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    We all love the dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    We all love the dog!

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    I miss Woody. I'm sure I'll love Boat Dog.

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    If you throw his ball for him he'll love you too.

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    Glorious day for sailing here, that SEaster right on time again!

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    Brr! Too cold for sailing in a SE there. You people are all mad!

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    23C at yours Rick?
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    Yes and also SE here. Beautiful weather but I'm not sailing today

    Probably similar temperature at Jeff's. I'm just jealous.

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    This is amazing ! I zoomed right in on Lemon Tree Passage . https://www.windy.com/?temp,-32.565,151.957,8,m:cKGakom
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    Wee Barkie and crew had a great social river sail with the TVSC stopping for lunch at the Chinderah pub. While several of the Corsairs popped their kites I just could not motivate myself to interrupt the socialising on W B ‘s foredeck by getting competitive.

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    Great to see some disability sailors joining in our club activities.

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    On the subject of missing dogs, I miss Monty and Misty too, Rob's dogs. I tried to talk Rob into loaning Monty to me for the journey from Robe to Adelaide. I had a couple of three dog nights. Rob was not gullible enough to part with such a good dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    This is amazing ! I zoomed right in on Lemon Tree Passage . https://www.windy.com/?temp,-32.565,151.957,8,m:cKGakom
    Great, isn't it? A friend is sailing (on a ship) from Ushaia to the Antarctic Peninsula on Friday so I've been looking at Windyty to see what weather they're likely to get. Looks like it could be a bit rough at this point!

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    What kind of boat Rick ?
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    I don't know. A Chilean Antarctic version of a cruise ship, I guess.

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    That's fantastic. I've got a '60s article about the Tassies, which were converted to cruisers by then, but didn't realise they were still around.

    Sod the over-hyped 18 Footers - the 21 Footers were, along with the 14s and Sharpies, THE racing class of the mid century, and Batt's record against the major states was astounding. The only sad part about it is that he had also led the way in the Hobart Boxy class 15 foot dinghies which were arguably about the most modern boats in the world in their day, and they seem to have faded out when the Batts moved to the 21 Footers. The Boxies look safe, fast, efficient and cheap and it would have been very interesting to see what could have come from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I don't know. A Chilean Antarctic version of a cruise ship, I guess.

    Rick
    OK, I missed the.... on a ship part and just saw ''sailing'' .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris249 View Post
    That's fantastic. I've got a '60s article about the Tassies, which were converted to cruisers by then, but didn't realise they were still around.

    Sod the over-hyped 18 Footers - the 21 Footers were, along with the 14s and Sharpies, THE racing class of the mid century, and Batt's record against the major states was astounding. The only sad part about it is that he had also led the way in the Hobart Boxy class 15 foot dinghies which were arguably about the most modern boats in the world in their day, and they seem to have faded out when the Batts moved to the 21 Footers. The Boxies look safe, fast, efficient and cheap and it would have been very interesting to see what could have come from them.
    Hobart Boxy? Not heard of them - any more info?

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    Just put my first bit of money aside for Hobart 19. I realise it's a year away but who else is planning to go at this stage?
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Likely. By plane. Could sail down, who knows?

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    Possibly maybe. Planning it, sailing down, might happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris. View Post
    Hobart Boxy? Not heard of them - any more info?
    Yes please! I've never heard of them either.

    Rick

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    I'll be there .
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    Not sure about Hobart 2019. I'm keen to see the Mahurangi Regatta in NZ so maaaybe that'll soak up time and available funds this time. We'll see ....

    Rick

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    Rob has found us a more suitable syndicate boat down in Tassie. He's got a thread on it, I think in building/repair. Needs a bit of varnish is all.
    Last edited by Phil Y; 02-04-2018 at 09:51 PM.

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    There's very little info on the Boxie. I put a bit about two-thirds down from the end of this piece.

    There's also very little information on the earlier dinghy classes in Tassy, which were limited by waterline length only. I think this is a pic of one of the 12ft6 in class; they apparently had long overhangs like a Rater or a Metre boat. The Boxies were very different;

    Lallah berri and boxie tas mar mus.jpg

    With their wide beam, flat hull and medium/large rig the Boxies look to be very modern compared to other classes pre WW1. They died out soon afterwards, perhaps because the Batt brothers moves into 21 Footers. Ironically, just before WW2 the Kiwis came over and beat the Australian 14 Footers in a contest in Hobart. The Australians had (contrary to popular belief) been working towards lighter, more efficient 14s, but whenever they made the boats smaller they cut down the beam. The Kiwis, apparently influenced by the Rudder Sea Mew and Mullet Boats, had developed lighter boats but made them beamier so they were more stable. It's arguable that the Boxie class had been there years before, perhaps under the same influence from the Sea Mew.


    Cheers
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    Lalla Berri2.jpg



    Lalla Berri, one of the Batts' boats. Much flatter and shallower than the deep Vee Sea Mew, so there may well be no link.
    Last edited by Chris249; 02-05-2018 at 01:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris249 View Post
    Attachment 10582


    Lalla Berri, one of the Batts' boats. Much flatter and shallower than the deep Vee Sea Mew, so there may well be no link.
    I'm told this is an Invalid Attachment.

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    I can see it. Maybe you've just been bad.

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    /\

    Naaa, I fixed it. That particular pic is jinxed.

    By the way, it's from the book "Vintage yachts of Tasmania in old postcards" IIRC.

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    Probably not on this month's best sellers list .....

    Nice photos!

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    My NBN modem seems to be dying, I may not be able to read the wisdom here soon!
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    NBN huh? No sympathy here in 2 mbps land


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    So I was having a look at a nicely designed and built stack pack, a roller furling headsail, cockpit covers, and other stuff on a friend's boat yesterday.

    A stackpack is back on the list of possible items for Arawana. The design solution I saw is how I'd hoped to be able to make one, and the details all work. Not the compromise for everyone here though.

    The roller furling headsail has a foam luff insert, and is designed with a couple of predefined reefing points that are supposed to result in a good sail shape. Although those defined points aren't right, there are other spots that result in a good sail shape, and the boat goes very well upwind. The owner has sewn his own sails for one of his previous boats and may have enough expertise to get it right, and to help me do likewise. I'll be probing further.

    Other things that came up in conversation, a nesting tender dinghy coming up for sale soon, and a good wind vane that someone else has that is surplus.

    All in all an excellent afternoon of catching up with a good bloke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    NBN huh? No sympathy here in 2 mbps land


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    Don't get too green. I just set up my father-in-law's NBN in Sydney. Internet now runs slower than it used too and the phone connection drops out from time to time, requiring the modem etc. to be switched off and on again, and about 5 minutes of waiting for ll the little lights to come back on. NBN's due here later this year but I certainly don't want it. I don't really see why anyone would.

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