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  1. Thread: Y M Senior

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    Super happy, my book order arrived today. 493362...

    Super happy, my book order arrived today.
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  2. Thread: Y M Senior

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    Thanks AndrewPatrol for comments and suggestions....

    Thanks AndrewPatrol for comments and suggestions. The TS was on my short list for a while, but I opted for the character of the Senior over the performance of the Hartley, I'm looking for sedate...
  3. Thread: Y M Senior

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    Y M Senior

    OK, so finally going to actually build it, been looking at designs for years but keep coming back to the Senior.
    But don't come looking for updates every day, this is going to take a long time - I...
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    Sounds like lots of people have started measuring...

    Sounds like lots of people have started measuring their Mirror 16's over the years, but seems like no one has ever finished - are they really so big that no one can measure whole thing, or is it just...
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    Well, life got in the way, and I haven't done...

    Well, life got in the way, and I haven't done anything for a couple of years, other than decide on definately the YM Senior, and with a 10% upscale to give me the space I want.
    Apparently a number...
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    No, still daydreaming, but have come to the...

    No, still daydreaming, but have come to the conclusion that asthetics are important when building a boat yourself, as either will perform reasonably.
    My current thinking is to get the stitch and...
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    Bonnie vs Senior

    Just an idle musing at this point, an idea to fill my retirement when it comes. I'd like to build a small cruiser, just for the wife and I, for day trips and occasional over-nights.
    Inspired by...
  8. Thread: Houseboat

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    Thanks guys for the responses. PAR - yeah, I've...

    Thanks guys for the responses.
    PAR - yeah, I've already drooled over your designs, more than once, and Chiusa is exactly what I was looking at.

    What attracted me to the Budget Houseboat was not...
  9. Thread: Houseboat

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    Houseboat

    Was wandering through some boat designs on the internet, as I sometimes do, and my wife see's one she likes. "Why can't you build something like that," she says, pointing to the Budget Houseboat from...
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    Andrew, Just had a look at Boatcraft. They have...

    Andrew,
    Just had a look at Boatcraft. They have some good Hoop Pine listed, I will check their prices against others.
    As most of my timber requirements seem to be 3/4x 1-1/2" their 31mm is too...
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    Actually I am quite surprised, for a big chain of...

    Actually I am quite surprised, for a big chain of 'stack 'em high - sell 'em cheap' stores, they do have a considerable number of staff who know what they are talking about (just have to pick the...
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    Thanks for that, good to know that the Pacific...

    Thanks for that, good to know that the Pacific Maple is OK.
    I was a little concerned that it was as cheap, or cheaper, than stuff at Bunnings or other places.
    On the other hand, I didn't expect...
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    Yeah - I took one (very brief) look at what they...

    Yeah - I took one (very brief) look at what they call marine ply and figured they had a different definition for 'marine' than the rest of us. I considered buying for about as long as it took me to...
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    Thanks for the response, good to know that it...

    Thanks for the response, good to know that it will be OK to use.

    I plan to use a hardwood for the bits that will get knocked about, the external chine logs and the skids underneath, the weight...
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    Bunnings Timber

    Hi, I've come to this forum as there seems to be a large percentage of Aussies here.

    I'm looking at building a Mayfly 16 (Jim Michalak) and will probably get the Pink Maple marine ply from...
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    Thanks Barry, the problems is not so much which...

    Thanks Barry, the problems is not so much which wood should I use, but, is the wood I can get easily suitable for the job?

    The pine in Bunnings/Home looks pretty soft (not that I know much about...
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    Thanks Rhys, yes that half the problem, what size...

    Thanks Rhys, yes that half the problem, what size it should be.
    Still wondering if Tas Oak is OK to use, or if I am going to have to go further afield to find some one with a better range of timber?...
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    Questions on building a mast

    Hi all
    Just signed up here today, maybe some one can help.

    Building my first boat, 12ft flat bottom ply skiff, but not sure about a mast.
    Spec says it should be 10ft, going to have a sprit sail....
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