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  1. Thread: Pacific Pelican

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    Pacific Pelican

    Has anybody had anything to do with a Pacific Pelican? 14 foot seven : pram bow: Lug sail with furling genoa.

    I would be grateful for any replies.
    Bobbo.
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    Points of view respectfully sought.

    I am about to embark on a new project but have a minor dilemma. I have a great deal of respect for some of the designers who take the trouble to reply to questions and help us all with a better...
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    I just read this post and it took me back to the...

    I just read this post and it took me back to the late 50's when I worked for my brother who was a concretor in Melbourne. In those days we were a gang of four: two feeding the mixer: one wheeling...
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    Is Cava a code word for cavity? ( Just kidding)

    Yes. I agree. The results of unrestrained use can be scary. I am careful how I use it , but I had one rather scary application (four in number) on my right temple where years of driving with the...
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    I thought I would share my own experience. I am...

    I thought I would share my own experience. I am 83 and reasonably healthy and active, a state which is probably down to my genes and good luck, certainly not to brains and intelligent care.
    I...
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    Many thanks, Skot. Eungella is well within...

    Many thanks, Skot. Eungella is well within reach. I'll get in touch with them.
    Bobbo
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    Need help to locate a timber yard

    Dear People,
    I live at Mackay on the Central Coast of Queensland. I enjoy building small boats. The only source of timber here is at a couple of big hardware stores that cater to handymen/...
  8. Thread: Len Hedges.

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    I am grateful to everyone that took the time to...

    I am grateful to everyone that took the time to reply to this post. My circumstances have changed and I am no longer interested in tracking the boat down, but if I were, with the help I received...
  9. Thank you, Elver. The great thing about this...

    Thank you, Elver. The great thing about this forum is the willingness of members to share information.
    I probably will not waste any time searching Australia now but will go straight to Spiritline.
  10. Thank you for that. I'll give them a try. Bobbo.

    Thank you for that. I'll give them a try.
    Bobbo.
  11. Material for SOF skin. source material in Australia.

    Can anyone suggest a supplier of nylon or similar for skin on frame craft in Australia? Has anyone had experience building such craft in Australia.
  12. Thread: Sail area hints.

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    Thank you for the reply. Yes it is a bit on the...

    Thank you for the reply. Yes it is a bit on the small side. I was going to christen her 'Leviathan' But you have punctured my pride and she will probably get called '
    Tiddles'.

    I will follow...
  13. Thread: Sail area hints.

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    Sail area hints.

    Hello fellow pilgrims,
    I am just finishing a lovely little six foot dinghy from a plan from a nineteen fifties 'Rudder' magazine. ( It was called 'Katydid,nt) I built it using clinker ply technique...
  14. Thread: Len Hedges.

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    Len Hedges.

    Thanks for the reply, Steve. I found a good reference on cpeak@peakmonitorng.com.au
    This chap has built a 6 metre dory and rigged it with a lugsail. It was an interesting site. I have been...
  15. Thread: Green Island 15.

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    Green Island 15.

    Can anyone help me to find a copy of the plans for the Green Island 15? I have emailed the designer to no avail and the phone numbers and address I have for him seem to be out of date.
    Thank you...
  16. Thread: Len Hedges.

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    reaching a balance of costs.

    Yes Sir, you are quite right. Logic decrees that I give him a shot but I was rather put off by the heavy reference to "God" in his writing. I know this brands me as a bigot but my old Dad had a...
  17. Thread: Len Hedges.

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    Thank s

    Thank you for taking this trouble. I thought that Len Hedges was an editor of a sailing magazine, and as such I imagined he would be reasonably well known but this does not seem to be the case.
    I...
  18. Thread: Len Hedges.

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    Len Hedges.

    Dear People: Back in the 1970's I saw an excellent boat which I THINK was designed by a bloke named Len Hedges. From memory it was about 16 feet long, shaped like a dory, and I have a memory that it...
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    Wind vane self steering.

    Has anyone ever built a Bill Belcher designed OGT Mark 1 or Mark 2 wind vane gear.
    I have hit a wall. The answer will probably be obvious, but it's got me stumped.
    I will be very grateful for...
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    Basswood AKA Lime or Linden

    Can anyone help me locate a source for 'Basswood'/ 'Lime' / 'Linden'. in Australia? The timber would be used for carving so it would need to be straight grained.
  21. Thread: bobbo

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    bobbo

    Does anyone know if birds legs are available in Australia? I want to use them to fit to small carved wooden birds. Making them from wire takes forever.
  22. Thread: Estwing hammer

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    Paulbear, I'm probably far too late but 15 years...

    Paulbear, I'm probably far too late but 15 years ago the leather packed it in on my Estwing. I glued two pieces of new Guinea Rose wood to the steel shaft with epoxy. Before glueing I drilled two...
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    The whole world is full of cowboys, Silent C. ...

    The whole world is full of cowboys, Silent C. It is also full of heroes. Our job is to recognise them. a retired copper once told me that the only reason anyone ever gets conned is because ,deep...
  24. Thread: Lightest Ply

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    Lightest Ply

    In the pursuit of ever lighter canoes I have come to believe that Gaboon ply at around 7.5 kg for a 2440x1220x.004 sheet is about the best I can expect.
    Does other forum members experience aggree...
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    bobbo

    Apricotripper, please forgive me for stating the obvious. Steam does not get any hotter with more heat. As long as you can direct the steam to where you want it your burner should be perfectly...
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    Thats great John. I'll get in touch . Thank...

    Thats great John. I'll get in touch . Thank you, Bobbo
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    Thanks Wendy. Much appreciated. I will contact...

    Thanks Wendy. Much appreciated. I will contact your source. Bobbo
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    looking for Paulownia/Kiri

    Can anyone tell me I might be able to buy Paulownia/Kiri. I have emailed a couple of advertisers to no avail. I live in Mackay, Central Qld coast.
  29. Thread: canvas canoe

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    Poll: reply to thikasaplank

    Brad, you little beauty! I must be getting old, mate. I didnt give airplane associations a thought.
    I,m just taking off on a short cruise in my little boat. The canoe project is on hold until I...
  30. Thread: canvas canoe

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    Poll: canvas canoe

    i am about to cover a small canoe with canvas. I have never used this technique before. Can anyone help with advice? Pitfalls?
    Does anyone have a recipe for "Dope", or can anyone point me to a...
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