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The Bigfella
09-23-2007, 11:04 PM
We went out on Saturday on a friend's 42' snotter - a new (last Christmas) Beneteau 42. Nice sail - albeit a bit cold. Wind was not seen to go below 18 knots - quite commonly at 25 with 30 knot gusts.

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I think everyone took the helm at some stage - even Riaz - a sailing virgin.

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Some old yobbo in a motocycling jacket and Greek fisherman's cap (take note Shane!). This bloke was at the helm when we took a wave and he ended up on the leeward wheel in one very fast slide across the teak. Scored a nice bruise to the midriff too.

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The old chook showing that champers shouldn't be left near her

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Lion Island - which guards the entrance to Pitwatter (the direction we are heading), the Hawkesbury River - to the Island's tail, and Brisbane Waters to the other side (nothing to do with the city of Brisbane - its a long way North, 600 miles or so). Fairy Penguins breed on Lion Is.

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Paul G.
09-24-2007, 04:02 AM
Theres pretty good surf around the head of the lion too :D ya just have to pick yer day!

P.L.Lenihan
09-24-2007, 05:27 AM
Great pictures! Looks like everyone is getting ready for summer down your way.I need a champ guzzling crew just like you've got :-)

Peter

The Bigfella
09-24-2007, 08:22 AM
The pictures are a bit dark - I guess a bit of flash fill - or a quick bit of photoshopping would help.

Here's the owner at work

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