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  1. #39796
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Rain, rain and more rain! I think the WET has arrived.
    We had 3 days of pretty constant rain last week. Couple of inches all up. Today it's 32 and sunny. Late next week expecting several days of rain again. Rather more tropical than usual I think.

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    It's stopped here, still heavy overcast but not raining. I'm about to take my grandson out for a driving lesson .

    Shudder!
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    We were approached by the local naval base to show our boat to the cadets.
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    I suggested at our Ops meeting today that we organise a day to take them for a spin. It was the first day for the kid in the civvies.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Rain, rain and more rain! I think the WET has arrived.
    I managed to get the last bit of fibreglassing done on the new cabin top but that was about it.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I'm seeing Sydney Harbour. What am I supposed to be making of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I'm seeing Sydney Harbour. What am I supposed to be making of that?

    Sent from my super secure secret squirrel device
    You can scroll it and reduce the scale. It’s touch screen so use two fingers to reduce or enlarge the scale.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    Actually you can look at any location on the planet.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    Same question as Bruce. What am I to make of that? Have MR got some deal with Navionics where they make worldwide charting available on the net for free, to anyone. Can you download an area of interest to your device at home, and access it offline? I see there is a link from mrnsw home page. Pretty handy.

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    You reduce the scale of the chart, use a finger to drag the map to whatever location you want, then expand it with two fingers. Very nice! Thanks Gary! To go to the chart, you use the MR site.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Same question as Bruce. What am I to make of that? Have MR got some deal with Navionics where they make worldwide charting available on the net for free, to anyone. Can you download an area of interest to your device at home, and access it offline? I see there is a link from mrnsw home page. Pretty handy.
    Print screen?
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    Heading up to Southport today to bring David's HR 38 home.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Heading up to Southport today to bring David's HR 38 home.

    Rick
    Nice outing! Enjoy the water.
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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Heading up to Southport today to bring David's HR 38 home.

    Rick
    Sounds good , here is hoping for steady Northerly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Heading up to Southport today to bring David's HR 38 home.

    Rick
    Wave as you go past.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    It looks pretty much on the nose, good luck.
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    SE up here now and through tomorrow so we'll just have to spend tomorrow overdoing the smashed avo and latte thing and MAYBE head off tomorrow night or Thurs. Thanks for wishes!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    SE up here now and through tomorrow so we'll just have to spend tomorrow overdoing the smashed avo and latte thing and MAYBE head off tomorrow night or Thurs. Thanks for wishes!

    Rick
    You need Rick to do the weather analysis summary thing. Oh, wait...

    Enjoy the avos then. Don't forget to run SafeTRX. Also, we want photos.
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    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    Enjoy the lattes Rick! Oh, and the sailing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Heading up to Southport today to bring David's HR 38 home.

    Rick
    350 -400 miles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Heading up to Southport today to bring David's HR 38 home.

    Rick
    Come on Rick, you are too old for schoolies at the coast!


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    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

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    Don't seem to be many schoolies here at the marina. No camera but I can still use my cracked phone. Yes, I think about 400 miles. No Safetrx but you can track Lavinda on AIS with Marine Traffic. Probably leave tomorrow but SE is persisting so we'll ..... sea.

    Rick

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    To sea or not to sea, that is the question.







    Alas poor Rick, I knew him well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Don't seem to be many schoolies here at the marina. No camera but I can still use my cracked phone. Yes, I think about 400 miles. No Safetrx but you can track Lavinda on AIS with Marine Traffic. Probably leave tomorrow but SE is persisting so we'll ..... sea.

    Rick
    There we go.https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...vessel:LAVINDA

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    Once you make your way past Ballina you will hopefully pick up more of the Easterlies and be able to plan some long tacks with motorsailing once the winds drop at night. Have fun

    Our crew will be departing Singapore tomorrow headed for Perth.

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    I must go down to the sea again
    To the lonely sea and sky
    I left my shoes and socks there
    I wonder if they're dry?

    Spike

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    Twiddling our thumbs a bit are we?

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    Very much so! Plastic fantastic land. However, Spirit of Koomooloo ex- Margaret Rintoul ex-Ragamuffin just called in on their way to Sydney fir an Admiral's Cup re-enactment (?) so that was nice to see.

    By the way, last time we sailed Pt Stephens to Southport we did 368 miles.

    Rick

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    My current hostess owns a significant maritime business. I've met a lot of the staff, but haven't been in to the office yet. Might be too tempted to pocket a radar or satcoms setup.

    I read a case study on one of the projects she supplied. Safety improvement in the Singapore and Malacca Straits. 90,000 ships a year go through. Things aren't too bad... unless the USN is around.

    Meanwhile, I'm working on a project that entails New Panamax vessels - which require 30 metres of clear water. These things carry 14,500 TEU. The original container ships of our youth were 500 - 800 TEU.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Might make a few ports round the world no go areas. Melbourne included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Very much so! Plastic fantastic land. However, Spirit of Koomooloo ex- Margaret Rintoul ex-Ragamuffin just called in on their way to Sydney fir an Admiral's Cup re-enactment (?) so that was nice to see.

    By the way, last time we sailed Pt Stephens to Southport we did 368 miles.

    Rick
    When I look back at our Hobart Adelaide trip, it was the waiting for the right weather, and choosing the best route for the likely weather, that made all the difference. A few different decisions would have resulted in a pretty awful passage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Might make a few ports round the world no go areas. Melbourne included.
    Brisbane container terminal too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post

    Meanwhile, I'm working on a project that entails New Panamax vessels - which require 30 metres of clear water. These things carry 14,500 TEU. The original container ships of our youth were 500 - 800 TEU.
    Putting TEU into layman’s terms they are based on one standard 20 foot container, however my understanding is the new generation ships are now transporting 19200 TEU.

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