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Old 19-03-2007, 23:47   #1
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Keep the Dream Alive

This guy has more discipline than I have; he has been building this boat for 37 years, and it was launched yesterday.

Would it be out of line for me to point out it is a ferro boat ??

He's a better man than me

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Old 20-03-2007, 01:54   #2
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It Floats!!!

Have just seen on tonight's news that Peter's schooner floated on today's high tide.

Apparently they had to carve a channel through the mud flat to get the boat into the main part of the river and float!!!

Next step is to wait for the right tide to a)be low enough to get under the low road bridge and b) still be high enough to not bottom out and get stuck.

Keep you posted.

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Old 20-03-2007, 02:40   #3
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Typical cabinet maker,hey Steve. Well,any FC thats 30yrs old is proven.At least this one is well cured. Only in OZ would someone live with the EX while this was procureing.(Pun intended)He looks extatic,so does the missus.OI,OI,OI.By the way Steve,are you lagging behind in the pics of ya RORC refitt?.Or am I gonna be 105yrs young myself Mudnut.
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Old 20-03-2007, 12:50   #4
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I hope someone invites this fellow to join our forum or have someone dedicated to keep us updated. What a world of experience he has.
Pass on a congratulations.
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Old 20-03-2007, 13:24   #5
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He looks extatic,so does the missus.
The article didn't mention whose missus that is...
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Old 21-03-2007, 00:16   #6
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The article didn't mention whose missus that is...
I don't know whose missus it is, but I can tell you that Peter and his wife split up years ago, and that he lived in the boat while building, and that the property is owned by his ex-wife. Quite an extra-ordinary situation.

The launching of the boat has captivated the imagination of the entire suburb, mainly because the boat has been a prominent landmark in the local area for sooooooo long.

Good to see it float and the dreams of the builder fulfilled.

May the oceans of the world be kind to him.

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Great story.

But "fell pregnant"? Is that some sort of Aussie doublespeak?

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Great story.

But "fell pregnant"? Is that some sort of Aussie doublespeak?

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As opposed to "Knocked Up" as we Americans say
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Great story.

But "fell pregnant"? Is that some sort of Aussie doublespeak?

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If ya think that is doublespeak,try "Up the duff"Mudnut.
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...This guy has more discipline than I have; he has been building this boat for 37 years, and it was launched yesterday.
Would it be out of line for me to point out it is a ferro boat ??
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KC7CC wrote
Im glad im not stubborn ( ferro-cement) ...
The steel is too vulnerble , cement too thin ,
ask any one who owned a F'C' hull ...
They look great , new ...
So whats the secret to the billions of tons
of steel that IS covered in cement ?
Really thick cement !
So merely build your boat 4" thick , and
it will outlast anything . But it wont float ..
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Fiberglass is low cost , but not too low !
Steel is work ! But is repairable , if thats
the kind of sailing you do ..

And if you really know structure and can do
your own hull , F'G' is far ahead !
I know structure . Full keel boats are
great in a blow , just dont sail them otherwise

They irritate me for the short coupling is pain
to make way .
They must be always underpowered and
over ballasted ( >40% B') .

ppl in Gulf MX , are often in a hurry ,
a fast TRi-hull with folding floats can outrun
hurricanes , but its always a bumpy ride !
If i got hooked into building a hull , i could
do a tri-hull in 6 months .

Notice i have strong oppinions on hardware .
ppl want displacement hulls , cause its an
easy "out" , works for all occasions , so
they say ..
They can read a book to sail it ....
It heads up by itself !
Now pay the piper .. 200 miles/day , tops .

Its NOT the journey , its the destination ,
so why not get there faster ...
No ! , you can't own a submarine ..

Every sailor that says he enjoys water more
than land has an excuse .



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....about sailing rules !! Who needs em...

The good old days ..
ha ha ...
I was not entered in the race , i dont race ,
didnt care ,,

"two spars on same side , foul "

but i beat the group by poling out
the 170 such that i could sheet it in and
pull clew straight down toward the water ..

Beam reach , with no stall at the foot
and no luff at the top ,,,,
every inch was pulling
Paste woolies on the lower part , near the foot
and see if you can unstall a 170 .
IMPOSSIBLE without battens .
Even Cats suffer here .
They were angry !! Maybe even jelous ...

Is there a law , cant have 2 main sheets ,
one on a center traveler ? ha ha ha ...
They boys would laugh ...

and more ...

....I have stared at that silly
rudder for hours and it isnt right ..

Displacement hulls use 2 rudders , balanced
and far aft , for long coupling , to not scrub
off speed .
A smaller R' has more effect than
a larger one, heeled .

In a blow , there is nothing mo clever than
2 articulated rudders . Imagine all that leverage.
after all , you cant easily balance center of effort
in bad WX . I hate a reefed main , its faster
to use a storm main .
You can sail faster , to weather , on a 50% storm
main at 20 knot wind , than a reefed main .
Whats new ! No one likes to de-power .
But ya go faster to weather ...

















Ask questions , demand clever answers....




















He's a better man than me

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Em,Mike,I don't think KC's smokin .But I do believe there is a message in the post.Mudnut.
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Phew kc l am afraid that l am a simple person.....your post has to many subjects going on at once for me to grasp......could you please break them up and post them seperately as threads . l am interested but it is a bit confusing
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Phew kc l am afraid that l am a simple person.....your post has to many subjects going on at once for me to grasp......could you please break them up and post them seperately as threads . l am interested but it is a bit confusing
Im a competitor , build stuff , so there's gotta

be lots of controversy and complication to it !

You should have been there , in 70's , when

i got my Montgomery 17" Tall rig ...

I had it redesigned 5 different ways , in an

hour . ha ha ha ha ..

I redo everything ...

You ever own a Jap' VCR ? Ya ever read the
book and try to program it ?

All electronics is same , today ....

So i wire chips to the keys of everything

i have and hook a pocket computer to the

other box , and program it to Record and

PlayBack Keys . MY WAY !

Now i hit my keys , which are

Non-Text , Non-English , and i have a GUI .

My right brain does not like Text . Its much

faster to type Non-Text keys , no hesitation ,

nor translation ...

I'll be giving out free software for the new

ARM hardware . No English , nor ASCII text .

It will be fun to use ..

.... Gotta mount PV solar panels to roof !

Later ...
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No... He is definetely smoking something.... KC You should write a poem or a Haiku.
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