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    It says Griffin on the ad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    It says Griffin on the ad.
    Seems legit...

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    Sounds like you have more than enough gear on board Bruce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    If I was in the market for a good looking keeler she'd be on the list for a personal look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Sounds like you have more than enough gear on board Bruce.
    When we were sorting out stuff today we uncovered two tiller pilots. Two different brands, and both seem functional.
    The biggest thing to do now is to offload enough tools, parts and consumables to allow me to provision sufficiently to sail off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    It seems like I've been here at least a week, but here's day two summary.

    Ken and I spent the day on the boat. I brought out the bigger of my two bags so I could start settling in. It took a while to organise things but eventually I got my gear stowed.
    As for gear, I currently have two two tiller pilots (Phil I didn't bring yours in the end), 4 vhf radios, 4 headsails, 2 mainsails, 3 anchors, a tender with outboard, 4 stoves, 80 litres of fuel storage (60 litres filled), 60 litres of fresh water, 6 berths, 2 showers, enough spares, tools and consumables to sink a battleship, 2 handheld GPS units, and enough room for me and my sleeping bag.
    I'm hoping that over the next few days I'll be able to rationalise all the stuff so that at least three of four berths are useable, and I'll be able to sail in some safety and comfort.

    We went for a big putt putt on the Yanmar today. We had a look at the Southport bar of doom, and Bum's Bay and Wavebreak Bay. It was so much fun. Tootling along in the sun was bliss. I can't wait to hoist sail and head south.

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    Were either of those two metho stoves I sent through any use to you Bruce?
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    Bruce you mentioned something about dirty fuel? All OK today by the sound of it. But maybe pack a couple or few spare fuel filters, in case there is gunk in the tank which might get up and play at sea.

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    I hope the weather changes, getting to Adelaide right now will be on the nose. https://earth.nullschool.net/#curren...50.738,-38.103
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Were either of those two metho stoves I sent through any use to you Bruce?
    I haven't had much time to look at them Greg. We're working full days and I'm trying to read manuals for all the gear on board back here. Any Maxi 2 burner stove in pretty good nick would do the job. I think one of the two ads was for a gas/method combo stove and grill, so that's out.

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    I can't edit my previous post. Greg I've looked at both of those stove ads again and either would do the job, so long as all the bits are there and in good nick. The one in Marabel SA is the one I've had in mind. I doubt I'd get it here before I leave though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    It says Griffin on the ad.
    I missed that!

    Bruce, the bar at Southport is nearly always fine. The seas need to be pretty rough for that bar to be dangerous. Of course, all bars have their day, but if the weather looks good for your trip, the bar will be fine.

    You might need to hire a container to get all that stuff home - good grief!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I can't edit my previous post. Greg I've looked at both of those stove ads again and either would do the job, so long as all the bits are there and in good nick. The one in Marabel SA is the one I've had in mind. I doubt I'd get it here before I leave though.

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    Have it sent here and use one of those cheap gas can stoves til you get here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I missed that!

    Bruce, the bar at Southport is nearly always fine. The seas need to be pretty rough for that bar to be dangerous. Of course, all bars have their day, but if the weather looks good for your trip, the bar will be fine.

    You might need to hire a container to get all that stuff home - good grief!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Have it sent here and use one of those cheap gas can stoves til you get here.

    Rick
    Good idea. I can take the gas stove off while I'm at Boatworks use one of the other stoves until then. Can you please pm me your address to send the stove to?

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    Greg the one in Marabel SA could be alright. The one with the grill might be over the top. Thanks for the links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I missed that!

    Bruce, the bar at Southport is nearly always fine. The seas need to be pretty rough for that bar to be dangerous. Of course, all bars have their day, but if the weather looks good for your trip, the bar will be fine.

    You might need to hire a container to get all that stuff home - good grief!

    Rick
    When we left Brizzie via the northern route, we thought about pulling in at Southport because most of the crew were a bit crook. Coastguard said no way, stay out there.

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    How the hell is Bruce going to make it to Adelaide at this time of the year ?.... it looks like 1500 miles on the nose, it would be faster to go around the top!
    Bruce, you may be better waiting for a change in the weather .
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    There are plenty of places to eat fish and chips on a slow trip to Adelaide.

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    and you will definitely be we away from lurkers in the bushes .
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    Bruce, think of your devoted readers! C'mon, go around the top!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Bruce, think of your devoted readers! C'mon, go around the top!
    That's what they told me in 1983.

    Good idea.

    No.

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    Well the nose is done, not much discomfort which is good. Dripping a bit of tomato sauce but you get that eh.
    So I'm on light duties for 2 weeks. Downloading KTL Season 6 to kick back and watch tomorrow.
    Looking forward to the EBS on Monday.
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    At last. A quiet sit on the boat alone, with a cup of tea brewed on board. A blissful hour here ahead.

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    What sort of work needs doing Bruce?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    At last. A quiet sit on the boat alone, with a cup of tea brewed on board. A blissful hour here ahead.

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    Sweet!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewpatrol View Post
    What sort of work needs doing Bruce?
    Continuing to empty the boat.
    Hoisting the sails and checking the sails, halyards, sheets, shackles, winches and cleats.
    Empty and flush water tank, and refill.
    Stock and store a truck load of food.
    Remove the gas cooker.
    Check the bilge pumps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Well the nose is done, not much discomfort which is good. Dripping a bit of tomato sauce but you get that eh.
    So I'm on light duties for 2 weeks. Downloading KTL Season 6 to kick back and watch tomorrow.
    Looking forward to the EBS on Monday.
    Great it's done mate. Hope it heals well.

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    It's the end of a long day three already.
    Today I did a bit more packing away of my stuff on board. The more I look the more I find, lots of which has to come off.
    A trip to the transport department resulted in a successful request to change the boat registration from Ken to Me.
    A trip to the supermarket and most of the provisions for the trip have been bought but not yet stowed.
    I had a couple of good runs around the bay with the dinghy and outboard.
    Now I've just finished a great EBS with Narelle and Ken. It will be sad to say goodbye to them tomorrow, and I really hope our paths cross again soon.


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