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

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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by MarkOrge » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:44 am

I love oysters, rock on. Looking forward to seeing this one come together...

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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:16 pm

Thanks for the offer to help Lee. And thanks for the encouragement Mark.

The hull panels are ready to be assembled over the jig.

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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:21 pm

Wow, look at all those sexy curves :D Amazing how Jacques and crew can figure all that stuff out, to where it ends up looking like a boat 8)

Very cool project, wish you much success :!: I do love my oysters :D

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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:15 am

Nice looking oyster reef Larry. I'm wondering how it is still there. Is it protected, or do locals exercise restraint in harvesting? Or is there a 'bag limit'?

Until the late 1800s our Noosa River boasted such reefs in profusion. Then European settlement accelerated, and they were harvested at average rate of 2,000 bags a year until none were left by the 1920s. Easter Island stuff.

And yes, Jacques planking panels shapes for ST 21 are something else. They don't want to go together easily though - six of them need plenty of twisting. But we'll get there. :D
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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by Cracker Larry » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:22 am

Nice looking oyster reef Larry. I'm wondering how it is still there. Is it protected, or do locals exercise restraint in harvesting? Or is there a 'bag limit'?
We've got a few hundred thousand acres of oyster reefs that look just like that :D There are both recreational and commercial seasons, typically September until May. We only harvest in the cold months because they spawn in the warm months, or spat, or whatever it's called. There are designated approved harvest areas for both recreational and commercial. Recreational bag limit is 2 bushels a day per person.

The state of SC, monitors the beds weekly for water quality, bacteria and such and have to close some areas when we get a lot of rain. Shell recycling is encouraged for recreational harvesters, a certain % is required for commercial harvesters.

See http://www.dnr.sc.gov/regs/crabregs.html for more information
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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by Jaysen » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:40 am

And don't get suspected of harvesting oysters out of season in SC. The DNR is not very understanding. Even when you are clearly trying to remove fishing and boating debris from a rake they will try to issue you a citation for illegal harvesting. Helps to have a lawyer with you at the time. Even better if he know someone in DNR.

I hate oysters from a food and recreation perspective (they make swimming difficult!) but I love them from the fishing perspective. Living here where they are actually over abundant it is hard to understand how important they are to the ecosystem. Especially if one has never seen areas that have suffered from a lack of oysters.

Too bad barnacles aren't as useful as oysters...
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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:07 am

Thanks for your information on oysters Larry and Jaysen.

Decided to do a quick and dirty 'don't worry about the gaps' trial stitch up to get a feel for the tunnel shape.

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Don't worry Jacques, it's now been dismantled, and a serious attempt at assembling with appropriate gaps will commence next week. :D
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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by blueflood » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:50 am

Hi glossieblack;

Yeah !! What a sweet looking hull :D 8) Have fun with it !

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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by jorgepease » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:34 am

very cool hull, I wonder what top speeds would be for a box keel, though I expect for your use, you don't have a need for that, I was playing with the idea of a small one on a flat bottom to maybe help with pounding. Good luck with the build, I would be interested in making one of these myself.

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Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:15 am

Very fair, nice job.

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