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skuthorp
03-06-2012, 04:27 AM
It's time this got serious Carl, no more pussy footing about eh?
So how about this deal, share my cheap digs in Hobart, hopefully sponge on the Tassy boat community for a week (Rufus? are you reading this?) and then come with me and my minute Mac sailing canoe to Goolwa, a quite different sort of show. http://www.woodenboatfestival.com.au/newsletter/index.php
Then maybe Rob in Portland will take you on for a bit before we punt you north to the rest of the mob.
C'mon Carl, how about it?

WX
03-06-2012, 04:32 AM
Yeah come on Carl.

skuthorp
03-06-2012, 05:18 AM
Goolwa is the last weekend in February so there's about 2 weeks gap, but hang on................Carl......Carl?............CARL! !??

Oh yes, is he up yet? what time is it over there.................

PS Carl, Duncan's got a Dragon now............... and Gary's boat will be in the water too.......... I don't know about Grantulla though.................

RFNK
03-06-2012, 05:32 AM
Carl will have to bring some hats ......

It's a great idea Jeff!

Rick

Carl Cramer
03-06-2012, 08:04 AM
Hats galore!

WX
03-06-2012, 02:22 PM
Hats galore!
Well there's a positive response.:D

Duncan Gibbs
03-06-2012, 02:38 PM
Plus it's got a sticky! Now there's an even better sign. :)

skuthorp
03-06-2012, 02:46 PM
We'll have to dial up Paul Fitzgerald again for a Yacht Club Dinner, Will you bring your roll of plans again Dunc?

Duncan Gibbs
03-06-2012, 03:38 PM
For sure Jeff! I may even have roughed out the backbone timbers by then and done the weights/LCG/VCG calculations by then! :o (Too many projects: I blame that Ian fella for being a bad influence! :D)

johnno
03-06-2012, 03:42 PM
Could probably line up something on a classic Moreton Bay cruiser, and also a lovely H28.

WX
03-06-2012, 03:46 PM
Wooden Boat's Oz Odyssey.

Larks
03-06-2012, 04:49 PM
For a horrible moment I thought you were talking about another Carl Jeff - the Stephonovic variety.......


Thank goodnes I soon realised that you have a more famous Carl in mind - there's no excuse for not having enough notice Carl!

I look forward to meeting you there and buying you a Moo Brew (not milk) or a shot of Lark at the Lark distillary.

Carl Cramer
03-06-2012, 06:29 PM
I have so many stories of my almost-trips to Tas.

Most recent was when Iain O. wanted me to be his double when he was the guest o' honor so he could stay home and I would go in his place.

Although I have never been there (so far), I love everything Tas. I've read all of Christopher Koch's and Richard Flanagan's books, and love them to pieces.

And most of all I love your Festival, and the wonderful people and boats that make it so magical. (Or am I just falling for exceptional pr?)

Larks
03-06-2012, 06:58 PM
And most of all I love your Festival, and the wonderful people and boats that make it so magical. (Or am I just falling for exceptional pr?)


Not at all Carl, it is as you'd expect, rather magical, a lot of fun with wonderful and friendly people and a well worth while effort to get there. Just make sure that you make the most of the trip and give yourself enough time to see more of Tassie while you're there and as much of Australia as would be sensible in what time you have left after that!!!

Book now and avoid the rush!!! (The hotels and hire cars do book out somewhat during the festival).

RFNK
03-06-2012, 07:02 PM
We don't know anything at all about PR. Tasmania really is a wonderful place to visit so leave a bit of time to have a good look around. You can drive across Tasmania in a day but it takes years to really see the place. Try to leave a couple of weeks to really have a good look.

Rick

WX
03-06-2012, 07:13 PM
Carl I live a lot closer to Tassy than you and I still haven't been there! Hangs head in shame.:(

Carl Cramer
03-06-2012, 07:15 PM
Ah, we're all in shame, WX....

Love to John and Dee Deegan in Tas. They were almost my neighbors here in Brooklin.

skuthorp
03-06-2012, 08:08 PM
I think we got him, by george I think we got him.................. almost:D

RFNK
03-06-2012, 09:04 PM
Let's hope so - well done Mr Sku!

Rick

Larks
03-06-2012, 10:03 PM
I reckon it's the Moo brew and Lark that has him hooked.......

Shifter
03-07-2012, 03:23 AM
Tasmania = God's little acre, some of the best cruseing grounds in Australia, and of course some of the best scenery, a truly lovely place. Might have to enter Maria in 2013. Oh, and there is better than Moo Brew! But only to a chosen few.

WX
03-07-2012, 04:19 AM
I wonder if I will be game enough to sail down in 2013? Hmmm......I do so want to go to Tassy.

WX
03-07-2012, 04:37 AM
Jeez Garry , great minds think alike .
Get Carl to crew for you , at least across Bass Strait .
He would have plenty to talk about then !.
Rob J.
With my present navigation skills he sure would!:D

skuthorp
03-07-2012, 05:15 AM
Well if you get off track then JohnB will make a good host.

WX
03-07-2012, 05:18 AM
Well if you get off track then JohnB will make a good host.
He lives on Stewart Island does he? :)

Carl Cramer
03-07-2012, 06:25 AM
The Bass Strait -- Are you trying to kill me?

skuthorp
03-07-2012, 07:19 AM
They took a sharpie across a couple of years ago. Even a sailboard. She'll be right Carl, Y> trust us.

WX
03-08-2012, 05:52 AM
They took a sharpie across a couple of years ago. Even a sailboard. She'll be right Carl, Y> trust us.
That was Norwalk Island Sharpie wasn't it Jeff? i read about that trip in Australian Amateur Boatbuilder.

skuthorp
03-08-2012, 06:43 AM
Yep, that was the one. Got cabin fever today and in spite of the gale took the sea kayak out in the bay. Three ft and short, got very wet but great fun and good for stability practice. A bit too shallow to roll properly as I could push off the bottom with the paddle most of the time. Two drams of Bowmore seemed in order after that. Too cloudy to see if we get a view of the southern lights. Must get to bed before the witching hour lest the kayak turn back into a pumpkin.|:)

skuthorp
03-11-2012, 06:00 AM
Bump! Hear that Carl? That's Hobart going 'bump' in the night. How's the planning going? I need to book a place for us to stay not too far from the water, and the town fills up quick.

Carl.....................:d

Carl Cramer
03-12-2012, 08:02 PM
I'm hearing the bump, Sku. Have a bake sale to pay for my plane ticket?

My wife is a cheese-monger and wants to go to King Island. She sells a lot of their cheese -- here in Brooklin, Maine. Go figure. (You don't need to pay for her plane ticket.) She can go there while I'm at the ultimate wooden boat festival.

skuthorp
03-12-2012, 08:19 PM
This sounds promising, about that plane ticket, maybe we can scare up a sponsor.......... If you sail down with Gary (WX) you can call in on King Island on the way.

Carl Cramer
03-12-2012, 08:57 PM
I'm not sure my wife would love the sail, Sku.....

johnno
03-12-2012, 09:01 PM
They took a sharpie across a couple of years ago. Even a sailboard. She'll be right Carl, Y> trust us.

Little Egret will be ready by then, to test that theory! Y>

skuthorp
03-22-2012, 11:35 PM
Bounce :) bounce :d

skuthorp
03-27-2012, 06:44 AM
Heads up Carl
http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?145733-Hobart-Wooden-Boat-Festival-2013

WX
03-27-2012, 06:55 AM
Is he still coming Jeff?

skuthorp
03-27-2012, 07:01 AM
It was all a thing started by a remark of his on the "Hey Scot" thread I think and carried on by me. Can't be official of course with air fares etc, he'd have to organise that bit from his end. We can hardly find a sponsor I think.

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL1913/10058894/23700887/395331774.jpg

WX
03-27-2012, 07:45 AM
Yeah, I can just see us doing a whip around.:)

Duncan Gibbs
08-04-2012, 12:30 AM
Bump!!!

Carl? Have you worked out your itinerary yet?

Carl Cramer
08-05-2012, 06:53 AM
Duncan -- It's only August.

I'm too busy sailing right now...

skuthorp
08-05-2012, 07:05 AM
I've booked a room................:D
Don't know what Mrs Carl would think though..................|;)

Carl Cramer
08-05-2012, 07:00 PM
Uh -- Could be a problem.....

Duncan Gibbs
08-06-2012, 08:32 AM
Nah! No problem!

Just tell Mrs Cramer that the food and wine in Hobart is as spectacular as the scenery and the boats.

Fantastic new art gallery there as well: A beautiful ferry ride up the Derwent on an historic vessel. I think they even have food and wine on it!

simonmags
08-20-2012, 01:32 AM
Let us know if you come to Goolwa Carl, I'm in Adelaide and am planning on visiting both shows if I can :) Will sponsor you a few cold beverages to keep you going :)

skuthorp
08-20-2012, 03:00 AM
I think we might need a bigger sponsorship than that Simon. I don't think the WB budget extends to Carl and Mrs Carl's airfare.
Next time maybe.

RFNK
09-20-2012, 04:35 PM
Well, if those stingy buggers at WB won't send Carl, I hope at least they'll still send the hats!

Rick

skuthorp
09-20-2012, 04:58 PM
Took a rare lottery ticket yesterday, you never know.

RFNK
09-20-2012, 05:59 PM
Good on you Jeff! If you win, you have to buy us all a WB hat! Green or blue for me thanks.

Rick

skuthorp
09-20-2012, 11:37 PM
There's a few good ideas I've got about that sort of money. Scholarships and such. Wo't happen though.
A few years ago a bloke in NSW I think won 15mill. Used it to build a walled guarded compound to keep everyone else out. Built a private prison for himself in reality.

Carl Cramer
09-21-2012, 08:35 AM
Good luck with the lottery, guys.

Love the story of the bloke in NSW.

RFNK
09-21-2012, 05:47 PM
I think this means we don't get any hats :(

Rick

purri
09-22-2012, 02:57 AM
I'm thinking of a $500 contrib, Anyone else or are yer tight arses?

RFNK
09-22-2012, 05:15 AM
What are you smoking down there in that big bad city Purri?

Rick

purri
09-22-2012, 06:04 AM
FWIW I have sufficient to put my walung where my mouth is if only to do a shame job on you mobs. If the seppos and you fellas can't match it then more shame you eh!
What are you smoking down there in that big bad city Purri?

Rick

Duncan Gibbs
09-22-2012, 06:06 AM
Chewin' "hat"!

Duncan Gibbs
09-22-2012, 06:08 AM
FWIW I have sufficient to put my walung where my mouth is if only to do a shame job on you mobs. If the seppos and you fellas can't match it then more shame you eh!
My walung nearly died on the hillside today!

RFNK
09-22-2012, 09:02 PM
As much as I'd love to see Carl at the WBF, my walung is already overcommitted!

Rick

Phil Y
09-23-2012, 04:12 AM
I'm not sure what a Walung is, but are you guys talking dirty?

RFNK
09-23-2012, 04:20 AM
I hope not, given what Purri said!

Rick

purri
09-23-2012, 05:00 AM
Walung= money (in Gamilaraay).

Duncan Gibbs
09-23-2012, 07:45 AM
I figured that was what it was. Like I said...

Duncan Gibbs
09-30-2012, 05:27 PM
So! Has Carl managed to get some walung to fund a research trip to Hobart from his publication? Surely such a trip would be justified? World's best wooden boat festival and all?

Duncan Gibbs
10-18-2012, 07:36 PM
Bump!

Carl? Ya see this buddy?

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?154374-Coming-Down-Under

No pressure! Just 3000 hectopascals! :D

Duncan Gibbs
01-18-2013, 04:09 PM
Carl? Bump! Didja hear the big, loud "BUMP" Carl?

RFNK
01-18-2013, 06:06 PM
If he can't come, I hope he at least sends some hats!

Rick

Ted Hoppe
01-18-2013, 08:27 PM
Carl needs to go. We should set up a PayPal account... I will commit 10 dollars to the cause. Just another 199 like donations. He can make the choice of hot racking or double bunking.

RFNK
01-19-2013, 12:00 AM
Okay, I'll put in 10 too.

Rick

Phil Y
01-19-2013, 03:39 AM
Yep, I'm in, and mate if you need a berth right in WBF central, we have a spare on Balia for the duration.

purri
01-19-2013, 03:48 AM
A ton from me.

RFNK
01-19-2013, 04:00 AM
A ton! What's that? Have you won the lottery Purri? Maybe you should have worn a hat when you were out getting that suntan yesterday!

Okay, I'll put in two tens ......

Rick

bloggs68
01-19-2013, 04:29 AM
ok I'll match the ton - well done people, let me know where we need to pay. Woodenboat mag should be here. Maybe if we offer to go 50/50 with them????

AD

Larks
01-19-2013, 05:48 AM
Half a ton here then!! 50/50 sounds pretty fair!!!

Perhaps a running total could be posted with any contributions, so far it looks something like:

10
20
10
100
100
50
-------
290.00

skuthorp
01-19-2013, 06:51 AM
Ton here too, if it's not too late.

Phil Y
01-19-2013, 02:39 PM
I'm hearing the bump, Sku. Have a bake sale to pay for my plane ticket?

My wife is a cheese-monger and wants to go to King Island. She sells a lot of their cheese -- here in Brooklin, Maine. Go figure. (You don't need to pay for her plane ticket.) She can go there while I'm at the ultimate wooden boat festival.
Carl one of my colleagues here in PNG hails from King island, his parents still run a cow farm there. I'm sure they'd be happy to put your missus up and show her around. And I'll raise my stake to $50.00. (We talkin Aus or US $?)

Thad
01-19-2013, 03:47 PM
Carl must have gone skiing or he's ignoring this, silly fellow.

purri
01-19-2013, 06:09 PM
Nah, just my cautious economies of savings vs expenditure (a nil tax bill and big carryover last FY). BTW the tan is a touch OOT and geting darker as you will see.
BTW who is treasurer so I can do an EFT or Ozpost MO ? (I don't do Paypal or similar)


A ton! What's that? Have you won the lottery Purri? Maybe you should have worn a hat when you were out getting that suntan yesterday!

Okay, I'll put in two tens ......

Rick

Phil Y
01-19-2013, 08:30 PM
We'd better wait and see whether Carl is in before we start sending actual money anywhere.

RFNK
01-19-2013, 09:24 PM
And we should ask for references too!

Rick

Larks
01-19-2013, 09:53 PM
We'd better wait and see whether Carl is in before we start sending actual money anywhere.

Well if he's up for it the best way to deal with it will be to send the money directly to Wooden Boat and I'm sure Carl will be able to give us some payment details if that's the case:

10
20
50
100
100
50
100
------
430.00

And with airfares being around USD 2100 return, thats almost half way to a 50/50 coverage in less than 24 hours

purri
01-20-2013, 04:50 AM
So let's see the tightarse Yankees et al chip in. Sheesh it's only 3 nights out for 2 at a cheap Thai!

johnno
01-20-2013, 05:50 AM
50 here if it helps! :)

skuthorp
01-20-2013, 09:18 PM
Carl............ Carl? Anyone at home...............?

skuthorp
01-21-2013, 03:51 AM
You don't reckon he's pulling a sneaky one on us do you, you know, just turning up?

nedL
01-21-2013, 07:24 AM
"tightarse Yankees" !?!?!?!?! OK now let's not get personal here, I may resemble, .... I mean resent that comment. And just how do we know you'll return Carl when you're done with him???????, OK,I'm in!!! :D

Carl Cramer
01-21-2013, 12:42 PM
I wish I could, you-all. I'm afraid budgets are too tight.

I'll try again in 2015..... Thanks for all the generosities.

Yours, Carl

Phil Y
01-21-2013, 03:11 PM
So at least we've got a good start on the drinks tab for dinner.

Duncan Gibbs
01-21-2013, 03:32 PM
I wish I could, you-all. I'm afraid budgets are too tight.

I'll try again in 2015..... Thanks for all the generosities.

Yours, Carl

Hey! That's okay Carl. Hell! Unless I get some money I think should be coming to me, I don't think I'll get down there this year. But I will be down with Looe all finished in 2015.

Larks
01-21-2013, 05:07 PM
hey! That's okay carl. Hell! Unless i get some money i think should be coming to me, i don't think i'll get down there this year. But i will be down with looe all finished in 2015.


what tha???

Phil Y
01-21-2013, 06:21 PM
What he said!!!!