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    I've got a 100 year old book on Farriering to repair, that'll keep me occupied.
    Just as well I glassed the new rudder before the change though I don't need it today.

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    Well the rig is off and strapped down on the trailer, the outboard works and it's a stunning blue sky day.
    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    Interesting to see individuals living on the fringes of the Brisbane river behind the Hockey centre at Comsley.
    Came across this moored pontoon including nautical thrash and treasures in the mangroves.

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    Tonight’s camp site by the river in the midlands town of Ross. Getting chilly outside!
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Tonight’s camp site by the river in the midlands town of Ross. Getting chilly outside!
    Very pikcha scew. Love the bridge.
    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    Sail up 1.jpg
    The good news is the buyer doesn't want me to extend the mast now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Tonight’s camp site by the river in the midlands town of Ross. Getting chilly outside!
    Thirty cms of snow on Mt Baw Baw.

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    Definitely Autumn up here. We watched it arrive yesterday.
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    Back in the fold. I bought this one this morning (found it on ebay) - a Mike Roberts Green Island 15 in quite good nick. Built in 2013 I think. Have it at the trailer yard getting its undercarriage looked at and repaired for the trip up to Poona. Came with full set of plans and build instructions - maybe 70 pages worth.

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    Very nice Johnno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    Back in the fold. I bought this one this morning (found it on ebay) - a Mike Roberts Green Island 15 in quite good nick. Built in 2013 I think. Have it at the trailer yard getting its undercarriage looked at and repaired for the trip up to Poona. Came with full set of plans and build instructions - maybe 70 pages worth.

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    Very good! We can talk to you again now! Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Very good! We can talk to you again now! Congratulations!
    Lol.
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    Lurking from the other hemisphere again (still?), couple nice pics there...bridge and boat, sunset? Cool.

    Here in hilly rocky land of creeks and rivers TN, N. America, spring is in full force - and my bones say not a moment too soon!

    OTOH, it'll soon be hot. Oh, well!

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    One of the pleasures of the forum Durnik is the fact that our seasons are opposite. Sailing season is coming to an end here, last Sunday, racing day, it blew a full gale, 9c minus wind chill with rain and hail. No sailing. Not so far up the coastal mountains there was 25cms of snow, enough to ski on and a full 2 months early. Won't last of course.
    First fire in the stove this year.

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    Well done Johnno you should have lots of fun with her up your way.

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    Congratulation Johnno. She looks nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Very good! We can talk to you again now! Congratulations!
    What can I say?
    Last edited by johnno; 04-12-2021 at 04:52 PM.
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    Say that you will!
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    John, I hope this means your back has healed well?
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    Dinner at Beauty Point pub was a good meal, the sunset an added bonus.

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
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    In the morning a Collins Class Submarine docked at Beauty Point in preparation for Anzac Day.

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
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    Next stop was Port Sorell for a look around the moorings.

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    John, I hope this means your back has healed well?
    My back has not healed unfortunately which means I can't stand for long, nor walk. But I can sit, which means I can ride a bike and sit on a thwart with a sheet in one hand and a tiller in the other - so life is very good thanks Rick! Miss all you guys and gals - hope to see you all again sometime not too far off.
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    Well it must be cold down south because it feels rather chilly here this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    My back has not healed unfortunately which means I can't stand for long, nor walk. But I can sit, which means I can ride a bike and sit on a thwart with a sheet in one hand and a tiller in the other - so life is very good thanks Rick! Miss all you guys and gals - hope to see you all again sometime not too far off.
    Sorry to hear about the back Johnno, back pain can really dominate your life....though not yours I'm pleased to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    My back has not healed unfortunately which means I can't stand for long, nor walk. But I can sit, which means I can ride a bike and sit on a thwart with a sheet in one hand and a tiller in the other - so life is very good thanks Rick! Miss all you guys and gals - hope to see you all again sometime not too far off.
    Ah, sorry to hear of ongoing issues there John but also very happy to hear that you're doing so much! And yes, a rendezvous is long overdue so let's hope that the planets align and we can do that soon!

    Nice shots, Hallam!
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    Hey Hallam what's the giant ovipositor on the sub for, do you know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Hey Hallam what's the giant ovipositor on the sub for, do you know?
    Obviously for procreation!’
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Obviously for procreation!’
    I think they should use it instead of paying the French billions to not build them. Note: Not political, just making a joke.
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    I tell you, you can't fault the weather up here at the moment. Cool nights and mornings but beautiful warm sunny days.
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    ......Well the French are famous for their letters!
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
    Bruce Cockburn

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    Yep, I'm using mind over matter on the back/leg/feet problems. The docs recommended an epilepsy drug (Lyrica) which I tried for a couple of months and swore never again.

    Hade a lovely sail in the new skiff today. Took a friend and we worked how to rig it and finally got it into the water - another trailer tyre flat, though replaced the other day! I gather a slightly damaged rim which meant the tubeless couldn't seal properly. So three hours to get on the water for a two hour sail - but it was delightful and sailed really well.

    Only drama is getting the water into and back out of the ballast tanks. I bought a smallish pump from Whitworths yesterday with an outlet hose fitting on one side. I can just squeeze it in through the access hatch to the tank but it can't suck all the water out. Plus there's the issue that I can never get the boat on a dead flat so of course the water is always off centre in the tanks and even harder to get to.

    I put water in just with a bucket. I think I need to find a pump with a hose outlet either side, and a fitting for one end of the hose a bit like those vacuum ends that narrow down to quite a narrow but wide slot.

    Then I could keep the portable pump outside on the deck ( I connect it to a little 12V bike battery - perfect for the job), vacuum out the water by poking the vacuum ended hose all around inside no matter which way thge boat was sitting, and also use it to fill the tanks in the opposite direction, as the bucket method is slow and sloppy.

    Is such a pump and end fitting for the hose readily available I wonder?

    I also thought about a couple of drain plugs for the tanks, located down low, but there's still the issue of never being able to park it at the right angle to get the water flowing out of both tanks. Overkill might be two through hull cocks - open them to let water in before the sail, and out after a sail as I drive home. But the current hatches are so small in diameter it would virtually impossible to do the fitting successfully and I don't want to do any wood butchery if I can help it. No pics sorry, only a little video that looks like every other Youtube dinghy sailing video.
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    Simple pumps are fine for getting most water in and out but I'm assuming you're after something to extract that last litre or so from each tank? Whitworths sell oil extractors that are intended to pump oil out of engines. They work by pumping their handle to create a vacuum and using their tube to suck out oil. They're great for sucking out water. I use one for sucking water out of our deep bilge well. They're all plastic and come in two sizes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    Yep, I'm using mind over matter on the back/leg/feet problems. The docs recommended an epilepsy drug (Lyrica) which I tried for a couple of months and swore never again.

    Hade a lovely sail in the new skiff today. Took a friend and we worked how to rig it and finally got it into the water - another trailer tyre flat, though replaced the other day! I gather a slightly damaged rim which meant the tubeless couldn't seal properly. So three hours to get on the water for a two hour sail - but it was delightful and sailed really well.

    Only drama is getting the water into and back out of the ballast tanks. I bought a smallish pump from Whitworths yesterday with an outlet hose fitting on one side. I can just squeeze it in through the access hatch to the tank but it can't suck all the water out. Plus there's the issue that I can never get the boat on a dead flat so of course the water is always off centre in the tanks and even harder to get to.

    I put water in just with a bucket. I think I need to find a pump with a hose outlet either side, and a fitting for one end of the hose a bit like those vacuum ends that narrow down to quite a narrow but wide slot.

    Then I could keep the portable pump outside on the deck ( I connect it to a little 12V bike battery - perfect for the job), vacuum out the water by poking the vacuum ended hose all around inside no matter which way thge boat was sitting, and also use it to fill the tanks in the opposite direction, as the bucket method is slow and sloppy.

    Is such a pump and end fitting for the hose readily available I wonder?

    I also thought about a couple of drain plugs for the tanks, located down low, but there's still the issue of never being able to park it at the right angle to get the water flowing out of both tanks. Overkill might be two through hull cocks - open them to let water in before the sail, and out after a sail as I drive home. But the current hatches are so small in diameter it would virtually impossible to do the fitting successfully and I don't want to do any wood butchery if I can help it. No pics sorry, only a little video that looks like every other Youtube dinghy sailing video.
    I believe the Scamp uses through hull fittings for the water Ballast. Bruce could answer that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I believe the Scamp uses through hull fittings for the water Ballast. Bruce could answer that one.

    The SCAMP has a single ballast tank and a single through-hull fitting for draining and part-filling. The filling-through-the-hull gets the tank mostly filled, apart from the last couple of buckets worth. Swinging the bucket simultaneously tops off the tank and rinses the sole via oversplash. Nothing worse than a gritty sole, according to the instructions.


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