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    07-28-2017, 05:00 AM
    I thought it was sloop-rigged. Just that picture of that very nice Halliday had me wondering. I prefer the simpler sloop rig - probably because I've...
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    07-28-2017, 04:40 AM
    Is Larrikin going to be ketch rigged Greg? Rick
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    07-28-2017, 04:35 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Forecast for SE corner of NSW and East Gippsland is very different from forecast for Adelaide and Melbourne areas. It can always change but the...
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    07-27-2017, 07:22 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Great!! Rick
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    07-27-2017, 06:03 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    It's not shallow - when you think about it, it couldn't be really, as there's so much outflow. I think it's the strong outflow against swell that...
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    07-27-2017, 05:54 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Early morning departure tomorrow gives you a really good window for Lakes Entrance. The wind stays NW right through til the afternoon on Sunday then...
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    07-27-2017, 04:27 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Hi Bruce, looks like tomorrow's window is closing for Refuge. The wind on Sunday looks dead W so you'd have that in your face all day. Still okay for...
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    07-27-2017, 05:49 AM
    Yes, that's just what I do! I have EXACTLY the same issues with Masina's toilet! There's just nowhere reasonable to put the bloody thing without...
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    07-27-2017, 04:06 AM
    Another method for curved surfaces is a washer and pencil. You just run the pencil inside the washer along your roughly cut template and then just...
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    07-27-2017, 03:57 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    So what was the lesson like? Rick
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    07-27-2017, 02:57 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    It's just the BOM. It's really an amazing resource. And an enjoyable bit of vicarious cruising when you're up to your neck in house building. And I...
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    07-26-2017, 11:52 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Based on current info, the same window might be okay. You get some 15-20 knot N on Saturday but otherwise it looks good. Depart Eden 3 or 4 am Sat,...
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    07-26-2017, 11:34 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    No wand or magic sadly. Okay, how far Eden to LE and how far LE to Refuge Cove? Rick
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    07-26-2017, 07:56 PM
    Maybe WB's attitude and Pbucket's irresponsibility is not such an ill wind after all. Rick
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    07-26-2017, 07:53 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Bruce, high tide is at 2pm on Sunday so you could have a sleep tomorrow night and depart at say 3am on Saturday. The weather's looking okay for that...
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    07-26-2017, 07:37 PM
    How far into the shade my galley will be if yours matches that chain locker!! Rick
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    07-26-2017, 05:32 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Guantanamera. Yo soi un hombre sincero etc. Wonderful World. Don't know much about history etc. Rick
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    07-26-2017, 05:16 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    I've only sailed out of there once. The sea was pretty rough as there was a fair swell and it was onshore. I'd be concerned if there was swell but on...
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    07-26-2017, 05:11 PM
    Beautiful .... but I'm worried; if that's the $%#@%$#@ anchor locker ! ......... :) Rick
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    07-26-2017, 08:58 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Eden Utah USA Good grief Rick
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    07-26-2017, 08:23 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Keeps on changing Bruce. Right now, Sat am to Sun pm looks pretty good. Rick
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    07-26-2017, 07:29 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Yakkety yak, don't come back! Rick
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    07-26-2017, 05:03 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    A lesson! Great! You really have become a local! Don't tell anyone you cooked Eden's only yak! Apparently that yak was in Bega but they got rid of...
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    07-26-2017, 03:55 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Slap! How's that uke going? Are you going to tell us about it? Rick
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    07-26-2017, 03:42 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Even vented, it's just too easy to cosy up, drift off to sleep and load up the cabin with CO. The only safe way to do it is with a flue. Rick
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    07-26-2017, 03:29 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Good way to kill yourself. Rick
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    07-26-2017, 03:27 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Bruce, I think if I was going to Lakes Entrance, I'd go early on Sunday morning and aim to arrive late pm on Monday. That way you only have one...
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    07-26-2017, 01:42 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Might be okay but still has strong W coming through on Sun morning. Actually more severe than Friday but see how it develops. Rick
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    07-26-2017, 01:34 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    Wind is starting to ease at Gabo but not enough yet. Forecast for Friday at Lakes Entrance has eased too but I think it's too tight yet. It's a shame...
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    07-25-2017, 11:33 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Voyages of Arawana in People & Places
    If you see the wind dropping there later and check Friday's forecast after 4pm today then you'll know if you have a window. Unlikely but possible. ...
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