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Created by spongeblob A week ago, 15 May 2019
spongeblob
NSW, 208 posts
15 May 2019 12:56PM
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After a 2 year hiatus from work and life, while I work out what I can and can't do (emphysema is a right self-inflicted bastard) I decided to get back on the water and bought a Red Witch, 6mths rego, Mercury outboard, tidy unit, needs its bum cleaned, $500....
So let the cash fly free from my wallet while my partner biffs me round the back of my head..
Its good to be back.
Sail on HG.






cisco
QLD, 11068 posts
15 May 2019 8:27PM
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$500???? Well done.

If you end up over time spending another $5,000 on it, still well done.

Good design and looks like it has the goods. Congrats.

SandS
VIC, 5521 posts
15 May 2019 9:17PM
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good work spongeo !!! have fun !!

garymalmgren
183 posts
16 May 2019 7:33AM
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Hi Bob
In pic 3 there are two rings (that look like sections of boom extrusion) connected to the end of the boom.
What are they?

Nice no fuss boat.

gary

Gravy7
NSW, 197 posts
16 May 2019 12:10PM
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I would expect those to be mountings so that the spinnaker pole can be carried alongside the boom as is often seen on skiffs.

twodogs1969
NSW, 882 posts
16 May 2019 12:50PM
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Gravy7 said..
I would expect those to be mountings so that the spinnaker pole can be carried alongside the boom as is often seen on skiffs.


Exactly what they are

EC31
NSW, 395 posts
16 May 2019 2:45PM
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Gravy7 said..
I would expect those to be mountings so that the spinnaker pole can be carried alongside the boom as is often seen on skiffs.


So the spin pole can exit the boat at high speed during a gybe cause the ocky strap attached to the beak breaks........

troubadour
NSW, 81 posts
16 May 2019 5:49PM
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EC31 said..

Gravy7 said..
I would expect those to be mountings so that the spinnaker pole can be carried alongside the boom as is often seen on skiffs.



So the spin pole can exit the boat at high speed during a gybe cause the ocky strap attached to the beak breaks........


Seen that happen

AzureF305
NSW, 38 posts
Saturday , 18 May 2019 6:41PM
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Hi Spongeblob,
congrats on your new boat!
You may have already seen it, but there's an older post by Stuman92 titled Red Witch Build which has appeared again.

Has a wealth of info and pics, plus heaps of fantastic advice from other members. Took me an hour or two to get through it all, but well worth the read I reckon.

Where do you have her moored? Looks like Berrys Bay, not far from me if you need a hand working on her.

spongeblob
NSW, 208 posts
Sunday , 19 May 2019 11:28PM
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After buying the boat unseen I got on board today and it's just like the photos clean and dry, couldn't have asked for a better outcome.
And to answer the question of the 'hoops on the boom'
Yes there's a spinnaker pole waiting to impale some poor bugger.
AzureF305...it's on the owners mooring for the next few days, Shell Cove I think it is
and yes Stumans threads a great read, a very handy reference.
I may take you up on the offer of a hand, a very kind offer, thanks mate.
Thanks one and all



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