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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Buy it!! Mine cost me $185 plus $270 freight from Melbourne and it's the best money I ever spent even though I had to fit a single phase motor.

    I use this auction software http://www.justsnipe.com , I enter my maximum possible bid and it does the rest for me. I just outbids the competition within your limits.
    Well, I would if I didn't already have a good table saw!

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    Someone buy it !! It really is a great bit of gear .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    I've not used that snipe tool, what's the difference between using that and just putting your highest bid in ebay? It only takes it up just enough each time to beat the last bid until it reaches your limit so I'm wondering how snipe is different.
    It doesn't bid until the last 8 seconds so it doesn't work the price up early the way the Ebay tool does. I use it every time.
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    So what's the consensus on these things from Tomnod? I'd estimate by the scale on the screen that they'd not be much more than 2m across



    I remember coming across what I assumed were capped oil/gas exploration heads up the Red Sea and wonder if they're something like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    According to BOM's maps right now, the weather for WB's adventure this weekend should be: Saturday 1pm - <10 knot SW wind, and <1m swell; Sunday 1pm - <10 knot variable wind (i.e., no wind!), and <1m swell. It'll be interesting to watch how that forecast changes and how closely it matches the actual. Does look like great weather for fishing!

    Rick
    We will probably get underway around 10 AM and I will certainly be happy if we end up with 10 knots. Possibly a little slow for trolling lines, however it should be a good day for trialling WB light air sailing abilities. Cheers Tom

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    How about a few more pics of WB Tom???
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    Hell!

    I'll post a video: Particularly if we dip a rail!
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    It's howling up in the hills right now ! Definitely rail dipping weather .
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    I think they got away around 11am. I glanced up from sanding and saw the mast disappearing off around the trawler berths. I think they will have more than 10 knots, there's a nice breeze blowing and I should be out catching it as well. Life getting in the way as usual...next weekend I reckon.
    I've been given a home made outboard bracket.
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    Right, the BOM map's now predicting about 15 knots for early afternoon there. We have SW here at about 12. Perfect afternoon for sailing for them! No swell on the bar I assume?

    Rick

    The BOM has the seas picking up a bit this pm as the wind swings to the S but I can't see that affecting your bar today.
    Last edited by RFNK; 08-23-2013 at 09:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Right, the BOM map's now predicting about 15 knots for early afternoon there. We have SW here at about 12. Perfect afternoon for sailing for them! No swell on the bar I assume?

    Rick

    The BOM has the seas picking up a bit this pm as the wind swings to the S but I can't see that affecting your bar today.
    I haven't been to have a look. Busy doing sanding and scraping I don't feel like doing.
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    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    And there's a Wadkin table saw on Ebay - cheap so far ..... http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Table-Saw...item2c71bed7ab

    Rick

    This saw ended up going for a very healthy $787.77. That seems like a lot, or are they that good??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris. View Post
    This saw ended up going for a very healthy $787.77. That seems like a lot, or are they that good??

    They are very good and that one looked particularly well kept, but yes that was more than I expected. I bought mine (the same model) for $185 but it looked rather dusty and unloved and needed quite a lot of fettling, not that that was obvious from the photographs in the ad.
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    Okay Peter, got some scantlings for you:

    frames 50 x 22 and 80 between
    floors 65, about 350 between (varies, of course)
    deck beams 60 x 60 and 200 between

    I don't know how planking is fastened to floors. Keel bolts are high tensile steel, I think.

    Hope that helps!

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    Last edited by RFNK; 08-24-2013 at 05:31 AM.

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    More pictures later:

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    That's great! All looking good there on Wee Barkie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Okay Peter, got some scantlings for you:

    frames 50 x 22 and 80 beteen
    floors 65, about 350 between (varies, of course)
    deck beams 60 x 60 and 200 between

    I don't know how planking is fastened to floors. Keel bolts are high tensile steel, I think.

    Hope that helps!

    Rick
    Thanks Rick, I'll file that and look forward to a sticky beak of my own .... it's really hard to pick up a scale from the photos you posted on your thread, try as I might. I suspect she was built "conventionally ", as in close spaced battens over molds with the floors screwed or riveted to the frames , then planked over.

    She sure is solid !!

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    I was up at the Point Danger MR tower around 3pm and watched them come back in over the bar. Tom made it look easy. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me. Had a nice little party on WB after they tied up though.
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    Tom was on the bows coming back in. That was me pointing the boat in the right direction. A wee bit hairy with some reasonable sized things picking us up and sending us surfing along, but certainly fun!

    The Skipper:



    The cabin boy saying "cheese" is some other laguage:



    Lots of whales about:





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    What a great day on the water. WB seems to get along really nicely, too.

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    We basically went straight out for 12 or so nautical miles on a beam reach and returned in accordingly. I have to confess that this, in a short fat double ended boat - "The Caravan" as Tom calls WB, did make me want to reach for the beam... First time ever! I managed to keep myself well by fixing on the horizon. Only once when we finally sailed the last hour close hauled did my greenness lift. This can only prove that I am no gentleman! At least according to the old misbegotten saying about sailing to windward.





    WB sails very nicely and we maintained an average of 5.8 to 6.5 knots all the way, although I'll try and talk Tom, who is a gentleman, to drop his refined ways during future trips out.
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    Anne is jealous of you seeing the whales but she says she can leave Wee Barkie out of it. Looks like a great deal of fun.

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    6 knots sounds terrific for a caravan! Looks like a great day!

    How's she going Tom? You're obviously very happy with her. Any work to be done?

    Rick

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    That looks like one of those little Tasmanian Admiral Benbow breakout windlasses .... is it Tom ?
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    You'll just have to go for a sail with Tom one day Peter.

    BTW, I've invited both Tom and Simon for a shed inspection at yours Peter at some stage soon. Just letting you know!
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    Looks like a great day out and nice conditions. The caravan eh? Theme music from The Gypsy Kings? Or Traveling Wilburies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    You'll just have to go for a sail with Tom one day Peter.

    BTW, I've invited both Tom and Simon for a shed inspection at yours Peter at some stage soon. Just letting you know!
    That sounds like an excellent idea Duncan !
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    6.30am to 2.30 pm out on the rescue boat today. We headed out over the bar early and I actually got my hands on the wheel for a bit. I wasn't allowed to go over 10 knots though...no boat license. We headed back in to the boat shed and had just boiled the jug for a cuppa when we had our first call out. A 20 ft runabout 9 miles out with flat batteries and engine trouble. That was a long tow. Plenty of whales and I saw my first flying fish and I didn't even know we had them on the coast. On the way back in over the bar a twin hulled charter boat cut between us and the North breakwater at speed. There were kids in the water and we all honestly thought one of the was toast it was that close. He didn't even slow down for the other kids. We were somewhat slackjawed in astonishment.
    Back to the boatshed, washed the boat down and had no sooner hauled her out and we copped another call out. This one near Kerosene Inlet, 15 ft runabout with a couple and their dog. Busy day!
    Learning a lot and I'll post some photos soon.
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    Utes sold so I'm looking for an outboard now. Came across a 9.8hp Tohatsu long leg for $1,500 that's only been run about 4 hours. Don't know if it's 2 or 4 stroke though.
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    Looks like BOM was spot on SW to 15 knots swell about 1m. Rick so far Wee Barkie has outperformed my expectations. With her very powerful rig, fully battend main and the manageable cutter rig. Substituted a 125% jib replacing the Yankee, Duncan with that great wealth of theoretical knowledge kept us busy playing with lines and blocks, searching for that elusive slot. Without a doubt under Yankee she does perform better ,better balanced helm and just a little more speed. Maintenance schedule includes some deck painting ,minor rot Windvane ply pads and port cockpit gunwale. Still working on the windvane, and contemplating possible removal of V berth, and installation of head. This is in order to to create storage needed for 5 sail bags. Also increasing ventilation with a teak dorade box ( looking for a brass 3.5"OD cowl vent) Jeff I hear what your saying, Janelle is not keen to cross bars or partake in whale watching either, involving WB. Cheers Tom

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    Serious runners setup there Tom.

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    This is probably one for Greg or Peter, but anyone else is welcome to chip in!

    One of the reefing cleats on Masina has broken off. It's an aluminium cleat, on the aluminium boom, fastened (I'm pretty sure) with SS machine screw. I think the cleat has broken due to corrosion in the thread in the cleat. There's no corrosion in the boom. I'll replace the cleat with another aluminium one and I've looked at getting monel screws but my brief search hasn't found any, so I'll probably use SS. My question - how good is this Duralac stuff? I generally don't like putting SS into aluminium but if Duralac really is a good long term solution then I'll continue to use SS with Duralac, and not worry! Otherwise, I'll search for a supplier of monel fasteners. What do you think?

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    The end of the day and almost wine o'clock.
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    On our way out to the nine mile tow, Currumbin MR followed us till we got outside their range.

    It was a long tow back.
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