ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

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That should bring peace to someone. Very nice.

I have nothing but buildings to look at live.


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How did she run in those waves? 8)
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Hi,
Maybe you could use 18 mm strong Pawlownia wood for bow and transom and even seats of the Feather Pram it beats 1/5 Oukume with framing around it by weight. It is also used as core for surfboards and ever since I used it as seats on my first boat I like it because it is easy to work with and to sand. I is also called the aluminium of all wood types. It is reasonably priced. I paid LxWxH 800x600x18 mm 15 Euros only.
Only disadvantage it must be sealed against water with epoxy. Just a thought while you wait for your Okoume to arrive.
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oooops double post. apologies.
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Currently building Jacques Mertens ST21 "Skinnydip". Boating adventures: Splash testing and using 'Skinnydip, as a basis of further building refinement; Adams 44’ sailing sloop "Great Sandy" (cruising and maintaining); Iain Oughtred Feather Pram "Mini Dip" (building); Jacques Mertens R13 "Wood Duck" (built and due for maintenance).

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Thanks Lee, OQ and Karl. :D
cape man wrote: Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:15 am How did she run in those waves? 8)
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Your version of anhingas. Why is the common name "Darter"? Here we call them "Snake Birds" or "Water Turkeys". Our fish farming clients DO NOT like them!!!
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cape man wrote: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:05 am Your version of anhingas. Why is the common name "Darter"? Here we call them "Snake Birds" or "Water Turkeys". Our fish farming clients DO NOT like them!!!
Had to go to goggle to find an answer to your question cape man. Seems that darter is the generic name when coupled with geography, e.g. American darter, African darter, Australasian darter etc. Seems the generic 'darter' comes from the way they use their dart like straight beak to skewer fish, and that snake bird comes from Brazilian Tupi language and means devil bird or snake bird, probably because of the way they move their long graceful necks like a snake. The pic below of an Aussie male darter drying his wings shows his tail is a bit like a turkey - hence the water turkey monica?

Regardless, they are fascinating birds to observe dive bombing and staying underwater for seemingly forever before triumphantly surfacing with a beak-impaled fish. :D

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That is a great picture :D

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Looks like a ‘shag’ to me! Often found sitting on a rock drying their wings - hence the expression ‘Like a shag on a rock’! :lol:

No, not that sort of ‘shag’ - although that can also be found on a rock! :D

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BarraMan wrote: Sat May 02, 2020 4:57 am Looks like a ‘shag’ to me! Often found sitting on a rock drying their wings - hence the expression ‘Like a shag on a rock’! :lol:
No, not that sort of ‘shag’ - although that can also be found on a rock! :D
Suspect you're thinking cormorant aka shag (hooked beak), whereas a darter (straight beak) is a different bird, on a rock or not. :wink:
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