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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    I just resurrected my login from 4 years ago after spotting all the news. Thanks all, it's great to see some bits of history on the old girl Heres Seaquesta now. She was refitted in Auckland a few years ago and is now a family cruiser that does a few rum races. The previous QLD owner had renamed her 'Lipstick on your Collar', so I restored her dignity and changed it back to Seaquesta.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    They are just drop dead gorgeous Bob. I had pictures of them on my wall when I was a kid in the '80's and fantasized about sailing on them when in my opti (painted my first opti red and white like Hitch-hiker) Now own a converted ’83 Dubois 42ft 2 tonner and wouldn’t have anything else this side of $¼ mil Wire halyards, hydraulics = big kahunas
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    +1. Just beautiful FOP, absolutely beautiful
  4. as this shows the 'frames' appear to be 48" on center and the 'stringer' appear to be 6" on center. no indication of how the floors are to be installed. I don't see any floors. In boatbuilding parlance floors are the pieces of wood (usually, but they can be fabricated or cast from steel or bronze) that tie together the heels of the frames and the keel. In this case it wouldn't take much bad luck like bouncing off a rock to split the boat open at the garboards. Also, is there anything backing up the plywood butt joints on the inside of the hull? If not, is a grave omission. There should be hefty butt blocks of either plywood or multiple layers of biaxial tape all set in epoxy backing up those seams. If there is any inward flex, like say from another boat bumping into the hull, those seams will open up like a zipper. Big waves could be worse. The reality looks like that boat isn't much more heavily built than an 18' plywood power sharpie I built about ten years ago. It had a 1/2" MDO bottom and 3/8" MDO sides. And it was a pretty lightly built boat for it's length. Dockrat if you're still listening, you should seriously think about adding a several bulkheads inside those hulls. They will stiffen up your very light framing. Also, adding another layer or two of 5/8" ply to the outside being careful to overlap the seams will really help strengthen up what I imagine you've found is more delicate hull than you bargained for. Informed and helpful advice has no place in this thread. If it did, and it was listened to by Rot Rod, this 56 page train wreck wouldnt exist. Dont try and spoil the fun, alot of morbid facination has been invested here over the years
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Ive always had a morbid facination with Chieftans. No idea who the designer is
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Come-on FOB, more pics!!! Ya drivin me crazy. I want to see your baby in its full gloss glory
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Im not sure, I was pretty young back them, but ill ask the folks. They probably have some polaroids of my potty trainin if your are interested.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    is that the old Fisher and Paykel?
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    FOP, great update as usual. In curious to know if you considered a newer profile rudder rather than persevering with the old school one? Ive got one very simlar to yours on my old 2tonner, and its a mod im thinking of doing
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    If i wasnt half a world away, id drop by and give you a hand with all the over-head sanding. Dont you just love it.
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Im loving following your progress on this FOP. Beautiful work. I didnt realise she was built in NZ. I refurbished a 1982 Dubious 2 tonner a few years ago, but nothing to the standard of your work. It was great fun and id do it again if i had a large enough warehouse near my home. Im curious to know how you think she'll weigh in? any targets your aiming for?
  12. What was involved sandblasting your Seaquesta inside and out? I'm considering getting an IOR aluminum war horse, and that's one thing I may well need to do...

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    Im with M, curious way to build. Couple of questions 1. How are you gong to weld it without burning the wood? or is this a rivit and sealant job. 2. 8mm over those frames!! why so thick?!?!. 3. How many are on the build to get it done in 12 months? ok, so that was three questions, bite me. BTW - what will it rate?
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    Geesh - 4 rows from the bottom.... BUMP