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Old 10-16-2012, 07:48 PM   #41
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Bill,
. Buy an ex tassie cray boat and it is pretty likely to be built of Huon.
When you slip every 12 months at least the worms don't get a strong hold
The Tasmanian ex cray boat at the Sydney Wooden Boat Show was built of Huon pine. Before conversion,it had a "wet well", a contained part of the hull with holes in it where the caught crays were kept live in sea water sloshing in and out through holes in the hull. That tells you how durable the wood is. There is a prohibition on felling huon pine trees, so timber for boats now comes from old stores,or recovered from underwater in lakes etc, still good or to use after years underwater.
Keep in mind fiberglass has its own "worm", ie. osmosis.
If you are checking Randell boats, look for shaft drive, not sterndrive or "legs", having the gearbox underwater is not good,and costly to maintain. BruceK
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:00 AM   #42
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The few conversions I know of of Tassie cray boats,the guys got enough Hueon Pine out of the wet well (they are double layered) to do all the refurbishment work on the boat.
Huon is a beautifull light timber and comes up a treat.
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Afloat`s November edition features (p16) an article on a couple`s 7.5 year circumnavigation in a handsome and seaworthy 48ft timber displacement cruiser built at home in the spare time of the professional boat-builder husband. This would be of special interest to long distance cruisers. The 165hp Yanmar is reported as using 52000 litres to faultlessly cover 34000NM.
The p22 article on preparing a Nordhaven 62 to cross the Tasman Sea from Sydney to New Zealand, a renowned area for troublesome weather, locally called "the ditch" (NZers pronounce it "dutch") also makes good reading.
Log onto AFLOAT Magazine November 2012 if interested. BruceK
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For all you Aussie Cruisers out there the new edition of the Coastal Passage is out now.
www.thecoastalpassage.com
Log on and get your copy.I have been reading it forever and don't know why I had not mentioned it before.
Bruce , thanks for the tip of re the article.
I am also trying to get a copy of a small book detailing the round the worl cruise by a Qld gent in the timber motor vessel Nordly.
His shake down cruise was Brisbane to Perth sout about for the Americas Cup in 88 I think.
Should have more info when I get back from work at the end of the month.
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Afloat`s November edition features (p16) an article on a couple`s 7.5 year circumnavigation in a handsome and seaworthy 48ft timber displacement cruiser built at home in the spare time of the professional boat-builder husband. This would be of special interest to long distance cruisers. The 165hp Yanmar is reported as using 52000 litres to faultlessly cover 34000NM.
The p22 article on preparing a Nordhaven 62 to cross the Tasman Sea from Sydney to New Zealand, a renowned area for troublesome weather, locally called "the ditch" (NZers pronounce it "dutch") also makes good reading.
Log onto AFLOAT Magazine November 2012 if interested. BruceK
Bruce: Great article on the circumnavigation. Thanks.
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For all you Aussie Cruisers out there the new edition of the Coastal Passage is out now.
www.thecoastalpassage.com
Log on and get your copy.I have been reading it forever and don't know why I had not mentioned it before.
Bruce , thanks for the tip of re the article.
I am also trying to get a copy of a small book detailing the round the worl cruise by a Qld gent in the timber motor vessel Nordly.
His shake down cruise was Brisbane to Perth sout about for the Americas Cup in 88 I think.
Should have more info when I get back from work at the end of the month.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:52 PM   #47
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Crewtoday, are you in Australia, if so,where?
Welcome aboard, wherever you are!
Does "crewtoday" maybe suggest "ownertomorrow?
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