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Duncan Gibbs
03-19-2013, 07:42 AM
No pressure... Just 2015 hectopascals!

skuthorp
03-19-2013, 08:00 AM
:d Couple of us committed a buck or 3 before the last show, my offer still stands. But he buys me a tot at the Lark when he gets here.Y>

Carl Cramer
03-19-2013, 08:51 AM
Fair enough. One tot it is, Skuthorp. Reserve the bar at the Lark, please?

skuthorp
03-19-2013, 11:22 AM
Ah ha!! And they say men don't like commitment!
We look forward to the occasion Carl, and Mrs. Carl too I presume?

Carl Cramer
03-19-2013, 12:24 PM
We shall see, Sku.

john welsford
03-19-2013, 01:21 PM
Tasmania has become quite a significant producer of wines so there may be something there to interest her, ( for those who dont know, "Mrs Carl" has a business selling such)

John Welsford


We shall see, Sku.

skuthorp
03-19-2013, 03:42 PM
Tassie cool climate reds are something else,
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:Q_rt_iXN-v8J:www.tassietrade.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/47355/wines.pdf+Tasmanian+cool+climate+reds&hl=en&gl=au&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESijmvfBkbVi8eKUWB4iBkHakMIZscKhU3v8xkXT qtaaR-roT2OjbByIPPAdN8rFMhYtirzX5qQUaB1lbJVuFZim2vA4WRVk bHyprZsiZLoUMIGt8vj847hKWJfwhwqdCUmBwl7M&sig=AHIEtbT-q1DY3k9x8PvJ7qEfy02m75gMGQ

Duncan Gibbs
03-19-2013, 03:47 PM
Hey John! We missed you last time! Hope we can catch you next one around. IIRC Carl mentioned that Mrs Cramer also likes cheese... She'd better not step inside The Wurst Haus then! :)

Phil Y
03-19-2013, 04:58 PM
Lookin like its a done deal, nice work Duncan

Duncan Gibbs
03-20-2013, 01:53 AM
I'm a mover and a shaker doncha know!

RFNK
03-20-2013, 04:11 AM
Hmm, might be able to wangle a hat out of the stingy bugger yet!

Rick

RFNK
03-20-2013, 04:14 AM
Hey John! We missed you last time! Hope we can catch you next one around. IIRC Carl mentioned that Mrs Cramer also likes cheese... She'd better not step inside The Wurst Haus then! :)

Missed him? He was supposed to turn up at our dinner but buggered off somewhere else! Wasn't us who 'missed'!

Rick

Duncan Gibbs
03-20-2013, 04:20 AM
He had to give his talk... The one he was invited to the Festival to deliver. Just a small detail, I know...

RFNK
03-20-2013, 05:08 AM
What sort of crumby excuse is THAT?

Rick

Duncan Gibbs
03-20-2013, 06:38 AM
I can see that Carl is going to get the warmest of receptions in Hobart.

skuthorp
09-14-2013, 05:11 AM
G'day Carl, how's the penny jar level so far? I mean it's only, what, 16.5 months to the Hobart WB show and just in case it'd slipped your mind I thought I'd better give the thread bump. Here's the latest newsletter just in caseY>
http://www.australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au/websites/awbf/userdocuments/Newsletter%20Sept%202013.pdf

See you both there, OK?:d

brucemoffatt
09-14-2013, 05:25 AM
I was thinking Carl could formally launch the departure of the selected boat on the "WoodenBoat" round-the-world Great Boomerang Challenge tour from Hobart 2015. Maybe I forgot to tell him that bit yet...

skuthorp
09-14-2013, 07:26 AM
Oh. I thought that launch was to be the Great round the world Mirror Relay Bruce………………………...

RFNK
09-14-2013, 09:21 AM
Whichever it is, it'll be Great

Rick

bloggs68
09-17-2013, 04:07 AM
Hey Carl, Happy to contribute some $$ like last time although I reckon Matt is a bit stingy if he can't send you to one of the biggest and definitely the best wooden boat festival in the world. The whole magazine could be an Aussie edition!

Don't just come for the show, come for a week extra to get around a few places in Tassie and the mainland.

One boat that will be interesting to look at is Varg - the new 8 metre which should be there. Wilson's of Cygnet are building her and she is just gorgeous.

2015 is not that far away..........

AD

skuthorp
09-17-2013, 07:51 AM
Come for the month and go to Goolwa too. Bruce might even have his Mirror restored by then.:D
http://www.salife7.com.au/fleurieu-peninsula/places/activities/the-wooden-boat-festival

brucemoffatt
09-17-2013, 08:01 AM
Here's a deal for ya. If Carl comes to Goolwa I'll defs take Crackers the Mirror there too. Can't say fairer than that. Unless I've won lotto and set sail on the WB Great Boomerang Circumnavigation by then, in which case Carl will be welcome to present Crackers at Goolwa himself.

skuthorp
09-22-2013, 07:00 AM
Carl is keeping very quiet.:cool:

Duncan Gibbs
09-23-2013, 02:25 AM
He's not been around since you bumped the thread Jeff: Last Activity 09-13-2013 10:33 PM

Carl Cramer
09-23-2013, 09:19 AM
Not quiet at all. Just scheming.... Book me for '15!

Thad
09-23-2013, 02:48 PM
a quick scheme!

skuthorp
09-23-2013, 03:29 PM
Great Carl, we look forward to seeing you there. Mrs Cramer too? Will you be around the country for a while, long enough for Goolwa and a bit of tourism?

RFNK
09-23-2013, 04:00 PM
Good news!

Rick

Carl Cramer
11-06-2013, 02:59 PM
I'm thinking of making a recon tour/holiday in early '14. If you're ready?

And waiting for the airfares to drop a bit.....

The Bigfella
11-06-2013, 03:13 PM
I'm thinking of making a recon tour/holiday in early '14. If you're ready?

And waiting for the airfares to drop a bit.....

Ready? We are always ready for visiting American wooden boaties here.

Half the Wooden Boat Forum has been here before you Carl.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Third/lessers_zps401ea8ee.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Third/lessers_zps401ea8ee.jpg.html)

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Third/ted2_zps8f42c931.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Third/ted2_zps8f42c931.jpg.html)

.... and the other half live here

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/iansecond/ebs1.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/iansecond/ebs1.jpg.html)

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RFNK
11-06-2013, 03:19 PM
I'm thinking of making a recon tour/holiday in early '14. If you're ready?

And waiting for the airfares to drop a bit.....

Of course! You'll have to come for a ride on Masina!

Rick

Carl Cramer
11-06-2013, 03:29 PM
Yes please, Rick!

And how are my friends John and Deedee Deegan?

skuthorp
11-06-2013, 04:04 PM
At last! I reckon you could cruise the best part of the east coast with Tom, Rick, Gary, Duncan and Johnno.
We look forward to your arrival.

RFNK
11-06-2013, 04:11 PM
That's right - there'll be a whole bunch of us there with boats this time! We'll probably be scrounging for crew!

John and Deedee Deegan?

Rick

brucemoffatt
11-06-2013, 05:30 PM
Hmm, Mirror raid in 2014? ;)

skuthorp
11-06-2013, 05:49 PM
:D Like the idea, I'd better get my skates on.

RFNK
11-06-2013, 06:28 PM
Wait a minute - 2014 is a year before the next WB Festival! Still welcome to come for a ride on Masina but it'll be around Port Stephens, not Hobart!

Mirror regatta in 2014? Great idea! Myall Lakes or Great Sandy Strait?

Rick

Carl Cramer
11-06-2013, 07:33 PM
That's right - there'll be a whole bunch of us there with boats this time! We'll probably be scrounging for crew!

John and Deedee Deegan?

Rick

You don't know them, RF? The last I knew, John was part of the organiz(s)ing group of the Festival. And he used to work for us here at the WB School. But I haven't spoken with him for a couple of years. Maybe last name spelling of Degan?

RFNK
11-06-2013, 07:54 PM
No, I don't know them at all. I have friends in Tas who are a little involved with the running of the festival but I don't know any of the organisers. You do realise that there's no 2014 WB Festival? It's only held every second year, so the next one is 2015.

Rick

Carl Cramer
11-06-2013, 08:51 PM
No, I don't know them at all. I have friends in Tas who are a little involved with the running of the festival but I don't know any of the organisers. You do realise that there's no 2014 WB Festival? It's only held every second year, so the next one is 2015.

Rick

Thanks, Rick. I do know that. I'll just being recon, not official work. I'll be on vacation/holiday, not for WB.

I've always loved the idea of Taz as a whole. I want to go sailing a lot, but also go to the north and the west. The south as well? Certainly, the east to begin.

But I'll also be going to NZ on this trip, about my most-favorite place in the world. Is Taz better? -- THAT should get a good response.

I can't wait to see you all, even unofficial as I will be.

skuthorp
11-06-2013, 10:32 PM
NZ? Someone drop a PM to John B.

Unofficial might be better Carl, when it's official you'll taken up with the festival mob.
And in my summation of the east coast boating crew I left out Ian on the Hawkbury, as long as he's not up a SE Asian mountain on his bike at the time.

RFNK
11-07-2013, 01:44 AM
Tassie isn't better; just different. It has true wilderness, as does NZ. Let's know your dates and we'll arrange a few things.
Rick

Duncan Gibbs
11-07-2013, 04:24 AM
I assume a sojourn to Northern NSW/SE Queensland will be on the agenda? I've got a lovely Mirror, a Dragon under resto, and a "bush television" upon which multitudes of differing foods are grilled! And there is the possibility of the "Haul of Mirrors" gathering for a raid someplace!

skuthorp
11-07-2013, 04:25 AM
If he's going to Tassy then Rufus may want some of the action.

Carl Cramer
11-07-2013, 06:45 AM
You people are SO great. Sorry, Duncan -- Queensland is just a dream at this point.......

I'll work on he details in the next month or so.

Thad
11-07-2013, 07:21 AM
Really like "bush television"!

Phil Y
11-07-2013, 03:29 PM
Carl if south oz is on the agenda let us know. I'm assuming that Tassie is. See if you can get down south of Hobart. And get someone to take you for a sail in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. If you ever got further south round to Maquarie harbour-well true wilderness sailing down there. Let us know dates. I'll more likely be in Adelaide than Tassie but you never know. Oh and for getting around Tassie you should think about flying in to Launceston and hiring a car from Apple Isle car rentals. Small family company with quite a range of sports cars at stupidly cheap prices.

skuthorp
11-08-2013, 05:37 AM
Paul Fitzgerald is down south of Hobart and he may be able to help get Carl on the water too. I presume that though we don't hear much from him he's still lurking upstairs.

Paul Fitzgerald
11-08-2013, 05:30 PM
Still look in occasionally, I dont have a wooden boat these days.
I went to the show at Mystic this year, didnt catch up with Carl there but had a good time.
Carl could PM me if he wants to make contact.

skuthorp
11-08-2013, 10:05 PM
G'day Paul, nice to hear from you again.

Carl Cramer
11-09-2013, 04:42 PM
Geez, Paul -- Why didn't you FIND me? I'm generally camped out at Family BoatBuilding, First Aid kit in hand.

Taz has always been a dream of mine. It's now in the hands of my travel agent. (I've asked her to be gentle.)

Aside from you lot, of course I want to meet all the good wooden boat builders in Taz, visit the school, meet and visit with Richard Flanagan and Christopher Koch, go to the museum to see Gould's paintings of fish... and tour the island from car and sea. In 10 days? it's just recon, remember. I'll be back in 2015.

But I must also go to NZ to see John Welsford and so many other great people and boats. Of the latter, even the non-wooden ones.

As soon as I know anything, you may be assured I will let you know. Unless I come incognito....

Best to you, Carl

Thad
11-09-2013, 07:49 PM
Incognito?? You think you could manage that? Dreamer.

skuthorp
11-10-2013, 05:53 AM
The WB hat will give him away, and speaking of hats we should put in a bulk order, just so Carl recognises us.:d

Larks
11-10-2013, 06:38 AM
Carl, if you are not already onto it, Tassie does the Bed and Breakfast thing very well. Others here may have some other recommendations, but here are a few that my wife and I have enjoyed if they are of any use:

In Launceston: The Shambles

Port Arthur: The Cascades

Strahan: Franklin Manor

Carl Cramer
11-11-2013, 10:26 AM
Thank you so much, Larks. I can handle B&Bs just fine.

Phil Y
12-03-2013, 05:03 PM
Commitment huh? Retirement seems a bit extreme. You could just say you changed your mind. Or are you still popping over? Maybe stay for a while.

Carl Cramer
12-03-2013, 06:09 PM
I'll pop, Phil. Stay tuned.....

Phil Y
12-03-2013, 07:20 PM
Excellent.

Carl Cramer
12-04-2013, 09:59 AM
So, what's the name of that cool-looking hotel next to the Festival? See, I'm going to book early.

Phil Y
12-04-2013, 02:29 PM
Would that be the Henry jones art hotel?

RFNK
12-04-2013, 02:48 PM
Henry Jones is very expensive and overrated in my opinion. Somerset on the Pier is also expensive but in a great spot for the festival. The Grand Chancellor is good value but make sure you book a room with harbour views. There are many cheaper but very good options.
Rick

Carl Cramer
12-04-2013, 04:06 PM
Thanks, all. I'll be paying for it myself, so.... sounds like the Grand Chancellor. I'll book right away. What are the dates for the festival '15?

RFNK
12-04-2013, 10:33 PM
6 to 9 February 2015.

Rick

skuthorp
12-05-2013, 03:06 AM
I think the fun has just started.

Carl Cramer
12-05-2013, 07:31 AM
The fun never stops....

Duncan Gibbs
12-06-2013, 03:38 AM
I can't think of a time without the fun.

skuthorp
12-06-2013, 05:23 AM
I think I might give the Mac a coat of paint in celebration…………………...

Duncan Gibbs
12-06-2013, 05:55 AM
That sounds like a fun thing to do Jeff! She'll look all spiffy afterward!

skuthorp
12-08-2013, 11:26 PM
I think now we need a "What are we going to do with Carl and Mrs Carl when they get here" thread, lest they gets some silly idea about independence etc. I understand Mrs Cramer has some interest in King Island from previous conversations.

purri
12-08-2013, 11:29 PM
BTW Carl, a vid you posted on Port Jackson shows our boat whilst your "skipper" is providing the passengers with a local experience. Might I suggest that the skipper of such tour vessel be reminded that it is impolite/illegal or infra dig to pass between moored craft. As we have sustained significant damage to Amber K from such turistas that I request you provide me with his details for an "aide memoire".

Happy to discuss.

RFNK
12-09-2013, 05:24 AM
BTW Carl, a vid you posted on Port Jackson shows our boat whilst your "skipper" is providing the passengers with a local experience. Might I suggest that the skipper of such tour vessel be reminded that it is impolite/illegal or infra dig to pass between moored craft. As we have sustained significant damage to Amber K from such turistas that I request you provide me with his details for an "aide memoire".

Happy to discuss.

Berloody hell Purri, what are you on about? Touring in and around moored boats is one of the great joys of boating and long may it remain so! If people didn't sail between moored boats in most of the waterways in Sydney, where the heck would they sail? What video?

Rick

purri
12-09-2013, 04:06 PM
^Well I can only rely on local maritime regs that refer to the distance off issues, a matter that is rigidly enforced in certain areas in PJ. We have been hit by daytrippers AND one cruise boat abt 5 times over the years (to a cost of many thousands) plus lost a mooring apparatus so naturally I am leery of vessels passing between moored craft. BTW now we are now relocated right at the back of the bay where navigation is tenuous to say the least. Google earth Taylors Bay for a geo sitrep.

Larks
12-09-2013, 05:00 PM
what video Rick (Purri)?

purri
12-09-2013, 05:21 PM
Posted on another thread abt 3 months back.

Duncan Gibbs
12-10-2013, 01:48 AM
Well, I'm sure anyone associated with the esteemed subject of this thread is someone who'd keep proper lookout whilst underway in an situation. There are completely incompetent dills out there, granted, but let's keep them unassociated with Carl now eh!?

Phil Y
12-10-2013, 03:00 AM
Posted on another thread abt 3 months back.
obtuse doesn't even get close. Pull your head in mate.

purri
12-10-2013, 04:41 PM
^Pardon?

skuthorp
12-28-2013, 06:16 AM
Carl, how's the planning going, or have you snuck in to Tassy without telling us?………………………….

Carl Cramer
01-08-2014, 07:54 AM
Thank you, sku. Yes, I've snuck in. I'm apprenticing at Denman Marine, building very cool boats.

Nope -- I'll arrive there in less than 13 months. I still do have a day job for now. And I'm hoping Meade Gougeon will be the featured guest. He and I make a good team. (I'm the young one.)

I can't wait.

skuthorp
01-17-2014, 05:43 AM
Bump. or splash if you prefer.
Gotta keep an eye on you Carl.:cool:

Carl Cramer
01-17-2014, 06:58 AM
I'm right here, packing....

Carl Cramer
02-04-2014, 06:39 PM
I have -- today -- secured hotel accommodations in Hobart, 2-10 Feb 2015. Ready or not!

I may come to Tas a week earlier so I can cruise (drive) around your beautiful island. I need to figure out NZ and "mainland" Oz schedules too before I book the airline tix. And maybe a bit of Cook Islands as well?

I can tell already that retirement will be difficult....

I can't wait to see you all.

Duncan Gibbs
02-04-2014, 07:27 PM
Great news Mr Cramer! Have you heard about the 9 day Tawe Nunnugah Raid that sails up from Recherche Bay and joins the sail parade? Maybe something to think about, and I'm really hoping the Dragon will be ready to participate in it as well.

Recherche Bay:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gpkMjMQp9As/S96s6769_5I/AAAAAAAAFtY/wy74O_x80E8/s1600/20100402_7386_DSC_9164.jpg

Larks
02-04-2014, 09:42 PM
I have -- today -- secured hotel accommodations in Hobart, 2-10 Feb 2014. Ready or not!

I may come to Tas a week earlier so I can cruise (drive) around your beautiful island. I need to figure out NZ and "mainland" Oz schedules too before I book the airline tix. And maybe a bit of Cook Islands as well?

I can tell already that retirement will be difficult....

I can't wait to see you all.


Carl, it looks like you may be arriving in Hobart both a year early and at least three days late at the same time...???

Carl Cramer
02-05-2014, 06:59 AM
Thanks, Larks. I'm already late! Have fixed the date.

Duncan, that's amazing. Let me check it out.

RFNK
02-05-2014, 02:50 PM
Terrific news Carl, it'll be great to meet you!

Rick

Phil Y
02-05-2014, 03:02 PM
We were down at Recherché over Xmas. It was absolutely blowing its tits off. Still nice though.

skuthorp
02-10-2014, 03:22 AM
Bump, only 12 months to go…………………:d

skuthorp
05-29-2014, 02:57 AM
Bump…… only 7 and a bit months to go. What's the news? Carl?
I got a cheap air fare on monday, very cheap.

When do the boat owners find out if they're in or out, soon I think, and who else is coming?

RFNK
05-29-2014, 03:08 AM
We're not supposed to find out til October but Tom reckons they'll tell interstate people sooner than that.

Rick

Sayla
05-29-2014, 04:23 AM
Bump…… only 7 and a bit months to go. What's the news? Carl?
I got a cheap air fare on monday, very cheap...
Is that with Jetstar?

skuthorp
05-29-2014, 07:24 AM
Yes Sayla, from melb. on the 6th Feb, 6am plane. Back about 8pm on the 9th. $136.00. I understand there's a sale on.
I stayed longer in 2013 but not where I live in February in what looks like a very dry summer. In 2011 it was the week of the black saturday fires.

Carl Cramer
05-29-2014, 08:58 AM
I can't wait!

skuthorp
05-29-2014, 04:28 PM
G'day Carl, thinking of a bulk WB cap order for the show.

Carl Cramer
05-29-2014, 04:44 PM
I've already warned the parties.....

skuthorp
09-06-2014, 04:19 PM
G'day all. G'day Carl Had a few beers with Duncan on friday and thought I'd better revive the thread.
Come November we'd better think about numbers and a dinner, like last time. There's not a big choice for the numbers we got last time I think.

RFNK
09-06-2014, 06:00 PM
Masina's been accepted for the show so, all being well, we'll be there so Carl's ride should be right. Jeff, I hope you'll join us as well?
The only problem with the venue we had last time for the dinner was that it was a bit crowded and hard to meet everyone. I wonder if there's somewhere a bit more open we could invade?

Rick

Duncan Gibbs
09-07-2014, 09:58 PM
Plus the fact the food (although really, really nice) took ages to come out and the drinks bill was too big for really splitting equitably. We'll have to get the locals onto the job!

Shamus? Paul?

See if we can get some free time out of Andrew Denman as well.

Larks
09-07-2014, 10:40 PM
I suggest that wherever we end up it is within walking distance of Princess Wharf so as to be reasonably accessible for everyone without having to cadge lifts and taxi's.

RFNK
09-08-2014, 12:33 AM
There's the upstairs part of Muirs, there used to be a nice place just up the hill behind Salamanca, there's a really good pizza place up at Battery Pt - I'll do a bit of looking but yes, it'd be wise to seek advice from Paul or Shamus! We could go back to the Greek place and just have a buy yrown drinks arrangement. I'd prefer something less crowded.

Rick

Paul Fitzgerald
09-08-2014, 02:18 AM
Do you want me to see if we can get a table at the RYCT?
It's not far from the WBS, a bit of a walk but doable, and quite a historic site for boating visitors.

Duncan Gibbs
09-08-2014, 03:04 AM
Either/or Paul. SWIMPAL and I got pizzas from the place up on Battery Point and they were good, but not great. It looked like the restaurant part looked pretty titchy as well.

If the Greek place has a separate room and is able to bring the rather yummy food out a bit quicker then that could be okay. Otherwise I was told that the Persian food van at the festival is provided by a Persian restaurant opposite the state Library called - wait for it - Taste of Persia! The food we got from the van was excellent and the reviews I've read of the restaurant are all pretty good as well. Who nose? Maybe Paul or Shamus could do a a reconnoitre and report back. :D

RFNK
09-08-2014, 03:50 AM
I remember there being too much food but not being slow. Ms T likes the Greek place, I like the Greek place and I like the RYCT too. I'm happy to have Persian but no goat.

Rick

RFNK
09-08-2014, 04:11 AM
The restaurant at the Grand Chancellor, just over the road from Constitution Dock, is actually a really good restaurant. Hotel restaurants tend to be fairly mainstream but this one is particularly good. It's not cheap but it's not really expensive either, especially for such an important occasion!

Rick

skuthorp
09-08-2014, 05:20 AM
Masina's been accepted for the show so, all being well, we'll be there so Carl's ride should be right. Jeff, I hope you'll join us as well?
The only problem with the venue we had last time for the dinner was that it was a bit crowded and hard to meet everyone. I wonder if there's somewhere a bit more open we could invade?

Rick
Invitation accepted Rick and Tracey. Peter and I are sharing accommodation and with our propensity for the gab I do not expect much sleep.
We better get some idea of numbers, I think Mrs. Carl is coming.

PeterSibley
09-08-2014, 05:26 AM
Oi !! Meaningful conversation !;)

RFNK
09-08-2014, 05:34 AM
Invitation accepted Rick and Tracey. Peter and I are sharing accommodation and with our propensity for the gab I do not expect much sleep.
We better get some idea of numbers, I think Mrs. Carl is coming.

Oh bugger! That means Sibley will have to join us on Masina too! :D
And very welcome he is too!

That'll be six, possibly seven. That's okay!

Rick

PeterSibley
09-08-2014, 05:37 AM
I don't take up much room !:D


Either does Jeff .;)

Larks
09-08-2014, 05:51 AM
Masina'll think she's back in Unzud with two Hobbits on board:D

PeterSibley
09-08-2014, 06:02 AM
Cruelty is everywhere !:D

skuthorp
09-08-2014, 07:17 AM
Masina's been accepted for the show so, all being well, we'll be there so Carl's ride should be right. Jeff, I hope you'll join us as well?
The only problem with the venue we had last time for the dinner was that it was a bit crowded and hard to meet everyone. I wonder if there's somewhere a bit more open we could invade?

Rick
Thanks for the invitation Rick. Peter and I are sharing digs and with our gifts of the gab there may not be much sleep going on. I think it's a bit early to be thinking about actual numbers but if we'd like a particular guest we should get in early.

Duncan Gibbs
09-14-2014, 10:05 PM
Booked our accommodation a short walk up the hill in Battery Point for the festival.

Any chance WB will do a big spread on the festival Carl?

Duncan Gibbs
09-14-2014, 10:10 PM
BTW Paul, SWIMPAL is just looking at the RHYC menu and she approves! So do I come to think of it...

Paul Fitzgerald
09-15-2014, 03:57 PM
Is that the RYCT?
We eat there regularly, the food is good.
If you guys want to use it, I will just need a date and numbers.
The dining room is open for lunch mon to fir, and evenings Wednesday and Friday IIRC.
I am putting the boat back in from the slip this morning, I will check summer availability and report back.

Paul Fitzgerald
09-16-2014, 12:20 AM
I have just signed everyone in in the past.
But the RYCT does have reciprocal rights, I think with CYC, RPAYC and RSYS.
Not sure about MHYC
I checked opening with the club, they do dinner on Wednesday and Friday nights, could accommodate us either night, although friday is usually not as busy.

RFNK
09-16-2014, 03:37 AM
If Carl and Ms Carl are going to join us then I think the yacht club would be a great treat for him, as well as us, of course! So yes for Ms T and me!

Rick

skuthorp
09-16-2014, 06:25 AM
And me, Peter too, I guess he won't want to miss that.
Thanks Paul.

(I wonder if Duncan will bring a roll of plans again?)

Paul Fitzgerald
09-16-2014, 05:29 PM
So, 6 Feb 2015, the first day of the show, is a Friday.
I could book at the RYCT that night.
I realise numbers are pretty flexible, but can I have some sort of idea how many people we are talking about?

RFNK
09-16-2014, 11:10 PM
I'd guess our friends David and Chris will probably join us - so guessing: Carl and Ms Carl, David and Chris, Ms T and me, Tom and crew (T + 2?), Shaun and Ms S, Duncan and Ms D, Greg and Kate? The happy couple - Peter and Jeff, John and YY? Paul and Ms P - could be 20+ - just guessing! There's Bruce, Matt, various Victorians, Mal?

Rick

PeterSibley
09-17-2014, 01:54 AM
You're going to have to build another bathroom onto Masina Rick ..... and maybe a couple of bedrooms too.

skuthorp
09-17-2014, 07:42 AM
I had pale pink rugby shorts once, the whole team did. Red socks and white shorts in the same wash. But we won the game, I think.

RFNK
09-17-2014, 01:19 PM
You're going to have to build another bathroom onto Masina Rick ..... and maybe a couple of bedrooms too.

No need - already have two buckets and a deck.

Rick

Paul Fitzgerald
09-18-2014, 12:30 AM
Table booked Friday 6 Feb, 7pm RYCT for 20.
That's in 2015.

Larks
09-18-2014, 01:13 AM
Thanks Paul.

skuthorp
09-18-2014, 03:28 AM
Thank you Paul, will I bring my tux………….. T shirt?:d

Paul Fitzgerald
09-18-2014, 03:46 AM
No dress requirements, apart from shoes and no singlets.
The regular Woodenboat blazer and boat shoes would be fine.
Just remember, it's a royal club, so any bloke who wears a hat inside the club has to shout the bar.

skuthorp
09-18-2014, 03:56 AM
"Just remember, it's a royal club, so any bloke who wears a hat inside the club has to shout the bar."

That bears shouting out just by itself!! Thanks for the warning. As it happens I have a presentation hat to bring.

Duncan Gibbs
09-18-2014, 06:45 AM
Thanks Paul!

Where's Carl?

Carl Cramer
11-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Here I am, Duncan. Sorry to ignore you (I missed this one).

I don't have a blue blazer.

Paul Fitzgerald
11-03-2014, 11:08 PM
Never mind, in Tassie a track suit is formal wear.

skuthorp
11-04-2014, 06:12 AM
How about gum boots Paul? The best ones of course in polished black. De Rigeur in Invercargill if I remember right…………...:ycool:

Paul Fitzgerald
11-04-2014, 03:15 PM
Usually folks wear Ugg boots....

For something a little more formal we prefer Sloggers.

A little local flavour

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0bC44swNSOQ

Duncan Gibbs
12-17-2014, 07:18 AM
Month and a half away now! :)

Carl, have you packed your bags yet? :D

Carl Cramer
12-18-2014, 01:59 PM
I'll pack them the day I leave, Duncan. I like discovering that I've forgotten to pack say shirts when I arrive.

skuthorp
12-18-2014, 05:10 PM
Local Salvo's Charity shop right in the main drag always has a good selection Carl…………. That way you'll look like a local:d

RFNK
12-18-2014, 06:11 PM
Well, like Jeff anyway! :D

Rick

skuthorp
12-19-2014, 06:35 AM
At 5k luggage allowance on Jetstar that's about right Rick! They'll be setting up their own 'essentials' shop at the airports next as incoming passengers arrive in their jocks..:d

RFNK
12-19-2014, 01:11 PM
Yes! I think there's a market for wearable luggage!

Rick

skuthorp
12-19-2014, 02:45 PM
Well, I have an old Swedish made backpack that I could wear if I took the frame off. I could carry way more than 5 kilos in the big pockets and side compartments………………………..:arg

It was designed that way so that you could sleep inside it as an emergency shelter.

RFNK
12-19-2014, 03:48 PM
I'm thinking of a sort of greatcoat with deep, voluminous pockets and wet weather gear, also with deep pockets, over that.

Puff your cheeks out during boarding, so that the incongruous proportions don't attract attention.

Rick

skuthorp
12-19-2014, 08:37 PM
Cotton wool. Make the coat red, they might think you are Santa having a break……….:D.


Professional shoplifters used to wear long gaberdine overcoats with inside pockets down to the bottom seam all round.

Duncan Gibbs
01-05-2015, 01:43 AM
I've a feeling that I won't be getting to Hobart this year. SWIMPAL's roster came out and she won't be able to make it for sure, which makes my accommodation (which I can get a refund for until 72 hours before check in, minus a small fee) that bit too expensive for just one. :(

I can only hope for a bit of a miracle at this stage.

I've booked the "deluxe studio twin" at St Ives up the hill in Battery Point if anyone coming solo wishes to share with me? (Two beds, one single, one double and a kitchenette basically).

skuthorp
01-05-2015, 08:01 AM
Peter's booked in with me Duncan but if it makes a difference maybe he could swap and I'll try for a smaller room or stand the difference. "Deluxe studio twin" sounds very swank.|;) Hmm, I wonder what Gary is doing?

PeterSibley
01-05-2015, 03:09 PM
I'm happy to help or Dunc could share with us unofficially ? We need a teleconference call!

Duncan Gibbs
01-05-2015, 06:46 PM
I think in all likelihood that I won't be making it this year. I've a pile of expenses, including finishing re-rigging TMP and rebuilding her trailer (I really need to be able to sail on a regular basis!!!) and SWIMPAL really wants to take me OS more than once this year, including an Austrian Christmas, an this first three to four months are going to be silly busy anyway.

I have to be realistic and set my sights on getting there in 2017 with Looe finished and on a trailer.

I just hope Carl is going to more than just Hobart and that we can bend an elbow together someplace!

I got your PM Tom and Simon's got all the booking details (I think). St Ives is a really nice place to stay and now-where near as pricey as stuff right down near the festival, with the added bonus of a good walk up the hill to work off all that lovely food Hobart has to offer.

I'll hang onto the booking as long as I can (within reason).

skuthorp
01-06-2015, 12:31 AM
Spare beds? How about Carl asks Scot if he'd like to come?

skuthorp
01-06-2015, 12:31 AM
Duncan, I'll miss you, and your myriad of contacts as well. Looks like we'll have to come up and see you.

PeterSibley
01-06-2015, 04:41 PM
I'll miss you too Dunc. It would have been a great opportunity for a long yarn and a quiet ale or two.

Austria or Hobart, the choices we have to make !

auscruisertom
01-06-2015, 05:50 PM
[QUOTE=Duncan Gibbs;4407457]I think in all likelihood that I won't be making it this year. I've a pile of expenses, including finishing re-rigging TMP and rebuilding her trailer (I really need to be able to sail on a regular basis!!!) and SWIMPAL really wants to take me OS more than once this year, including an Austrian Christmas, an this first three to four months are going to be silly busy anyway.

I have to be realistic and set my sights on getting there in 2017 with Looe finished and on a trailer

How about a Large Tandem Trailer? Could call it the Looe and WB show.

skuthorp
01-06-2015, 08:39 PM
The casualties seem to be mounting the closer we get………………..
I hope Greg is coming………… I have an appointment with him at a certain whisky distillers outlet……………….

PeterSibley
01-06-2015, 11:39 PM
I haven't heard from Greg for quite a while, have you ?

skuthorp
01-07-2015, 01:59 PM
Numbers please? Paul has offered to book a yacht club table and considering Carl is finally here, we really need to get our act together and decide.

RFNK
01-07-2015, 02:17 PM
Ms T and I will be there, boat or no boat.

Rick

Paul Fitzgerald
01-10-2015, 06:23 AM
The booking at the RYCT is for the evening of Friday 6 February.
Around 6.30 to 7 pm.
The club is in Marieville Esplanade Sandy Bay
It would be helpful if all who want to attend could PM me.

Duncan Gibbs
01-11-2015, 06:30 PM
Unfortunately I'm officially not coming now as I've just canned my booking. :(

If anyone doesn't have accommodation sorted right now this room will be available right now:



Property
St Ives Motel and Apartments


Room Type
Deluxe Studio Twin Apartment


Inclusion
FREE WIFI internet, FREE Austar & FREE off street parking.


Location
67 St Georges Terrace Battery Point Tasmania 7004






Total Daily Rate
AUD$181.00 (includes 2 guests)



I booked through this site:

Not1Night (http://www.not1night.com.au/)

Their service is terrific and their prices are very competitive.

The St Ives is a really smart hotel with terrific rooms and only about seven minutes walk up the hill (straight past the Wurst House) from Salamanca.

skuthorp
01-12-2015, 01:52 PM
Carl, your PM box is full, but you both are officially invited of course.

RFNK
01-14-2015, 10:58 PM
Okay. Ms T, Masina and I won't make it to Hobart this year. Ms T's still ill and there's too much left to do to the boat to get her ready for the show. We'll put the time saved into completing the work at a steadier pace.

Sorry for those I've invited to join us for the Parade - you'll have to wait til 2017! You also have a standing invitation to visit us here on Port Stephens and come for a sail - or two!

Paul, we won't be there for the dinner - sorry for the inconvenience!

It's an ill wind, as they say - the WBF people said there are 40 boats on the waiting list so our absence allows someone else to slot in. Next time, we should have WB there, our friend from the NSW South Coast, JIM Peter? And, Looe of course!

Rick

PeterSibley
01-15-2015, 12:05 AM
Now that's not good news ! All my best to Mrs T Rick , I certainly hope this doesn't last and she picks up soon. Perhaps less frantic work will make life gentler ....

I'll certainly take you up on your offer , I know I've been saying that for a while but if you won't be in Hobart I'll have to make a a bit more effort !

skuthorp
01-15-2015, 05:20 AM
Sorry to hear of Mrs T's illness Rick, and Peter and I will certainly miss you both. Bit of a toll this time round, I reckon like Peter, we'll just have to come up to visit you.

RFNK
01-16-2015, 04:33 AM
That'd be great Jeff! Ms T's okay - just a lingering virus with weeks of coughing, sore throat, headaches etc. but it looks like she's on the mend now. I had it too but it didn't last as long.

Pity not to be going but we've been to quite a few so missing one might be a good thing. We'll have Masina there next time though!

Rick

RFNK
01-18-2015, 02:03 AM
Well, we won't be travelling with Masina but now it seems we are going to Hobart after all! See y'all there!

Rick

skuthorp
01-18-2015, 02:36 PM
Good news! Peter and I will be pleased to see you both.:d

RFNK
01-18-2015, 04:14 PM
Thanks Jeff! Yes, it'll be great to catch up!

Rick

PeterSibley
01-18-2015, 04:35 PM
Well, we won't be travelling with Masina but now it seems we are going to Hobart after all! See y'all there!

Rick

Very good new R&T !

RFNK
01-18-2015, 04:55 PM
No, just the same old us!
Rick

PeterSibley
01-18-2015, 08:41 PM
Good grief ! The trouble a missing s can get me into .

Proof read before posting .... again.

skuthorp
01-19-2015, 04:56 AM
Peter, confirmed Accom booking today.
Confirmation number is 319446.

And were just down the road from an Irish pub!

PeterSibley
01-19-2015, 05:01 AM
Oh dear ! I'm in trouble .

Duncan Gibbs
01-21-2015, 06:31 AM
You are trouble Sibbo!

At any rate I'd be hopeful that a chap like Carl won't want to stop at attending just the 2015 festival. Maybe I should start a "Get Matt, Carl and Scot to the 2017 Hobart WBF" thread?

Tom Jackson
01-21-2015, 08:56 AM
I'll be at the Hobart festival this year —*with two presentations and participation in a panel discussion. It's coming up WAY too fast, but I am so looking forward to it.

Tom Jackson
Senior Editor, WB

skuthorp
01-21-2015, 02:00 PM
Tom, I'll look forward to meeting you. How is the social calendar? We have a dinner at the RYCT on Friday the 6th (#154) and we'd love to see you there if you are free.

RFNK
01-21-2015, 02:37 PM
Jeff, I suggest you take up your role as social network hub again! Please PM me your number as Apple ate my contacts list! I suggest that you PM your number to all who wish to be kept informed of all planned raging and tearing so that we can call you to find out what's going on.

Rick

Duncan Gibbs
01-22-2015, 01:55 AM
Make that the "Get Matt, Carl, Scot and Tom to the 2017 Hobart WBF" thread.

I'm now officially even MORE disappointed!

skuthorp
01-22-2015, 04:05 AM
Jeff, I suggest you take up your role as social network hub again! Please PM me your number as Apple ate my contacts list! I suggest that you PM your number to all who wish to be kept informed of all planned raging and tearing so that we can call you to find out what's going on.

Rick
OK Rick, and I'll endeavour not to drop it into the harbour this year!

Paul Fitzgerald
01-22-2015, 06:22 PM
Make that the "Get Matt, Carl, Scot and Tom to the 2017 Hobart WBF" thread.

I'm now officially even MORE disappointed!

So are you guys all coming to the dinner at the RYCT on Friday night?

PeterSibley
01-22-2015, 06:43 PM
I will be Paul, could you let us know costs and dress code ?

skuthorp
01-23-2015, 01:26 AM
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http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/icons/icon1.png Re: The "Get Carl to the 2015 Hobart WB Festival" Thread
No dress requirements, apart from shoes and no singlets.
The regular Woodenboat blazer and boat shoes would be fine.
Just remember, it's a royal club, so any bloke who wears a hat inside the club has to shout the bar.

PeterSibley
01-23-2015, 01:48 AM
Thank you Jeff .

Paul Fitzgerald
01-23-2015, 06:57 PM
I will be Paul, could you let us know costs and dress code ?

Costs are pretty normal, bar prices for drinks and mains between 15 and 25 dollars.
I will collect donations and settle the club myself at the end of the night for the food, you can buy your own drinks.

RFNK
01-23-2015, 10:09 PM
I will be Paul, could you let us know costs and dress code ?

You can't be Paul; we already have a Paul. We don't have a Mary though.

Rick

skuthorp
01-24-2015, 04:59 AM
Met another attendee at Hobart today at the Regatta. (First day of the Wooden Dinghy Regatta and a glorious day on the water, wind and sunburn not withstanding. Morning dead calm so I shipped oars and rowed round the estuary. 10-15 knot SWester in the afternoon and I was out for some time. Some hairy recoveries on a difficult ramp with an incoming tide and rock rubble about the beach. Some of the older boats, especially the 1950's 18 footers are rather delicate.
Thirty knots forecast tomorrow. No place to be sailing a Mac, but I might try the surf with a double paddle.)
A great deal of fun, but having to drive home means less libations than some afterwards.

Carl Cramer
01-28-2015, 12:37 PM
Oh..... so sorry! I can't come this year. Planning on it for 2017.

I'm sure Tom will be bringing a lot of WB hats for you-all.

Have a blast.

Duncan Gibbs
01-28-2015, 04:13 PM
Hey Carl! That makes two of us. :(

I will be there in 2017 for sure, barring death and disaster, and hopefully with a nicely refurbished Dragon. I also want to do the Full Tawe Nunnugah Raid up from Recherche Bay with the Living Boat Trust. It'd be great to have a good sized Woodenboat Magazine & Forum flotilla to go for the raid!

Tom, are you travelling anywhere else in Oz?

Tom Jackson
01-28-2015, 04:29 PM
I'm afraid not, Duncan. We (my wife is coming, too) have a one-night layover in Sydney on the way, but we made the decision to just remain in Tasmania, rather than exhaust ourselves by trying to do too much.

Haven't heard about any plans for me to take a great load of hats....

Tom

Duncan Gibbs
01-28-2015, 08:50 PM
Next time then! I hope you'll get to see a bit of the Apple Isle while you're there though: Franklin and the Living Boat Trust, Wooden Boat School, Andrew Denman's in Kettering, the Wilson Brothers in Cygnet and a few of the other significant builders, as well as take in the scenery.

I've yet to go but MONA in Hobart is supposed to be spectacular, both architecturally and in terms of it's collection. The Tasmanian Symphony is a world class orchestra if you're into your classical music.

I'm sure Shamus or Paul will have a thing or two to say about sights, sounds and tastes.

Carl appears to be brewing something hat-related up for you. :D

skuthorp
01-28-2015, 11:19 PM
Watch for excess luggage with Carl's name on it Tom.
Peter and I will try to catch up with you down there.

RFNK
02-03-2015, 03:34 AM
News is that there'll be a few boats missing due to the big low we've had in the Tasman over the last week. The James Craig's backed out and so has the Endeavour. I don't know how many yachts remain holed up in Eden and Sydney, but I doubt anyone would have chosen to sail South over the last week. It's a shame! Looking forward to it now though. We were pretty disappointed not to be able to get Masina ready in time but I feel pretty excited about going now. And it'll be great to meet the folks from Maine and to catch up with ol' buddies!

Jeff, don't forget to PM your phone number! I know you're all excited about this new boat plan of yours but .......!

Rick

Phil Y
02-03-2015, 03:03 PM
There is a place between Cygnet and Craddock, called Pagan Cider. Worth stopping in for a tasting.

skuthorp
02-04-2015, 01:45 PM
Just in case someone has missed Paul's notification of our Friday booking for dinner………..

The booking at the RYCT is for the evening of Friday 6 February.
Around 6.30 to 7 pm.
The club is in Marieville Esplanade Sandy Bay.

anyone not booked should PM Paul post haste.

I don't have Paul's number, and will be leaving my 'puter home I think when I leave round mid day on the 5th (today).

Paul Fitzgerald
02-05-2015, 04:00 AM
Thanks mate.
Dinner is organised, I checked the booking yesterday.
I will try to be at the club from 6 pm
Mobile is zero four four seven four nine zero eight eight three.
See you guys there, I haven't had any contact from the Woodenboat folks, but they are welcome.
We are bringing a surprise guest from Bainbridge Island.

Tom Jackson
02-05-2015, 03:23 PM
I got out of Maine just in time, right between two blizzards, and arrived in Hobart on Wednesday. My wife and I sailed up with HOLGER DANSKE yesterday afternoon, on a fabulous breeze. What great, great sailing territory this is! I'll be wandering the show a bit today, but I have some duties in the afternoon, and I need to get prepared for my two presentations in the Wooden Boat Symposium, 1p.m. Saturday on my Nomans Land boat, and 4:30 Sunday on lofting. I'm very much looking forward to it all.
Tom

Thad
02-05-2015, 03:59 PM
Tough duty but somebody has to do it. Have fun!

Duncan Gibbs
02-06-2015, 02:18 AM
Pictures please!

skuthorp
02-06-2015, 07:25 AM
Patience Duncan, Patience. we've had some serious discussions over dinner tonight.

Larks
02-06-2015, 03:19 PM
Patience Duncan, Patience. we've had some serious discussions over dinner tonight.

Well I see that the cost of not looking in here for a while, amongst other things, is completely screwing up my days....for some ridiculous reason I had the dinner slated for tonight (Sat'):(.......even though all the way through this thread Paul has quite clearly said it would be Friday night.....doh!!!...(so what day is it now:confused:). .............the only consolation is that we did have a wonderful evening with a couple of our dearest friends from Darwin days

Larks
02-06-2015, 04:55 PM
Pics?.....how about a teaser: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?187987-Hobart-Tasmania-WBS&p=4441192#post4441192

skuthorp
02-13-2015, 03:19 AM
Speaking of teasers.
The "Get Carl to the 2017 Hobart WB Festival" Thread :d

Tom Jackson
02-18-2015, 08:02 AM
Hi, all—

I have a photo my wife took during the Friday dinner, but I'm having trouble making the URL work. Here is a link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/131422154@N04/16562061041/

The festival was a wonderful experience, and I was pleased to have been part of the International Wooden Boat Symposium. The talks were all well attended, and good questions come up every time. My wife and I both found the people of Tasmania to be wonderful, the food extraordinary, the hospitality unbelievable. It reminded me very much of the American west in terms of the openness of people and the overall friendliness. We got around a bit after the festival, up to Russell Falls, Freycinet peninsula, and Bruny Island, and elsewhere.

As Joshua Slocum said, "for anyone contemplating a voyage, I would say go."