Category Archives: NIS

Still topping.

It is funny how I cannot give up being anxious over this hull bottom. If I were to sit with a psychiatrist I am sure they would diagnose some sort of obsession mixed with fear of completion. I am rationalising … Continue reading

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Bottom topped.

Is work/life balance a thing to chase? Is just the energy spent chasing it, or feeling like you should be doing something wrong, destructive? I am starting to think you can burn yourself out just worrying about the balance. If … Continue reading

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It’s not fair!

If you have young children you’ll recognise the other meaning of this exclamation. Actually it’s not an exclamation here, I did expect to have to fair this hull, but I didn’t expect to have to do it so soon… I … Continue reading

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Purbonding time-lapse.

I am still messing with time-lapse photography, I had intended for the entire build to be recorded, but the failure of the DSLR I had employed has left me high and dry. Leaving a replacement $3k camera bolted to the … Continue reading

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Purbonding

What a fascinating little product is this Purbond from Botecoat. It is much quicker to work with than traditional epoxy, or even e-glue. Just spritz down the timber with a mist bottle of water, spatula on the Purbond as evenly … Continue reading

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Fairing

When fairing, there is a lot of eye-balling and squinting, there is little to measure, it is a great challenge. You imagine how you could be handicapping the boat’s performance with a lumpy underwater profile. The objective is to create … Continue reading

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Received and enjoying Geoff’s book

A great story of two boats with a shared concept, add in some history of the great Australian ocean races and you have a lovely read. Well done Geoff! Here is the link to buy a copy: http://www.heriotmedia.com/news/book/

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