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    It has to be beautiful, of course! If it can be converted to sail, that's great. Also capacity to carry a tiny outboard but I think any dinghy can do that. The main things are that it does well and is very light. I'll probably build it from foam and glass anyway so weight might not be such an issue.

    The PT11 is a lovely dinghy but only available as a kit. I'd rather go with a proven design that can be built from available plans. Nutshell is nice but difficult to convert to a nesting dinghy, and I'd rather not have a pram bow.
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    CLC nesting Eastport Pram. ...Nevermind. I hadn't yet read Rick's last criteria.

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    I may be building this for friends later this year.
    https://bandbyachtdesigns.com/s10
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    Well done Gary! That is the boat I plan to build unless a better design emerges!
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    Hey, I found my next project, and the price is right.
    Fixer upper.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Well, Masina's much younger sister, Echo, just sold at auction for about 20K NZ so I think the modern version of that challenge has just been answered! Okay, Echo apparently has borer infestation in coaming and maybe some other superstructure but I reckon she'd be very capable and satisfactory for a round-the-world adventure. Would have to be fumigated if landing in Aus, though.

    How about a different challenge? I'm planning to build a new dinghy. It will be nesting, it must row really well, and it has to weigh less than 25kg. It must be available as a plan, not a kit. I already have one in mind but that would be a'tellin'. There'll be a prize if you win (if your suggestion is chosen for the build). The challenge closes when I've finished Masina's dodger, which I haven't started yet but which WILL be started this month unless it teems with rain.
    25 kg! I hope you can achieve that, I suppose with foam you will .

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    Yes, that's the reason for the foam. I want something I can carry easily over sand or mud, and lift up onto the boat with one hand. My glass kayak weighs only about 16kg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Hey, I found my next project, and the price is right.
    Fixer upper.jpg

    The spot light looks to be in surprisingly good condition!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    The spot light looks to be in surprisingly good condition!
    Probably part of some latterly installed anti theft set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Well done Gary! That is the boat I plan to build unless a better design emerges!
    It will be an interesting build. I'll have to pay more attention to the finish than I would if I was building it for myself.
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    You paint your boat green, then suddenly...every boat you notice... is green.
    It's like a car that you have never really taken any notice of...until you buy one...and then they are everywhere.
    It's a phenomenonmemnonon. Baader-Meinhof apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Hey, I found my next project, and the price is right.
    Fixer upper.jpg
    Ay least she's upright, the one in the mangroves locally is on her side……..

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    You could always make a detachable bowsprit, similar to the Vivier Ilur. The sprit runs through a ring on the bow, and is braced on the mast. That might not work on the Navigator, as from memory, the mast is set back further. It also depends on you rig.

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    Is any one else building, or thinking of building a Vivier Morbic 12?
    I have just started, the girder and building moulds have been cut by CNC … I’d be interested in swapping notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter radclyffe View Post

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    And only 79.
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    Sad to see Judith Durham go, that's for sure.

    I hadn't heard of the Morbic dinghies - thanks! They look nice!

    Mike, is there a picture of your green boat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post

    Mike, is there a picture of your green boat?
    Only the sole boards so far, the same colour will continue on the outside.
    IMG-7452.jpg
    Baader Meinhof phenomenom-cognitive bias.
    It occurs when increased awareness of something creates the illusion that it is appearing more often.
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    I've never heard it being given a label before, let alone named after a pack of terrorists.
    oo look, a green truck....

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    Looks great Mike! Looking forward to seeing the rest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I've never heard it being given a label before, let alone named after a pack of terrorists.
    oo look, a green truck....
    "It's not easy being green."-Kermit the Frog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Looks great Mike! Looking forward to seeing the rest!
    Thanks Rick. It's been two years getting it this far.
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    Mike,

    #51960
    No limit to craftsmanship!!

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan71 View Post
    Mike,

    #51960
    No limit to craftsmanship!!

    Alan
    Thank you Alan.

    The quality of the craftsmanship I have observed on this forum over the years has been very inspiring.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    In WA for 3 weeks, it's a bit cold compared to Northern NSW right now. Apparently it's going to hail tomorrow.

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    Is it really cold or is it AU cold. ie .. below 20 brrrrr.

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    2c here this morning…….. and dead still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Is it really cold or is it AU cold. ie .. below 20 brrrrr.
    Damn cold for me, 11C today. That is at least half we're getting at home. On the flight the outside temperature was -45c.
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    Off to look at Thrombolites today.
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    Went for a surf this morning
    Air temp 7C
    Wind chill 3C (southerly ,offshore direction)
    Water temp 13C give or take a degree
    Wetsuit 5/3 mm, boots, gloves and hat.
    Waves about head high and clean.

    The hot shower afterwards was good too

    Photos below taken 10 years apart at the same spot surfed this morning.
    Same time of year too.
    surf2.jpgsurf1.jpg
    2009 2019

    There's a wooden boat out there in the mist somewhere.
    Last edited by Mike1902; 08-09-2022 at 08:40 PM.
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    Is that you on the SUP? Amazing to think that SUPs have been around for over 10 years! Seems like yesterday they popped up and JB was spruiking their merits. I first saw them really performing in good surf in the Maldives and I guess that was close to 10 years ago.

    I have a mal I bought at a market many years ago. I haven't tried it because I said I'd use it when I get old. I'd better dust it off!!
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    Yeah that's me, the bald guy. I wear a surf hat these days for warmth and UV protection.
    That sup on the left is 11'6" weighs about 13 kgs, still have it. the sup on the right is 8'3" carbon fibre and weighs 5kgs, still have that too.
    Current board is a 10' nose rider comp spec. Gettin' back into the old skool surfin'
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    10' SUP or a mal?

    My plan - I have many plans - is to start always taking the mal and a short board to the beach and use whichever one seems right. Cold water has always made my ankles ache like crazy so I've always had to just put up with it until they go numb, in about 5 minutes. But now I find it just about unbearable so I'll have to use booties. I've never liked surfing with them as they fill up but I have some with toes that might be better. If not, I'll cut a couple of the toes off, like I do with the fingers of diving gloves, to drain the water.
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