- I'dlove to be able to say that the schooner is ready to go, but it
tomorow I'll be buying the outer hull paint come hell or high water
as Isold a heap of plants at a trash and treasure today. Inside hull
is all fitted out except fpr rowlocks. Its so comfy that the kids
have already camped out twice in it.
our last lake is getting too low for ski boats, woo hoo so I'm
looking forward to a quiet launch.
I started shoppingfor a trailer (Aus$2500) The boat has only cost
$2100 so far!. On a run to the tip I bought an axle , hubs, wheels
and springs for $25 , Then picked up $30 worth of scrap ally while
the tippy was putting away his $25.
after a good look through my steel supply I reckon I've most of the
bits I need, there might even be enough for new tyres!
My costing tally system is sitting at Aus $81 per foot of boat
built . I'd be fascinated to hear how otherbolger beauties compare to
Cheers all. Paul, Waltzing Matilda. Kalgoorlie, Western Australia'
where schooner means a large cold glass of beer
- In a message dated 07-04-02 9:31:22 PM E. Australia Standard Time,
> Cheers all. Paul, Waltzing Matilda. Kalgoorlie, Western Australia'... and you're a long way from anywhere to sail your schooner. Make sure it's
> where schooner means a large cold glass of beer
a good trailer.
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- --- In bolger@y..., stephensonhw@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 07-04-02 9:31:22 PM E. Australia Standard Time,sure it's
> wattleweedooseeds@b... writes:
> > Cheers all. Paul, Waltzing Matilda. Kalgoorlie, Western Australia'
> > where schooner means a large cold glass of beer
> ... and you're a long way from anywhere to sail your schooner. Make
> a good trailer.]
The nearest lake at preseent is 100 kms , southern ocean 400km,
indean ocean 600 kms.
With a good cyclone season we can get lakes up tp 10 kms long and
a river/lake system called ponton creek nearly 400 kms long!
It doesnt happen often . the records started in 1890 and the wet
years were 1918, 1948,1975/76, 1992,1993,1995,1998,2000.
Each year broke the record,
nomally we have a winter peak and a summer peak of rain.
can anyone pick a trend here that should get the greenhouse people
Possibilities includ a decade or soof dry( less than6"a year) or a
wet year next .a wet year will be one with a spell of 4 days of good
rain say6" in 4days. this cuts us off for a week and fills all the
lakes. Last week a storm of 2" in 15 minutes missed the right
drainage system by about 2 kms and flowed out into sand plains.
Back to trailers! The trend here is to build a trailer a bit
flexible with good 8 ply tyres, a belly plate of thin sheet metal ,
for the stones and wildlife then remember to slow down all the way to
the lake .
Cheers all Paul
- Evening all , the Schooner Waltzing Matilda is still chuging along.
this week Imade all the stainless deck fittings and screwed them on.
Pintles made and fitted no gudgeons yet. heavy duty ghine latches
nearly completed lots of 10g screws to sqeeze into tiny holes.
building has slowed due the lack of rain to fill any lakes or ponds
bigger than the schooner!. our last lake has finally dried up.
meaning a 400 km drive to water. A local swimmind pool is starting to
be an option.
well done with documenting those Gulls, even my darling wifeis
fascinated to see one now. not that she'd have one built in the
house. Thats my excuse for a big shed, and she'd fill that with her
stuff if she had a chance.
build on bolger builders,
- In a message dated 04-06-02 9:59:59 PM E. Australia Standard Time,
> well done with documenting those Gulls, even my darling wifeisReminds me of the TV ad that's been running here recently. First scene: the
> fascinated to see one now. not that she'd have one built in the
> house. Thats my excuse for a big shed, and she'd fill that with her
> stuff if she had a chance.
husband is repairing his motorbike in the kitchen. Second scene: the wife is
phoning to order a shed for the backyard. Third scene: wife is sitting in the
shed by herself, knitting and watching TV.
> build on bolger builders,[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]