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Old 05-01-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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New, just joined this great site!

Well im the owner of a McLaren Trawler, that im converting into a Cruiser..
Got lots of work ahead of me, got the old girl out on the hard stand and ready to get my hands dirty.
Would love some great tips, and some good advise, from you good People!

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Old 05-01-2014, 10:27 AM   #2
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:58 AM   #3
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:02 AM   #4
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Does anyone know how to put a picture on my public profile?
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:51 PM   #5
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Welcome Craigo,

The Aussie numbers are increasing!

Just click "User CP" in the upper left hand corner, then "edit avatar" on the left hand selection bar. You can personalize your preferences in that general area.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:39 PM   #6
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G'day mate.
Welcome, good to have another Aussie amongst the ranks. You'll find heaps of valuable info both locally and internationally to assist in your project.

Better learn how to upload pics mate ... We ALL LOVE pics! :-P

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Old 05-01-2014, 08:43 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard.
The pic on your profile is good, she really is/was a trawler, more pics please when you work it out.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:39 PM   #8
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Gday AusCan,

Thanks for the message and with your wise tips and my useless computer skills i finally worked it out! and i see my pic!
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:41 PM   #9
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Cheers Hendo,

Yes still to master how to download pics on these messages now, it will come eventually..
Yes bring on the Aussies!!
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Gday Bruce K,

thanks for the welcome mate. Are you the staff for the Trawler forum and the person i ask questions for the site?
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Welcome craigster! Congratulations on your new trawler!
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:57 PM   #12
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Thanks Bligh,

I got a lot of work to do on her!
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The McLaren looks like the real thing!

To post some pics in your message, click "go advanced" under you message, then click on the paper clip icon. Then browse your folder and click on you pic file. Then click on "Upload"

To see the result, click on "preview post" before submitting reply.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:35 PM   #14
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Thanks AusCan!

Will try that now for a test run!
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:36 PM   #15
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Thanks AusCan!

Your a Legend!!!
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:37 PM   #16
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Welcome Craig,
Another McLaren joins the fold.
Looks like we have a few on board now.
Have you drawn up plans for your conversion yet or just feeling your way around.
Plenty of pics as you go would be great.
I have an ex McLaren beside me in Mackay. The usual short raised forecastle but they have moved the main engine further aft and the master cabin is under the wheelhouse.
OK what power does she have and how is she set up at present?
Sharpie or carvel and what timber?
Welcome again.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:51 PM   #17
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Hi Benn,

Great to get your message, i have read a few of your threads and you have some great knowledge...
My Hull is a Spotted gum Carvel Hull, 2.5 Inch Planks. The Engine Room was originally under the Wheel house , but im planning on moving it Further Aft as well.. In your words why do you think it would be better aft than under the wheel house?
I have a Gardner 6LXB that i have finally found after a massive amount of searching and i need to re rate it from a 180HP to a 150 Hp for a Marine application..
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Craig- Welcome to a great forum with so many helpful members who share. For sure your rig is far from being "Whimpy" Hell for stout and really a true trawler. As other, pictures of progress always welcome.

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Old 05-01-2014, 11:20 PM   #19
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Thanks Al,
thanks for the welcome! She is a good sized boat! 58 feet. 17.68 metres
Definately nota whimpy boat mate
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Gday Bruce K,

thanks for the welcome mate. Are you the staff for the Trawler forum and the person i ask questions for the site?
Yup!! BruceK is your man with answers...but you better ask him fast. Word on the street is that he's going in for a face lift on Monday and may be unable to read your post by Tuesday.

You'll find a lot of answered questions and helpful hints here while BruceK takes his 'vacation'.
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