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    People are normally fairly down on leeboards, good to hear some positive thoughts. I can see it has some good shallow draft ability

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    Most people think they're ugly and clunky but is there a better option for really shallow waters? I like many of the Dutch boats that have them.
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    I'm no expert, but there were a few things that were notable.

    Firstly, in what was anyway a small cabin space, it was made livable by having the boards outboard. I think that's the biigest advantage by far.

    Secondly, there is no penetration of the hull, and no hidden inaccessible centreboard or daggerboard cavity. That means a much longer life without major hull repairs in my book. And of course the boards themselves are much easier to maintain.

    We were also using them to balance the helm. I think they probably have a larger surface area than a typical centreboard for the same size boat so rig balance can be easily manipulated through a little adjustment.

    On the other hand it would have been a pain raising and lowering them if you wanted to frequently tack and maintain efficiency and minimum wetted area. In this boat leaving them both down I don't think would have affected anything much.

    We were easily doing 3.5-4.5 knots on all points of sail in about 5-8 knots of wind.
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    The outboard motor is working and Redwing exits the water at 12 noon Friday.
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    I've found a number of soft spots in hull, so right choice I think.
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    I did level her up given we are sleeping on board.
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    Very sad Gary, very.

    2c and hail here this morning………….

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagos View Post
    People are normally fairly down on leeboards, good to hear some positive thoughts. I can see it has some good shallow draft ability
    It's not quite applicable, but a lee board allows my canoe to sail in less than 10cms of water. I even made a special board longer and shorter, for this purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Very sad Gary, very.

    2c and hail here this morning………….
    The crane operator kept saying how he had seen boats that looked far worse, and it did make me wonder. Later in the day I looked closer at the hull and I found more than enough soft patches to justify my decision.
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    I feel for you !

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    I feel for you !
    Thanks Tom. If nothing else I learned a lot of new skills, and I did get in some very good sailing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    The crane operator kept saying how he had seen boats that looked far worse, and it did make me wonder. Later in the day I looked closer at the hull and I found more than enough soft patches to justify my decision.
    You've certainly made the right decision. You've taken her out well before she deteriorates to the point where she causes pollution and navigation problems. Too many boat owners are irresponsible in this regard. You've made a responsible decision and placed yourself in a good position to move forward from this. On to the next adventure!
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    A painful decision. Been there.

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    My son found that out too. received_739994983512569.jpg

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    JB, your son's Townson restoration not proceeding or is this a previous endeavour?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    JB, your son's Townson restoration not proceeding or is this a previous endeavour?
    Yep, that was the rotten hull going to the tip. The 'new' hull went on the old keel, many parts and rig transferred over, went sailing in January 3/4 finished. Ah.. youth.
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    I've found two patches of fungi, one growing inside.
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    Back home again. Cradle dismantled and ready to load up along with the yard and sail bundle. Tomorrow is sell the ballast and fit the cradle to the boat.
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    I didn't get to sell the ballast, it's put off till Friday....all happens on Friday.
    Well I'm glad I prefabbed the cradle base at home because it took me from 9.30am to 4pm to reassemble it and fit the hull supports...though I am 4 nuts and washers short. So back up on Thursday to finish it off and tackle any small jobs that aren't apparent yet.
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    Trying to cover all eventualities, such as rain making the driveway slippery.
    Tomorrow is the last day to finish last minute jobs. Friday it all happens.
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    Best wishes for Friday!
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    Best wishes for Friday!
    Thanks. I've done all i can, i just need the 3 trucks to turn up at the right times now.
    Started the day leaving my mobile in the car, which Kerry drove home. It's quite disconcerting how much we have come to rely on them. Sitting in a pub with free wifi.
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    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    Done! Well done. Is she a spare bedroom now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Done! Well done. Is she a spare bedroom now?
    Will be, but she needs a few mods.
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    Spent the morning moving the boat back about a metre and then jacking it up to get the cradle off the ground.
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    Brought the dinghy home for a renovate of the deck and to find an annoying leak. Found a soft spot but not I think too much trouble, the leak being into the side tank flotation, from the cockpit. Hopefully that is it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Brought the dinghy home for a renovate of the deck and to find an annoying leak. Found a soft spot but not I think too much trouble, the leak being into the side tank flotation, from the cockpit. Hopefully that is it.
    How about a photo Jeff?
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    Had a nice day trip up to the Pumicestone Passage today for day one of the annual Bribie Classic Boat Regatta. Saw Tom and a few other friends up there. Lovely day, sweet boats.

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    So Hartley TS16s are classic boats, nice to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    So Hartley TS16s are classic boats, nice to know.
    Would be called a contemporary unless it’s older than 25 years old, after that it may well be open to individual interpretation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Would be called a contemporary unless it’s older than 25 years old, after that it may well be open to individual interpretation.
    Judging by the 1988 date on one sail i would say its at least 30+ years old.
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    The Bribie Classic organizes it this way:

    "What is a Classic Boat?
    Historic: A boat built up to and including 1918.
    Antique: 1919-1942.
    Clasic: 1943- 1975.
    Late Classic: 1976 to 25 years prior to the current year.
    Contemporary: a wooden boat built within the last 25 years."

    So there you go.
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    In Caloundra QLD yesterday, having a beer and watching ships exit the north channel out of Moreton Bay.
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