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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    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 never sailed anything else!

    Rick
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Is Larrikin going to be ketch rigged Greg?

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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 forecast for Saturday and Saturday night is pretty good...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Great!!

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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 makes it a dangerous entrance at times. It's a great...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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 goes W so if you get there too early for the tide,...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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 Lakes Entrance. Early Monday am is shaping up as...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    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 upsetting the whole cabin or putting it in the...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    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 transfer by tracing a line of arcs. It's quicker...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    So what was the lesson like?

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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 admire Bruce for what he's doing but don't tell him...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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, check out LE midday Sun, proceed to Refuge for...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    No wand or magic sadly. Okay, how far Eden to LE and how far LE to Refuge Cove?

    Rick
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Maybe WB's attitude and Pbucket's irresponsibility is not such an ill wind after all.

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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 now.

    Rick
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    How far into the shade my galley will be if yours matches that chain locker!!

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Guantanamera. Yo soi un hombre sincero etc.
    Wonderful World. Don't know much about history etc.

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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 a making tide and small swell, I'd be happy. The...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Beautiful .... but I'm worried; if that's the $%#@%$#@ anchor locker ! ......... :)

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Eden Utah USA

    Good grief

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Keeps on changing Bruce. Right now, Sat am to Sun pm looks pretty good.

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Yakkety yak, don't come back!

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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 it and made a song about its departure. You know...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Slap! How's that uke going? Are you going to tell us about it?

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Good way to kill yourself.

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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 sleepless night, good weather and light wind for most...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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 because tomorrow looks great! Yak jerky?

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    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.

    Rick
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Very nice! What's that wood?

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Keep an eye on this Bruce: http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN60801/IDN60801.94933.shtml

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Negative bit .... parked in front of him is a thumping big cat, standing about 5m above the water, with a little CQR anchor hanging off the front. About the size of Pipsqueak's anchor, and this thing...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hate to interrupt but ...

    Just looking at a Wharram here at LTP. The guy bought it as a wreck and seems to be doing a good restoration. Big, gaff rig. Plans to take it up to the lakes tomorrow and...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Yes, if it goes as forecast then, no good. But if it blows out early, as has happened a bit lately, it might be okay.

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Bruce, another window to consider is tonight through to Friday am. It depends whether the strong S you're supposed to have today eases by late tonight. There's no swell at Lakes Entrance. If you do...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    I'd still keep Friday night to Sunday morning open as a possibility. The forecasts are changing rapidly but mostly they're easing. The problem with the Friday-Sunday window is a blow forecast for...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    You never know but a forecast that far ahead in that area at this time of year is woo woo land.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It's like a `hallelujah' seeing a boat!

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Looking at the forecast this morning, I'd say there's no way you'd want to go Friday night as there's a strong W coming through on Saturday pm. But that'll change. The best window now looks like...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Hmm, the forecast this morning looked better than when I checked it again this evening. The lows down south have such an impact at this time of year and it's all very dynamic ...

    Without looking...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    I'm imagining Twofold Bay covered in hair.

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    How did you cook the yak?

    Rick
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    I could never rely on personal protection equipment. not only do i hate wearing stuff like that but I'm back and forth to the saw etc. and would only ever take the time to put on all that gear if I...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    A good way to reduce the liquor on any boat is to have the crew of a neighbouring boat play Abba on the luke. The closer the boat and the greater the persistence of the Abba fan, the faster the...
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    All Lukes between 18 and 25 do seem to have that. Lucys too.
    It's a dynamic artform. After about 20 years it changes to a gloomy abstraction.

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    What are your top 10 songs to play Bruce? (Send by PM if it's Abba or similar and I promise not to tell anyone except Woody).

    Rick
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    Re: Fair Maid (Australia)

    I look forward to seeing the responses. I'm looking to set up panels on Masina but I know too little about this stuff!

    Rick
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Saturday pm to Monday starting to shape up as a window for you Bruce.

    Rick
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    Re: Fair Maid (Australia)

    I'd skip the log. - through hulls for that are more trouble than they're worth. Head removal is common. I'm about to put a new one in Masina but I do so with trepidation. They are notoriously...
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