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    Totally agree. But at present time, 90% of Oz...

    Totally agree. But at present time, 90% of Oz population is on east coast. So main focus needs to be there also.

    FTR I used to live in Perth, so am well familiar with the 'over East' antipathy in...
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    Polystyrene is fine, but best to use Extruded...

    Polystyrene is fine, but best to use Extruded Polystyrene (XPS), rather than the more common Expanded Polystyrene (EPS).

    Most packing materials are EPS. So OK if it is a dense one, not the one...
  3. Thread: Advice needed

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    How big is the boat and what type of boat? ...

    How big is the boat and what type of boat?

    Could you erect a pair of sheer legs over the trailer, then use block and tackle to lift boat off trailer in slings, then roll/flip the boat *in* the...
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    If I was God for a week/month/year...

    We probably need a new thread to cover this - maybe "If I was Prime Minister/President/God for a year...."

    But here's my list:

    - solar EVERYWHERE

    - rooftops - PV and HWS
    -...
  5. Thread: New Club

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    If you ever do find the round tuits, they'll...

    If you ever do find the round tuits, they'll probably be co-located with a wake-up tuit.

    Or, at the very least, having found the round tuits you will be able to work out how to wake up tuit.
    ...
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    Donate them to doctors and dentists surgeries in...

    Donate them to doctors and dentists surgeries in your town. They will love to receive something that isn't Dolly or No Idea....

    It's what I do with my car mags so they don't clutter the house up...
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    ROTFLMAO Any time is a **good time** to be...

    ROTFLMAO

    Any time is a **good time** to be thinking about the next build!

    Excellent job on the Vixen. Top class workmanship and some excellent 'modernisation' mods ot the trad design.

    Now...
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    Just a th9ought, considering your mention of...

    Just a th9ought, considering your mention of cleats, but did you think to reinforce the areas where the cleats and fairleads will go *before* you put the deck on?

    I'd suggest those areas be at...
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    Marine ply so-called is designed to meet a...

    Marine ply so-called is designed to meet a standard, usually BS1088 or the Australian AS/NZS 2272 which is a much higher standard. Basically, ply confirming to the AS/NZS must be AA and use...
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    Yeah, this is true. We old chippies used to use...

    Yeah, this is true. We old chippies used to use 3/4" garden hose [cheaper!!] for longer runs, like levelling houses etc, and then just a foot or so of clear plastic washing machine drain hose (or...
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    Awlwood in use

    As I reported previously I purchased a can of the Awlwood gloss and one of the Primer from my local chandlery. Good service from the guys in Coffs Harbour.

    The product's consistency is that of...
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    Varnish test winner

    According to Classic Boat magazine's long term, four year test, most varnishes aren't worth what you pay for them, lasting at best 18mths.

    The winner of the test was Coelan, an aliphatic...
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    Hartley 4.5m runabout FREE to a good home

    If you haven't already seen my ad on gumtree, it's pretty self explanatory, contact me via gumtree.

    Hartley Scamp 4.5m timber runabout | Motorboats & Powerboats | Gumtree Australia Kempsey Area -...
  14. Sixties Hartley runabout - *FREE* to a new home

    Hi, guys!

    I rescued this hull myself as it was going to be "cut up and used for firewood" if I didn't, but as I have had it for over three years and done nothing with it, and it's now in the way...
  15. Latest issue of "The Gull" - the eZine for British Seagull owners

    Hey, all!
    Well, we didn't find too many R E Groves Seagull ads, but what we did find are in the article on him in the latest issue of "The Gull" - the online, free to download, eZine for the British...
  16. British Seagull adverts featuring art of RE Groves

    G'day, all

    Bit of a random request, but am writing an article on the artwork of Robert E Groves, who among other things did the artwork ofr a lot of British Seagull ads in the immediate post-WWII...
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    Seagulls at the RMYC

    Well, it was a great weekend. Some really lovely boats there, Ian managed to get the Auk wet, but didn't get a Seagull on it, though we did offer! lol

    Here's just a couple of pics of a couple of...
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    Two Wooden Boat Festivals this weekend

    G'day, fellas!

    Just a final reminder that there are two Wooden Boat Festivals on this weekend, and a bunch of us crazy Seagullers will be there displaying and running some of our motors:

    -...
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    Seagulls at RMYC

    Just an update on the plans of the Oz Seagullers....

    We will be attending and displaying various motors, and probably have some on-water activities as well, as part of the RMYC Wooden Boat...
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    Wooden Boat Festival, RMYC Newport

    Hey, everyone
    A great little Wooden Boat Show at the RMYC Newport, Sydney on 5-6 November 2011, should be a good event.

    Anyone on the east coast looking for something to do on the first weekend...
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    Grafton Wooden Boat regatta

    Hi, people,
    For those on the east coast who were unaware, there is a Wooden Boat Regatta held as part of Grafton's Jacaranda festival, run by a few local boaties.
    They are expecting about 50 boats...
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    "The Gull" Newsletter

    G'day all,
    Just to let anyone interested in British Seagulls know that the first ever issue of The Gull newsletter has now been published, free to download from here:
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    Reliable and raring to go!

    Yeah, my experience is the same - as long as the plug is good, and the petrol fresh, they will usually start first pull.

    I recently bought a 102 Series (post-war) from a bloke in Gympie who hadn't...
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    British Seagulls and old wooden boats

    G'day, all
    Reckon the subject of British Seagull outboards doesn't come up too often in the woodwork forums, but I know for a fact there's plenty of guys building wooden boats and what better old...
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    British Seagull outboards

    G'day, all!

    I and a few other like-minded loonies....err, enthusiasts.....are endeavouring to contact anyone in Oz who owns a British Seagull outboard motor, especially if they might be interested...
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