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by glossieblack
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3779
Views: 194179

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

In Skinnydip land, it's the boat builder's 72nd birthday, and hence a strictly observed boat building lay day. The child bride and I have just returned from a marvellously long lunch with friends, and will now briefly nap before repeating the celebratory dose with another bunch of pirates over dinne...
by glossieblack
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3779
Views: 194179

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

OrangeQuest wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:51 am
That looks like it would make a person grumpy enough! :)
Exactly! We CLOOFs believe we deserve a wide range of skills without needing to learn them. After all, it's a social justice thing.
by glossieblack
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3779
Views: 194179

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

I've just read Casey's latest post, and it demonstrates that he sculpts wood with precision, while I need to resort to sculpting goo from a bucket, fairing, more gooing, more fairing, etc, etc. Today I glued in shims made from wooden mixing sticks to define the required finished profile to support t...
by glossieblack
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)
Replies: 3293
Views: 215149

Re: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)

Casey, you sculpt wood, with precision. It's just lovely to follow. 8)

Lacking your wood working skills, as my Skinnydip post of today will show, I have to sculpt goo from a bucket, then fair, then more goo, then fair, etc, etc.

Different paths up the same mountain - building a boat. :D
by glossieblack
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3779
Views: 194179

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Jeff wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:53 pm
GB, I hear there are parts of your country setting new high temp records this week!! Seems very hot in places!! Jeff
Any hotter and the chooks will be laying hard boiled eggs. :wink:
by glossieblack
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3779
Views: 194179

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks OQ. :D A most enjoyable day today: brunch with the CEO of the Australian branch of The Nature Conservancy to celebrate securing funding for the next stage of our Noosa River oyster reef re-building project; then this afternoon further 48V and 12V wiring on Skinnydip. If I could achieve such a...
by glossieblack
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 694
Views: 18984

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Your foredeck setup is heading the same way as Skinnydip's. Practical as ..... :D
by glossieblack
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3779
Views: 194179

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

That's what I meant :lol: you don't need a boat like that to carry spat 8) :lol: And thanks OQ, Ilker, Jeff, Tom and Fuzz. :D OK, I've got the message. Skinnydip building has recommenced. Today I glued the attachment frames for the new aft inspection hatches into place, covered the back of the hatc...
by glossieblack
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3779
Views: 194179

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Now get that boat done! You have oysters to plant! Fortunately the oyster reef trials of the past couple of years have established that there is still enough oyster spat in the system to not require replanting. :D What is missing is suitable settlement substrate. We'll be using recycled oyster shel...
by glossieblack
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3779
Views: 194179

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Many thanks for the funding well wishes cape man, OQ, and Jaysen. Tonight Noosa Council voted 6-1 to match The Nature Conservancy's offer of $1.2 million to fund continuation of our Noosa River Oyster Reef Restoration Project. Science informed community action backed by at least $2.4 million will pr...