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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris. View Post
    Buyer wasnt me unfortunately - the kids and partners all came for dinner and i totally forgot the time. i could say i didnt really need it, but that would be a bit sour-grapey as i really wanted ​ it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Sign up to https://www.justsnipe.com/. It works very well !
    Yeah, i know - but i like waiting until the last second to put my bid in. call me old fashioned.....

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    What happens when two people sign up to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I do like those little 26 foot Hess cutters, very pretty to my eye !

    I'd suggest the gentleman have a new hull built with his $100 K. Shudder.
    Erik is probably stil for sale down in Tassie. Better all round.

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    Well done Mrs Purri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    What happens when two people sign up to it?

    Rick
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    But you can decide how much the item is worth to you, set your maximum and forget the auction.
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    On my way home from my latest too rare boat visit. Balia continues to look after herself remarkably well. I took the sails off this time, as it will probably be a while before I take her out sailing. Spent a very pleasant few days aboard. Cold though. I have a little Coleman gas catalytic camping heater, but it only added about 3 degrees to the ambient temp, which was never above 10C.

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    That's chill, a wood stove would be good.
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    Yes, except they are messy, and need feeding more frequently than a baby. Im definitely going diesel.

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    Four hourly feeds IIRC. But diesel would be good, don't forget the blow by blow installation report.
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    Maybe I was being unduly generous!

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    How things can change. Visited the doc today about a bump on my foot. An hour and I came home to find Anne ashen faced and in severe pain. Trip to casualty, 4 hours waiting about for a decision, kidney stone as we thought. She's in overnight and they'll see in the morning. If no improvement a transfer to a larger hospital is probable.
    Foot is fine, get out the belt sander I reckon.

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    Please give Anne my most sincere condolences, Jeff. I've had a kidney stone twice, and I never, ever, want one again as long as I live. I'm told by mothers who have also had them that the pain of the stones is worse than that of childbirth.

    I hope they've given Anne pethedine? If so she should be floating somewhere up near the ceiling.

    If not, get her out of the hospital and to a doctor who'll give her a jab....

    Glad your foot is okay.

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    So you went to see about a sore foot, which somehow was diagnosed as Anne has kidney stones, but it's all good, you are going to take to her with a belt sander. Wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    So you went to see about a sore foot, which somehow was diagnosed as Anne has kidney stones, but it's all good, you are going to take to her with a belt sander. Wonderful!
    Yeah? Sounds reasonable to me……… but i'll use a fine grit belt………...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooden Boat Fittings View Post
    Please give Anne my most sincere condolences, Jeff. I've had a kidney stone twice, and I never, ever, want one again as long as I live. I'm told by mothers who have also had them that the pain of the stones is worse than that of childbirth.

    I hope they've given Anne pethedine? If so she should be floating somewhere up near the ceiling.

    If not, get her out of the hospital and to a doctor who'll give her a jab....



    Glad your foot is okay.

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    She was last night Mike. Evidently a males urethra is smaller than a females and passing a stone is worse.

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    From recent experience, my deepest sympathy to Anne .

    Pethedene is wonderful stuff !
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    Best wishes for Anne, Jeff!

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    Speedy recovery to Ann ,Jeff!

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    Thoughts going out to Ann. Never had kidney stones so I can't know the pain, but the subject makes people who've had them go all quiet and shuddery. Hoping for a quick turn around fo her mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    She was last night Mike.
    Good. And when she floats down again, give her a hug from Jenn and me and an admonition to not do it again.

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    Sending mine Peter and Jeff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorSsap View Post
    She was last night Mike. Evidently a males urethra is smaller than a females and passing a stone is worse.
    They generally have further to travel in a male.:-)
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Time to talk about boats.

    I've just glassed the floor of the dinghy I'm still building. I've also just had extra legs welded onto Masina's pushpit to prevent rocking. I'm fastening it back on with copper bolts that I made and I've made Tufnol plates to go under the triangular feet. These will be Fixteched to the deck so that, as the pushpit rocks, a bit, it doesn't allow moisture to trickle into the holes. It's tricky getting the plates to line up perfectly with the feet but worth the effort, I think.

    No work on Pipsqueak lately.

    I also just bought a fibreglass kayak that a friend was selling. It's called a Tasman 19 so I suppose it's 19'? Looks good. I want to get fitter but Ms T isn't speaking to me anyway. That's okay as I'm sick of hearing all the reasons why I shouldn't have bought it.

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    This might warrant a separate thread but I thought I'd ask here first. My son outlaw is talking about making himself sails for a junk rigged boat sometime in the medium term. Our daughter is thinking about buying herself a sewing machine now so the question is whether a domestic sewing machine might do a one-off sail making job and if so what sort and what specs would make it suitable.

    PS boat would be somewhere in the 25 to 35 foot range.
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    I expect Gary will be gushing when he reads this! No separate thread please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Time to talk about boats.

    I've just glassed the floor of the dinghy I'm still building. I've also just had extra legs welded onto Masina's pushpit to prevent rocking. I'm fastening it back on with copper bolts that I made and I've made Tufnol plates to go under the triangular feet. These will be Fixteched to the deck so that, as the pushpit rocks, a bit, it doesn't allow moisture to trickle into the holes. It's tricky getting the plates to line up perfectly with the feet but worth the effort, I think.

    No work on Pipsqueak lately.

    I also just bought a fibreglass kayak that a friend was selling. It's called a Tasman 19 so I suppose it's 19'? Looks good. I want to get fitter but Ms T isn't speaking to me anyway. That's okay as I'm sick of hearing all the reasons why I shouldn't have bought it.

    Rick
    Is Fixtech that flexible Rick ? How much movement do you expect ?

    I haven't used it but have a tube on the shelf.
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    Don't leave it on the shelf too long. I had to dig past the hard stuff to get some out for Romana's nose ring. It has a defined shelf life and it's good for that, but it's for using, not shelfing.
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    I see Lofty still has the H28 Matsya for sale/swap at $12k. He's reverting it to a previous name Merrimac for some reason. If it truly is as good as he thinks it's got to be a steal. Anyone know the boat by the previous/new name Merrimac?
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    In that case I think I better use this tube for gluing up a couple of sawhorses !
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    This might warrant a separate thread but I thought I'd ask here first. My son outlaw is talking about making himself sails for a junk rigged boat sometime in the medium term. Our daughter is thinking about buying herself a sewing machine now so the question is whether a domestic sewing machine might do a one-off sail making job and if so what sort and what specs would make it suitable.

    PS boat would be somewhere in the 25 to 35 foot range.
    PM me your email address and I will send you my sail plan (326 square feet) and info on how to make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    This might warrant a separate thread but I thought I'd ask here first. My son outlaw is talking about making himself sails for a junk rigged boat sometime in the medium term. Our daughter is thinking about buying herself a sewing machine now so the question is whether a domestic sewing machine might do a one-off sail making job and if so what sort and what specs would make it suitable.

    PS boat would be somewhere in the 25 to 35 foot range.
    The sewing mahine should have a walking foot and be able to take a 120 grade needle. It will also need to be able to punch through around 3 layers of seat belt webbing.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Is Fixtech that flexible Rick ? How much movement do you expect ?

    I haven't used it but have a tube on the shelf.
    Fixtech comes with a cap, keep it on tight and it should last quite a long time. I find the bit that goes hard is usually onlly around 10-15mm long.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Is Fixtech that flexible Rick ? How much movement do you expect ?

    I haven't used it but have a tube on the shelf.
    The Fixtech goes between the plate and the deck, so it doesn't need to be very flexible. There'll be a bit more between the feet and the plates but not too much. It's flexible enough - similar to Sika and silicon.
    Rick

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    By the way, there's a range of Fixtech products. I'm talking about their sealant (blue tube).They also make poly glue (brown tube or bottle), caulking (orange tube) and other goop.

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