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by gunnadoo
Sun May 23, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: What core?
Replies: 34
Views: 19112

What core?

Hi all, it's been a while. I have sold my boat. Suddenly, all the (for me) hypothetical discussion takes on a whole new dimension. Reality time!! Next boat selection. Build or buy (would have to be a mono, so a bit dubious)? Core, construction material? PLY ROTS. And yes, it was an epoxy boat. I had...
by gunnadoo
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: Aluminium designs
Replies: 5
Views: 4068

Aluminium designs

Thanks all, I will have a looksee, will be back in Cairns tomorrow. This might involve some serious talking with the CEO - ie yes I know it's bigger than we wanted dear, but....
by gunnadoo
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: Aluminium designs
Replies: 5
Views: 4068

Aluminium designs

Hi all, just wondering if anyone has looked at aluminium in the 11-12 metre range, ie designers, etc. I have found one in southern Qld, looks ok, but choices would be good.
by gunnadoo
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Bureaucratic Bull
Topic: Saltie Overload
Replies: 19
Views: 18648

Saltie Overload

Just give it time guys, with global warming (oops, sorry, the spin docs have tagged it climate change), the first crocs will be in the Brissie river soon. With all those pollies and votes down there, the laws will change so fast it will knock the shine off the crocskin boots. Now, if they reached Sy...
by gunnadoo
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Bureaucratic Bull
Topic: though shalt not pollute
Replies: 5
Views: 6753

though shalt not pollute

Here we go again - a few days ago, I was told about a sticker that MUST be displayed if your boat is more than 12 metres regarding garbage disposal. Now I fully support looking after our waters, but I could have been spindled, folded, nuked and fined more than the national debt :cry: (actually, $85K...
by gunnadoo
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: What core?
Replies: 34
Views: 19112

What core?

David is correct in the guidance to information re polycore, although I see that the name has been changed to Polycore Composites. And yes, the polypipe I was referring to is common or garden variety :D (it really is) plumbing pipe. David, good on you for having a go - the kit looks great! I possibl...
by gunnadoo
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: building your own roller furler
Replies: 4
Views: 9113

building your own roller furler

Sean, I have tried to access that link with no joy- you wouldn't have any more info, by any chance :D ?
by gunnadoo
Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: What core?
Replies: 34
Views: 19112

What core?

Just to add a bit of interest - I built a 3 metre tender using polycore about a year ago. I used polypipe from the local hardware in a few places. So far, very impressed. The poor little thing is not getting an easy life - Painted with single pack, treated with not a huge amount of TLC. In short, I ...
by gunnadoo
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Steering and Autopilots
Topic: Autopilots
Replies: 49
Views: 45993

Autopilots

One of the good things about a wharram is that they can be rigged with wheel steering and tillers (unclip wheel ropes). Makes it possible to fit a windvane, and autopilot which operates the vane tab, which moves the rudders. :D
by gunnadoo
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Building, Timber and Joinery
Topic: polycore
Replies: 5
Views: 5274

polycore

Thanks guys, much appreciated. I had written to Mike, sadly, he no longer designs in composites. I suppose I am a bit jaded with ply - I have spent more than a little time maintaining my current cat, inluding removing a spot or 3 of the dreaded rot, fortunately not in too difficult an area to fix. T...