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Old 26-10-2016, 12:48   #1
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Hi , 60 yrs old, fist boat, never sailed , on the hard in Darwin , been learning and bringing tha awinya back to life, total see change with the world my oyster , looking forward to the expert advice and knowledge, I'm about to experience, ⛵️😎
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Old 26-10-2016, 20:58   #2
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Welcome aboard CF, Awinya, hope you can get sailing soon.

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Old 26-10-2016, 21:06   #3
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Never too old to sail. I'd even say that it keeps you young, as a certain other poster in this thread might attest to
Welcome to sailing, & to CF. Hope that we can help you if you need it, & don't be shy about asking questions.


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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Awinya.
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Old 27-10-2016, 08:09   #5
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Thanks for the welcome !
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Old 27-10-2016, 13:17   #6
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Thanks for that, yeh lookin forward to every thing that comes with my boat, total sea change as it were, in the middle of learning every thing about her, I won't no much about sailing but I'll no every thing about my boat , that's my first step. She's been on hard for 7 yrs and I found her last Australia Day my birthday, looking forward to tapping into the wealth of experience that I have discovered at this forum, safe sailing to one and all, 😎⛵️
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Old 26-09-2019, 17:00   #7
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Hi Awinya, don't know if your still around but dad and I built Awinya. If you need to know anything it would be great to here from you. Cheers.
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Old 27-09-2019, 01:28   #8
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Hi Mickroy, well ya must be a boilermaker and no how to use a press, you and your dad done a great job, the Awinya is an empty shell at this stage I’ve been stripping and removing every bloody screw u and ya old man put in it, I found that I had rust getting serious along the longditudinal flat bars behind the galley and the head and seeing that I’m an old boily my self and retired now, so decided to go the whole hog and totally start again, so a daunting task awaites me, you’s done a great job on her, I’ve remade all the cooling system, replaced all the sea cocks and new valves thru out, the mast comes down this week and new rigging will be coming, I have brought all the new wiring and control panels., and I am putting a 6.5 Kev generator in her , all the engine mounts are done for this and I put a hatch in the cockpit to put it in the laseret , I’m keeping the Ford son and have basicaly renewed water pump alternates and so forth, was good to see your post, I’ll leave it at that for now I’ve been grinding and sandblasting all day, I will have some questions for you for sure, is there any plans for the old girl at all and we’re did you make her, and what designe is she, a lot of old salts in the boat yard that I live say that she is a great shape and very well made, was good to see your post
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Old 28-09-2019, 00:09   #9
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Hi Pete, great to here from you. I t old my dad I found his old yacht and he was so happy, witch is a big thing because he has Alzheimer. Yes she is a Jock Muir design, 48' long, 12' wide, 6' deep. Sister ship to Westward, Wild Wave and Waltzing Matilda. Westward was a Sydney to Hobart winner. She took 5 years to build and was launched on 13 April 1984. We. Sold her in 1996. We had a boiler maker do the steel work and I TA for him. A lot of days spent on the rolling machine and grinding. Dad did the fit out so you can blame him for the screws. She was built in Maryborough and moored next to Westward. I will try to attach a photo, if I can work it out.
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Old 28-09-2019, 04:30   #10
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That's a lovely looking vessel! Steel?
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Old 28-09-2019, 15:28   #11
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Yep, rolled steel
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Old 28-09-2019, 15:33   #12
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Spent a lot of time on the rolling machine. Click image for larger version

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Old 28-09-2019, 20:07   #13
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Gorgeous. What thickness and type of plate was used? Typical butt joints, or was there an overlap? What condition is it in now?

Damn hard to find that kind of quality now. Unless you’re in the Netherlands... and have lots of $$.
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She has a 2" keel plate, 1/4" flat sides of the keel and 3/16" rolled sides if I can remember. All butt joints, a lot of work.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-11-2019, 19:32   #15
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Mick I’ve finally got back on to you, been trying for weeks, anyway sorry to hear ya dads sick and I wish him all the best, he is a great tradesman, just a quick question, what is the meaning of Awinya, also I got a bloke here that used to sail on the westward, don’t no if this will send, this is one of many that I have tried to get to u , I think I got it sussed now, but I’ll send and if it goes on it’s merry way I’ll send all the info I’ve tried to send, mast came down yesterday, I’m boilermaking today on a couple of windows, very minimal rust on the intirer hull, but 100’ repaired after today, see ya
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