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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Hippie.

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    Apparently a previous owner was somewhat plaqued by visitors' habits of adding an M at the start of the name on the transom name board. So there's a bit of a doff of the hat to her history by adding a hyphenated M into the tender's name.






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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Tom said this was hauled at Runaway Bay.
    Spent several hours checking out and helping Mike on his boat. The damage is confined mostly to seven short filler planks and a section of the outer stem that the so-called shi#wrights at Runaway replaced three years ago using Tassie Oak. There is also some damage to the worm shoe the decks are Oregan planked and look reasonable also the cutlass bearing needs replacing.
    The vessel is built well with spotted gum plankingto high standards in Sydney and the hull is still in very good condition despite some neglect, partially due to the fact that despite being built in 37 she was not launched until the 1976. Will post pictures in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Spent several hours checking out and helping Mike on his boat. The damage is confined mostly to seven short filler planks and a section of the outer stem that the so-called shi#wrights at Runaway replaced three years ago using Tassie Oak. There is also some damage to the worm shoe the decks are Oregan planked and look reasonable also the cutlass bearing needs replacing.
    The vessel is built well with spotted gum plankingto high standards in Sydney and the hull is still in very good condition despite some neglect, partially due to the fact that despite being built in 37 she was not launched until the 1976. Will post pictures in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Spent several hours checking out and helping Mike on his boat. The damage is confined mostly to seven short filler planks and a section of the outer stem that the so-called shi#wrights at Runaway replaced three years ago using Tassie Oak. There is also some damage to the worm shoe the decks are Oregan planked and look reasonable also the cutlass bearing needs replacing.
    The vessel is built well with spotted gum plankingto high standards in Sydney and the hull is still in very good condition despite some neglect, partially due to the fact that despite being built in 37 she was not launched until the 1976. Will post pictures in the morning.
    Built in 1937 but launched in 1976? Whaaaaat??

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    That's a long project.

    Pixie didn't take that long, but was a retirement project begun in 1949 and launched in 1966.
    Maybe it was something like that. Plenty of boats take a long time to get finished... the ones that are finished at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Built in 1937 but launched in 1976? Whaaaaat??

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    Mike’s Boat now getting ready to be scrapped

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    Solidly built!

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    She sure is Matt almost mostly full length planks with only a couple of butt blocks top grade oregon above the water line clench nailed with only a couple of split ribs.

    The worm damage mostly confined to newly installed Tassie Oak fillers, one short plank was actually eaten through causing her to take on water. The filler’s where not scarphed and most likely some existing worms not eradicated at the time the boat was repaired set up home in the much tastier Tassie oak.

    If that was my boat I would seriously consider legal action against the shipwright.

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    Correction she was launched in 1982,now that’s what you call a barn find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    That's a long project.

    Pixie didn't take that long, but was a retirement project begun in 1949 and launched in 1966.
    Maybe it was something like that. Plenty of boats take a long time to get finished... the ones that are finished at all.
    Indeed, Masina now has the remaining engine from such a project but .... 45 years after she was built?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Correction she was launched in 1982,now that’s what you call a barn find.
    Left exposed when the barn fell down around it!

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    Maybe they aren't worms. Maybe they're termites!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    That's a long project.

    Pixie didn't take that long, but was a retirement project begun in 1949 and launched in 1966.
    Maybe it was something like that. Plenty of boats take a long time to get finished... the ones that are finished at all.
    I don't feel so bad about taking so long with my outrigger canoe now

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    Is it a condition of entry to have an unfinished outrigger canoe project? I have one of those too. :-)

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    Further to M-Arawana, I'll be picking her up tomorrow evening. The seller confirmed all the bits are there so it looks like sailing down to Arawana is a thing. Photos to follow.


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    Smokin'!!!

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    Wow, like... awesome, man!

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    Hash brownies on the good ship M-Arawana?

    Or, is Bruce's cooking not great?

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    But, how far is it to Arawana? Will there be a lot of cooking? I'm also trying to picture two adults cooking while sailing in a Sabot. I'm guessing there won't be any cast iron pots used. Just ordinary pot? You might need to put in a reefer or two ....

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    I guess that’s what you get when you buy a boat with pot plants aboard.

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    Buncha dopes


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    High time he got another boat.

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    How far is it?....

    Far out man!
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    And here I was thinkin' that joint would be just a stone throw! Wooden wanna M-Arawana ifn Arawana was Jussaranakawna, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Further to M-Arawana, I'll be picking her up tomorrow evening. The seller confirmed all the bits are there so it looks like sailing down to Arawana is a thing. Photos to follow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    She sure is Matt almost mostly full length planks with only a couple of butt blocks top grade oregon above the water line clench nailed with only a couple of split ribs.

    The worm damage mostly confined to newly installed Tassie Oak fillers, one short plank was actually eaten through causing her to take on water. The filler’s where not scarphed and most likely some existing worms not eradicated at the time the boat was repaired set up home in the much tastier Tassie oak.

    If that was my boat I would seriously consider legal action against the shipwright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I'm missing something here, what bigger boat?


    Don't think too hard. I've finally bought a replacement tender for Arawana. That's all. It's a small sailing dinghy that I'll add rowlocks to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Don't think too hard. I've finally bought a replacement tender for Arawana. That's all. It's a small sailing dinghy that I'll add rowlocks to.


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    Ah, okay I haven't missed something major then.....phew.

    Had a good few hours working on Redwing today...I would like to know what I've done with the mast anchor bolts nut and washer though.
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    Wouldn't be more than a stoners throw away.

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    Duncan tells me Mr Sibley might be going for a sail today.
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