchen and boat work today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Nearly did myself some real damage yesterday. I was ripping 10mm x 10mm strips to hold the ply floors in the draws I'm making for the kitchen when one kicked back out of the sawbench and hit me on my left hand index finger. Knocked some bark off and hurt like hell for a bit. Bit sore this morning.
    Kitchen and boat work today.
    Don't do that again.

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    I hate kickbacks! My new (four years old) saw has a riving knife that seems to help prevent 'em.

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    Got out for a nice little sail yesterday. About 8-12kn breeze, and we put in a reef whilst out there, but I don't have a second halyard for the gaff/yard to deal with its lower position when reefed so it sagged off a little resulting in a small fold in the sail. The breeze actually dropped off instead of building as forecast but the boat still scoots along nicely and with a very safe feeling. Could have spent all day out there but had to get back whlst there was still enough water at the ramp. Link to vid is here: https://youtu.be/O8P7WibA1k4
    Flat bottomed boats, you make the rockin' world go round.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    I hate kickbacks! My new (four years old) saw has a riving knife that seems to help prevent 'em.
    This bench had one but I removed it, there was a problem with it. Can't remember what.
    There are two ways to rip thin 10mm strips, safe where you adjust the fence 10mm each time. And of course the risky way i used, where you set the fence at 10mm and run the stock through with a thin push stick....not recommended.
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    Yours might have had a splitter instead of what we here call a riving knife. The RN adjusts with the blade height and is always about 2mm lower than the blade so you can push right over it with your push stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Yours might have had a splitter instead of what we here call a riving knife. The RN adjusts with the blade height and is always about 2mm lower than the blade so you can push right over it with your push stick.
    My sawbench is Chinese made, cost $349 back around 2009 and has done a lot of work, but it's getting close to it's use by date I'd say. I have a new one on the wish list...along with a small bandsaw.
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    Found out last night my good friend and mother of my youngest daughter has inoperable liver cancer. She has about 4 months and our daughter is basically stuck in Melbourne.
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    Bugger Gary, another personal tragedy that Covid and it's restrictions make worse.
    My thoughts are with them both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Bugger Gary, another personal tragedy that Covid and it's restrictions make worse.
    My thoughts are with them both.
    It's a bit of a theme for us at the moment. Kerry's sister in Brisbane also has cancer, we're hoping to visit her next weekend.
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    Working on kitchen draws today, and if I'm really lucky, a bit of work on the centreboard case.
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    Kitchen draws. Featuring recycled white beech grabrail.
    Draws 1.jpg
    This one is the bottom draw, it's for teatowels etc.
    Bottom draw.jpg
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    Got knocked back at the QLD border this morning. We were going up to see Kerry's terminally ill sister, but we didn't have an exemption.
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    That's tough that you can't visit. A very frustrating position to be in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    That's tough that you can't visit. A very frustrating position to be in.

    You don't have to catch covid for it to have a major impact on your life.
    On a positive note. Decided to tidy up my shed a bit today...I've found floor space I haven't seen in years.
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    The great Farnarkling dynasty lives on in another sport, Rugby………….

    Scott Sorensen was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is the nephew of former Sharks players Kurt Sorensen and Dave Sorensen and the Brother in Law of Chad Townsend.[2]

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Got knocked back at the QLD border this morning. We were going up to see Kerry's terminally ill sister, but we didn't have an exemption.
    Thats tough to deal with.
    About the only ones getting across without exemptions are toddlers. A few hugs and kisses by Grandma on top of the barricades up at the end of Bay St and they are across.
    I wouldn’t recommend you try it yourself though you’ll get tackled by some army dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    Got out for a nice little sail yesterday. About 8-12kn breeze, and we put in a reef whilst out there, but I don't have a second halyard for the gaff/yard to deal with its lower position when reefed so it sagged off a little resulting in a small fold in the sail. The breeze actually dropped off instead of building as forecast but the boat still scoots along nicely and with a very safe feeling. Could have spent all day out there but had to get back whlst there was still enough water at the ramp. Link to vid is here: https://youtu.be/O8P7WibA1k4
    Sounds great.
    Just letting you know the QCYC Vintage Regatta has been postponed to Oct 30 would be great to see you guys there.

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    Managed a bit of fibreglassing on the centreboard case today, so that's one inside face done. We had a late night, and maybe a bit too much to drink...the mild headache this morning certainly indicated that. Just have to finish varnishing the kitchen draw, and I'm giving myself two whole days to work on the boat.
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    Drawer.

    Someone had to.

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    I'm plannng on bringing the boat down Tom, but will keep an eye on the weather before final decision. I hope we make it.
    Flat bottomed boats, you make the rockin' world go round.............

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    Been a bit slack over the years so finally decided to have a skin check because of a few suss moles. Got the all clear from the specialist who said my skin is in good nick, so thatís a relief. Did my back though lifting the old engine box out of the boat and into the car on my own. The car bit did me in as I lifted it lengthwise. So I need to rest up for a week but as Covid slowed down work on the boat itís getting a bit of an issue with the new engine still to be fitted. I am changing tack and working on the dynema rigging as standing up or flat on my back is the best option! Sitting in the bilge cleaning the Hull is out. Might be time to call in a few favours from my boys I think.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    Boat work for me today too! Hooray! Refitting the inner forestay fitting to accommodate the new windlass. Fiddling with bilge pumps and setting up to refit the starboard pushpit with its solar panel. I installed a new AGM start battery last week so I'm keen to make sure the solar gear is working properly.
    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Drawer.

    Someone had to.

    Thanks Rick, i knew it wasn't right.
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    I had an extremely generous offer today, the sailmaker in NZ designing my new JR sail for Redwing ll has offered to make the sail for me at cost of materials. I of course said yes, as this one is a bit more complex than Redwing l's sail, and of course the workmanship will be far better than I could achieve.
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    What do you think of the windows on this gaff rigged TS16?
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    Rain with squalls and hail down here……………… Dray building continues as I dodge the H&S fanatic at the island by doing the work here….. however I have two volunteers to help now, two mates with engineering and construction backgrounds. The makings of a team.
    At the Island we have a cannon on a traversing carriage, been there since about 1875, a chase gun. It needs a new gun carriage, and that is the next project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    What do you think of the windows on this gaff rigged TS16?
    What about them?

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