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by glossieblack
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 1959
Views: 104266

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

We are currently snugged in at Towlers Bay, Pittwater, hiding from strong northerlies which are forecast for some days. We'll head north once they abate. Spent today starting on a long list of mostly small maintenance tasks. Feels good to have made a start. :D http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userp...
by glossieblack
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 1959
Views: 104266

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks Craig, Eric, Tom, Jaysen, Peter, Craig again, and Richard for the blend of levellers, encouragement and laughs. Needed and appreciated. We commenced our northern return passage home this morning, sailing north from Sydney Harbour back to Broken Bay, courtesy of favourable winds, moderate head...
by glossieblack
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 1959
Views: 104266

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Nah, the poor Craig line, even ironical, just doesn't work. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yours is a life fully and well lived. :D
by glossieblack
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 1959
Views: 104266

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thankyou for your generously kind words Ilker, Richard, Craig, Eric, Peter, Lee, poleposition, David, Karl, and Tom. Tom, earlier scientific trials have indicated that we should be able to rely on natural spat recruitment, rather than seeding. Time will tell. Today presented a most pleasant surprise...
by glossieblack
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 1959
Views: 104266

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

A friend and I have started building ST 21 as a workboat for oyster reef restoration by community volunteers in the Noosa River, Lakes and Estuary. Oyster reefs and were once abundant in the Noosa, but were harvested to functional extinction by the early 1900s. We now need to bring back the oyster ...
by glossieblack
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 627
Views: 15599

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Didya drink it dry? :D
by glossieblack
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 641
Views: 37605

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

8) 8) 8)

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by glossieblack
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 1959
Views: 104266

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Jaysen wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:19 am
Just really hard to justify the upkeep anymore.
icelikkilinc wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:28 am
You cannot justify love😉
The wooden boat lover's dilemma. :(

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by glossieblack
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 1959
Views: 104266

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks for the extraordinarily generous comments Ilker and Joe, and thanks for the interest and supportive comments Lee, Fuzz and Tom. Joe, what a beautiful woodie you've got. What's her design and construction lineage? Fuzz, you've mentioned the beauty of old wooden rear coach house halibut schoone...
by glossieblack
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 87
Views: 2175

Re: Reefie's LB26

I have no time line for the build, I just want to enjoy the journey (which I an very much doing) without it becoming a chore. The only smart way to approach it. It's been my espoused approach, but a couple of times I've trapped myself by setting an arbitrary milestone, only to discover hat 've turn...