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  1. G'day Rod, Thanks for the thoughts. If it...

    G'day Rod,

    Thanks for the thoughts.

    If it was just a swamping,foam floatation down low would help to the extent of of the volume & weight of water the foam displaces,but when capsized the boat...
  2. Ross, The fore & aft compartments are fairly...

    Ross,

    The fore & aft compartments are fairly large & I have not calculated where she will sit if swamped,but intend to deliberately swamp her at first launch which will be soon.

    I had...
  3. I rest my case. Good luck. Al.

    I rest my case.

    Good luck.

    Al.
  4. Aquacote I have used successfully....once.Very...

    Aquacote I have used successfully....once.Very durable,good finish & hangs on well.Difficult to apply though as it doesn't cover well even in white so you may need more coats than you would like.Took...
  5. Shearwater in Newcastle

    Sumbloak,

    I hear what you say,but as was oft quoted in the classic movie "The Castle", & not wanting to offend,I feel like saying "tell him he's dreamin' ".

    I adhere to what a lot of...
  6. New Iain Oughtred Shearwater dinghy in Newcastle

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    Hi all,

    Just finished an Iain Oughtred Shearwater sailing dinghy & was wondering how many other Oughtred builders are lurking out...
  7. WRC & Hoop Pine Planks available in Newcastle area.

    Hi all,

    I have just finished building an Iain Oughtred Shearwater sailing dinghy & have two planks of 200 x 25 x 4.8m #1 grade hoop pine left over.

    Also,for strip-plankers,I have some WRC...
  8. Thread: The D4 dinghy

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    D4 dinghy

    See you at Goolwah,after Hobart!

    I'm just starting an Iain Oughtred "Shearwater".There were two examples at Hobart this year & they look so much better in the flesh than in pictures.

    Good luck....
  9. Thread: The D4 dinghy

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    Tha D4 Dinghy

    Mate,

    Look at Ross Lillistone's "Alby".He designed it for me as a stable tender for a wooden carvel cabin cruiser I had at the time & I built the first one & converted it to sailing version.A...
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    Balanced lug attachment

    I meant to mention that I also added the boom parrel arrangement that Ross describes in a post on his blog dated last August.This is the best addition I have made to my rig,which is almost identical...
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    Balanced lug attachment

    Colin,

    Look at Ross Lillistone's video on how to rig the Phoenix3 on his website at:-

    Bayside Wooden Boats Ross Lillistone

    Im a little surprised you haven't already done so as I'm sure you...
  12. Thread: Pull saws

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    Pull saws

    Where does one buy pull saws in OZ these days?

    Since Bunnings stopped stocking the cheap but nice enough pull saws,I can not find replacement blades or complete saws anywhere.

    eBay has plenty...
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    Thank you to those who replied to this post.There...

    Thank you to those who replied to this post.There were quite a number of genuine enquiries.

    I got to see the timber with my mate last weekend in Hervey Bay & was surprised at how much there...
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    Thank you to those who replied to this post.There...

    Thank you to those who replied to this post.There were quite a number of genuine enquiries.

    I got to see the timber with my mate last weekend in Hervey Bay & was surprised at how much there is,...
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    Deceased estate timber available

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    High grade timber available from a deceased estate of a cabinet maker in Queensland.

    This is not my timber & I have no involvement,but I can direct people to the owner who...
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    Deceased estate-High grade timber available

    High grade timber available from the deceased estate of a Queensland cabinet maker.This is not my timber & I have no involvement,but I can direct people to the owner who would prefer to sell as a job...
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    Arch Davis 12' Peapod

    What a pretty boat!

    Currently featured in WoodenBoat Magazine with very well put together full build instructions & photos from Arch being spread over several issues.

    Anyone contemplating...
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    AJ, The pics in the ad seem to show the CB...

    AJ,

    The pics in the ad seem to show the CB case still intact but the owner says he has glassed the top over.It also sounds like an old boat.

    If you are serious I can go & have a look for you...
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    Ah,good result Simon....I just saw your call for...

    Ah,good result Simon....I just saw your call for help & was going to suggest GIO as I have used them since they became active again in marine insurance a year or so ago much cheaper than my long-term...
  20. Thread: The curse?

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    Colin it's not a curse,(that's what wives...

    Colin it's not a curse,(that's what wives sometimes call it),it's simply an addiction.....welcome to the club....many of us make home brew too!

    & Par,wives,aplenty they may be,but expensive they...
  21. Thread: Plans

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    Was he a Valentine local?...a fairly young bloke...

    Was he a Valentine local?...a fairly young bloke who was restoring a wooden boat & lived not far from the boat ramp?I met one such fellow not long ago & he stayed & yacked for quite a time while I...
  22. Thread: Plans

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    Yes Mik, There are a number of recently...

    Yes Mik,

    There are a number of recently completed wooden boats of various designs around here that I know of from this forum & others.

    A get-together is on my "to do"list.

    Al.
  23. Thread: Plans

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    Bruce, That "other" boat might have been my...

    Bruce,

    That "other" boat might have been my Ladybug.I have been launching from there for a while & often have people come up & talk.

    There are some similarities in the appearance that could...
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    Selected quality Paulownia ( the quality varies...

    Selected quality Paulownia ( the quality varies dramatically in my experience) is similar to,but not as strong as Western Red Cedar & both are easy to work with & have many applications in boat...
  25. Thread: Fast Skiff 14'

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    Tim, I have a bateau.com GV11,the 11'x5'...

    Tim,

    I have a bateau.com GV11,the 11'x5' planing garvey, with a similar moderate "v" to the Fast Skiff 14, that I launched back in '03 & have used for fishing solo or with one mate & occasionally...
  26. Thread: Old Flying boat.

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    Robert, You buy it & I'll help repair the...

    Robert,

    You buy it & I'll help repair the fabric on the port upper mainplane & give you a free seaplane endorsement.

    That sound fair?

    Al.
  27. Thread: Old Flying boat.

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    Robert, You buy it & I'll help repair the...

    Robert,

    You buy it & I'll help repair the fabric on the port upper mainplane & give you a free seaplane endorsement.

    That sound fair?

    Al.
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    I'll have to come & have a look.Maybe at your...

    I'll have to come & have a look.Maybe at your next new launching.

    Al.
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    Hey Rossco, I've often looked at Chinese lug...

    Hey Rossco,

    I've often looked at Chinese lug sails & read what Phil Bolger says about them in his book "103 Sailing Rigs" ( which I thumb through often),but wonder about the complexity of all...
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    Howdy back, Spent some considerable time...

    Howdy back,

    Spent some considerable time today re-rigging with block at 50% & as far forward as 25% of yard,& other permutations of downhaul position to within 2' of the front of the boom & in...
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    Thanks mate but I am not making a longer...

    Thanks mate but I am not making a longer mast,just sticking with the original rig which is fine & so simple as to be almost bullet-proof.

    I was just curious to investigate the other rig.....I'm...
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    Thanks AJ,I know now that to use this rig I need...

    Thanks AJ,I know now that to use this rig I need a taller mast as the block comes up hard against the deadeye before the sail is in tension.So I'll stay with the original rig which,incidently is...
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    Boat Designs/Plans mate. We're lurking in...

    Boat Designs/Plans mate.

    We're lurking in Storer's private/business forum at the moment....the others are all "open",or at least they are meant to be.

    Al.
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    Bruce, I look forward to getting together...

    Bruce,

    I look forward to getting together with a few like souls in the near future.

    My reply to my own rigging question is in the open forum if you go there.

    I originally posted on this...
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    Ok,I have tried rigging a block at 50% of the...

    Ok,I have tried rigging a block at 50% of the yard & it does not work as my mast is not long enough,and the block pulls up hard against the mast at the dumb sheave.

    Also,the yard is very front...
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    Thanks AJ,I'll see if I can convince 'em that not...

    Thanks AJ,I'll see if I can convince 'em that not everyone in NSW lives in Sydney.

    Al.
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    Thanks AJ,but I gave up climbing masts long ago!...

    Thanks AJ,but I gave up climbing masts long ago!

    Al.
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    G'Day Robert ,it IS a Ladybug & she is beautiful!...

    G'Day Robert ,it IS a Ladybug & she is beautiful!

    Bruce,I've only just launched her & still making adjustments but sail mostly on Lake Macquarie,Newcastle Harbour & port Stephens.

    There are a...
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    Rossco, I'm doing a trial re-rigging of...

    Rossco,

    I'm doing a trial re-rigging of Ladybug with the method suggested by Michael Storer for his Goat Boat.I've seen it before used by Iain Oughtred & Murray Isles, to mention just a...
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    Nick, Sorry,I forgot the pics you asked for....

    Nick,

    Sorry,I forgot the pics you asked for.

    Here they are.

    Al.
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    Balanced Lug rigging question

    Michael & others,

    When you attach the block to the yard at the mid-point with a cow hitch,as per GIS rigging notes,does it tend to slide forward on the yard when the main halyard tension comes...
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    Thanks Nick. It was a general question not...

    Thanks Nick.

    It was a general question not related to any particular design & I probably should have put it in the open forum,but as it was in relation to the rigging instructions for the GIS,I...
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    Balanced lug rigging question

    Michael & others,

    When you attach the block to the yard at the mid-point with a cow hitch, does it tend to slide forward a little when the main halyard tension comes on?

    If so,how do you stop...
  44. Thread: Seagull vs MSD

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    Boat designers have all the fun! Al.

    Boat designers have all the fun!

    Al.
  45. Thread: Seagull vs MSD

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    Richard, If he's a boat dog,then I trust his...

    Richard,

    If he's a boat dog,then I trust his judgement!:U

    My comment was a compliment.:2tsup:

    If you can't find an elastic garter,ask Ross to send one down....he uses them all the time...
  46. Thread: Seagull vs MSD

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    Rossco, I'll pick up the money when next we...

    Rossco,

    I'll pick up the money when next we meet....but I reckon I'm still in debt to you!

    But look at this:- if you've done 56 posts on this forum & built well over 50 boats,& I've 35 posts...
  47. Thread: Seagull vs MSD

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    Magd, Have a close look at Ross Lillistone's...

    Magd,

    Have a close look at Ross Lillistone's "Flint" & the comments from one particular builder on Ross' website:

    www.baysidewoodenboats.com.au

    That's one very sweet rowing boat!

    I...
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    True Richard but I am in the habit ,regardless of...

    True Richard but I am in the habit ,regardless of which finish I use,of touching up or re-coating long before the coating starts to break down.Old habit but a goodie!Probably started this on the...
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    Ian, It's old technology,but I gave the...

    Ian,

    It's old technology,but I gave the entire boat a coat of 4:1 water/bondcrete,which raised the fuzz.Then,as the marine ply,that cheap Indonesian meranti,had a fairly thin first ply,I did not...
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    Michalak Ladybug finished

    Greg & John,

    Thanks.She is finished in 6 coats of Wattyl Solagard as part of a minimalist project to produce the best result with the least effort as would befit a Michalak or Bolger...
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