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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    It's raining again,...
    Really? I hadn't noticed!
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    I haven't noticed either. It's as dry as mouthful of dry weetbix in my place at the moment. If the wind comes up we'll lose the rainwater tank and the galahs are dropping out of the trees gasping 'water, water'. It's so dry we have to import garden snails so we can use the snail bait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I'm a bit cross with Bruce, because he said something about a mate looking at boats, so I had a look on Boatpoint, and saw my most favourite ever boat for sale.
    You should never look until you're ready to buy. You'll end up being a day dreamer like me if you keep it up. What boat was it BTW?

    BTW I haven't seen or heard a peep out of my mate all week. He must have got gun shy and run off. Last I knew he was looking at a 46 footer in Adelaide, a 47 footer and a 50-something footer somewhere interstate, and I was hoping to get a ride on a delivery trip, but he's done the disappearing act. I'd love to run into that sort of dough myself, but you just can't beat OPBs when all is said and done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Thank God for the shed !!!
    I thought you built it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    I thought you built it?
    There is some theological implication there, pondering ......
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    Hi everyone. I stumbled across this forum via the Tall Ships paintings thread. I love square rigged ships, reading all the Aubrey/Maturn, Hornblower, and everything else I can get my hands on. Ambition on day is the visit the Victory in Portsmouth.

    I'm not a boat builder, not can I afford another hobby - already into motorbikes (59 Club), guns and Land Rovers.

    But if anyone in Brisbane is sailing and wants an extra hand.... let me know !

    I live in Boondall, Brisbane at the moment.

    Cheers all,
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    . What boat was it BTW?

    .
    http://www.boatpoint.com.au/boats-fo...&Ridx=1&eapi=2

    Its not really so nice inside, but externally she just looks like a very nicely built powerful and comfortable long distance cruising boat.

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    "Vlad the Impaler" eh?
    BTW lots of firearms (not "guns") and motorcycle afficionados too.
    Quote Originally Posted by VladTepes View Post
    Hi everyone. I stumbled across this forum via the Tall Ships paintings thread. I love square rigged ships, reading all the Aubrey/Maturn, Hornblower, and everything else I can get my hands on. Ambition on day is the visit the Victory in Portsmouth.

    I'm not a boat builder, not can I afford another hobby - already into motorbikes (59 Club), guns and Land Rovers.

    But if anyone in Brisbane is sailing and wants an extra hand.... let me know !

    I live in Boondall, Brisbane at the moment.

    Cheers all,
    Mike

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    Well bugger me, ahead of schedule today. More clamps made, and 2 more planks fitted and glued

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    Well I moved the steel into the shed and that's about it for the day. Oh and we watched a movie called Hysteria...recommend it.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Just had a look at Kerry's eye and the lens is in the wrong place, it's moved up a bit and is only half over the iris.
    Back to the specialist by the look of it.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Hope its OK-the very thought of eye surgery gives me the heebie jeebies

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Just had a look at Kerry's eye and the lens is in the wrong place, it's moved up a bit and is only half over the iris.
    Back to the specialist by the look of it.
    Yeesh ! Good Luck Kerry .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Well bugger me, ahead of schedule today. More clamps made, and 2 more planks fitted and glued

    [IMG][/IMG]
    You're making me feel slow, tardy and generally unproductive .... that seems reasonable .

    I'll have a go tomorrow, weekend duties have been completed .
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Just had a look at Kerry's eye and the lens is in the wrong place, it's moved up a bit and is only half over the iris.
    Back to the specialist by the look of it.
    Hope it all comes good really quickly mate. Fingers crossed here for Kerry.

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    he he thanks purri but if you want to get all technical.... 3 of my firearms ARE guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    It's raining again, I've taken to measuring our droughts in hours not days.

    Tasmania was pleasantly dry even though it rained it wasn't a bleedin' swamp!
    It's the reverse down here, 4mm get's us excited these days. It's hot and humid and there's been a few sprinkles on and off all day but not enough to settle the dust. It looks like it's going to pour but I won't get excited till we've got at least 4 hours rain. Asking about after the festival it seems that Hobart hadn't had rain since mid november, about the same as here.
    This morning we were about 60 k inland at about 1600 ft and it was blowing a gale. Down here it was flat calm with no wind, I went for a paddle and a long swim. Calmer than most pools actually with only a few jellyfish to cope with. Those big blue ones that don't effect me. I'm planning a 3 day paddle next summer, the trick will be to find a companion or two to keep Anne happy.

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    Tassy looked reasonably damp, not that well watered but water in dams and the pasture looking reasonable... but then a drought is less rain than you need .
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    Another drive up to the GC hospital. It's an air bubble we can see not the lens. The specialist won't talk to us out of hours, I guess you need private health cover for that service. Kerry is going to have a yarn with her GP on Monday about it. The sight is improving quite well and apparently the air bubble will be absorbed.
    I'm nackered, it's a long drive in the rain.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Good news ! .... well it's not bad news . Good luck .
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    Indeed good news Gary.
    BTW, I'm thinking of sending my oilskins and storm gear up to you, been so long since they've been used that I'll have to evict the spiders before I can wear them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Indeed good news Gary.
    BTW, I'm thinking of sending my oilskins and storm gear up to you, been so long since they've been used that I'll have to evict the spiders before I can wear them.
    Funny you should say that, I was thinking of throwing my sun block away.
    Strangely enough the sun is shining today...very unusual.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    A correction from the owner: the Claire de Lune is a Holman (UK) designed yacht built in 1959 by Tucker Brown in Essex UK for the Fastnet Race of that year. Of 40ft overall, construction to Lloyds 100A1 is carvel 30mm teak on steam-bent ash frames, oregon stringers/shelf and forward cabin beams, laminated mohagany main cabin beams and so-called "Japanese oak" (similar to mahogany) and teak fitout. Deck is 18mm ply and 12mm teak. Ken Collins

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    ... that was unexpected...

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    A correction from the owner: the Claire de Lune is a Holman (UK) designed yacht built in 1959 by Tucker Brown in Essex UK for the Fastnet Race of that year. Of 40ft overall, construction to Lloyds 100A1 is carvel 30mm teak on steam-bent ash frames, oregon stringers/shelf and forward cabin beams, laminated mohagany main cabin beams and so-called "Japanese oak" (similar to mahogany) and teak fitout. Deck is 18mm ply and 12mm teak. Ken Collins
    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I've posted this before but as it's topical (wish it was tropical - brass monkey weather here!), here 'tis again


    It's an Alan Payne design, in Hobart, a bit over 40'. Just about the perfect boat I reckon.

    I don't think it has a fat arse but Rick's right that the later designs put on a bit of after girth - I think most designers' boats went that way didn't they? Anyway, haven't heard anything about TS plans yet but ..... we'll see.

    Rick

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    Alan Payne designed the generic Koonyas prior to the above to satisfy an immediate post war clientele. Might I suggest that there's some appropriation going on. (NIH syndrome)

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    Have i walked into the wrong room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Have i walked into the wrong room?
    right room, wrong date. get back in the time machine and twiddle the dials again.

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    I'm gonna have to put my thinking cap on. Spent most f today driving up to Goroka and back-about 3 hours each way. Then I thought I'd start on the next 2 planks. Probly should've just had a beer. The last 2 plamks are slightly uneven at the stem. With all the mess of glue and clamps and the urgency that mixed epoxy on a warm day always creates, I ended up with one maybe 5mm lower than the other.Its mate isn't sitting right down in the rebate at the front end of the garboard. Not too bad, I think I can just make the front end of the next plank a bit wider. But then looking closely, both sides have gone a bit further up the stem than they should be, and arent sitting right down on the first station mold. I think it'll all work out Ok, but I need to keep a close eye on a fair curve on the plank edges near the stem, and also make sure I'm nut building a sort of bulbous bow into it. I also picked up one of my newly cut planks by one end and "crack" I think its bust a bit right next to the scarf. The scarf itself is OK, but I think it created a hard spot. Have to decide whether to ignore it, or cut out the scarf and crack and do a new scarf-pretty sure that's the plan. if there's enough extra meat on the plank not to create a problem when the last 3 feet or so slide forward about 4 inches. Should be OK-I had just rough cut the plank, and had deliberately left it a couple of mm wide, because of those other issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I'm gonna have to put my thinking cap on. Spent most f today driving up to Goroka and back-about 3 hours each way. Then I thought I'd start on the next 2 planks. Probly should've just had a beer. The last 2 plamks are slightly uneven at the stem. With all the mess of glue and clamps and the urgency that mixed epoxy on a warm day always creates, I ended up with one maybe 5mm lower than the other.Its mate isn't sitting right down in the rebate at the front end of the garboard. Not too bad, I think I can just make the front end of the next plank a bit wider. But then looking closely, both sides have gone a bit further up the stem than they should be, and arent sitting right down on the first station mold. I think it'll all work out Ok, but I need to keep a close eye on a fair curve on the plank edges near the stem, and also make sure I'm nut building a sort of bulbous bow into it. I also picked up one of my newly cut planks by one end and "crack" I think its bust a bit right next to the scarf. The scarf itself is OK, but I think it created a hard spot. Have to decide whether to ignore it, or cut out the scarf and crack and do a new scarf-pretty sure that's the plan. if there's enough extra meat on the plank not to create a problem when the last 3 feet or so slide forward about 4 inches. Should be OK-I had just rough cut the plank, and had deliberately left it a couple of mm wide, because of those other issues.
    How many beers did you say you had?
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    I also made my pattern before I had planed the land on the previous plank-doesn't seem to have made any difference, bit kinda dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    How many beers did you say you had?
    I'm Ok with one clumsy thumb in a long paragraph!

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    i think if I hit the high plank with the rebate plane, and push the next 2 planks down a little, it'll all be good-wish I'd thought of that b4 i cut out the 2 new planks

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    Can you plane the stem laps to match with a rebate plane ?
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    Cross post . It's how it turns out ! Fixing stuff ups is very a useful skill. DAMHIK!
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