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    Ya gotta give it to them! But I would have worn a PFD myself……….

    Expensive fish that one….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris. View Post
    Watched it on YouTube shortly before CASA noticed.
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    I don't know if this is new or I just haven't been observant enough but it always annoyed me that the BOM displayed a Marine Temp chart and a Marine Temp and Currents chart but no straight Current chart but, now I've found it:

    http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/f...recast=Current

    Hooray!

    Rick

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    Always shows the current chart for me.

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    Yep, I think because it's right over to the right, I just didn't see it - for all these years!!!

    Rick

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    I think I have become a born again Iain Oughtred fan.
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    Excellent day in the shed.
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    But I didn't even know there was a chart showing sea currents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Yep, I think because it's right over to the right, I just didn't see it - for all these years!!!

    Rick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Because there's nothing left.

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    Perfect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    But I didn't even know there was a chart showing sea currents.

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    I sea.

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    Current affairs. So fleeting.

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    We were boarded by a stealthy sea snake this evening. It slithered aboard through a scupper and caused much consternation as it attempted to find an escape. Fortunately, your skipper Esq had seen mucho Steve Irwin and assisted the egresss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    We were boarded by a stealthy sea snake this evening. It slithered aboard through a scupper and caused much consternation as it attempted to find an escape. Fortunately, your skipper Esq had seen mucho Steve Irwin and assisted the egresss.
    You must have been sailing too hard.
    Not sure if Steve would have considered picking it up by the tail ,some of those smaller snakes are rather agile .

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    JB, you might consider relocating your scuppers to a higher position ...
    Or anchoring in deeper water
    Or not putting the boarding ladder next to a scupper
    Or polishing your topsides (removing oysters etc.)
    Or reading up on `critical differences between sea snakes and flying fish for Kiwis'
    Or, umm ......

    Rick

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    PS When do you head for home?

    And where are you now?

    Rick

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    F642F1C5-7D84-40E3-8E59-DBF2CF3D7521.jpgSo far the only wooden contribution I have been able to find at the Lagoona development in Pukhet Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    PS When do you head for home?

    And where are you now?

    Rick
    I think he's hanging around near Nadi waiting for me to show up.

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    When I was a lifesaver we had a kid come in with snakebite, he'd been swimming in the mouth of an estuary and the snake was likely just changing locations. Took a bit of persuasion to get the ambulance mob to take us seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    PS When do you head for home?

    And where are you now?

    Rick
    Projected date around the 1st October, anchored in likuri right now after a boisterous sail across the bottom of Viti Levu yesterday. It'll be in through Navula pass today and up to Nadi to drop off our great old sailing mates and pick up our boy for a week, drop him off and pick up Phil.
    I think you're right about the boarding ladder. That is often down all day for swimming. I think the snake got aboard at Beqa or Yanuca and we took it to where we found it.
    The concern was have it leave without seeing it go,but it didn't do that. I let it get partly over the gaff hook and picked it up slowly. It stayed and I dropped it over the side.
    Very toxic, but tiny mouths, apparently they can't bite you except perhaps between toes or finger webs.

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    Fangs ate right at the back of their jaws. Pretty useless. Our kids used to catch them when they went fishing in the marina in port Moresby. And I remember them climbing up on the tubes of our rubber dinghy when we were in Fiji way back when. Kiwis make a lot of fuss about snakes.

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    Ah, so Phil is doing the Nadi to NZ leg? Great!

    Looks like I'll finally get to sail on the Swan 60 next week too. We're taking her from Hamilton Is to Southport late next week. I got shingled out of the trip to Hamilton Is a couple of months ago.

    Rick

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    Pete (epoxyboy) is calling in for a cuppa tomorrow morning breaking their epic trip down the east coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I think he's hanging around near Nadi waiting for me to show up.

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    Are you crewing back to Auckland with John?

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    Does anyone want Peter's Wooden Boat and Classic Boat magazine collection? Just have to pay postage.
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    I get home from Europe in 3 days, have 4 days at home to catch up on a month's work. Then yes, off to Nadi to join Riada for the passage back to NZ. Woo hoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I get home from Europe in 3 days, have 4 days at home to catch up on a month's work. Then yes, off to Nadi to join Riada for the passage back to NZ. Woo hoo.

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    Lucky bugger meanwhile we’r slumming it in Phuket well not quite ,of for our daily massage .

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    We are sitting in the motor home at The Nobbies at one end of Phillip Island, drinking coffee and enjoying the view as a thunderstorm came, thundered, and went - the sun has just this minute come out again.
    We watched a mid sized power cat bashing its way out into the wind about a half hour before the storm arrived, then come scuttling back at the peak of the drama. Idiot.

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    Okay we have a taker for the Classic Boat magazine collection. Come on I know one of you would love a Wooden Boat magazine collection to pour over on those long winter nights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    We are sitting in the motor home at The Nobbies at one end of Phillip Island, drinking coffee and enjoying the view as a thunderstorm came, thundered, and went - the sun has just this minute come out again.
    We watched a mid sized power cat bashing its way out into the wind about a half hour before the storm arrived, then come scuttling back at the peak of the drama. Idiot.

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    Beachcomber at Paynesville up for sale. $17,000, built in the 1880s.
    https://m.facebook.com/photos/viewer...um&__tn__=EH-R
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    The magazines have new homes.
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    And it looks like the bronze bilge pump is going to Tassie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I can thoroughly recommend the San Remo Fisho Coop for seafood to cook and cooked fish and chips etc

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    And there's an even better one just on the Newhaven side of the bridge. Boys Home Road, at the roundabout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Seems like this is how sailing is done in the Med. No wind.

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