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    • Rob at LTP
      Thanks Bruce, I hadn't thought of (Something) Cruising Motor Yacht Club. (I did think of Tennant Creek Motor Yacht Club!) I did a bit of...
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      Just thought I'd "trawl" the collective knowledge base of trawlerforum dwellers in Aus, particularly NSW. Anyone out there have an...
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      Rob at LTP reacted to laughingmind's post in the thread Finn 8 with Like Like.
      Just chiming in here as our family were the previous owners of Puffinn, a Finn8 moored in Lemon Tree Passage. Did a sunset cruise just...
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      Rob at LTP replied to the thread Finn 8 Project Boat.
      Yup, that looks like one. Here's a pic of mine. Since taking that photo, I've put a hose on the vacant nipple and run it back to the...
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      Rob at LTP replied to the thread Finn 8 Project Boat.
      Yes, the high-rise has a longer hot section than the standard Exhaust header, which is very short, and by my calculations would put the...
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      Rob at LTP replied to the thread Finn 8 Project Boat.
      Aargh, 'tis a fine and noble name for a ship, is Billie Blobbins! I like a name that means something to the owner. And, as they say...
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      Rob at LTP replied to the thread Finn 8 Project Boat.
      Opening the rear hatch also greatly improves airflow on a hot day. I like Puffinn's bench seat arrangement, but if she had a pedestal...
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      Rob at LTP replied to the thread Finn 8 Project Boat.
      Yes, I've seen the magazine article, via a link somewhere on this forum. The blokes I met didn't really have much info about the...
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      Rob at LTP replied to the thread Finn 8.
      G'day Huon, Bit late to the party, but did you find any useful documentation? I've attached a couple of things that I've collected...
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      Rob at LTP replied to the thread Finn 8 Project Boat.
      Ahh, yours is a totally different arrangement to mine. That's probably a good thing. My local mechanic and I both thought that it looked...
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      Rob at LTP replied to the thread Finn 8 Project Boat.
      G'day Rod, I hope you are having as much fun on your Finn8 reno as I'm having! Have you checked out the condition of the drive shaft...
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      Rob at LTP reacted to RodS's post in the thread Finn 8 Project Boat with Like Like.
      Made a little progress in the last couple of weeks. Built a gin pole to lift the engine out of the boat and managed to get it out and on...
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      Rob at LTP replied to the thread Greetings all!.
      NSW born and bred, but my dad was Queenslander and never let us forget it. Not sure if i should publicly admit this, but I don't...
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      Rob at LTP replied to the thread Finn 8.
      G'day laughingmind, and other Finn fanciers. I'm the bloke who bought Puffinn, here at Lemon Tree Passage, a bit over a year ago. Not...
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      Rob at LTP posted the thread Greetings all! in Welcome Mat.
      Found this forum a couple of years ago, when doing pre-purchase research on the Finn 8. I've now owned Puffinn for over a year, and...
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