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Old 06-15-2013, 08:47 PM   #21
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Allan,
No mate she has been in Hedland all her 5 years.
It is a standard Rob Allen design Z-Tech harbour tug.
Heaps of them around the world.
You probably saw a sister vessel.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:54 PM   #22
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Benn i thought it was one i took to Cairns and back many years ago for some refit work
The name sounded similar

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Old 06-16-2013, 01:21 AM   #23
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Well if you took one to sea you sure wouldn't forget it.
One thing they are not and that is a sea boat, strictly a harbour.
When the docking is completed we have a 12 hour trip back to Hedland so I hope it is flat seas.
The Azi pods are good to drive and handle, highly manoueverable but please stay within the harbour limits.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:25 AM   #24
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A few photos back from the yard today.
I am thinking of putting the dinghy across the cabin top, it should be better to handle in and out of the water with the mizzen mast boom.
It looks like it will stick out a bit, most of the time this shouldn't be a problem and if it is I will remove the outboard.

The compression post in the aft cabin will hardly be noticeable, so slowly it is all coming back together.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:42 AM   #25
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This was back in 2000

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:26 AM   #26
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Wow it's hard being away when a shed load of work is being done on the boat.
Anyhow the rigger was down today to finalise the rig set up along with stay and chain plate positions.
All chain plates and stay brackets are fabricated and ready to be fitted.
2 coats of undercoat on topsides and 1 st coat of gloss going on tomorrow I hope.
Ordered an extra winch as required and the 2 x 90 watt lay flat solar panels..
My mate hauled his 60' Norman Wright in the same yard today sohe is giving Tidahapah a bit of an inspection for me.
A photo of chain plates attached, not good quality.

Sounds like it is all coming together nicely.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:30 AM   #27
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Thank god for the shed. Apparently it has been raining over home again but work still carried on in the shed.
All timber repairs now done and topsides are undercoated. I think maybe this is the best job done on the old girl for many years.
yachty stuff like winches etc have now turned up and ready to be fitted.
Topsides get glossed on Monday, after that all the fittings go back on including the paravane arms and fittings.
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Thank god for the shed. Apparently it has been raining over home again but work still carried on in the shed.
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Looking good Benn,
I'm looking forward to seeing where you're positioning your rig and winches.
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Fwd mast is just in front of the wheelhouse eye brow (50 mm)
Mizzen mast is virtually on the aft eng room bulkhead.
Winches will depend on Cookie the rigger as I am not at home to have much input.

Attache are a couple of photos of todays gloss 1 st coat.
using standard Dulux exterior Gloss enamel.
I used International Toplac last time ( Brightsides replacement) Now they want $80.00 per 2 lt tin , like bloody hell.
This is a timber plank boat the paint job is not going to last more than a few years.
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She sure is looking good Benn. Can't wait to see her with full sails.
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Seems like you have a trustworthy boatyard on the task, although it must be tough being away while the work is being done.
Working away certainly helps to pay the bills though.

Looking forward to seeing the relaunching photo's.
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"This is a timber plank boat the paint job is not going to last more than a few years"


Yep, I'm with you on the paint front Benn.
I'm doing some seam & hull patching at the moment - going for preservation before looks and holding out until next year for a full hull & topsides paint.
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Looks great Benn.
It costs down here being in a shed, I was in one a month when we did the osmosis and some painting, but at least the guys keep working if it rains.
I`ll be interested how the Dulux Hi-Gloss Enamel house paint goes, sounds like a commonsense approach.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:25 AM   #36
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Looks great Benn.
It costs down here being in a shed, I was in one a month when we did the osmosis and some painting, but at least the guys keep working if it rains.
I`ll be interested how the Dulux Hi-Gloss Enamel house paint goes, sounds like a commonsense approach.
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It is only of recent times that I have used International gloss
Previously was always standard exterior gloss enamel
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:07 AM   #37
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Well things have slowed down a bit as we have struck some problems.
Not totally serious but bad enough.
have found some rot in the stbd bulwarks and the planking.
This is a result of 2 things. When we built her we lined the inside of the bulwarks which gives the side a nice clean finish. The down side is that it also creates areas where moisture can accumulate and eventually cause rot.
The other baddie is the side deck scuppers. Traditionally these are lined with lead ,sealed Sika these days ( previously bitumastic) and copper nailed in place.
The sika gives up after a while and so another moisture spot is made. This is especially so when the boat has not been out in the salt water as often as it should.
Any how I now have a few upper deck ribs and planks to renew, these are being laminated and put in place as we speak so will add another week or so to the project.
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Sorry to hear of the extra repairs. Is it possible to put vents high up in the inner bulwarks for the future?
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:17 AM   #39
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Bruce,
That is exactly what we are going to do.
Remove the lead, smooth and glass the scuppers with bi axial glass ,a couple of layers and in the bulwarks above each scupper install a small unobtrusive shell vent.
This should eliminate the problem forever.

I am thankful once more that the boat is out of the water and in the shed as it is pis**n down with rain again.
Work goes on.
On my side of the country we are just preparing the Yande Yarra to head back up to Port Hedland tonight.
Will be there in the morning to take bunkers , reinstall all our tyre fenders, put our tow rope back on the winch and get back into the towage caper.

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Yes, commiserations re the extra unpredicted work needed. My boat predated the totally fibreglass era, so I have has to have the stern cap rail replaced and I even hacked a chunk out of the port aft cabin wall to replace a section of ply wall rotted from water entering a poorly sealed window pane. At times like that I tend to envy those with all F/G newer boats - then I compare what mine cost me to the 3-5 times the price I would have paid for one of those, and I don't feel so bad. At least with timber you can hack into it and replace and make them as good as new, with simpler techniques than plastic fantastics.
I comfort myself with the fact that only having a salt water deckwash is better in terms of that sort of timber invasion/rot potential, Benn. Not so good if one wants to flush the anchor chain off however, so I get the mud off out there, then do a fresh water rinse at the berth when we come in.
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