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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: Al_scorpion1101] #276808
12/23/14 06:54 PM
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Guess I just took offence to the Hashtags, this thread is about my new boat, I wouldn't want anybody to think I would do anything to put down old Mozzies. Only did the Canon Fodder jibe with Nick because his is a newish boat.

I am only a late starter in Mossies by some standards but I like the old boats, my first was in the late 90's she was already around 20 yers old, 1111 which was a 4mm ply Carter boat and the Heaviest boat at the 99-00 Nats, but it wasn't last. I loved that Mossie, as I have with all my Mossies (won a State Sloop Title on it).

After 16 years in the class this is my first even close to new boat (then it only happened because of Insurance pay out after a collision), my last Mossie was built before I started sailing Mossies. I haven't sailed since Easter which is a big break for me, so I am pretty excited about sailing again.

Anyway, Merry Christmas. smile


Regards Gary.
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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: stillbitten] #276811
12/23/14 09:17 PM
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.....and I'm used to being cannon fodder too :-) but it's still a LOT of fun......


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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: Nic M] #276824
12/28/14 03:10 AM
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After getting out late yesterday for a couple of hours, having spent all day re rigging frown . Had a big afternoon today grin , again after spending the morning sorting out ropes etc. crazy Headed out at 1pm in 12 to 15 knots, to meet Pete part way to Loch Sport, sailed windward and returns for a while and then went reaching towards Loch Sport, awesome flatwater sailing and fairly gusty, keeping us working hard, then said goodbye to Pete and spent 1 hour trapezing on one tack, on a tight reach/beat back to Paynesville into the straits, then popped the kite again to show off heading out from Paynesville cool .

But I think I must be putting on weight, as after I dropped the spinnaker, hopped on trap on Port tack and bang the dyneema at the bottom of the trap let go (after surviving one hour non stop on the Starboard side) it just snapped on Port crazy . So that's two Sundays in a row, I have broken the bottom part of my trapeze, capsized and bent my tiller extension blush (two much pudding sick confused) an average end to 4 hours on the water frown .

Positive part of the day, sorted a few ropes and tried out the new spinnaker from Irwin sails, it's awesome grin, the new (for me) polyester (I think) cloth, holds its shape really well and looks great. Watch out for the white kite at the Nats cool .


Regards Gary.
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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: Al_scorpion1101] #276899
01/07/15 12:46 AM
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Loving the new boat, have sorted the bugs out and It's flying. Thanks to one of the sloop crews have some great pics, would post them but don't have the know how from my phone. cry


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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: stillbitten] #276907
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Sent you a PM with my mobile number so you can txt the pics to me
I've also included my email addy so if you choose you can send them there if that's easier

I can upload them from there and post them here if you like

Kingy


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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: Pirate] #276917
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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: Pirate] #276919
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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: Pirate] #276931
01/10/15 03:14 AM
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Thanks Kingy,

Made it home now, glad to be on the Laptop instead of the phone, have a vague idea of what I am doing on the Laptop. crazy Thanks again to Eliza for these photo's, amazing how much spare time some sloop crews have wink

Have more photo's generously taken and printed by Speers Point local and some have electronic copies of all boats, which have been promised to appear in the photo bucket, when they have time wink


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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: stillbitten] #276942
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I have trained her to be efficient thereby leaving time for some photography wink


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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: Trevor] #276946
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I can do photography.... or sailing .....

females can obviously do two things at once ..... no training required according to my missus !!!!

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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: stillbitten] #279296
05/30/15 06:55 AM
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Hi mate please emails me on esho_junior@hotmail.com i am interested in getting a new mozzie built
Cheers stephen


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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: stillbitten] #279298
05/30/15 09:45 PM
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Esho,

I have a brand new ronstan car and track that would be ideal for a new mossie (was originally going on my taipan). Willing to sell below cost. Let me know if you're interested.

Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: Esho] #279302
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I have emailed Stephen. Scarecrow's offer of the traveller, is a good point, all the bits do add up as well.


Regards Gary.
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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: stillbitten] #279310
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Hi Still bitten
I have been in contact with Phill last night who makes them and he is getting back to me in the next few days with details.
there is 1 problem as he explained it will be 4-5 months for new hulls to be made as the fiberglass company has a lot on the go

It is a bit too long for my liking and i am now weighing up my options. It was good talking to him as he explained fiberglass boats are very hard to come by, people hang on to them

So pretty much i can either just wait 5 months to get a new boat built, and will most probably be 6-8 months before it is ready with rigging etc, or i just settle for a wooden boat

I just think 5 months just for the hulls is too long to wait
I am very new to the mozzie class and my partner is very new to sailing in general.
both of us need a boat time before we make the start line for the first time, so we dont completely make fools of our self and capsize before we even start, (i have done it before)
I am going to go look at JUST DO IT this week i know Steve Thomas well and i know the boat has been well looked after. Although i am a boat builder all my experience is fiberglass hence why i want fiberglass hulls
Anyway that is where i am at at the moment if anyone has suggestions or opinion please help me out
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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: Esho] #279312
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Just Do It is as good a wooden boat as you can get for the time it was made, certainly worth looking at.


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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: stillbitten] #279326
06/01/15 04:28 PM
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Esho,

Given your experiance, the other option would be to contact Damo up in the gold coast and get his (ex Boyer) moulds off him and build your own.

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Hi Scarecrow
Thank you very much i have emailed them (wait for the reply)
If i can get my hands on the moulds i would be willing to make 2 or 3 sets of hulls
Lay up on something like that will only take a week ish
To make the hulls is the easy bit once you have the moulds.
Any ways still going for a look at JUST DO IT in talking with Shell my partner we think it is just better to get a boat sooner rather than later and get a Glass boat commissioned at the end of 2015/16 season so we have had the time on the deck,
The misses put it to me perfectly last night
It is like getting your first car you never get a new car first off cos you are most likely to ruin it.

I completely understand i am not going to be at the pointy end of any race anytime soon and would be a waist of a new boat.
Will see what the blokes that have the moulds have to say and go from there


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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: stillbitten] #279328
06/01/15 05:17 PM
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Not sure if anyone has told you but part of the reason for the delay on both new Mossies and Taipans from JK Fibreglass is that Joe is currently building a new shed within which to build the boats. He also only builds boats part time as there isn't enough demand to keep him eating and paying the mortgage so boat building gets squeezed in around house building.

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Re: 1830 A new Mossie is Born [Re: Esho] #279356
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Originally Posted by Esho
Thank you very much i have emailed them (wait for the reply) If i can get my hands on the moulds i would be willing to make 2 or 3 sets of hulls


Don't mean to be a wet blanket but, keep in mind that you can make yourself a set of hulls no problem, but if you want to make other sets of hulls and sell them, there are things you need to do like test the first set for a period of time and get aproval to build more from the association.

This is just from my memory so check the actual rules with the association, that apply before you go ahead and start building more than one boat.


Regards Gary.
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