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    How much of the corner have you painted yourself...

    How much of the corner have you painted yourself into? Any wiggle room at all?

    You could put up a case that the boat isn't safe enough to outrun bad weather/get off lee shores, etc. I know I'm...
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    Nice! Well done! Cheers, Alex.

    Nice! Well done!

    Cheers,
    Alex.
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    Hello Sumbloak, Thank you for your comments....

    Hello Sumbloak,

    Thank you for your comments. They weren't rainbow lorikeets, and were too small for king parrots (and not nearly enough red - actually any - on one of them). Not mallee ringnecks...
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    Some snaps showing the results of a few recent...

    Some snaps showing the results of a few recent tweaks to the rigging.

    1. A sunny overview of Wood Duck's shiny new sail. I think that the boom is too far forward, will check with the designer
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    After some shopping yesterday morning we went and...

    After some shopping yesterday morning we went and had a look at the Penrith Lakes sailing lake on the way home (it was just around the corner). I had a chat with the Sailability people about the use...
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    Some recent snaps with the new Really Simple...

    Some recent snaps with the new Really Simple sails lugsail hoisted - for the first time. Still landlocked, sadly...

    1. New Really Simple Sails lug sail raised on Wood Duck for the first time....
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    Close shave with the snike, by the sounds of...

    Close shave with the snike, by the sounds of things - lucky it wasn't a tigger :oo:.

    A pity about the capricious weather: better luck next time!

    Looking great on the water :D.

    Cheers,
    Alex.
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    Hello Theodor, I'm pleased that you are...

    Hello Theodor,

    I'm pleased that you are finding this thread useful! I do mean it about putting up less - it had become a habit that I feel that I need to break. But we'll see.

    I am currently...
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    Hello Jeremy, Thank you for your sage advice!...

    Hello Jeremy,

    Thank you for your sage advice! The bottom of the boat was glassed against forthcoming damage, but in 1-ounce cloth (to save weight) - which is, let's face it, not really...
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    Found the traveller :)

    As I had hoped, the traveller cord was in my sailing tackle crate, along with most of the other requisite bits. I had removed it from the boat for the repairs to the broken port side:

    1. Mainsheet...
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    Build another boat? :devil:

    Build another boat? :devil:
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    Mini-update: 1. Two push-sticks to be kept...

    Mini-update:

    1. Two push-sticks to be kept with the Triton, along with the light-weight ear plugs and some P2 valved dust masks; I knew that this snap was lurking around somewhere
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    Looking fantastic, AJ - truly beautiful. You can...

    Looking fantastic, AJ - truly beautiful. You can be justly proud :D.

    Cheers,
    Alex.
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    I got stuck into cleaning the boat today, inside...

    I got stuck into cleaning the boat today, inside and out. I just used warm water and a sponge (and occasionally some meths and paint thinners to get some intransigent marks off) since I didn't want...
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    Looking very nice, AJ :). I'm sorry that I...

    Looking very nice, AJ :). I'm sorry that I couldn't see her pre-paint, but things were rather difficult.

    What was the high-build primer that you used? It looked a bit too white to be AquaCote,...
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    Hello Bob, If you happen to stumble across an...

    Hello Bob,

    If you happen to stumble across an excess of lucky break, please send me one! And don't turn blue on us, it's not worth it!

    Step by step - I'm getting a small amont of benchtop...
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    Indeed - see the caption in my above post....

    Indeed - see the caption in my above post. Wedding rings are frowned upon where electricity is concerned, too... I almost always work with my sleeves rolled up, but thanks for the tip. My hair is not...
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    Thank you Jeremy (once again :). The thought of...

    Thank you Jeremy (once again :). The thought of the mould gobbling up the varnish has been worrying me too. I'll take some bleach with me (along with a couple of push-sticks) next time that I go up...
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    More of the Cautionary Tale of the Finger...

    More of the Cautionary Tale of the Finger:

    1. Set of Carbatec push-sticks and one "push pad". The surface on which they are sitting has had one-only coat of Norglass Polyclear Gloss enamel (over...
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    OK. Some movement, albeit not a lot. A couple of...

    OK. Some movement, albeit not a lot. A couple of friends very kindly lifted the Roof off for me in my absence, per my request, and tucked the Roof neatly away behind the garage. Thanks, chaps! My...
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    Then, of course there's the marking (and cutting)...

    Then, of course there's the marking (and cutting) out of the bulkheads and panels on the plywood (three sheets of 3 mm gaboon), after which things should go quite quickly.
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    Hello Jeremy, Thank you for the tip :). I will...

    Hello Jeremy,

    Thank you for the tip :). I will apply that piece of mathematics to the sheet.

    Since the sheet is 2400 x 1200, not 2440 x 1220 per the plans, I am going to have to be quite...
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    Hello Bob, Thank you for your kind words...

    Hello Bob,

    Thank you for your kind words regarding the finger: with the bandages finally off it is looking a lot better, but needs fairly gentle treatment still (doctor has forbidden any RFS...
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    I was absolutely convinced that I had put this...

    I was absolutely convinced that I had put this post on this thread ages ago. What I had in fact done was caption the snaps and put then up on Flickr, but not made the final step of putting them in...
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    Thank you Jeremy :). I have just arranged some...

    Thank you Jeremy :). I have just arranged some help getting the Roof off the boat to check the interior. It (the Roof) is too heavy and cumbersome for one person on their own!

    Hopefully the...
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    The boat is now more-or-less sea-worthy. Or...

    The boat is now more-or-less sea-worthy. Or river-worthy. Or lake-worthy. Or...

    1. Glue-blob sanded flat on the outer face: 120 grit Würth sandpaper and cork block used. Back to using the Canon...
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    Thank you, Ross. Much appreciated. A.

    Thank you, Ross. Much appreciated.

    A.
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    Many thanks, Ross. The next week or so is going...

    Many thanks, Ross. The next week or so is going to be a bit fraught, following the death in Adelaide of our 22-year-old nephew from a rare and aggressive bone cancer. I'll be in touch.

    Best...
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    Some boat-related progress: 1. Lite-ply ding...

    Some boat-related progress:

    1. Lite-ply ding filed back with Perma-Grit files. Possibly my most used and useful tools, the Perma-Grit stuff. I forgot to switch the camera phone back to ordinary...
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    Well - it's over four years since the last post...

    Well - it's over four years since the last post in this seemingly-abaondoned thread - and almost two since the move to Blaxland from Wahroonga (over two since the workswamp contents were packed up...
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    G'day AJ, I hope that you manage to find a...

    G'day AJ,

    I hope that you manage to find a stand-in soon!

    Having some downtime waiting for dust to settle, and power is off on account of our old kitchen being ripped out today, so have been...
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    Oh no...good luck with finding someone! I haven't...

    Oh no...good luck with finding someone! I haven't enough experience to be "invited"...

    Current thoughts re 'Duck paint are Norglass "Opal White" gloss (same colour as the Roof framework, "Teal"...
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    Hello AJ, Sounds very hairy! Glad I wasn't...

    Hello AJ,

    Sounds very hairy! Glad I wasn't with you, although two hands on deck might have been better than one (albeit someone more experienced one than I). Glad also that you got back relatively...
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    How's it going, AJ? On the water yet? Cheers,...

    How's it going, AJ? On the water yet?

    Cheers,
    Alex.
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    Herewith a really poor snap (even by my poor...

    Herewith a really poor snap (even by my poor snapping standards) of the ding (one only, happily), taken with the iPhone camera when I was up at Wentworth Falls on other business today, and uploaded...
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    I forgot, I will let you know when I get going,...

    I forgot, I will let you know when I get going, sailing-wise. I'm currently battling with the shed, plus there is my on-going oboe practise...




    Hello Ross,

    I haven't forgotten your kind...
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    Hello Mark! Good to hear from you :). I'm glad...

    Hello Mark! Good to hear from you :). I'm glad that you are back in Oz. Good luck with the trailer. I got one as a kit from Carlex in Victoria, and it was pretty easy to assemble. I do have my eye on...
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    OK, Right. Well, here we are again. Me, at any...

    OK, Right. Well, here we are again. Me, at any rate.

    What hasn't been happening? Quite a bit, as it turns out; but also quite a lot else has been going on.

    First off, the new shed is "finished"...
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    Looking fantastic in the drink! what they all...

    Looking fantastic in the drink! what they all said. Nice to see Clayton Bay again, too. I recently unloaded the shipping container which had the plywood and chipboard for the CB 144 - into another...
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    Well, the joke's on me - the burn was cancelled...

    Well, the joke's on me - the burn was cancelled last night on account of the strong winds that we are going to be having here today. At the moment, however, it's a flat calm (that of course can...
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    G'Day b.o.a.t., Twitch twitch,...,I liked the...

    G'Day b.o.a.t.,

    Twitch twitch,...,I liked the Norglass varnish, and ended up using it to redo the 'Duck's deck after the branch/falling off the trailer fiascos (separate incidents, as you might...
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    Hmmm...varnish - I looked at those new photos and...

    Hmmm...varnish - I looked at those new photos and twitched!

    Looking good - when is the estimated launch date, or did I overlook it?

    Cheers,
    Alex.
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    Very interesting boat, b.o.a.t. :). I'm...

    Very interesting boat, b.o.a.t. :).

    I'm looking on with great interest. So is Mr Snappy :). "Wotcha, b.o.a.t.", says Mr S.

    Cheers,
    the alex
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    Thank you MIK. I suppose I should link some of...

    Thank you MIK. I suppose I should link some of the "delivery" snaps here, then:

    1. The shed kit arrives! Apologies for the wonky snap: I was too excited! Our kit is the one closest to the house,...
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    Hi Ross, Thank you for the kind...

    Hi Ross,

    Thank you for the kind (re-)invitation :). The shed kit (minus doors and whirlybird, which come separately) arrived on a truck today, and will be put up next week. Once the shed is up and...
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    Wow!...

    Wow!...
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    New sail!

    Just as we were about to move house last year, a package arrived in the mail containing this:

    1. A little something from Mr Storer's Really Simple Sails...a balance lugs'l for the 'Duck. All...
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    Oh No! I knew I'd forgotten something! How will I...

    Oh No! I knew I'd forgotten something! How will I live with myself! How indeed!, growls Mr Snappy whilst chewing on my leg... there are lots of buckets around at the moment for catching water from an...
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    Happy New Year 2015 :). The new shed is...

    Happy New Year 2015 :).

    The new shed is slowing getting there: after much work - and money - on excavating and preparing the site, the retaining wall footing, retaining wall and slab are now in...
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    You've got my vote to maintain the status quo. ...

    You've got my vote to maintain the status quo.

    Cheers,
    Alex.
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