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    Being in need of a change from citing inside...

    Being in need of a change from citing inside listening to rain and lots of wind we made a small expedition to North Head to check out the evidence of the east coast low.
    Wild, but exhilarating.
    A...
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    As a recipient of a free copy I’m glad you...

    As a recipient of a free copy I’m glad you wrote it!


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    A Mirror is too small for a bulky almost 70 bloke...

    A Mirror is too small for a bulky almost 70 bloke like me. Truth be told, I’m not much into racing. Midweek twilights are likely to be as close as I’ll get to sailing round the buoys. In...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    The NACRAs are too fast for me. I was thinking Paper Tiger.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thanks, I thought that would be the case. And ive considered a cat and its a strong maybe, though until we decide where we are moving too its all a bit nebulous. Perhaps I'll look at trailer...
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    Thanks. That sounds like the sort of boat I...

    Thanks.
    That sounds like the sort of boat I could handle, and importantly, doesn’t require a crew. I see few Sabres in the Sydney area but I’ve been out of dinghies for some time so may...
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    The power winches and bow-thruster are nice to...

    The power winches and bow-thruster are nice to have features….


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    Every time we talk about moving we have no idea...

    Every time we talk about moving we have no idea where we want to live next. Moving after 30-something years is a difficult thought. I’ve just got my workshop nicely organised…
    So no...
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    No, we sold that in 2019 as at that time I was in...

    No, we sold that in 2019 as at that time I was in Singapore more than I was in Sydney. Then COVID happened…..
    So boatless since then, but regularly scanning the For Sale ads.. Since stopping...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hi all,
    after a long time I'm revisiting the thread. Its been a busy time and i remain boatless, but I'm now (semi-)retired and have a lot more time on my hands.
    I shall try to participate and...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I've been boatless for nearly a year now but building up a stock of useful items for the The Next Boat. Found these listings on a local auction site.
    If anyone is interested, there is a lot of braid...
  12. Re: Lake Rotoiti New Zealand Classic & Wooden Boat Parade 2020 Gallery - 150+ photo

    Thanks Alan, a fantastic collection of wooden power boats - an oft under-reported wooden boat group in Australia where if isn't a Halvo it doesnt really count.
    i particularly like entrant #3's...
  13. Re: MahURANGI REGATTA 2020 - The biggest & best wooden boat regatta in NZ - 200+ pho

    An outstanding set of photos once again - thank you! But while amused by your rant about no-dogs-on-beach policy, it was kind of sad too to think how a minority could affect the future of an event.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    No, one of those life gets in the way months.
    Have sold the Halvo - a confluence of cost vs use arguments and a reasonable offer made me decide to let it go.
    Now in the habit of regular perusal of...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Totally nuts. With the RRP on such an engine at about $40k it doesnt seem to come close to demonstrating that sort of value.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    And while drones are in the news: Gone fly fishing: Video of angler dangling from drone under investigation
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    Re: Early 'saildrive' motor/prop unit?

    An interesting set-up. I wondered how they handled engine lubrication with a vertical sump... maybe a dry-sump type arrangement?
    Also, that would be a noisy boat - aluminium boats are noisy just...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Almost a Mirror - free VJ on Gumtree, located Gosford. Here.
    Boom looks higher than i remember ducking under.

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/P8wAAOSwE3tdKr17/s-l800.webp
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    definitely not a Cadet - its 16' long.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Not a Mirror, but a nice project for any boat-deprived people in South Aust.
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hendon/sail-boats/wooden-sail-boat-row-boat/1222070244

    ...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    You're in Yowie Bay, correct? or ios it Dolans bay... Whatever, Port hacking itself is fine, but the channels between those bays and the open area off South Cronulla are best done at high tide. Very...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    A good little article about the Julie Burgess here
    ...
  23. Re: Launching of 1933 classic New Zealand motor boat - 50+ photos & video

    Thats pretty special!
    Thanks for improving my Monday morning BY:D
  24. Re: Adventures of 'yeswhen', a boat with a lot of questions

    The last thing is a feeder for guiding a sail luff into a track.
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    This Siquando?...

    This Siquando? https://brokerage.burraneerbaymarina.com.au/boat-listing/custom-30-sloop/

    No, but on the basis of just the info in the ad your friends got a bargain.



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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    My experience tells me that almost all dogs love a boat trip.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/38/5d/8e/385d8eb3ce9193f5ad9d9fd4189a8230.jpg
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Or you could go fishing... did you see this?? :eek:

    100kg shark head caught in NSW sparks debate over predator's grim fate
    ABC South East NSW By Adriane Reardon...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Im sure youre prob right. who has that many air mattrsses?? even if the passenger side isnt covered.
    its off the ABC news site - could even be a stock photo from the interweb.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Stormy in Sydney last night, lots of hail, big ones.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/image/10903058-3x2-700x467.jpg
  31. Re: New Zealand - Antique & Classic Boat Show - 200+ Classic Wooden Boat Photos

    Thanks! An excellent way to start a Monday.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I havent seen one of these for a very long time, but they do seem to have a strong Sth Aust affiliation - Sir James hardy for one - and Rolly Tasker scored a silver at the '56 Melb Olympics.
    The...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    i got some from this guy
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    Re: JIM, an 18 foot canoe yawl.

    A frabjous day.
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    Why is it no surprise that 3 out of the top 5 plastic-emitting rivers in the world empty into the Pacific Ocean?
    The Pacific Garbage Patch is here to stay despite the heroic intentions of some...
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    Bugger. Fingers and everything else crossed too....

    Bugger.
    Fingers and everything else crossed too.




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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Clearly none worth a photo.
    But if it were made from wood? it may qualify.
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    I'm guessing it's a Bugatti Atlantique replica,...

    I'm guessing it's a Bugatti Atlantique replica, but some people there cars have crept in too. Bit of XK120, even a bit of Morris Minor around the cabin.
    Whatever, it looks long. And not ideal for...
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    Two metre waves?? That must be an exaggeration,...

    Two metre waves?? That must be an exaggeration, but some big wakes are definitely possible judging by the boats charging thru the channel behind.


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  40. What a great collection of photos - thanks! ...

    What a great collection of photos - thanks!


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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Very very nice work, but does all that gleaming varnish make you feel:
    a) youre inadequate as a painter, or
    b) glad you decided to use more paint than varnish?
    I'm very happy with b).
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Fibre is even better if its to your premises.
    I don't care much about the ping as i don't do games, the download is more than adequate but I'd like a bit more upload speed when doing web...
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    Yep, have to be careful of those elephants 😉 ...

    Yep, have to be careful of those elephants 😉



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    That's a very tidy looking cruiser, and it has a...

    That's a very tidy looking cruiser, and it has a Gardiner in it!
    Re the lack of sailing ability, the SWMBO's suggestion might be a reflection of the limited amount of sailing that the currently...
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    Re: Neptune class racing sailboat?

    thanks - that's a very comprehensive renovation - more like a rebuild.
    which makes the current sale price something of a bargain.
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    Re: Neptune class racing sailboat?

    The listing is here.
    That style of boat is, to my eye, what a sailboat should look like. I dont know this class but it has the typical skerry-cruiser style.
    I do now regret selling my 22sqm,...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    A lovely vision becomes real. No wonder your'e looking so proud there.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Yes to both.
    It was very bad - worm infestation. They love oregon planking.
    Vast amounts replaced, and epoxy barrier coat applied. Pricey work, but if not bulletproof, wormproof.
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    That looks a lot like my Halvorsen from a year...

    That looks a lot like my Halvorsen from a year ago, except on mine it was the bottom, not the deck.
    Wooden boat ownership is a real joy sometimes.



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    That's a very good looking workboat, and it's...

    That's a very good looking workboat, and it's looking a whole lot better than in the photo I recall being posted some years back. I hope it was a good evening for you.




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