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The East Coast Voyage

East Coast Voyage 13/4/15 - 21/4/15 (still some editing to do) The crew loaded on Monday the 13th and were away soon after I departed for the Hand Physio.On the first day they cruised through the Derwent and Storm Bay to Iron Pot. Due to weather reports it was decided that they would head for…
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A voyage to Port Davey

Port Davey trip blog 18/2/14 Still needing some editing. Departed RYCT at 0930hrs Picked up Graeme Hunt at Gordon at 16.00 hrs.   Arrived Recherche Bay Bay 1940hrs after setting two pots off southern head of Recherche Bay Dinner was Chicken Schnitzel with veg then tucked into bunks 2200 after beautiful sunset. 19/2/15 Rise at…
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Timbers Suitable for Boat Building

This work originally was a State Forests of NSW work to establish an Australian Standard for boat building. It was circulated to boat builders and Wooden Boat Associations for comment. The next State Forests of NSW works was titled Technical Publications, Forests Research and Development Division, Timber in Boat Building, Series No 5, ISBN 0 7310…
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The continuing origins of the Piner’s Punt Story!

What are the origins of the Tasmanian Piner’s Punt? For some time there have been opinions that it was used in the Huon whilst others claim it was designed and built by Doherty and his sons in Port Davey, Strahan, and subsequently became the Piner’s Punt of the West Coast Piners. Recently, Brian Marriott circulated…
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Terra Linna report February 2017

There was a great deal of team spirit preceding this Festival with many members giving of their time to prepare Terra Linna for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. In particular I would like to identify 3 members who exceeded all expectations. Henry Dennison was most helpful in going aloft, during the absence of Pete who…
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