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    Just what I think!

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    I don’t look in very often I always like what I see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Phil, I thought of doing something similar in 316 as, didn't want to mix metals on a critical item. Maybe the answer will be to make up something (did I mention how absolutely sick I am of making things?) and then some sort of shroud boot or cover. Don't want the ss all wrapped up where it can't breathe (who'd a think that metal has to breathe).

    Re pictures, one day when I am retired then I will the time to sort my it/phone, but you know half the reason is having to go into one of the telco stores and being made to feel like an idiot by some "helpful" hipster and then sign for some plan that I could have got better or cheaper by phoning up instead. Been taking lots of picks. Cheers

    316 stainless should be used at the waterline and below.
    In a boat I would just use 316 period.
    Never put tape over stainless steel. Use other things over the shrouds and turnbuckles if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donald branscom View Post
    316 stainless should be used at the waterline and below.
    In a boat I would just use 316 period.
    Never put tape over stainless steel. Use other things over the shrouds and turnbuckles if needed.
    Even a wrap of tape over the pin/cotterpin? Seems to me that won't seal the metal & it sure cuts down on ripped skin/sails.
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    Max , I skipped this thread as it was so effing depressing seeing all those photobucket black circles on page one.
    The bump in the other thread , decline of trad build threads, brought me back and I got beyond page one.
    I'm glad I did.
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    I've only just found this Thread and haven't caught up fully, taking the time to appreciate all the awesome work that has been done!

    Keep posting, this is right up my alley.

    Easier projects get a lot of comments as people feel more comfortable posting within their skill/knowledge level. I see this in so many forums.

    Not invisible...... far from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Attachment 10861More deck work
    Wow, you were just a young lad when you started on this. How time flies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Wow, you were just a young lad when you started on this. How time flies.
    Bit like my build eh.
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    Please don't stop posting now. Whizbang13's comment (#145) made me go back and skip past your photobucket problems. I read this forum because it brings back some great memories. Like you, I've done it all. Built/repaired boats, houses, cars, trucks. I've owned gas stations and construction company's. Spent 6 years in the U.S. Navy (Submarines) and was a commercial diver and cattle rancher. However, at 79 years of age and have limited use of my hands and both legs, I have not much left but memories. Thanks to you and other posters I can revisit my prior lives. I spend a lot of my time now just reading and enjoying this forum - thanks again, keep up the good work!

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    Eddie, very touched by your comment, more pics soon. Would be great if you see some of this stuff for real. Phil, very funny! I'm grown up enough to not wear the life jacket working on the boat now although they still tease me at school about the sawdust.
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    I, too, have been following siiently and admiringly. Please do keep posting.

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    Me too. Ive been following the thread with interest and admiration and hope you keep posting updates. Its great to see and read about.
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    Would like to edit the dead photobucket pages but cannot, I think because Gary posted them, anyway, took Phils advice, took pictures of the pictures with an iphone so now some early picsAt old PASC.jpg
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    At old PASC, new rudder.jpgAt the old Sailing club location, with my new rudder design instead of the old half round style, an extra 1 1/2 " longer at the transom, more waterline = more speed My bronze fittings as well
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    At old PASC, new rudder 2.jpgAt the old sailing club again. Really miss this slip, it was cheep, easy to use, you were allowed to use it yourself, only problem was very high tides
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    At Porters.jpgLooking a bit sad at Porters boatyard "marina". Many stories about this place, they had a "healing pen" which was more like a hospice, boats that went in there never came out again
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    Deck removal.jpgDeck removal, will try not to post pictures already posted
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    Removing cabin.jpgCabin removal
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    Transom removal.jpgRemoving transom
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    Sad that the old PASC and Porters and the other yards down there are gone. Bloody criminal really. The Port seems finally, at last, maybe, to be undergoing some sort of Renaissance, but has maybe lost too much of its soul to really be anything more than another housing development. I came close to buying the old William Russell building a long time ago. It wouldn't have been a good idea for a whole lot of reasons, but wow, what a building. It was only about &350,000 or so I think, no more than a house in the inner suburbs at the time.

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    Funny about that, I looked at seriously as well, wonderful but if the council found out you were living in it, development application and if you tried to turn it into units, serious money and serious time, oh well, it is a cool building. Re the boatyards, sometimes vandals wear suits, we get angry about graffiti yet these .......... demolish history to provide taxpayer funded site remediation for developers and provide a taxpayer funded guarantee if the development isn't successful, here. A mob called Cedarwoods (sounds like a CIA created company) spokesperson wasn't aware of theboatyards and fletchers slip.........
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    Patterns.jpgSome of my patterns, portlights, gammon iron, cranse iron, eye fitting
    the invisible man........

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    Patterns 2.jpgAnother view of my patterns
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    Making deck planks.jpgMaking deck planks, looks like I'm glueing these together, used a scarf with a small step at each end for a clean join. Used Smith & Co epoxy for tropical hardwood
    Last edited by maxwaterline; 02-14-2018 at 09:31 PM.
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    Ripping deck planks out of stock, cost of teak maintains high focus
    Making deck planks 2.jpg
    Last edited by maxwaterline; 02-15-2018 at 12:29 AM.
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    More deck plank ripping
    Making declk planks 3.jpg
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    Making declk planks 3.jpgMore deck plank making
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    More glueing deck plank scarfs, most lengths were around 2 - 21/5 metres so hence the need to scarf
    Making deck planks scarfing together.jpg
    Last edited by maxwaterline; 02-15-2018 at 12:25 AM.
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    Glueing laminated deck beams, looks like a couple of deck planks with the red lead primer on them resting on the table. Each plank was beveled on the 2 lower edges and a shallow bevel on one of the vertical sides for caulking
    Making deck beams.jpg
    Last edited by maxwaterline; 02-15-2018 at 12:27 AM.
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    You're running into the same imaging issues I have , its as if WB will accept 3 or 4 and then gives up the ghost. ( nice pun! eh)
    Anyway .. stick with it, maybe a rest and they'll work.

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    John, was only able to fix 2 attachments, maybe tomorrow
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    Nice work on the patterns Adrian, did you do the casting yourself?

    I scored a heap of worn bonze Gilkes pumps a few months back, I'll be picking you brains when it comes time.

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    Liam, not all bronzes are equal, you would want to be very sure of the type of bronze the pumps were made from. For general purpose/decorative, use LG2, for things subjected to load, G1 is the go. Casting a simple shape with less than a kilo of bronze shouldn't be that hard, anything more is serious/complicated, mould boxes, copes, risers, flues, crucibles, sands......., handling 10 kilos of molten bronze,safety, safety, safety! I designed/made the patterns and got the castings poured at 2 local foundrys. I realise its less than manly having your castings done at a foundry, but I just didn't want to go through all the hassle to melt and pour bronze, maybe when I'm retired I'll have a play. I don't think too many boatyards made their own bronze castings. I can help you with pattern design but Peter Sibley is the guru in this area.
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    You could go into production with those port lights I reckon.

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    On another matter, I'll PM you, but looking for someone you'd trust to do an engine alignment.

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