Recent Posts by Peter Higgs

The Vincent Dee

At the January General Meeting held at the Montrose Bay Yacht Club Gary Roberts gave a presentation about building his model boat the “Vincent Dee”. The “Vincent Dee” is a Clyde Steam Puffer. Gary is a member of the Marine Modellers Association - Tasmania came into being around 1969-70 and was started by three model…
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Proportional Division to measure plank width at each Station by Adrian Dean.

Rudder article on the topic of Prop Division   [caption id="attachment_16541" align="aligncenter" width="215"] HP Slabs cut into 185mm planks[/caption] [caption id="attachment_16542" align="aligncenter" width="296"] Adrian runs through the prep planing of the garboard[/caption] [caption id="attachment_16543" align="aligncenter" width="215"] The port garboard fitted to rebate check[/caption] [caption id="attachment_16544" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Adrian sets out the verticals for the 6…
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June July Skeg attached

See attached apols re lateness Peter Higgs : Senior Vice President, Skeg Editor : Tel: 0419803317 Wooden Boat Guild Tasmania Inc. meets 3rd Monday each month except December, Mariners Cottages, 42-44 Napoleon Street, Battery Point, Tasmania 7004. Boat Shed, Clark's Shed, Battery Point, Hoabart Tasmania. Web Address The-Skeg-June-2020-edition-V2.sml_.pdf
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Lofting to build a Piner Punt

The following is a Lofting journal entry made in relation to building the Clark Punt at Battery Point 2019. The lofting process could be used for the build of any small craft. E&OA. [caption id="attachment_15427" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Adrian Deane's plans for the Clark Punt[/caption]     Lofting of the Clark Punt 2020 by Peter Higgs…
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at last the April Skeg

Due to setting up Microsoft Office Teams, including the trialling and writing of 2 "How To" guides so that the committee could continue to meet during Covid-19 this edition of the Skeg is late, apologies. However, here tis. Peter Higgs : Senior Vice President, Skeg Editor : Tel: 0419803317 Wooden Boat Guild Tasmania Inc. meets…
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Arthur Norman Swinfield (1905-2000), the standardised 25 ft coastal trading and fishing cutter for use in the South Pacific (see April Skeg 2020)

This article relates to the Rudder article in the April Skege by Rob Nolan and Graeme Broxam. Arthur Norman Swinfield who designed the Tug, Booroowang II also designed the standardised 25 ft coastal trading and fishing cutter for use in the South Pacific. See the article by clicking on this link; SPB9_4_Swinfield
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