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Not this weekend but over the last month i have been doing something new. I had a delivery planned Tahiti to Auckland but it failed to materialize. Angela had gone to visit her mum in Florida so

Got 10 boats towed back into the environment before 10:30 this morning, waited until tide came in, floated off the cradle and went to the mooring only to find it had become an ecosystem all of its own

School holiday cruise me and my boy

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On 20/12/2019 at 4:29 PM, Clipper said:

Not this weekend, but ready for the weekend.  Finished my daughters first dinghy. a 4' skylark.  Started it 4 years ago.....






So cute! I have an 8ft dinghy for the kids to learn in that I am in the final stages of.

What did you use for the rub strips on the bottom?

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On 17/09/2017 at 8:36 PM, Island Time said:

Finally got around to making a new mattress for the fwd cabin. The old one was well past its use by date. The V berth is too wide to use a standard mattress size, so I went and bought a queen size premium foam mattress from Para rubber. $360. I removed the cover, and, using the mattress  sideways, its wide enough. I cut off the ends to shape, and glued them to the front to make up the required length. I used an electric carving knife to cut the foam, worked well.

Now to make the cover. Using the cover that came with the mattress, I cut out the zip and the seams, and after a bit of though, figured out how to get the required shapes out of the cover material. You can see the joins in the foam in this pic.

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I cut out the shapes, and used normal box cushion  construction to sew it together;

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It came out OK I reckon;

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And finally fitted into the boat;

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Now I have a comfortable bed again :-)

What glue did you use IT?

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