What have you done this weekend...?

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Wynand N, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    1 = How fast is too fast? - - 2 = a ferro cement boat? - - 3 = new australian defence forces for stelth work ( 14 ft long)
     

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  2. Trevlyns
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    Trevlyns Senior Citizen/Member

    Mas, I'd get the GPS seen to if I were you, mate. Not even my boat will go that fast:D
     
  3. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Downhill?
     
  4. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Almost downhill. Waterfall.
     
  5. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Ah, explains it, slows down in the rain eh? can understand that, so do I!
     
  6. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    While you were farting around on the net . . . I'm loading up another to take back to the shop.
     

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  7. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    having that fancy crane equipment must be nice!!,, i worked in some of the best shops in maine ( ya i know that aint saying much ,,hehe) and we only used the crane to get the "new guys" to the top of the mast to fix a bulb,,,hehehe,,,man ya think we would of learned that the crane breaks down ,,,almost to the top,,,,,,for at least an hour or so,,hehe :D
     
  8. longliner45
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    wow par,you guys sure took a chance lifting her that way ,,alot of side pressure,,usually they crack and break that way ,,either a totally empty hull with no ballast on her or what,,,,scary
     
  9. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Trev, - - - that was a trip from Archerfield to Coolangatta airport and back - - round trip of about 180 km., that is, over the ground, but had to get to 60,000ft... I think I cut a corner rounding the ndb at Coolangatta..... - - not allowed to photograph it on the ground.... and it is gone before you see it coming :D:D:D
     
  10. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    'liner as long as there's a deck in place and it's a short lift you usually get away with it, now an open boat with a lot of weight in her and whe you put her back in the water you have a bit more 'tumblehome' than when you started!
     
  11. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Hi Par,

    Us farting around on the net is just a smoke screen, but hugely misleading. Masalai is planning his boat, and I am playing with my laser cutter.

    I did my first free-hand cut yesterday, see attached. Note the accuracy of the free-hand :D I feel as excited as a little kiddy who got his big red truck ;)

    Just fired the tube up... couldn't resist :D
     

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  12. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Oh! wow! I want one! Dunno what the hell I'd do with it, but I want one!
     
  13. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    I know what I would do with such a magnificent tool - !!!!!!, - - - trim the tops off a couple of trees that annoy me too much, - as, - if we get a big blow they may well cause some damage....
     
  14. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Wally, you can have that one :D

    The laser is what is going to cut the foam for the boat. He he... when it's up and running properly I'll probably cut up everything around here :D
     

  15. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    The wife's dad used to do that (farmer). When he buys a new chain saw mother in law had to hide it from him. For a week on end he's saw up everything in sight.
     
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