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    Greg that's looking amazing. Sent from my...

    Greg that's looking amazing.


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    Awesome!


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    I'd still like to see first hand if it sails...

    I'd still like to see first hand if it sails acceptably well.


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    What did they do to that gorgeous fat-bottom...

    What did they do to that gorgeous fat-bottom boat?


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    I bet if they put pontoons under it as it is it...

    I bet if they put pontoons under it as it is it would turn right way up by itself.


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    Narsty. That's hold onto the wheel and try not to...

    Narsty. That's hold onto the wheel and try not to die weather.

    I also saw some hair raising measured wind speed data from Tasman Island station.


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    Tell all please. :) A very capable looking...

    Tell all please. :)

    A very capable looking crew if ever I saw one.


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    Cold, wet and windy here as well. Good boat...

    Cold, wet and windy here as well. Good boat weather if you have a dry boat in a good marina.

    I'm minding the boat's cat while the daughter and outlaw empty their flat of the last van load of...
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    Just past Apollo Bay, aiming at Portland, planned...

    Just past Apollo Bay, aiming at Portland, planned fallback Port Fairy, achieved Warrnabool after advice from Rob and a call to Coast Guard to confirm the sight lines in through the reef.

    It was...
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    It was literally madness, not sailing chops, but...

    It was literally madness, not sailing chops, but thanks for the comment.

    Now that enough time has passed I'm happier to reveal that I'd escaped from pre-existing near fatal depression to do that...
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    If you'd booked a Tassie holiday you'd be...

    If you'd booked a Tassie holiday you'd be spewin'.


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    I had the great pleasure of sailing through there...

    I had the great pleasure of sailing through there West to East on a 46 foot motorsailer, Serena, delivering to Sydney. The only time I've been through either direction without stopping at Refuge...
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    It's looking like 'Do Not Go Sailing Through Bass...

    It's looking like 'Do Not Go Sailing Through Bass Strait' weather for a few days

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    Gaz that's a terrific painting. You've done well...

    Gaz that's a terrific painting. You've done well to get that one.


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    No it's bloody not! It's down the end of my...

    No it's bloody not! It's down the end of my street. I can put you up and put up with you if you can get here. ;)


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    Yes, random boat bits. A few weeks ago I...

    Yes, random boat bits.

    A few weeks ago I found several bags of recently retired dinghy sails in hard rubbish. Brought them home 'just in case.' One set has already been donated to a local dinghy...
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    2023


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    Sheila and I have been invited out on Katana...

    Sheila and I have been invited out on Katana tomorrow night to anchor off away from street lights and look for meteors. It's a Mothers Day gift for Sheila. Apparently I'm going to be in charge of...
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    Looking good Greg. Nice progress. Must feel good....

    Looking good Greg. Nice progress. Must feel good.


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    My last report on Katana for now.

    She was delivered to North Haven marina this morning from the Small Boat Club...
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    Katana is in her new dock and morning...
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    At the risk of being banned for talking about...

    At the risk of being banned for talking about boats that aren't wood, I am sitting here drinking beer, my cheeks wet from a stray tear or two.

    Does anyone remember Drift? That book you sneaky...
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    Are you doing most of a rebuild? If so you might...

    Are you doing most of a rebuild? If so you might just finish in time for some dry weather and hopefully some sailing.


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    It is a ferro hull in this instance. Sent...

    It is a ferro hull in this instance.


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    Good, well engineered solution. Sent from...

    Good, well engineered solution.


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    Yes Gary I think you're right. Thanks for the...

    Yes Gary I think you're right.

    Thanks for the pages.


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    As Gary said, a big Hartley. It's listed as a...

    As Gary said, a big Hartley. It's listed as a Queenslander but the guy selling it says it might not be that design. It has the look of a Tahitian in the bow. So, lots to be discovered about it.
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    My daughter, the outlaw and the cat will be...

    My daughter, the outlaw and the cat will be moving from the unit they've been renting to their new-to-them boat, starting the process around the middle of May.

    I was super proud when she got her...
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    :D It's even called a Queenslander! Sent...

    :D It's even called a Queenslander!


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    Kids of today. My daughter and her boyfriend...

    Kids of today.

    My daughter and her boyfriend are talking about buying a yacht to live aboard for six months or so while they sort out housing things. They've been looking as far away...
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    Thanks Gazz. Much appreciated Sent from my...

    Thanks Gazz. Much appreciated


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    Thanks Gazz. My daughter and son-outlaw might be...

    Thanks Gazz. My daughter and son-outlaw might be looking over one soon. It's got wood in it. Also plastic. But a fair bit of wood.


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    Looking at flood reports for Eastern Victoria...

    Looking at flood reports for Eastern Victoria now. I reckon it's going to get very exciting around Marlo before much longer. Last time I checked the Snowy mouth was clagged up good and proper with...
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    Does anyone here know anything about the Hartley...

    Does anyone here know anything about the Hartley Auckland design?


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    Vincentia's a nice spot and I've hooked onto one...

    Vincentia's a nice spot and I've hooked onto one of the free moorings there on the way down the coast, but the Bay is very big, plenty of fetch to build up waves.

    Not sure if still there but...
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    They're looking for something a bit roomier if...

    They're looking for something a bit roomier if there is something.

    There's a Swanny 36 up North of you lot. Glass on ply so there's at least a bit of wood involved. Quite a few good things going...
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    If someone who isn't me (this time) has $20,000...

    If someone who isn't me (this time) has $20,000 and wants to buy a boat and live on it for up to six months, what boats are you guys aware of that might be worth considering?


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    I'd buy it but it has a gas cooktop ;) Sent...

    I'd buy it but it has a gas cooktop ;)


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    I'm sad to be old today. A boat has come onto the...

    I'm sad to be old today. A boat has come onto the market on the Sunshine Coast, a design I've lusted after for decades having test sailed and almost bought one.

    Unfortunately not a woody. Curse...
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    That's another major milestone all but completed....

    That's another major milestone all but completed. Well done Greg.


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    My father was a partner with a cousin in a non...

    My father was a partner with a cousin in a non ferrous foundry, specialising in boat fittings. His skill set iwas primarily as a moulder. It will be a very rewarding exercise to research and set up...
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    Tumbulgum being evacuated, maybe already...

    Tumbulgum being evacuated, maybe already evacuated, according to news.

    Good memories of a lovely meeting of great friends there.

    Stay safe you lot up in the wet.


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    Thanks Greg, all well here, retired, sailing a...

    Thanks Greg, all well here, retired, sailing a Sabre. Life is good.


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    All looking very good there Greg - you, the boat...

    All looking very good there Greg - you, the boat and the pup.


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    Good luck with it. I know you'll be busy, but...

    Good luck with it. I know you'll be busy, but grab a photo or two if you can please.


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    I'm looking at the weather for...
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    Seafront caravan and camping parks spaced neatly...

    Seafront caravan and camping parks spaced neatly around the coast would be a nice thing :D and beach camping has a great appeal. Wrap a bivi sheet around a sleeping bag and snooze on the sand.
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    That sounds like all the encouragement I'll need....

    That sounds like all the encouragement I'll need. :D

    Thanks


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    Bootlegger and I did another dash and splash along the coast today. Largs Bay to Grange and return. Total distance...
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    Thanks, I'll try that. Sent from my iPhone...

    Thanks, I'll try that.


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