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  1. Thread: Hey Mik !

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    This is interesting ...

    This is interesting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80PVM-L97g0 , with double outriggers.
    Regards Rob J.
  2. Thread: Hey Mik !

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    I agree mob. I would have thought this post of...

    I agree mob.
    I would have thought this post of mine would have been gobbled up , and that I would have plenty of choices , for outriggers.
    Not so.
    Yes , it is a pity.
    Regards Rob J.
  3. Thread: Hey Mik !

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    Hmm , does that mean this forum is redundant ?....

    Hmm , does that mean this forum is redundant ?.
    Rob J.
  4. Thread: Hey Mik !

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    Thanks mob , at least I know he is still alive...

    Thanks mob , at least I know he is still alive and kicking !.
    I'm not a facebook person.
    Regards and thanks.
    Rob J.
  5. Thread: Hey Mik !

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    Has anyone heard from Mik lately ?. Hope he is...

    Has anyone heard from Mik lately ?.
    Hope he is ok !.
    Rob J.
  6. Thread: Hey Mik !

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    Hey Mik !

    I tried emailing you , but without success.
    I'm building Dave Gentry SOF boats , a kidyak and Wee Lassie for the grandkids , and a crab claw Splinter outrigger boat for me , and for the grandkids to...
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    No way Trev !. One of the advantages of owning a...

    No way Trev !.
    One of the advantages of owning a boat with a Gardner , is being able to watch the thing working !.
    Regards Rob J.
  8. I've taken Dave Gentry's recommendation , and am...

    I've taken Dave Gentry's recommendation , and am sourcing polyester from George Dyson in the US.
    The artificial sinew I have sourced here in Australia , from Tandy Leather.
    All good so far....
  9. For this boat , I'll be using a 3.3 metre...

    For this boat , I'll be using a 3.3 metre mahogany board.
    Hopefully , I'll be building more SOF boats , so I'll certainly try other woods.
    Regards Rob J.
  10. I asked Dave about using Pawlownia for the kidyak...

    I asked Dave about using Pawlownia for the kidyak , this is his response.
    "Paulownia is fine for stringers, though it is not very strong at all. You might beef up the gunwales and keel a bit, to...
  11. Thanks for that Bob. I'm going to start with a...

    Thanks for that Bob.
    I'm going to start with a Dave Gentry Kidyak Kidyak page .
    If it turns out ok , I've got lots more grandkids to build for , and some big kids too.
    Regards and thanks Rob J.
  12. Paulownia has been suggested , available in...

    Paulownia has been suggested , available in Melbourne Paulownia Timber .
    Any comments?.
    Rob J.
  13. Thanks for posting Mr Bean. I too are having a...

    Thanks for posting Mr Bean.
    I too are having a go at SOF kayak building.
    I've come to the conclusion that I will be sourcing the skin and sinew from the US , but now I'm trying to source some...
  14. Need timbers for SOF kayaks SW of Victoria.

    I'm going to build some SOF boats for the grandkids , and need to source some light straight grained knot free timbers down this way , SW Vic.
    Any pointers ?.
    Regards Rob J.
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    How did you go Chris ?. Rob J.

    How did you go Chris ?.
    Rob J.
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    Who is Garry Kerr ???. Maritime History, Books,...

    Who is Garry Kerr ???. Maritime History, Books, DVD's by Garry Kerr
    Someone you should get acquainted with ! .
    He has written a book , and maybe has a DVD out on the subject too.
    He researches...
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    I would contact Garry Kerr. If anyone would know...

    I would contact Garry Kerr.
    If anyone would know , he would.
    Rob J.
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    Yes , this thread is hopefully going somewhere....

    Yes , this thread is hopefully going somewhere.
    A Tassie boat , with this engineroom 401506401507Rob J.401508
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    Here is something on it...

    Here is something on it https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/33404998/men-rescued-after-yacht-hits-rocks-north-of-stradbroke-island/ .
    Poor bugger.
    Rob J.
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    I have a SOLO chainsaw that died on me recently ,...

    I have a SOLO chainsaw that died on me recently , after 20+ years of sterling service.
    It gave me grief at times , with fuel and fumes.
    Anyway , for a replacement , I went electric !.
    Yes , I had...
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    Yacht destroyed

    On yesterdays news there was a sad story of a bloke with a beautiful old yacht being smashed up on rocks , on Nth Stradbroke island , if I remember correctly.
    He was taking it down to Tassie , for...
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    More L3's , and a remarkable engine room. Rob...

    More L3's , and a remarkable engine room.
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    And then a couple of nice L3's.401290 Rob...

    And then a couple of nice L3's.401290
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    So did mine , and an engine . But when you can...

    So did mine , and an engine .
    But when you can no longer sail you either stay off the water , or get a motor boat.
    If you get a motor boat , get something with character .
    Rob J.
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    My favorite is the L3. Here is the first L3 ever...

    My favorite is the L3.
    Here is the first L3 ever made , still working in a converted Scottish fishing boat.
    Rob J.401205
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    Gardner diesel enginerooms.

    This Gard401201401202401203401204ner and its engine room look pretty special to me , so I thought I'd share.
    It is from a wood charter fishing boat.
    Rob J.
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    Too fast for trolling !. Rob J.

    Too fast for trolling !.
    Rob J.
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    Thanks for your reply. Yes , I might contact...

    Thanks for your reply.
    Yes , I might contact Mainline , and Shaws in NZ.
    Regards Rob J.
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    Gardner diesel experts

    Looking for real Gardner experts , in Tassie and SE Australia.
    Particularly for the L3 series.
    Regards Rob J.
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    Any boat I have PAR will be an inboard diesel....

    Any boat I have PAR will be an inboard diesel.
    Yes , you are right , time to look at other fishing boats , and mull over them.
    Regards Rob J.
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    PAR , thanks for replying. I'm trying to figure...

    PAR , thanks for replying.
    I'm trying to figure out how he has the area behind the engine box set up.
    Or how it would be best set up , for fishing.
    Regards Rob J.
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    Atkin Shoals Runner

    I've been speaking to a boatbuilder about the Atkin Shoal Runner.
    I want the hull as per plan , but set up in this manner.388301.
    This photo was taken from the Atkin site , but I'm unable to find...
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    My wife was impressed with this sail !.

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    And she appreciated the work that went in to it.
    Rob J.
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    HS has been delivered to Coffs Harbour. And...

    HS has been delivered to Coffs Harbour.
    And showed her stuff , under sail and motor.
    A sad day for me , but a reality.
    Rob J.
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    You will get plenty of help here David. But...

    You will get plenty of help here David.
    But first of all , you need to get to know a good wooden boat builder in your area.
    And you will need to find people in your area who can help you get...
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    Bad News , and Good News. The bad news , I've...

    Bad News , and Good News.
    The bad news , I've sold HS.
    The good news , is that she is going to a very enthusiastic new owner , with 3 teenage sons !.
    PERFECT !!.
    So now its all about getting her...
  37. I give up. I'll get an old double ender cray...

    I give up.
    I'll get an old double ender cray boat , and set her up as a motorsailing troller .
    I'm wasting my time here.
    Rob J.
  38. I've emailed Tad privately , again , hoping to...

    I've emailed Tad privately , again , hoping to see if the TC22 could be set up for hybrid power.
    Does anyone else know of an efficient design , that could be use to troll motorsailing , using...
  39. One of the benefits of the full length keel ,...

    One of the benefits of the full length keel , containing the prop on HS , is that you are less likely to get hooked up on lines , particularly from cray pots , which are very prevelent in the area....
  40. PAR , I won't have petrol on any boat of mine ....

    PAR , I won't have petrol on any boat of mine .
    The V drive may not be popular , but in this case , with the hybrid setup , wouldn't it be the best ?.
    It would allow a flat floor in the cabin , and...
  41. I think the point PAR makes is a good one. Put a...

    I think the point PAR makes is a good one.
    Put a handful of people on the boat , and the VCG is going to be higher than the affect of using a V drive.
    But my pea brain keeps telling me the same...
  42. Gable 2 , tell us about your boat , please....

    Gable 2 , tell us about your boat , please.
    Regards Rob J.
  43. This is what my mate had to say Ok Rob You...

    This is what my mate had to say
    Ok Rob

    You troll at 6 knots for most tuna fishing but sometimes it is better to be at 8 to 12 knots ( only 5% of the time)

    The vessel looks really good for...
  44. I got a reply from my mate this morning , he...

    I got a reply from my mate this morning , he reckons the TC22 looks the part , and should suit our waters.
    The tuna season is still going , hundreds of boats are still out , a bloke caught a 164.3...
  45. I had a talk today with an old Coast Guard mate...

    I had a talk today with an old Coast Guard mate today , who has been a fishing charter skipper.
    I told him about the TC 22 , and his ears pricked.
    So when I got home , I sent him some stuff on the...
  46. Yes PAR , you are right about boats changing trim...

    Yes PAR , you are right about boats changing trim and balance very easily.
    On the Grey Seal Huon Seal , one of the very good dinghy sailors that taught me sailing had me sailing the boat just on...
  47. PAR , my pea brain again. If we have the engine...

    PAR , my pea brain again.
    If we have the engine weight etc concentrated in 3-4 feet in the centre of the boat , then proceed to troll from the end of the boat , then the boat will be out of...
  48. PAR , I'm just a punter mulling over a boat...

    PAR , I'm just a punter mulling over a boat design , you are the expert.
    But with a remote V drive , and 4 heavy batteries , shouldn't we be able to get this boat balanced beautifully , and trolling...
  49. Trying to research V drives. While I can't find...

    Trying to research V drives.
    While I can't find anything so far remotely like this application , my little pea brain is saying to me , what about a remote V drive ?.
    That should keep the weight...
  50. Does anyone have a reference on V drives ?....

    Does anyone have a reference on V drives ?.
    Regards Rob J.
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