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by BarraMan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 1468

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

There is also the Bear Cat Cuddy at Glen-L, which offers a hideous cuddy with sleeping accommodations for two. The cuddy can most likely both be redesigned into something aesthetically pleasing as well as enlarged - the boat is a massive 27'10" x 10', so there should be plenty of room left over. Do...
by BarraMan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4463
Views: 270973

Re: Anyone Fishing?

I am back home after a 2400 mile round "Fishing Trip From Hell"! My brother-in-law (BiL) left home at 04:00 last Friday morning heading for the McArthur R in the Northern Territory. The drive was uneventful until about halfway, when we stopped to take this pic crossing the Queensland/Northern Territ...
by BarraMan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Build methods
Replies: 29
Views: 691

Re: Build methods

My 10 cents worth! I have never built a boat before and therefore have never built a PoF boat! Although I have earned my living with my brain, I have always been reasonable handy so I was not daunted by the idea of building my own boat. I have mostly found Glen-L designs to be "dated", but had I bee...
by BarraMan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3637
Views: 185611

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks for the support and sage advice gents - Jaysen, Jeff, Tom, Fuzz, OQ and Ilker. Priority one to infinity is the health and wellbeing of Ms GB. Priority two is to get Great Sandy safely out of the Queensland summer cyclone zone and back to the safety of her home port. Both can be achieved in p...
by BarraMan
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3637
Views: 185611

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

glossieblack wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:57 am
The insurance company has authorised the repair as quoted. It's nearly 5 o'clock here. :D
That’s gotta be “red” o’clock! :lol:
by BarraMan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3637
Views: 185611

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

If you have to pay for it then do you need to wait for the insurance to approve it or am I missing something? One thing you may want to consider is the forward scanning sonar. From what I read about them they only show depth but (was hoping it would "see" logs) it would show reefs I would think. Re...
by BarraMan
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4463
Views: 270973

Re: Anyone Fishing?

My brother-in-law and I are off at 04:00 on Friday for another 2400 mile round trip pilgrimage to harass the barramundi in the Northern Territory!
by BarraMan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3637
Views: 185611

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

So today I sought the advice of a master wooden boat builder whom I greatly admire. Given that Great Sandy is a cold moulded epoxy glued wooden boat without fibreglass, his advice was blunt: i) Great Sandy is in the top tier of contemporary Australian wooden boats, and I have a custodial responsibi...
by BarraMan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: C19 versus C21 outboard question
Replies: 24
Views: 835

Re: C19 versus C21 outboard question

I figure the cost of buying the full plans for my boat was about 1/4 of 1% of the overall cost of the build. Seems like a tiny investment to get all the info you might need to make a decision to build or not.
by BarraMan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Derek's dream
Replies: 28
Views: 623

Re: Derek's dream

I appreciate the suggestion of the single main with a kicker, but do not feel comfortable going 10+ miles out with that setup, as I need to make sure my wife doesn't over heat on the excursions (medical reasons). Why? I doubt one 110 hp motor is going to put that boat on the plane, so your stuck wi...