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Old 18-01-2008, 18:27   #31
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(thanks Craig I like the look of your layout, what is the deck cover?)
The antiskid is French TBS - excellent stuff, originally designed for things like tennis court surfaces if my memory serves me correctly. It has excellent properties that make it the preferred solution over the more popular alternatives, in my opinion.
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Old 23-01-2008, 23:28   #32
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You want to have a suss of the might Smith mobile, it is bloody close to a work of art. Well thought out and executed go anywhere vessel. Lots of cool trick bits like the chain pipe.

I did have quite a thing for the old orange deck but do think the new one is a bit better, certainly would be 'the morning after' a big night before

Yes I'm jealous.
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Old 23-01-2008, 23:52   #33
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Better hurry up, you won't be able to find it for all the icebergs in a few weeks...

And hey it wasn't orange, it was RED!
(TBS sent us the wrong stuff, in-door instead of out-door variant! It still lasted 10 years, 5 of them in the tropics... then they replaced it for free, but they didn't have any more red... messed up the whole color scheme. Oh well...)

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Hey Craig what did you do with the mast?? And yes it looks a very interesting yacht I would love to have a look!
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Old 24-01-2008, 00:07   #35
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Damn I knew you'd say red, how about a reddy orange then

That is a real cool shot of the boat as well.

Yes off into the wilds of the deep south in a week or so. Pete did seem a bit excited this morning and good on him. Lucky bugger. Did I mention I'm jealous

Pete hinted at maybe needing a crew or 2 more for the real deep part. I'm so bloody tempted, it would be fantastic on that with him. Work in progress.
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thank you, Craig

mind if I borrow this idea ?
Is the 1,000 mm depth dimesion in your drawing correct?

That doesn't seem very deep.
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BTW….. For any of you still wondering about the proper term for the pipe between the anchor windlass and the chain locker…it is “Spurling Pipe”.

Craig’s photo showing the long spurling pipe leading aft is really well engineered and in a shared locker is a great solution. However, keep in mind that when you enclose ground tackle in long pipe runs.... you run the risk of something fouling inside that pipe and giving you a nasty jam at the worst moment.

If you are only needing to carry the chain aft a small amount inside a dedicated chain locker, better to use a Y-shaped tray angled aft about 35 degrees horizontally so that the chain can easily be flaked if needed and every part is accessible.
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Is the 1,000 mm depth dimesion in your drawing correct?
a little bit more, ~ 1100 mm
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Old 24-01-2008, 19:16   #39
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The antiskid is French TBS - excellent stuff, originally designed for things like tennis court surfaces if my memory serves me correctly. It has excellent properties that make it the preferred solution over the more popular alternatives, in my opinion.
At last, something I can agree with you on Craig .

Anyway, do you know how they removed the old stuff, like is there a cunning easy way?

Ours has a few more years left in it yet I would think but the painted part of the decks will probably need doing again soonish so might make it one big job.

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BTW….. For any of you still wondering about the proper term for the pipe between the anchor windlass and the chain locker…it is “Spurling Pipe”.
That's it, can't think why it escaped me.

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Anyway, do you know how they removed the old stuff, like is there a cunning easy way?
With lots of swearing from memory. Not too sure about the attachment system in your case, keeping in mind we're going straight to raw aluminium. Send me an e-mail if you like and I'll ask Peter about it.

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Yes off into the wilds of the deep south in a week or so. Pete did seem a bit excited this morning and good on him. Lucky bugger. Did I mention I'm jealous

Pete hinted at maybe needing a crew or 2 more for the real deep part. I'm so bloody tempted, it would be fantastic on that with him. Work in progress.
Well if you promise to become a Rocna man forever and ever, you never know... you'd probably have to sign your name on pain of being thrown overboard at 60 deg S

The real question is, do you think you can handle the cold?
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One of those fandangled parachute sail thingys, no mast required

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Yes off into the wilds of the deep south in a week or so. Pete did seem a bit excited this morning and good on him. Lucky bugger. Did I mention I'm jealous

Pete hinted at maybe needing a crew or 2 more for the real deep part. I'm so bloody tempted, it would be fantastic on that with him. Work in progress.


Well if you promise to become a Rocna man forever and ever, you never know... you'd probably have to sign your name on pain of being thrown overboard at 60 deg S

The real question is, do you think you can handle the cold?
For a trip like that I probably would.
You can warm up when your cold but it's hard to cool down when you're too hot. That's my theory for better or worse. I spent a year on the equator dreaming of a good steak and iceburgs. Go figure.
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With lots of swearing from memory.
Thanks Craig - I'll start getting some practice in .
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We just used a sharpened chisel and a lot of care. We tried vibrating chisels - didn't work. Tried using a heat gun - didn't work. It's a real pain.
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we have a similar diverter like Craigs except it is made of 3" PVC pipe wrapped in fiberglass cloth which is attached where the chain drops through the deck drops straight for 6 inches, makes a 45 degree angle and the chain exits in the center of the anchor locker instead of the forward section where it does not have room to pile up and always jambed. This has been working for us for many years.
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I believe the pipe leading to the chain locker would be the spurling pipe, at least on a ship, the hawse pipe leads to the anchor.
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