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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    When is the regatta, Tom?

    Rick
    The four course races where held on the weekend .
    WB and crew did well placing third after which I enjoyed one of the best Southport to Tweed Heads passages in light NE.

    Just finished my haul out today at the Tweed Slipway, just a shame it could not have been before the race.

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    Well I found that the mooring I ought at Port Huon actually exists, so that's good. It's in a nice little bay.

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    Looking at the forecast for the next few days, I'm thinking it'd be just right for Bruce to set off from here and head south.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Well I found that the mooring I ought at Port Huon actually exists, so that's good. It's in a nice little bay.
    That's a lovely spot. I could handle cruising around that area.

    I stupidly started a full time job again a few weeks ago. No time for anything important. Couldn't even take Pixie to the Classics Regatta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post

    I stupidly started a full time job again a few weeks ago. No time for anything important. Couldn't even take Pixie to the Classics Regatta.
    I missed Pixie but thanks for not coming Matt. I will buy you a beer next year and it will be gaff facing of gaff and may the best gaff win.

    My new mainsail is ready and waiting .

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    Silly silly silly boy.

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    Whale watching boat catches fire off the Gold Coast today. 8 people escaped in the liferaft.
    http://www.mygc.com.au/whale-watchin...NrwRkHRFEYO8V0
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    I missed Pixie but thanks for not coming Matt. I will buy you a beer next year and it will be gaff facing of gaff and may the best gaff win.

    My new mainsail is ready and waiting .
    Excellent news (about the mainsail).

    What sort of breezes did you have for racing on the weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Looking at the forecast for the next few days, I'm thinking it'd be just right for Bruce to set off from here and head south.

    Rick


    If you mean me I'm afraid I'm not thinking of ever doing anything like that again. I'm tired of it all.

    Mind you, I can see merit in heading the other way at the right time of year. If only I had a boat...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Excellent news (about the mainsail).

    What sort of breezes did you have for racing on the weekend?
    First race was so light I came close to loosing steerage, the rest was light 5 to 10 knots .

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    If you mean me I'm afraid I'm not thinking of ever doing anything like that again. I'm tired of it all.

    Mind you, I can see merit in heading the other way at the right time of year. If only I had a boat...


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    You have a boat! But I'm glad to hear you won't sail it south into winter sou'westers!

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    I found a boat to take for a sail up the river

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    Had a look at a fixer upper.

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    This Dragon looks like a better bet. Going cheap.

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    A few nice little ones being built

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    This one is pretty. Built down here, done some Pacific sailing, and off to Japan next

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Had a look at a fixer upper.

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    Pass on the bottom one its hogged a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I found a boat to take for a sail up the river

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    Looks like Yukon? Nice folks if it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Looks like Yukon? Nice folks if it is
    Yes, got it in one. Ea and Dave are good friends of my parents.

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    Thank you for the photos, Phil.
    Beautiful.

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    Nice photos Phil!

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    All the rewiring that I wanted to do after installing Masina's new engine is just about complete now - I still have some solar gear and the anchor windlass to go - so I've moved on to other things. I've just completed hooking up the freshwater system so that I can now flush the heat exchanger with fresh water after running the engine. And today I cleared out the lazarette where I'm installing a second fuel tank. Once that tank's in, I'll remove the old tank and make sure it's all okay. The area of bilge under that tank is now the only area left that I haven't really checked out so I'm looking forward to that.

    Rick

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    #48323 - The Tasmanian built / Ed Burnett designed double ended cutter 'Lucy' is perfection !

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    I've just about finished preparing the new cabin sides. Figuring on getting it happening Friday week.
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    We are in for some weather, high tide coinciding with the worst of it overnight. 130 kmh winds forecast, I filled the chainsaw and put a new chain on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil C View Post
    #48323 - The Tasmanian built / Ed Burnett designed double ended cutter 'Lucy' is perfection !
    Speaking of which ..... Neil, have you or anyone else seen The new book of Ed Burnett's designs? I saw some shots years ago of a couple of yacht interiors that Ed designed and I thought they were really beautiful. I'm wondering if there's much on interiors in the book.

    So sad that Ed died. He was truly a great guy and enormously talented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    We are in for some weather, high tide coinciding with the worst of it overnight. 130 kmh winds forecast, I filled the chainsaw and put a new chain on.

    If I see any old pond yachts fly by, I'll know where they came from!

    Stay safe Jeff, hope it doesn't cause any damage there!

    Rick

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    Rick, at the WBF the owners / builders showed me over the 'Lucy' and gave me a cd of the build. I have since bought a copy of the Ed Burnett book ,so much talent.

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    I'm concerned about one tree, a neighbours just over the fence. But it won't fall on anything structural.
    Of course it'll likely be fine and something we think is safe as houses will come down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    All the rewiring that I wanted to do after installing Masina's new engine is just about complete now - I still have some solar gear and the anchor windlass to go - so I've moved on to other things. I've just completed hooking up the freshwater system so that I can now flush the heat exchanger with fresh water after running the engine. And today I cleared out the lazarette where I'm installing a second fuel tank. Once that tank's in, I'll remove the old tank and make sure it's all okay. The area of bilge under that tank is now the only area left that I haven't really checked out so I'm looking forward to that.

    Rick
    Sounds like great progress Rick.

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    Extremely mild tonight, so I'm wondering if we will cop the southerly change at all. There is talk of snow inland on the tablelands.
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    Looked at the BOM site and daytime temps down to 20C on Saturday...better take my jumper.
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    I had a tour of Yukon in 2011 in Nukualofa. Recognised it straight off. Those davits are hinged and stay down by weight alone. The idea being they'll lift if a sea gets under the boat. Impressed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I had a tour of Yukon in 2011 in Nukualofa. Recognised it straight off. Those davits are hinged and stay down by weight alone. The idea being they'll lift if a sea gets under the boat. Impressed me.
    You'd want a good solid dinghy to lift them though. They are solid! Beautiful shape to them. I had a look through photos of the rebuild Dave and Ea did. Just amazing. The boat was sunk when Dave acquired her. Swapped for a case of beer. Replaced just about everything I reckon. Not quite Tally Ho, but planks, deck, interior, hatches, cabins, systems, rig. Just incredible.

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    Not at all mild here, 4c + windchill. Winds to 60kts+ and the end of the Frankston pier has broken off and floated away…….

    Meanwhile at our place the fire is at full bore, the music on, soup cooking on the stove,

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