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    Construction details?

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    Not stated but Wrights did a lot of cold moulding but I'm not sure if they were doing it back that far .... but I wouldn't be surprised . They built a lot of customs launches and pilot boats cold moulded IIRC .

    Either way they built well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Does anyone like this ? A bit of TLC required but it's an interesting boat .http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-fo...&Ridx=2&eapi=2
    Interesting Peter, but looks like she's been minding that mooring for quite a while and that she'll need a bit of work before she's worth the 12.5k that they're asking for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Report now!!!!!
    How soon is now?

    Wind: 20 knots and gusting 25 to 30.
    Vessel: Mirror Class Dinghy The Mighty Pippin.
    Skipper: Foolishly turned down crew (more to test himself, or at least that's his own internal reasoning/self justification).
    Mistake: Neglected to tie a stopper on the main sheet.
    Lesson: Given to two different safety boat crews in how to keep a vessel's head to wind whilst skipper deals with rigging issues.
    Movement: Only a broad reach possible. Sailing close hauled almost stops the boat. Any tacking results in either being locked in irons, a broach or full capsize.
    Capsize: In four feet of briny. Sails act as a sea anchor laying the boat ahull and presenting full cockpit to the wind resulting in a miraculous self righting... Luckily I was hanging on and could drag myself over the gunnel and successfully gybe about.
    Final broad reach: F#$%&*G FLYING! This is bloody brilliant! I'm on starboard and can't do anything but either stop, capsize or keep blasting along. In the event I just miss being t-boned by an NS14 and Laser both flying downwind on port. NS skipper calling out "Don't stop Duncan! Don't bloody stop!"
    Harbour approach: Bearing away impossible and still flying... Toward lotsa rocks. Helm down hard to port and boat still wants to bear up to starboard.
    Solution: Bear up, luff up and be held steady by a conflicting tide and wind. Tighten topping lift, reset lazy jacks, drop the main and lash it with any bits of spare rigging not associated with the jib. Sail back in nice and quick under jib alone.
    Race result: DNF (Along with about half the fleet)
    Overall: Next time it's like this I'll still go out but not even worry about the main unless I can reef it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    How soon is now?

    Wind: 20 knots and gusting 25 to 30.
    Vessel: Mirror Class Dinghy The Mighty Pippin.
    Skipper: Foolishly turned down crew (more to test himself, or at least that's his own internal reasoning/self justification).
    Mistake: Neglected to tie a stopper on the main sheet.
    Lesson: Given to two different safety boat crews in how to keep a vessel's head to wind whilst skipper deals with rigging issues.
    Movement: Only a broad reach possible. Sailing close hauled almost stops the boat. Any tacking results in either being locked in irons, a broach or full capsize.
    Capsize: In four feet of briny. Sails act as a sea anchor laying the boat ahull and presenting full cockpit to the wind resulting in a miraculous self righting... Luckily I was hanging on and could drag myself over the gunnel and successfully gybe about.
    Final broad reach: F#$%&*G FLYING! This is bloody brilliant! I'm on starboard and can't do anything but either stop, capsize or keep blasting along. In the event I just miss being t-boned by an NS14 and Laser both flying downwind on port. NS skipper calling out "Don't stop Duncan! Don't bloody stop!"
    Harbour approach: Bearing away impossible and still flying... Toward lotsa rocks. Helm down hard to port and boat still wants to bear up to starboard.
    Solution: Bear up, luff up and be held steady by a conflicting tide and wind. Tighten topping lift, reset lazy jacks, drop the main and lash it with any bits of spare rigging not associated with the jib. Sail back in nice and quick under jib alone.
    Race result: DNF (Along with about half the fleet)
    Overall: Next time it's like this I'll still go out but not even worry about the main unless I can reef it.
    Sounds like quite a day, and a DNF is hell of a lot better than a DNS.
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    Whoo hoo Duncan!

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    I enjoyed that Duncan , just think of the pleasure you've brought to the world.
    It sorta reminds me of the day I rigged the stripper up with both rigs and sailed it by myself. Damn thing took charge and planed off wherever it wanted, I found a little beach downwind, staggered up it and dropped out one rig so I could sail it back up to weather to the boat.
    " you looked like you had fun"..... ,
    " pass me the towel ,and I'm going for a big lie down now"

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    Duncan
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Damn thing took charge and planed off wherever it wanted,
    It's like horse riding really: Most of the time the beasty is under your control, but sometimes...
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    Awesome! TMP Rules! Good to see Pippin took charge of the situation and had a great sail, and you were lucky enough to come along for the ride!! Great mental images, including your smile

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    It's sounding to me like Mirrors of the Haul should be obliged to have boomcam!

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    ^^ Yes

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    yeah Duncs , young fella like you should be all over the gopro phenomenon. Think of the joy you could bring to us do nothing but sit at a screen types. Now let me see... which side of a red buoy should I go.....

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    I'd love a Go Pro John! I have visions of mounting one on a sturdy pole and getting vision of the keel of Looe as she glides over the sandbanks of the Tweed on a clear water day (or some other exotic location). I doubt I'd get away with posting footage my mainsheet mishap - "Keep the &*^%$#$ head to the &*^%$#$ wind!" - or the moment before I pulled up in front of the rocky training wall with the committee on the bank getting the full audio-visual experience as well: "&*^%$#$ TURN! &*^%$#$ TURN! &*^%$#$ TURN!"
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    Are you saying that you swear at an inanimate object in an attempt to make it do something you wish it to do?

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    Yesterday, our neighbours took off in their Triton 24 about 20 minutes ahead of us. As they rounded Bull Island, some other friends approached them in their ski boat (sort of) to enquire whether they could borrow a mask to aid them in their search for a lost Go Pro. They said to our neighbours that they thought their boat was ours! My comment was that they didn't have much chance of finding that Go Pro! And they didn't. So, I can tell you roughly where there is one if you want one .......

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    Perhaps next time they'll invest the $18.00 for one of these:



    or these:




    which is what I've bought for my Sony Action Cam (the yellow floaty handle that is)
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    I bought a cheap knock-off not long after I got my goodbye payout. AEE brand or something. I had big ideas for it, and not I'm having Mirror tiller-cam or boom cam ideas. Got it from Kogan online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Are you saying that you swear at an inanimate object in an attempt to make it do something you wish it to do?
    The race committee told me it was all highly entertaining and worth every second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    The race committee told me it was all highly entertaining and worth every second.
    I'm not knocking it , It certainly works for me.

    I'd quite like one of those cameras too but I think it would need a computer upgrade to go with it for the file space( I assume).. so an expensive addition for me at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I'm not knocking it , It certainly works for me.

    I'd quite like one of those cameras too but I think it would need a computer upgrade to go with it for the file space( I assume).. so an expensive addition for me at the moment.
    nah, just get an external hard drive. You can get 2TB for about $90.00 at the moment.
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    I think this ad would have to rate as a true marketing disaster, wouldn't it?

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dinghy-Te...item20d73a5809

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    Your very own mini submersible.

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    Now Notorious is anchored, according to the AIS map, about 10km NE of Seal Rocks. Pirates' treasure, fishing or just a slooooow trip I wonder?

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    I have a pirogue

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    Can you get a cream to help with that?
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    I thought only politicians got that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I have a pirogue
    is that a good name for Larrikins tender?

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    Our son returned from a bit of work in New Caledonia bearing gifts, including a father's day gift for me. It's a little carved pirogue, with outrigger. Interestingly even the sail is made from wood.

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    Something else of possible interest. I visited a mate yesterday who is building a cold mould 24 foot Ranger. He used plastic staples to hold the red cedar laminates, I tried 10mm staples on a sample of flooded gum and they penetrated well if not the crown, they can be planed off flush quite easily.The 10mm plastic staples are around $90 per box of 4000 . A gun is just under $200.

    TAGAPLUS fastenings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Our son returned from a bit of work in New Caledonia bearing gifts, including a father's day gift for me. It's a little carved pirogue, with outrigger. Interestingly even the sail is made from wood.
    Oh, that's not a pirogue, that's a canoe. The French call it a pirogue as they can't pronounce canoe. When the French try to say canoe, it comes out sounding like a big African antelope, and they're embarrassed about that.

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    Isnt that a Lakatoi?

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    No, a lakatoi is not an antelope. It's a double-ended trading catamaran, sometimes trimaran, and not an outrigger.

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    PS They're not actually double-ended - got confused with all these things galloping around in my head!
    Last edited by RFNK; 09-02-2013 at 06:37 PM.

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    Oh deer.

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