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

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

Post by MrPaul » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:52 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:37 am
Every time I see a picture of Skinnydip I think I am in love :D
Definitely. She has some really nice lines.



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

Post by terrulian » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:03 pm

Looks like you're using all chain?
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by cape man » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:25 pm

Bet he has 300 ft of half inch rope behind 25 feet of chain.
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by glossieblack » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:17 am

Ms Skinnydip thanks you for your compliments Fuzz and Mr Paul. :D

She's using 30 feet of chain and nothing else at the moment terrulian and cape man. The entire Noosa system is relatively shoal.

When building her, I was intending to use a shorter length of chain backed by rope, and going forward on deck when anchoring. I started sea trialing her I used the 30 feet of chain, which I had at hand, handling it from the cockpit and dropping into a bucket at my feet. I love this setup, especially when she is rocking and rolling. So no plans to change it while still in local waters.:D
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by cape man » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:04 am

Lost that bet :| she is indeed gorgeous!
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by glossieblack » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:20 pm

Thanks cape man. :D

Another pic from the trip a few days ago.

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

Post by Jeff » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:50 pm

GB, that is really one fine looking boat!!!! Jeff

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

Post by BarraMan » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:12 pm

Looks like you have no need to worry about taking Skinnydip to the 2021 Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, Michael - cancelled! :(

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

Post by glossieblack » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:10 am

BarraMan wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:12 pm
Looks like you have no need to worry about taking Skinnydip to the 2021 Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, Michael - cancelled! :(
Initially I was right royally pissed off that the 2021 Australian Wooden Boat Festival had been cancelled. :x

But hey, in the midst of a global pandemic causing havoc to individuals, families, communities and nations around the world, and after a glass of red, perspective starts to kicks in and it's no biggie. Looking forward to the next AWBF in 202? :D
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by glossieblack » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:23 am

Started reinstalling the repaired and repainted shade blade on Great Sandy today. :D

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