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  1. Yup, was a bit cramped aboard and the crew were a pack of animals.
  2. You can all come to the Pahi regatta….
  3. Pics of those pesky fore and aft gains…
  4. There is also a light fibreglass cloth that straddles the puzzle joint on the inside.
  5. Happy new year to all yous sea creatures. Just cleared the decks on the ranch of peoples and urgent tasks so now back into the Morby build. Strakes are going on and I had forgotten how much I do hate epoxy and patience is the secret to cutting successfully neat and matching gains in 6mm stock.
  6. Hah, I still have two 9 1/4 Makita skilsaws as a young fella my first table saw was one without a guard attached to 1/2 a sheet of 1” plywood clamped onto over height saw horses. Bloody grunty and bloody terrifying. The workspace is a dream come true and my first intention was to purchase a Minimax LAB300P combination machine however I have stuck with a basic collection of separate machines with no regrets. Boat building is the male equivalent of giving birth Amongst other projects I am considering attempting a Garth Chester Curvesse replica.
  7. Yup ,got a wee bit of a tool fetish. Even my neighbour is called Makita What was that old Makita sales and marketing slogan “give me tools not toys men not boys”
  8. The puzzle joint is CNC cut along with the rest of the dinghy and the fit is very accurate. As to strength the sole and garboard will get glassed both sides and the hull strake joints will receive a light cloth backing glassed on the inside. It is one version of many puzzle joints for marine applications ,Russel Brown utilises a variation on his PT II nesting dinghy and I do not see any disadvantages. Scarfing has its place too and Vivier supplies plans that include this method however I am embracing the CNC big model kit thing wholeheartedly and it certainly makes for a very ti
  9. Making some progress life’s a journey not a race. Absolutely fantastic to have some space where I can go on a rainy day and play with all my buddies…. Transom plus forward bulkhead in place rudder and centreboard glued sole joined and awaiting glassing on the interior face before attaching to hull. Milled and dressed some very old very tight grained kauri for bits and pieces such a joy to work with and the waste from the thicknesser and saw bench goes on the garden. Stem resting and ready for laminating.
  10. Told the wife there are supply issues regarding sourcing materials for the kitchen...
  11. Took a while to find somebody who was interested in cutting the Morby files Paul and crew at https://www.fineformes.co.nz/ did a sterling job at a very reasonable rate too. Cracked into building/assembling the mould as the biblical rain on the ranch shows no sign of abating. Have a pressing order a new kitchen island for the house so will complete the mould and put it on castors so I can gain some space before I receive a whipping...
  12. Many many moons ago my father and I lived aboard the Waione B33 Bailey designed old log of wood moored at Okahu Bay. I used to help a local Maori family who lived at Bastion point remove mussels from the breakwater poles and sack them in an Idle-Along for delivery to a processing plant somewhere in Mission Bay if memory’s are correct. Another crappy day here on the ranch in Mangawhai here’s some background on Okahu Bay. Can not get it to link but comes up with a Google.
  13. How much $$$ is so called “businessman” Geoff Hunt contributing to disposing of his floating junk ,bugger all would be my suggestion.
  14. Absolutely stunning stingray the lay of that grain is beautiful.
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