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by BarraMan
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4490
Views: 276949

Re: Anyone Fishing?

I normally cruise on 25 kts - in that video I am down to about 15 kts. Not too hard on the fishos apart from getting a bit wet, but still a reasonably comfortable ride. We only run into that sort of rubbish travelling to and from our fishing spots up in creeks. This video was taken soon after the on...
by BarraMan
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4490
Views: 276949

Re: Anyone Fishing?

OrangeQuest wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:22 am
I don't see anything at all. No links or pictures. I do see the pictures.
https://youtu.be/Odz0j1mpgdQ

http://www.fototime.com/84C4651A7A04CE9/convx264.mp4
by BarraMan
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4490
Views: 276949

Re: Anyone Fishing?

The orange thing on the side of the trailer? A skid to put under your tires to get un-stuck? "But the Big Barra Boat was designed to travel - and travel it did. The two auto-bilge pumps only kicked in a couple of times! 8O" No pictures of how rough it was so can only guess it was as smooth as the r...
by BarraMan
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4490
Views: 276949

Re: Anyone Fishing?

The McArthur R itself was very muddy, so we decided to travel to some creeks with smaller catchments in the hope of finding cleaner water. Things were a bit rough out in the Gulf of Carpentaria itself! :help: https://youtu.be/Odz0j1mpgdQ But the Big Barra Boat was designed to travel - and travel it ...
by BarraMan
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4490
Views: 276949

Re: Anyone Fishing?

I am just back from my biannual 2500 mile round-trip fishing pilgrimage to the McArthur R in Australia's Northern Territory ie The Top End! We left home at 04:00 on Friday morning April 5. Had breakfast here about 06:30. http://www.fototime.com/E63829C4E132961/standard.jpg Picked up my younger son a...
by BarraMan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Wood flour vs cotton flocks
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Wood flour vs cotton flocks

fallguy1000 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Both materials are hygroscopic.
This often upsets the bateau builder crowd, but the fact is wood flour and cotton both take on water, if it gets to it.
Seems pretty clear to me !!! :doh:
by BarraMan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Wood flour vs cotton flocks
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Wood flour vs cotton flocks

Both materials are hygroscopic. This often upsets the bateau builder crowd, but the fact is wood flour and cotton both take on water, if it gets to it. I have to disagree with this statement re wood flour! I used wood flour to build my 22' boat. I only used a bit of carbosil in the mix where I need...
by BarraMan
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Gp21. Can it be scaled down?
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Gp21. Can it be scaled down?

I can’t see you getting 25 mph out of a 19’ boat on 40 hp.

My 13’ alloy v-nose punt does 26 mph, flat out, on its 40 hp Yamaha 4 stroke.
by BarraMan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS19 (-5%) in GA
Replies: 45
Views: 962

Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

22 sheets of plywood
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by BarraMan
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4108
Views: 213240

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

The bar looks pretty benign today. My little barra Punt could handle that ! :)