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Old 27-01-2007, 03:31   #31
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i dunno about that, id take the piss out of them i thiink steel is great in the water .... as an anchor
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Old 27-01-2007, 05:01   #32
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Concrete's even better, ............as a mooring.

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Old 27-01-2007, 05:01   #33
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i dunno about that, id take the piss out of them i thiink steel is great in the water .... as an anchor
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Concrete's even better...............as a mooring

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Old 27-01-2007, 05:16   #34
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Steel should be approximately 3.3 times better as a mooring material than Concrete.
Concrete weighs about 148 Lbs/Cu. Ft. (SG: 2.37); whereas Steel weighs about 490 Lbs/Cu. Ft (SG: 7.85).
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Old 27-01-2007, 06:34   #35
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aha but your mooring will slowly dissapear if it steel but not if its concrete
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Old 27-01-2007, 09:00   #36
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The only thing to remember is that they will all sink with enough holes in 'em.Ferroever,loved ya blogg.If your really 100,ya pretty horny looking,your not doing to bad.That fellow in Melbourne,someone saw him washing dish's some place up Lygon st.Mudnut.
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Old 27-01-2007, 15:48   #37
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yes just read your blog too, not bad for a hundred, i had you pictured as some bad tempered short glass toting accountant guy with sms
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Old 27-01-2007, 16:12   #38
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Old 27-01-2007, 20:52   #39
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EEEeeeeeeeooowww!! Oh don't even go there. ;-)
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l have a 40 year old ferro and l am building a steel boat. Not long after l put my ferro boat back in the water, there was a strange crackling sound coming from the hull. Odd me thinks....shes breakin up l was told.. thats the sound of the reo rusting itself to bits, expanding and blowing the concrete apart.....Strange me thinks .....if it hadnt done it in the last 30 somthing years why now ...especialy after l had just wacked on a bucket and a half of paint. Shes goin down with all hands ..they cried....Yoooou have waisted your money they scoffed..................................Five years later and many miles l have discovered that the prawns who make that noise are great eating and the knockers and jetty stalkers have moved on to other boats. The steel boat is because my beatifull little ferro boat is ... little (at 30 feet) So lam upsizing to a huge 38 foot. have fun and stay safe Martin
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Old 28-01-2007, 01:49   #41
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i just googled colonic irrigation and are you serious!!?
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Old 28-01-2007, 10:23   #43
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Not long after l put my ferro boat back in the water, there was a strange crackling sound coming from the hull.
Haha, the first few nights I slept onboard my boat the same thing occured. I thought I had a seriouse electrolysis problem or something and the hull must ahve been fizzing. I later found out to my relief it was the little critters underneath. Now I love the sound. In fact I miss it in dead of winter when none are around. It can be too quite.
Haha, another story like that. I meet some folks on a rally around NZ in the weekend. They are moored up in the sounds and are struggling to sleep, They are all complainign it is too quite and too calm. They have gotten so used to sleeping in anchorages that have swells and busy noises all around.
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hey Cooper, hows the steel boat coming on? I'm currently rebuilding a 37 footer. Taking the opportunity to include major modifications though.
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