Page 1280 of 1394 FirstFirst ... 280780118012301270127912801281129013301380 ... LastLast
Results 44,766 to 44,800 of 48764

Thread: Antipodean Boats Connection

  1. #44766
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Sunshine Coast, QLD
    Posts
    1,602

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I've got my fingers crossed that a couple who have been interested in Arawana for a little while might bite the bullet. They are going to be in Adelaide next week. Fingers crossed for me please that she goes to a new loving owner or two. She saved me, and she deserves a bright future that she can't have with me as her custodian.
    Good luck! Fingers and toes crossed here too.

  2. #44767
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Sunshine Coast, QLD
    Posts
    1,602

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Beautiful! Congrats!

  3. #44768
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Sunshine Coast, QLD
    Posts
    1,602

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    Just shy of 8 hours flying today, and nearly 60 bucket drops at 3400 liters a bucket. Hope it helped.
    Thank you!

  4. #44769
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    20,900

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    From me too! Thanks Brian and good luck Bruce!!

    Rick

  5. #44770
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    20,900

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    This boat:

    https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for...r-ketch/211141

    is now on a beach just north of Lakes Entrance, Vic. She was bought here at about Christmas time and the new owner, from Melbourne, and the previous owner, and another guy from here, sailed her to Bateman's Bay in late January. The new owner, and some other people/person were then supposed to be completing the trip to Melbourne from there. But, last Sunday morning or Saturday night, they grounded and it now looks like the boat will be broken up. It's a shame - she was a well-loved boat and the previous owners looked after her very well and did an awful lot of sailing, all over the place. As an older couple, they took her to the GBR every year for about 10 years, as well. Sad to see her end this way. I'll post a couple of pictures of the boat on the beach later.

    Rick

  6. #44771
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Melb, Vic, Aus
    Posts
    669

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    This boat:

    https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for...r-ketch/211141

    is now on a beach just north of Lakes Entrance, Vic. She was bought here at about Christmas time and the new owner, from Melbourne, and the previous owner, and another guy from here, sailed her to Bateman's Bay in late January. The new owner, and some other people/person were then supposed to be completing the trip to Melbourne from there. But, last Sunday morning or Saturday night, they grounded and it now looks like the boat will be broken up. It's a shame - she was a well-loved boat and the previous owners looked after her very well and did an awful lot of sailing, all over the place. As an older couple, they took her to the GBR every year for about 10 years, as well. Sad to see her end this way. I'll post a couple of pictures of the boat on the beach later.

    Rick
    i was chatting to a guy in the boat yard last week and he has a tactic of goin min 50 mile offshore on his overnight passages. Takes him a bit longer but stays away from the hard stuff if you should fall asleep.

  7. #44772
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    20,900

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I think 50 miles is really excessive for coastal trips here as we can get pretty good weather information. But 10 - 20 is prudent in my opinion. I don't know yet when this grounding happened but looking at weather maps over the last week, I can't see anything that looks likely to have driven a boat to shore. But, local conditions can, of course, be much heavier than you can see on the charts and, also of course, we don't yet know how far out they were when whatever happened, happened.

    I don't know who was actually on the boat yet, either. The previous owner is trying to find out more.

    Rick

  8. #44773
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Sydney OZ.
    Posts
    13,551

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Looks like one of Alan's stretched Koonyas. One I was teamed with the Maas brothers on (a steelie) was Zeehahn, (in 1986) for Bill Fesq, then boss hog at RSYS.
    Xanthorrea

  9. #44774
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    20,900

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection


  10. #44775
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Melb, Vic, Aus
    Posts
    669

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Damn...

    re 10-20 miles his idea was that's a bit busy with shipping so he goes outside that. Fwiw.

  11. #44776
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania
    Posts
    20,746

    Default

    Well being an eternal optimist I was hoping the port side ply would be better than the starboard. It seems that hope is not an effective antidote for 45 years of being ply under teak. Now I'm below having a bit of lunch and a lie down, listening to weird cracks and crackles as rotten ply which has never seen the sun reacts to its sudden exposure.

    Sent from my CPH1851 using Tapatalk

  12. #44777
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania
    Posts
    20,746

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    A good case for bilge keels! Sad, nice looking boat.

    Sent from my CPH1851 using Tapatalk

  13. #44778
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    20,900

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
    Damn...

    re 10-20 miles his idea was that's a bit busy with shipping so he goes outside that. Fwiw.
    I don't blame him at all! It's just that by the time you're out 50 miles, it's time to come in again, sort of thing ....

    Rick

  14. #44779
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    20,900

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    A good case for bilge keels! Sad, nice looking boat.

    Sent from my CPH1851 using Tapatalk
    Not quite every sailor's worst nightmare but close ..... Very nice boat and it'll be a real shame if it is broken up. Apparently the keel is a bit out of shape so it's likely they'll write the boat off, I think.

    Rick

  15. #44780
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    20,900

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Well being an eternal optimist I was hoping the port side ply would be better than the starboard. It seems that hope is not an effective antidote for 45 years of being ply under teak. Now I'm below having a bit of lunch and a lie down, listening to weird cracks and crackles as rotten ply which has never seen the sun reacts to its sudden exposure.

    Sent from my CPH1851 using Tapatalk
    You must be glad now that you decided to replace the whole deck. It would be pretty horrible to have repaired some sections and then find out later that there are whole areas like this remaining.

    Rick

  16. #44781
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    8,218

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    Looks like one of Alan's stretched Koonyas. One I was teamed with the Maas brothers on (a steelie) was Zeehahn, (in 1986) for Bill Fesq, then boss hog at RSYS.


    I'm told she's named Shikama. Don't quote me on that, I've no first hand knowledge of it.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

  17. #44782
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    8,218

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I don't blame him at all! It's just that by the time you're out 50 miles, it's time to come in again, sort of thing ....

    Rick


    She wasn't single handed when she got into trouble. 50 nm off that coast and you're well on the way to running into Flinders Island well, not really. But even at 20 nm off, and having got far enough around that Marlo rescue were the go-to help, it's a heck of a long way back to shelter if you can't get in anywhere and the waves can stand up very steep. And when it does stand up you really can't get in anywhere. I can't imagine heaving to anywhere along there when it's rough.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

  18. #44783
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    20,900

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    She wasn't single handed when she got into trouble. 50 nm off that coast and you're well on the way to running into Flinders Island well, not really. But even at 20 nm off, and having got far enough around that Marlo rescue were the go-to help, it's a heck of a long way back to shelter if you can't get in anywhere and the waves can stand up very steep. And when it does stand up you really can't get in anywhere. I can't imagine heaving to anywhere along there when it's rough.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Yes, it's Shikama. I was referring to the guy who goes out 50 miles, not Shikama's owner. I've no idea at all how Shikama landed on the beach, whether they were heading for Lakes Entrance, whatever. Is anyone to blame? No idea.

    Rick

  19. #44784
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    8,218

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Yes, it's Shikama. I was referring to the guy who goes out 50 miles, not Shikama's owner. I've no idea at all how Shikama landed on the beach, whether they were heading for Lakes Entrance, whatever. Is anyone to blame? No idea.

    Rick


    No idea from me either. There's not always a need for blame of course. We take calculated risks every time we get in a car, let alone cast off a line. There are many variables. In a way the worst outcome is being too risk averse to set off. But someone will have a job of assessing the outcomes and judgements will be made over desks and hotel bars.

    Thankfully nobody was lost. It looks like the crew were trying to shelter in whatever lee there was at Sailors Grave at Cape Conran.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

  20. #44785
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Sunshine Coast, QLD
    Posts
    1,602

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Maybe their error was going for shelter in a place named Sailors Grave!

  21. #44786
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    8,218

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Maybe their error was going for shelter in a place named Sailors Grave!


    Has to make you wonder. Although the history of the place is a bit ambiguous about who died there and how.

    Cape Conran certainly looks like it throws a handy shelter from a wsw but could be a death trap in a southerly, or worse in a se. I was quite close in the last trip round there. I wanted a good look at the Gabo Island anchorage and the lie of the land of beaches, rocks, reefs etc along that coast, and really wanted to see if Marlo was a possible stop-over these days. It wasn't.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

  22. #44787
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania
    Posts
    20,746

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    You must be glad now that you decided to replace the whole deck. It would be pretty horrible to have repaired some sections and then find out later that there are whole areas like this remaining.

    Rick
    Yes. The good news is that the old ply is good along the cabin side and some distance out, so I can leave that in place and tie into it.

    Sent from my CPH1851 using Tapatalk

  23. #44788
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Melb, Vic, Aus
    Posts
    669

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Gettin through it Phil!

  24. #44789
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Melb, Vic, Aus
    Posts
    669

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    She wasn't single handed when she got into trouble. 50 nm off that coast and you're well on the way to running into Flinders Island well, not really. But even at 20 nm off, and having got far enough around that Marlo rescue were the go-to help, it's a heck of a long way back to shelter if you can't get in anywhere and the waves can stand up very steep. And when it does stand up you really can't get in anywhere. I can't imagine heaving to anywhere along there when it's rough.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    To be fair im guessing his more referring to say, a Sydney- Brisbane trip than around the southeast corner.

  25. #44790
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Sunshine Coast, QLD
    Posts
    1,602

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post

    Even though there's all the new mess in this photo, it's really good to see all that new ply on the starboard side!

  26. #44791
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    8,218

    Default Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Even though there's all the new mess in this photo, it's really good to see all that new ply on the starboard side!


    Yeah Phil, clean up that mess from the stbd side please.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

  27. #44792
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    20,900

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Nice surprise out on the water this arvo. Chris, Ms Chris, their lovely dogs and beautiful boat came by. It was great to meet them all and I look forward to seeing more of them here on our lovely little hideaway! I knew it was Chris as he has 249 tatooed on his forehead.

    Rick

  28. #44793
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    20,900

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Yeah Phil, clean up that mess from the stbd side please.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I should think so! You go to all that trouble to make sure he lays the ply properly and look how he treats it!!

    Rick

  29. #44794
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    20,900

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Has to make you wonder. Although the history of the place is a bit ambiguous about who died there and how.

    Cape Conran certainly looks like it throws a handy shelter from a wsw but could be a death trap in a southerly, or worse in a se. I was quite close in the last trip round there. I wanted a good look at the Gabo Island anchorage and the lie of the land of beaches, rocks, reefs etc along that coast, and really wanted to see if Marlo was a possible stop-over these days. It wasn't.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    It is Cape Conran. How did you know Bruce? Do you recognise it from your wanderings or do you have intel?

    Rick

  30. #44795
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    8,218

    Default

    Intel. I dare not disclose my sources.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

  31. #44796
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania
    Posts
    20,746

    Default

    Bit of a clean up termorrer. Too hot to work though.

    Sent from my CPH1851 using Tapatalk

  32. #44797
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    20,900

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection


  33. #44798
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania
    Posts
    20,746

    Default

    Hopefully a successful salvage. I'd generally be heading away from land in a gale, given a choice.

    Sent from my CPH1851 using Tapatalk

  34. #44799
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Melb, Vic, Aus
    Posts
    669

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I wonder if sea sickness played a part in the decision?
    You know that feeling when death seams like a good option anyway.
    Hope they got it back afloat!

  35. #44800
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    8,218

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
    I wonder if sea sickness played a part in the decision?
    You know that feeling when death seams like a good option anyway.
    Hope they got it back afloat!


    Looks like they're scrapping it in place


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •