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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    It was certainly cold down there. The real estate blurb on that property is classic. Beautiful waterfront lifestyle opportunity, bask on the deck watching the world pass by on the river etc etc. The reality is a little different. At least 1/3 of the property is actual swamp. The remainder is OK. Pasture and a bit of scrub. I'm not sure whether the river is really accessible, it might just be from the far south east corner, as far from the house as you can get. The house is a complete wreck. And very close to the road. You'd want to check for traffic before opening the screen door. Well not quite but it's pretty close and you'd certainly notice the logging trucks passing by. You could reclad the house in colourbond, insulate it, re-roof it, gyprock all the internal walls and do a new kitchen and bathroom. But it would still be on the roadside. Then remove and start again with the various outhouses, chook sheds and fencing. Then do some thoughtful landscaping and planting. Maybe a boardwalk over some of the wetland would be nice. But the house would still be on the road. So maybe you'd want to knock the house down, or gut it and keep it as a shed/workshop, and build a new house near the river, amongst the trees, back in the south eastern corner. But I reckon I've just spent the better part of $500,000.00 at a minimum. $750,000 if we want more than a minimal house on the place. Not quite the bargain I started out with. But it could still be a good investment. There aren't that many properties with direct water access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    How high above the water table is it? If there is swamp then it can’t be much.
    It's riverside, and a lot of the river down there is bordered by marshy swamp. Also slightly tidal, underwater at high tide. The other 2/3 of the property is fine, it is kind of hilly, probably rising to I guess 10 metres above water level.



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    It's a shame about the road. I wonder how deep that channel (?) in front of the property is?

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    Looks navigable to me. By dinghy. I doubt a keel boat would get up there, never even crossed my mind in fact. Hmmmm, I wonder.

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    Jesus H! 12345, don't forget to breathe, 678910.....I've dropped a piece of firewood on my toe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    It's riverside, and a lot of the river down there is bordered by marshy swamp. Also slightly tidal, underwater at high tide. The other 2/3 of the property is fine, it is kind of hilly, probably rising to I guess 10 metres above water level.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Looks navigable to me. By dinghy. I doubt a keel boat would get up there, never even crossed my mind in fact. Hmmmm, I wonder.

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    Interesting if that channel is navigable it might be easy to dredge a channel up to the property given there are not to many environmental or neighbouring concerns.
    Who knows it may be a suitable marina location given future needs combined with someone who is able to exploit legal loopholes or able to lobby in order to get such a project of the ground.

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    Navionics thinks there's very little depth there, half a metre all the way back to the marina in that channel. There could be a bit of a channel in the middle. Worth checking, just in case


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    Half a metre is enough for a tinny and outboard to get down to the mooring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    A childhood dream...a lad could have a lot of fun there.
    More proof that my development stalled at about 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Interesting if that channel is navigable it might be easy to dredge a channel up to the property given there are not to many environmental or neighbouring concerns.
    Who knows it may be a suitable marina location given future needs combined with someone who is able to exploit legal loopholes or able to lobby in order to get such a project of the ground.
    It actually looks like there's a dredged drain channel every couple of hundred metres running at right angles to the river. This time of year the river is quite high with all the rain coming down. We had to divert around the road in the Huonville township which runs alongside the river on Saturday evening because it was partially under water. And there's a spot halfway between Huonville and Franklin where the river was lapping at the edge of the road. We couldn't reach dad's dinghy to go for a row because the little jetty it is tied to was under water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Jesus H! 12345, don't forget to breathe, 678910.....I've dropped a piece of firewood on my toe!
    Not that any of you want to know but my toe was bloody sore during the night...he pouted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Not that any of you want to know but my toe was bloody sore during the night...he pouted.
    Ja need to improve yer fire walking skills.

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    This traditionally built CB Jubilee 18 is still on my wish list particularly now that I found her whereabouts .

    [IMG]image post[/IMG]

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    Looks nice. Don't be a stick in the mud. Just do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Ja need to improve yer fire walking skills.
    Should have left my boots on. Guess I’ll do some indoor stuff, like sewing the cover for my outboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Looks nice. Don't be a stick in the mud. Just do it.

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    No sewing yet but my children's story just past the 5,200 word mark.
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    Passed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    This traditionally built CB Jubilee 18 is still on my wish list particularly now that I found her whereabouts .

    [IMG]image post[/IMG]
    Is that gunter rigged Tom, it looks very much like an 18 ft boat I got to sail back in the 90s. It would be long gone by now it had substantial rot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Passed.

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    Quite correct.
    Now passed 5,630 words.
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    Excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Is that gunter rigged Tom, it looks very much like an 18 ft boat I got to sail back in the 90s. It would be long gone by now it had substantial rot.
    No
    Jubilee one design class by Charles Peel in 1935 last timber one built in 1967 with moulds taken of and from then on built in fibreglass . Many of them call Ballerat YC home. Interestingly we have 6 boats up in Queensland several usually take part in the Vintage Regatta..

    Just curious did you live on Macleay Is seeing you are well known there?
    In which case I know the boat you are referring to since I looked at it years ago.

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    Jubilee frontal view. With WB in the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    No
    Jubilee one design class by Charles Peel in 1935 last timber one built in 1967 with moulds taken of and from then on built in fibreglass . Many of them call Ballerat YC home. Interestingly we have 6 boats up in Queensland several usually take part in the Vintage Regatta..

    Just curious did you live on Macleay Is seeing you are well known there?
    In which case I know the boat you are referring to since I looked at it years ago.
    No but I've been up to the islands a number of times and I do have some friends up that way. The boat I sailed had a bit of a cabin and was based at Dunwich. It was painted a rather horrible red colour with I think a white hull which was I was told was red cedar but I think western red more likely. The hull was glassed as many of the planks were rotten. Despite all that it could really sail. Last I heard it had been stripped of anything useful and left to rot. I have a photo somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    No
    Jubilee one design class by Charles Peel in 1935 last timber one built in 1967 with moulds taken of and from then on built in fibreglass . Many of them call Ballerat YC home. Interestingly we have 6 boats up in Queensland several usually take part in the Vintage Regatta..

    Just curious did you live on Macleay Is seeing you are well known there?
    In which case I know the boat you are referring to since I looked at it years ago.
    Who did you meet that knew me, assuming that is what you meant?
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    Off to the doctors today I think I’ve broken my toe, seriously painful last night night. panadeine FT didn’t do much at all.
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    Tornado /waterspout has hit the dock area of Aukland.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm...65&ref=twitter
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Who did you meet that knew me, assuming that is what you meant?
    They where part of Paulís arrival crew on the Roziante I donít know any of the names.

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    Sorry about the toe Gary!

    I removed one of Masina's water tanks and I don't need it anymore. It's SS - L750, W520 and the bottom is tapered so the height is 360 at one end and 300 at the other. There's nothing wrong with it and it could be used for water or fuel or waste. If anyone wants it, you can have it. You'll have to pick it up or arrange pickup. I'll put it on Gumtree if no one here wants it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Sorry about the toe Gary!



    I removed one of Masina's water tanks and I don't need it anymore. It's SS - L750, W520 and the bottom is tapered so the height is 360 at one end and 300 at the other. There's nothing wrong with it and it could be used for water or fuel or waste. If anyone wants it, you can have it. You'll have to pick it up or arrange pickup. I'll put it on Gumtree if no one here wants it.



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    Can you post a photo or two? Dunno how I'd get it here but one day I'm going to have to put a holding tank in the head, unless I go to a composter. Which I guess is most likely if one will fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Sorry about the toe Gary!

    I removed one of Masina's water tanks and I don't need it anymore. It's SS - L750, W520 and the bottom is tapered so the height is 360 at one end and 300 at the other. There's nothing wrong with it and it could be used for water or fuel or waste. If anyone wants it, you can have it. You'll have to pick it up or arrange pickup. I'll put it on Gumtree if no one here wants it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    They where part of Paul’s arrival crew on the Roziante I don’t know any of the names.
    Wondering if it was Deb and Justin, they live on Lamb.
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