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by glossieblack
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5394
Views: 406868

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Thanks OQ. very interesting. Buffalo Bayou Seems like a highly regulated waterway where flood control rules, with optimal environmental flows are a secondary consideration? Regardless, when conditions are right, are your customers able to paddle into natural riparian environments free of urban devel...
by glossieblack
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2475
Views: 241831

Re: Cape Man's Dory

I carry limes, onions, peppers, cilantro and salt for off shore trips. Fresh ceviche is hard to beat. Takes 30 minutes to "cook " in the lime juice. Mix everything up the night before in a good sealing container and just add the chunks of fish. Of course the fish must be legal and added to any bag ...
by glossieblack
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5394
Views: 406868

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

With our current heat doom forming over most of the southern US we could use a few afternoon heat showers. But the bayou just drained down enough to start using it again form the last shower we got. Wow OQ, I've just discovered how extensive the bayou system in your neck of the woods appears to be....
by glossieblack
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5394
Views: 406868

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Installed a muffler into Skinnydip's exhaust line today, ran it in in neutral up the rev range at anchor, and it sounds far more civilised. :D

Then the heavens opened and bucketed rain, so postponed sea trials.
by glossieblack
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5394
Views: 406868

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Have been putting in long hours on oyster reef restoration stuff these past few days, so no boat building. But there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Looking forward to posting a boat building pic. :D
by glossieblack
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5394
Views: 406868

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Thanks for your optimistic views Fuzz, Jeff, Rickk and BarraMan. :D The reality is that while we may make into our 80s, the odds of both of us being still able to coastal blue water cruise in our 80s are far longer. We've been part of Australia's coastal blue water cruising community for decades. Ex...
by glossieblack
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5394
Views: 406868

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

cape man wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:47 am
May you get another decade of shade. Great job!
The child bride and I would be blessed to be able to cruise Great Sandy into our mid 80s. Realistically, we don't expect to be able to do so. But our dream continues ....... :D
by glossieblack
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5394
Views: 406868

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Thanks Jaysen and OQ.

Great Sandy's helming shade blade now has its final coat of dipple-finished marine enamel, and is ready for re-installation. :D

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by glossieblack
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 1158
Views: 82612

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

OrangeQuest wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:25 pm
I ordered more supplies today to repair/hide what I have done and I am moving on.
Good call. 8)