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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    More, please.

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    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Sweet

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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Beautiful.

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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Does the OP have a timber boat?
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    Beautiful. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    Does the OP have a timber boat?
    Ha Ha, you've got it bad, haven't you?
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    I've got plenty more photos, but I won't be near a 💻 for a day or two, so they can wait.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    So, I bought lunch and she bought a nautical theme chess set.

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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    BTW the first pic is a vessel that I worked on in the restoration project from 83 to 86. The vessel is the S.Y. Ena (Steam Vessel)
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    Beautiful. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    BTW the first pic is a vessel that I worked on in the restoration project from 83 to 86. The vessel is the S.Y. Ena (Steam Vessel)
    Excellent. Perhaps you wouldn't mind telling us what you did on the project?

    This be her....

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    I believe the owner spent about $3 mil on this restoration. She's for sale now. I think I heard either $1.3 or $1.8 mil... but it wouldn't be hard to find out

    edit - 1.15m euro - she's a 1924 60' Nicholson. The Hurrica V. loa 71'4"

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    The Lady Frisco is a nice steam launch



    I had a chat with the owner's daughter as we were leaving



    and yes, we had a fun day

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Some more shots on ENA





    This one's a bit dodgy... I loaned my camera to a girl recently, and she smashed the flash. Haven't gotten around to fixing it yet






    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    For those who like other uses of wood:


    PYRMONT BRIDGE

    A symbol of Australia’s industrial history
    Pyrmont Bridge is one of the world's oldest surviving electrically operated swingspan bridges. The first bridge began operating in 1857 and the current swingspan bridge opened in 1902. The bridge provided the main transport route between the city and Sydney's growing western suburbs while the swingspan allowed tall vessels to access Darling Harbour.
    Pyrmont Bridge was designed by engineer Percy Allan who was renowned for his ‘common sense' approach to engineering. Each of the 583 bridges Allan designed during his career was characterised by its economical use of materials, easy construction and maintenance. Pyrmont Bridge consists of a steel truss swingspan with timber truss approach spans. Timber was used because of the high cost of iron and steel and government insistence on using local ironbark to reduce costs.
    At the time using electricity to operate the swingspan was considered advanced as almost all swing bridges were operated by winches, steam or hydraulic power. The electrification of Sydney's trams provided Allan with the power and equipment he needed. The Ultimo Power House, now the Powerhouse Museum, was nearby, and tram motors, modified with appropriate gearing, were suitable to drive the swingspan.
    During the 1900s, the growth of international trade saw the introduction of large container ships and the southern end of Darling Harbour became less commercially viable as a trading port. The area gradually fell into decline, freight services were moved and the railway goods yards were closed in 1984.
    When Darling Harbour was redeveloped in 1988, Pyrmont Bridge's swingspan was restored and a new addition, the Monorail, was built above it. Place Management NSW, which manages Pyrmont Bridge, has undertaken further remediation work in the past 20 years. This has included measures to prevent the swingspan jamming during hot weather and maintenance of the sand filled concrete encasements which protect the timber pile from marine borers.
    The bridge is a key piece of engineering heritage and the swingspan has opened more than 600,000 times in its lifetime. An Institution of Engineers Australia commemorative plaque is at the bridge's west end and an inscription in the stonework at the eastern end recognises Percy Allan.
    Bridge openings
    The bridge is generally opened for demonstrations on weekends and public holidays (weather permitting) and at other times as required for shipping. For more information contact (02) 9240 8797.
    Facts and figures

    • Length: 369 metres
    • The bridge cost £112,500 to build
    • The bridge is made up of 14 spans
    • Australian ironbark timber is used on 12 spans, while the two central spans, which swing, are constructed from steel
    • The swingspan weighs 1,000 tonnes and is supported on a base made from concrete and local sandstone. The base is filled with mass concrete and weighs 6,800 tonnes. It is 13 metres in diameter and 19 metres deep. The water is 6.5 metres deep and the base extends a further 10 metres below the sea floor
    • Pyrmont Bridge takes approximately 60 seconds to open completely to 83 degrees. It has to be opened for vessels more than 7 metres high
    • Vessels/barges up to 21.5 metres wide can pass through the channel once the Pyrmont Bridge has been opened
    • Pyrmont Bridge is driven by the original two 50 Hp 600 volt DC General Electric type 57 electric motors. Manual drum-type General Electric tramway controllers are used to drive the motors for the swingspan and gates
    • Power to operate the bridge was originally drawn from Ultimo Power House (now the Powerhouse Museum)
    • As a young engineer, J.J.C. Bradfield (who designed the Sydney Harbour Bridge) helped design the sandstone abutment walls at each end of Pyrmont Bridge
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    The Tribal Warrior is a pearling lugger built on Thursday Island in 1899. It was built by Japanese shipwright Tsugitaro Furuta and originally named MINA. It is thought to be the oldest pearling lugger still extant, and one of the earliest craft built by Furuta.



    Halvorsens



    KELPIE is a yacht built by George Ellis at a Drummoyne boatshed in Sydney. It was built for brothers Russell and Dr Eric Sinclair. It is a very early surviving example of a gaff cutter racing yacht that was built in Australia, and one of the very few that survive in Australia.





    Hmmm.... 1.15m euro

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Excellent. Perhaps you wouldn't mind telling us what you did on the project?

    This be her....


    No w that’s what I Call a windlass. Thanks .

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