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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Donald View Post
    Gotta agree about the fires Neil. But we had a greater loss of life (in Victoria) on black Saturday. I’m also backing onto a forest here in Rushworth and every summer is the most worrying period

    Best of luck to you although I reckon you’ve used 1 of your aces already

    Yes I agree, black Saturday was worse in terms of life lost - think we need to change some of our back burning activities i nAustralia to reduce our fuel load + address climate change.

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    Very sorry to see that. We are seeing the fire story daily here in the US. Hopefully some rain and cool weather are due shortly.
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    Following with great concern!

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    Best of luck Neil

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    Best wishes Neil, I see on the 'fires near me' that you're little corner is under siege. I hope it comes through okay.
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    We have had confirmation today that are house and my boats are not burnt - phew :-)

    Let's hope it can stay that way. We are not home yet, not much point with no electricity, no phone, no sewerage, no mobile coverage............ we will return after the electricity gets back on.

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    Great news Neil, hopefully your outcome is more the norm than the exception and the light rain dampens things enough to give the superhuman volunteer firefighters the upper hand

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    Glad to hear that your family, your house and boats escaped the furnace. Beautiful boat, interesting helpers and can't wait till the power comes back and you get a chance to continue the build!
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    I am considering re-siting the mast step for the sloop rig. Will it be ok if I lengthen the mast by about 14 inches and step it on the Keelson rather than on the thwart? I would like to be able to easily rig the mast by myself and reckon that I can get more stability in the mast when it is unstayed (just stepped) if I step the mast on the keelson and temporarily tie it with shockcord perhaps to the thwart? Any comments/ideas?

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    Is it worth emailing the designer? I've heard he's helpful

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    Iain.oughtred@gmail.com

    that what you were looking for Rick?

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    I guess so. It would be on the plans too, wouldn't it? Thanks!

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    Thwart stepped mast? Is the thwart supported by an upright to the keelson?

    Trying to rack my brains trying to figure out why it would be bad. The mast position is as per designed? It'll prolly need a thwart at that point anyway to deal with the compression loads from the shrouds. So I'd guess mast through thwart to keel step would be fine. IMHO


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    Thanks for the responses & ideas - I have just emailed Iain.

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    Iain replied ages ago - said that stepping the mast on the keelson should be fine. And I I have photos of a stepping mast trap which an aquaintance uses on a Tammie Norrie - it clips onto the thwart to hold the mast whilst stays & shrouds are fixed - then unclips out of the way for sailing.

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    I've decided to add a knee into my Gannet 0 between keelson and transom - mainly because of 2 things: a) cedar is not the strongest of timbers (but very attractive) and b) I want to run an outboard occasionally. So, I drew one up, cut it out of hoop pine, shaped it with the spokeshave and glued it in. It now looks a bit large, but the stern thwart should cover that ...................


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    Centreboard case is almost ready to go in - have trial fitted it to death! Am now ready to get on with the deck beams in the bow.................. A group of us are off to Paynesville at the end of next week to their classic boat festival, I will take Bella (17' day launch) - there should be about 300 boats there!!

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    Looks fine Neil, quality work. I’ll have to keep that Paynesville event in mind, see ya there some day

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    Good progress Neil, enjoy Paynesville

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    Great to see your progress! And the festival sounds like a blast. Enjoy, and bring us back pictures!

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    You can all see photos from Paynesville here https://www.paynesvilleclassicboatrally.com.au/ - the weather was very kind to us :-)

    Now I am back to my build of Plockton, progress is slow by reasonable. I have all the deckbeams cut and have built the centreboard case plus cut the bulkhead which I am putting a mould 2 and a half!! Plans suggest mould 3 for the bulkhead but I'd like some space around the mast step which I will stand on the keelson rather than thwart. Have started painting the interior of the section up forward which will be under the deckbeams. After some more painting I will glue in the deckbeams and king plank.
    The centreboard case is trimmed with Douglas Fir (Oregon) which comes up a beautiful colour when you slap on some varnish.

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    Looks great Neil.

    Good to meet you and see the fleet on our way south to Paynesville.
    Keep up the good work!
    PeterW

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    Looking good Neil! Also glad that we humble Oregonians could help you out with that Douglas Fir. Funny how what is common-place to us seems no big deal. Though the old-growth, straight grained boards that I bought(read stole!)at a garage sale is pretty precious stuff!

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    Yes Ken,
    Best to use the older Douglas Fir - the recently cut green timber warps like bananas!

    Neil

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    Hi Peter,
    Good to see your lovely dinghy sailing at Paynesville. I have filled in the form to join the NSW wooden boat association - just waiting for Eric to nominate and then I can send it off.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterWidders View Post
    Looks great Neil.

    Good to meet you and see the fleet on our way south to Paynesville.
    Keep up the good work!

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    Good one Neil.

    If Eric is held up, just send it on and I will sort the nominators.
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    Looks nice. I’d considered building a forward deck and came to the same conclusion about the location of the bulkhead, finally decided I didn’t have the skills to pull it off. More power to you. How are you going to shape your stem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues View Post
    Looks nice. I’d considered building a forward deck and came to the same conclusion about the location of the bulkhead, finally decided I didn’t have the skills to pull it off. More power to you. How are you going to shape your stem?
    My bulkhead will be around mould 2.5 so I don't think the stem affects the bulkhead too much - were you think stem or something else ? Fitting the bulkhead is a slow process, but I used joggle stick method and hot glue to attach sticks to clamped post which seemed to work fairly well - thank goodness I have a good spokeshave to trim the bulkhead about 85,000 times!

    Neil

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    I have tried to insert some new photos of m ywork but after I click "new image" my browser pages freezes and I can't do anything - is the website working well for others?

    Neil

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    IMG_1450.jpgFinally managed to upload some photos - as you can see I am fitting out the interior. Centreboard case is in which gives me a useful reference point for thwarts, cleats etc...................

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    Looks great...will you take me for a sail this weekend? At your speed, it'll be ready for a Sunday sail!WgMkr

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    She’s looking good!

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    I am making knees to support sidedecks - 7 knees per side, each cut from 12mm ply with a hoop pine cleat glued to the upper side. Then each knee will be glued into the hull & inwale. Then a carlin glued to the inner face of each knee. And so the story continues.


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    Getting ready to paint the interior - lots of filleting and sanding done.

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    I have hollowed out the timber for the mast, cust the slot for the main halyard sheave, and today glued the 2 halves together. Hope the mast is straight and hope the glue sticks!!


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    That long lump of Sitka Spruce is now glued together and down to 16 sides. My friend lent me a sparmaking device (7:10:7) for marking the transition from 4->8 sides and then I made a device to mark the transition from 8->16 sides (turns out you can take the 10 segment of the original marker and subdivide it down to .25:.5:.25. It seems to have worked which is awfully good because planing this expensive timber is a bit scary. I now have covered most of the back garden beds in shavings and sawdust!! And I've still got to finish this mast and then start on the gaff and boom.............................. Should look squiffy when varnished though :-)

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