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    You could host a cocktail party on that deck!



    The red brackets mark the extent of the worm tunnels in this plank. Another guy at the yard says he ran a wire through the worm tunnel along that whole length and it stayed in the one plank.



    She has opened up a fair bit, and definitely wants fresh putty. The cotton caulking was replaced a couple of years ago.
    This one also shows the aft end of that worm-chewed section:

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    There are two planks on the other side with worm holes, just one each. That would need exploration too.

    She's really strongly built. The steamed frames look about 2" wide and on 6" centres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post

    Matt, next time you're nearby could you measure the draft ? The vendor said 6 foot and if that's right .... and it looks very likely, she would be too deep to moor easily in the Tweed.
    Yep. Will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Good question Looks like those chainplates must have been moved, which might cause moisture problems, engine is definitely too small, and I would be concerned with the extended rudder cheeks not being strong enough in a heavy sea way . The forces created by a strong out flow tide on WB rudder never seize to amaze me.

    Thanks for the feedback on the awning battens Guys.
    What makes you think the engine is too small?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Yep. Will do.
    Thanks Matt.

    She looks about right for wooding and a cold moulded overlay or 3, that would inspire confidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    What makes you think the engine is too small?

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    Rather looked like the old QM 8 to me, if it's the QM I5 I stand corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Thanks Matt.

    She looks about right for wooding and a cold moulded overlay or 3, that would inspire confidence.
    Perhaps... Though the way she was originally made was very good. The necessary plank repairs and then refastening and she'd be good for another fifty years as long as the worms don't find her again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Rather looked like the old QM 8 to me, if it's the QM I5 I stand corrected.
    It's a twin so that would be the 15 or 20hp ?
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    We went and checked out Balias new berth this afternoon. It's a cracker. Really easy access, well protected. The afternoon sea breeze would be the main challenge in North Haven, but where the berth is, it's beam on, and will tend to blow us onto the berth, so getting in will be easy, just motor in, stop, and drift sideways onto the berth. Getting out, hit reverse and allow the stern to fall off, pull out a bit further and we are aimed toward the sea. Clear water forever out I to the basin, well, several hundred metres anyway. Couldnt be much better. Very happy with it.

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    Sounds excellent Phil. Is it accessed through a private property or a public access gate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    That's the plan I use too, except for the last bit, and I often delete the first bit too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    I space all four judiciously.
    Randomly rather than judiciously, for me.

    Happy berth day Phil!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Sounds excellent Phil. Is it accessed through a private property or a public access gate?

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    Theres a public gate a few houses along the way. We are out right near the end of Gulf Point Drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Randomly rather than judiciously, for me.

    Happy berth day Phil!

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    Returning to the place of one's berth is always good .....

    Congratulations Phil, that sounds very convenient !
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    it looks very likely, she would be too deep to moor easily in the Tweed.
    If the Tweed's not suitable, there's always the Brocade.

    As long as they'd let you through, like that.

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    Pete, I have to work full time this week. I'll be back at the boat yard next weekend and I'll measure her up for the tweed then.

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    Sorry, that double ended looks badly dried out and worm damaged and there's some nasty looking stuff around the fasteners. Big big rebuild job I'd guess.

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    Yep. It is all of that.

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    I suppose it depends whether you consider replacing fastenings, a few planks and the caulking of a Colin Archer is worth the effort if the price is right - ie no more than $5k, definitely not $15k, as opposed to the work involved in a new build
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Sorry, that double ended looks badly dried out and worm damaged and there's some nasty looking stuff around the fasteners. Big big rebuild job I'd guess.
    As I said earlier, multiple layers of veneers would seem a good idea but she looks a bit big for my use .... but I'm not decided yet. There would be an in depth inspection first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    I suppose it depends whether you consider replacing fastenings, a few planks and the caulking of a Colin Archer is worth the effort if the price is right - ie no more than $5k, definitely not $15k, as opposed to the work involved in a new build
    Most definitely !
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    I'd suggest there are any number of boats in good condition on the market which would work out to be a better deal almost any way you look at it. Even putting little or no value on your time.

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    A very rational response but just occasionally a boat seems to appeal disproportionately .... but she's VERY old and just a wee bit bigger and deeper than I want.
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    there you go Peter, 2 pointy ends and only 2500
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    Nice but outside my price range unfortunately.
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    But then so is an old fixer upper, by the time you get it seaworthy, decent engine, electrics, rig and sails....

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    I guess we better lighten up, half the fun is looking and thinking what might be.

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    Exactly!

    That little Rozinante, for example, is very cute. I am already repairing an old boat not vastly unlike her, but I can still look and admire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    But then so is an old fixer upper, by the time you get it seaworthy, decent engine, electrics, rig and sails....
    Yep, but at least you get to put into it what you want and we get to be opinionated about what that should be.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    If the Tweed's not suitable, there's always the Brocade.

    As long as they'd let you through, like that.

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    And said with such a straight face.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Exactly!

    That little Rozinante, for example, is very cute. I am already repairing an old boat not vastly unlike her, but I can still look and admire.
    it's not really a rozinante though is it? i was looking at images a while ago, and it's nothing like the same hull shape. herreshoff seems like a generic description for a lot of wooden boats with unknown history.

    Same as this one http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/21-Timber...0AAOSwhcJWHeQ3 - which looks like a scaled down alerion 26 in terms of keel, but that's about it. i'd be interested to know what design both of them were, because the cabins on them at the moment are fairly unfortunate looking in appearance, and surely not as per plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagos View Post
    it's not really a rozinante though is it? i was looking at images a while ago, and it's nothing like the same hull shape. herreshoff seems like a generic description for a lot of wooden boats with unknown history.

    Same as this one http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/21-Timber...0AAOSwhcJWHeQ3 - which looks like a scaled down alerion 26 in terms of keel, but that's about it. i'd be interested to know what design both of them were, because the cabins on them at the moment are fairly unfortunate looking in appearance, and surely not as per plan.
    Quite true. That last one isn't harmed too much by the cabin for some reason, but 'Scud' looks a bit wrong. I don't know if that photo of Scud in profile is a really bad angle, or her sheer is really quite straight. Rozinante has a lovely sweep to the sheer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    And also there is the time aspect.
    Do you want to spend your time working on a boat , or sailing , and maintaining it ?.
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    That's what I reckon at pushing 73 Rob. When christmas is over I'll look about for a wooden skiff in reasonable order, and find a club where I can store it so I'm not messing about with trailers. Something just a bit safer, more predictable and more easily recoverable than the Macgreggor.

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