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    Turunç, Turkey
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    Tropical fish, keeping fit, trying to make boats.

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  1. for any Brits that are watching this thread then the StewMac router base is available from Woodworks Craft Supplies for £46.40 http://www.woodworkscraftsupplies.co.uk/stewmac-precision-router-base-p-1336.html They say they're having a closing down sale so might be worth a look to see what else is available.
  2. I have much the same as Gaetan suggests but I have to admit I bought the diamond plate to keep the water stones flat. I use it as first stage for everything now!
  3. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Scratch build, straight from plans (both boats) - the kits would be too expensive with shipping and import taxes. I also have trouble getting quality plywood here in Turkey so I go a bit heavy on the fibreglass. The weight increase is less important than a decent laminate. I've learnt a lot and a couple of years ago I was very concerned about cutting scarph joints to make the long panels, now I just get out the block plane and sander and get stuck in. Here's a gratuitous picture of the Skerry moored out in the bay
  4. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Thanks daddyrabbit and all those who hit the 'like' button. The plans came from Chesapeake Light Craft and it's the second CLC boat I've built; the first was a Skerry, 2 years ago. Not only do CLC produce good plans of good designs but they are also always ready to help with advice both by email and on their builders forum. I'm toying with the idea of a third boat but I have a couple of models to finish first.
  5. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    launched my winter project, a CLC (Chesapeake Light Craft) Chesapeake 17 LT kayak. Around 3 months to build it which I'm sure I could improve on if I had a workshop. I now need to spend a bit of time in her as it's been 30 odd years since I did any kayaking. I've also got to do some bottom preparation on the other boat so that I can go rowing and sailing as well.
  6. Down the Road

    Most of mine are in friends' restaurants around the village as I usually give them away or put them up as raffle prizes for local fund raising activities. I'm like Cap'n'Bob, I enjoy the building. I might keep one, one day.
  7. Augie Bruno

    Very sad to read this news. My sincere condolences to Augie's family and friends.
  8. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I've been getting back to normal following a 10 day trip to Cappadocia, here in Turkey. What can you say about Cappadocia? Well, it's different.
  9. Read this and weep....

    I wonder if the world class ship model builders are members on here . . .
  10. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Weather still glorious here, around 30°C, no clouds in the sky, very little wind and the sea flat. So do I change the back brake pads on the scooter or go out and round the island for a bit of exercise (rowing). Difficult decision.
  11. Any one for Cricket ?

    After Australia's first innings collapse it was suggested that their top scorer was eligible to play for either team and England were keen to talk to him. Somebody called Extras apparently.
  12. What have you received today?

    I've been away for a few days exploring a few bits of this large and varied country - stayed for a day at Eğirdir Gölü (Lake Eğirdir) where there were bigger waves than I see in the corner of the bay where I moor my boat. Anyway, on the way to the market this morning I stuck my head in the Post Office and collected the radio control bits for a barbie sized boat for my granddaughter - transmitter/receiver, ESC and battery pack. The family arrive in 2 weeks time; the boat will be finished but I'm not sure if the workshop will be turned into a house by then . . .
  13. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Yesterday, actually but there was no internet access on the summit of Mt Ararat here in Turkey. In fact, my camera didn't want to work - there was thick cloud, a wind blowing around Beaufort 7 or 8 gusting more and with the normal summit temperature around -5°C to -10°C it must have been around -30°C so we didn't see much and didn't stay long. The GPS says 5134 metres though so I reckon we were actually on the top! It was a good climb though, done over 3 days. I do have some photos but can'upload them till I get back home on Sunday.
  14. I seem to remember reading somewhere that "Two points to port!" would tell the helmsman to turn the wheel to port (fairly obviously) and the two points would be two spokes of the wheel as the measurement. A ships wheel might have 8, 10 or 12 spokes so depending on the wheel and the number of 'points' the ship would turn a fairly specific number of degrees. Ish.