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    Adelaide in winter. I won't be there. Only mad people will be there.

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    Yeah, its colder and more miserable than Christchurch half the time in winter, and hotter than Hades in summer. My sister lives there, at the opposite end of Largs from Bruce - mad people indeed .

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    I am reasonably new around here and have heard you mention "longer voyages" in the scamp.
    If I may ask, where do you envisage cruising in this little gem Bruce?

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    I tried to post this earlier and it may have gone to someone else's thread.

    Waiting for paint to dry. First fit of tent #1.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
    I am reasonably new around here and have heard you mention "longer voyages" in the scamp.
    If I may ask, where do you envisage cruising in this little gem Bruce?


    As far as it will take me in relative safety.

    I may only get to Glenelg from Largs. I may get to Sydney. I'll be happy if I get past Glenelg. I'm setting her up for distance cruising in case it's possible to go long distances. But we'll soon see, I guess.


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    Verdict:

    A handful of strings and clips away from awesome!






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    I have a Pathfinder pic like that, but with a blue tarp. Stuck on a filthy day in the Marlborough Sounds, with the fifteen y.o. son. We eventually went for a wee sail in the pouring rain, as an alternative to killing each other .

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    Looks like it would flap like hell in a breeze. To be honest.

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    Looks like it would flap like hell in a breeze. To be honest.
    Maybe you didn't see the 'first fit' note. It's just draped over the boat. Of course it would flap like a bastwerd if that's how I went camping.
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    I bought a little tent with glass poles that I should be able to erect on JIM, it'll be tight and well tailored.$30.I'll cut out the bottom and glue on blocks to take the pole ends. https://www.tentworld.com.au/buy-sal...l-2p-dome-tent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Looks like it would flap like hell in a breeze. To be honest.
    Who cares, as long as it keeps you dry. And if you're tired enough, you even sleep through it. Believe me, I've done it with a loose tent over my Mirror (see scenes after 2:49 into https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfWEUnwlEJc ). But I do plan to improve the fastening system.
    Bruce, I hope one of the secret weapons is a more durable tent material than polytarp, though. The relatively cheap camping tents on the market can be adapted/ re-sewn to fit, surely. Polytarp is great but only lasts a year or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Maybe you didn't see the 'first fit' note. It's just draped over the boat. Of course it would flap like a bastwerd if that's how I went camping.
    Ah yes, strings and clips, carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 62816inBerlin View Post
    Who cares, as long as it keeps you dry. And if you're tired enough, you even sleep through it. Believe me, I've done it with a loose tent over my Mirror (see scenes after 2:49 into https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfWEUnwlEJc ). But I do plan to improve the fastening system.
    Bruce, I hope one of the secret weapons is a more durable tent material than polytarp, though. The relatively cheap camping tents on the market can be adapted/ re-sewn to fit, surely. Polytarp is great but only lasts a year or two.


    Hi Gernot.

    That's the finest quality tent fly material, nicked from a high quality tent, I'll have you know. I know cos I'm the one who nicked it. From the olden days when camping tents were made to last, and sold to serious campers. This one has trudged over several continents and it bears great mojo from its previous owners. I may forego the plan to sew in darts, just in case they demand it back one day.

    I also have a king size version made of lighter, more modern tent material. I'm not sure I'll need it. The bigger one would need a couple of three whoops unlike the small one that only needs one. I'm sure there were photos once upon a time.



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    I might not get the rudder blade finished in time for launching this coming Saturday. I've just got the last primer-sealer-undercoat on and it's going to rain here all week apparently, so getting top coats on and hard sounds iffy. Anyway the forecast is for 20 knots SW with rain on Saturday so not ideal for a launching party.


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    Watching paint dry. Building a paper model of Secret Weapon #1




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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I might not get the rudder blade finished in time for launching this coming Saturday. I've just got the last primer-sealer-undercoat on and it's going to rain here all week apparently, so getting top coats on and hard sounds iffy. Anyway the forecast is for 20 knots SW with rain on Saturday so not ideal for a launching party.


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    Watching paint dry. Building a paper model of Secret Weapon #1




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    Aaah yes, just the thing for chatting up beach babes when you put ashore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    You have a lounge room yes?
    I measured the doors and windows. I can't get Romana into the house. Besides, Sheila would not like a flooded loungeroom floor as a launching place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Aaah yes, just the thing for chatting up beach babes when you put ashore.



    How could you have guessed! Bang goes the surprise.

    I don't have any fancy schmancy glossy colourful hipster fabric but I managed to find something in the "Never Throw Anything Away" pile. It's a bit dirty, too. Maybe a good wash in the sea might spruce it up.




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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I measured the doors and windows. I can't get Romana into the house. Besides, Sheila would not like a flooded loungeroom floor as a launching place.
    Funny. I was referring to the rudder of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    How could you have guessed! Bang goes the surprise.

    I don't have any fancy schmancy glossy colourful hipster fabric but I managed to find something in the "Never Throw Anything Away" pile. It's a bit dirty, too. Maybe a good wash in the sea might spruce it up.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I saw an 8 man tent for sale, for $50. One of those squareish ones with an external frame. Acres and acres of dark blue and grey sunbrella like fabric.
    Now there's a good idea !
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    Something bad is happening to the forum. Lots of posts disappeared again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Funny. I was referring to the rudder of course.
    If you take the rudder off, the boat could end up anywhere. Steering it into the house would be a nightmare.

    Reminds me of the story about the cow without an udder. Turned out to be a lot of bull.

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    Something bad is happening to the forum. Lots of posts disappeared again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    If you take the rudder off, the boat could end up anywhere. Steering it into the house would be a nightmare.

    Reminds me of the story about the cow without an udder. Turned out to be a lot of bull.

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    Or up the wall!

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    Not mine. Too smooth.

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    Two top coats on the rudder blade. The result is pretty ruff. My workmanship is wanting and it shows. Never mind.

    It looks like the launching date will be postponed due to too much weather. I'll decide tomorrow and let people know, but it looks like a rotten day for it. Another week of tidy up jobs won't go astray.


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    Looks like a week of crap weather, at last. Bad timing though for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Two top coats on the rudder blade. The result is pretty ruff. My workmanship is wanting and it shows. Never mind.

    It looks like the launching date will be postponed due to too much weather. I'll decide tomorrow and let people know, but it looks like a rotten day for it. Another week of tidy up jobs won't go astray.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Looks like a week of crap weather, at last. Bad timing though for you.


    Early next week looks ok. Monday morning or, more likely, Tuesday afternoon might be better options than the weekend. The beach should be deserted due to the cold.


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    It's now looking like hail is likely on Saturday so I've rescheduled Romana's launch event to Monday at 10:30am, at Largs Bay beach.
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    Sadly I think I have a digger job Monday morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Sadly I think I have a digger job Monday morning.
    If all goes well on Monday there will be other times to say hello to Romana in the water.
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    Let us know when those other times to say Hello to Romana are Bruce, watching with Interest from down the Road I like the look of that Secret Weapon too.
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