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Old 08-02-2013, 07:15 PM   #61
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nice work on Mr T Benn. Nice and shiney
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:34 AM   #62
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Hendo,
For once I can't take the credit for this job , I am just coughing up the Doh Ray Me.
The boys are doing a fantastic job and she is going to look like a new boat when completed.
Will get some more pics posted as work progresses.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:19 AM   #63
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Well yesterday we went back into the water.
Most of the repairs and upgrades are done.
Masts will be stepped next week sometime, paravane arms finally fitted and halyards and other ropes fitted.
Dinghy chocks to be installed, gas bottle box back on deck and the 4 stick on/walk on 90 watt solar panels to be fitted to go with the 2 existing 85 watt conventional panels.
All going well the next 3 weeks should see everything done except for the final set up of the paravane arms and fish.
A few photos attached and also one of the new masts in the shed.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:41 AM   #64
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:51 AM   #65
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Looks great! Gee, I hope the Eagle does not see the re fit as she can be so fickle! What did they paint her with?
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:07 PM   #66
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First class work. Beautiful lines. She will be capable of going anywhere.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:14 PM   #67
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Nice! Between the sails and the paravanes she'll be rock solid in almost anything.
Have you chosen a sail design yet Benn? How much sail area will you have?
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:19 PM   #68
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Thanks Guys,
Really looking forward to getting all the appendages on and the sails on the furlers.
Not sure of sail area but will post details once they are all worked out.

Phil,
You will be pleased to know the hull is painted with Dulux Weathershield enamel.
As good a finish as I have had with International Brightsides/Toplac and at 1/2 the price.
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the hull is painted with Dulux Weathershield enamel.
... Love it mate!

She looks awesome Benno. Well Done mate!
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:12 PM   #70
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Great restoration refit to a lovely lady. Qld seems to have some of the best classic timber trawlers anywhere, from special traditional designers, a pleasure to see.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #71
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Looking great Benn! As giddy as I am to see her rigged with sails up it's hard to imagine your level of anticipation
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:20 PM   #72
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Check that graceful bow and fine entry. She should ride as if on shock absorbers in a head sea.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:32 AM   #73
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Must admit I can't wait to see her with the masts up and sails on , rigged ready to go.
Stabiliser arms and fish are rigged just the stays to be made and retrieval winch positions to be sorted.
Some of this stuff will have to wait until I get home and on board.
The Boss and I will then head north to Hervey Bay for a short cruise and shake down.
Possibly leave the boat in Urangan for my next stint at work.
The anticipation is huge.

Don you are right on , she is one fantastic sea boat have punched home from the reef into some big seas over the last 17 odd years and she handles them with ease and also likes a following sea and goes as if she is on rails, 35 knots , 3 mt sea up the arse and I can leave the auto pilot on, she tracks like a dream.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #74
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Gorgeous, Benn! You must be so pleased with the results. Lots of time, work and $$ to get here, no doubt. Will enjoy the picture of her under full sail with you and the Admiral smiling from the side deck. Nicely done.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #75
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Hey Benn,
It will be really interesting to hear from you how the paravanes perform in smoothhing out any roll, in comparison to the sails under the same conditions.

Not many boats have both, giving you the opportunity to do a real life test.

We are waiting with great anticipation!
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:23 PM   #76
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AusCan,
Funny you mentioned that.
My mate on Waverly has just headed north. Crossed the Wide bay bar a few days ago.
He has both, a good big powerful rig and paravanes.
He swears by both in different conditions.
Any body up north see Darren and Pieta on Waverly give them a hoy.
She is one beautiful vessel and an absolute credit to them both.
They are headed north and then across to the Louisiades and beyond.

This boat is a bit special as it has a marinised Mac truck engine and a very well done job.
The patterns for the manifolds actually came from Mac in the USA many years ago.
Picture of Waverly attached, she is a bit different now with a slightly bigger rig and longer and more robust outrigger arms.
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Oz has the best population of motor sailors on the planet IMO. Speed through your shift Benn and when ya get back let's see how good Tidahapah 2.0 looks.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #78
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Craig,
It looks like the masts are ready and should be down the yard in a couple of days time.
Doug is standing the outrigger arms as we speak and all going well masts may be stepped Friday or very early next week.
Will post photos as I get them.
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Funny you mentioned that.
My mate on Waverly has just headed north. Crossed the Wide bay bar a few days ago.
He has both, a good big powerful rig and paravanes.
He swears by both in different conditions.
Any body up north see Darren and Pieta on Waverly give them a hoy.
She is one beautiful vessel and an absolute credit to them both.
They are headed north and then across to the Louisiades and beyond.

This boat is a bit special as it has a marinised Mac truck engine and a very well done job.
The patterns for the manifolds actually came from Mac in the USA many years ago.
Picture of Waverly attached, she is a bit different now with a slightly bigger rig and longer and more robust outrigger arms.
Cheers
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Yes - it would certainly be nice to have both. The sails hold us steady 75% of the time, but for me aren't much use heading within +/-25 degrees of the wind; or during the day or two after a big blow when the seas are still confused but the winds are dead calm.

Waverly appears to be a beautiful beast!
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