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    I wonder how many Tuis of Opua there are? The last one I saw was a double ender.

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    Solar controller installed with almost no help from the instructions. But I think the battery is stuffed, According to the controller it's already down to 10.8v.
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    81 year old sails non stop around the world.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-...world/11991436
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Solar controller installed with almost no help from the instructions. But I think the battery is stuffed, According to the controller it's already down to 10.8v.
    And it just shutdown my reading light at 10.7v.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    81 year old sails non stop around the world.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-...world/11991436
    Pretty amazing, I reckon! Says he started dreaming about doing it when he was 7!

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    Nothing wrong with a bit of procrastination

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    I don't feel so bad after reading that, I mean I'm only pushing 68...there's hope yet. Right?
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    Right!

    But when you get to Victoria, turn left!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Right!

    But when you get to Victoria, turn left!!

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    Now you tell me...
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    We thought you knew .... sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Brief, somewhat obtuse. But hey, that's great. Join the chat. Vertues are lovely.
    ”Obtuse” is gentle, given other publications:
    https://laurentgilesarchive.com/product/tui-of-opua/
    http://www.vertueyachts.com/boats-11...7-tui-of-opua/


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    Very nice, looks like she has an interesting Cruising history?.

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    Nice at last to be tied off to cleats and Samson post. I've been hanging off shroud plates and the stem fitting for a year or so. Still not quite there at the aft end.

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    Hello Rick, Tui of Opua (Vertue 167) is the only Tui of Opua on the New Zealand ships register, and has been that way for 30 years. Bruce

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    Right, I must be muddling her up with a different boat! Thanks!

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    Thanks for posting a photo of Tui of Opua under sail. It was a privilege to be shown down below at the Hobart WBF . A superbly built yacht and very nice owners too.

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    Looks like Peter's foundry is going to Darwin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Looks like Peter's foundry is going to Darwin.
    It's sold, after two strong nibbles and then nothing I thought it was going to be harder to sell. Carol's long term plan is to eventually move into town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickXavier View Post
    Oh my, she's nice
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    Had a gold standard day sailng yesterday, a proper birthday present. Out on the water for hours in damn near perfect conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Had a gold standard day sailng yesterday, a proper birthday present. Out on the water for hours in damn near perfect conditions.
    You do it well Jeff. I'll have a scotch in your direction when I get home.
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    My upper thighs and stomach however are rather sore from hiking out!

    That whisky sounds like a good idea Gary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    My upper thighs and stomach however are rather sore from hiking out!

    That whisky sounds like a good idea Gary.
    It's only Dimple but the sentiment it well meant.
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    A very interesting yacht has arrived in Newcastle (NSW) this week. She is a Spirit 56 sloop built in the spirit of tradition style. Cold moulded hull construction with africian mahogany as the first and inside layer, not sure what the two outer layers are. Laid teak deck (needs work) and warnished african mahogany trim. Hull is painted royal blue (Sussex shade). Not much change from $3M . She is on her way back to the UK by ship later this month for a half refit. Built in 2009?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Looks like Peter's foundry is going to Darwin.
    Correction, it's Ballarat. Vic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Morley View Post
    A very interesting yacht has arrived in Newcastle (NSW) this week. She is a Spirit 56 sloop built in the spirit of tradition style. Cold moulded hull construction with africian mahogany as the first and inside layer, not sure what the two outer layers are. Laid teak deck (needs work) and warnished african mahogany trim. Hull is painted royal blue (Sussex shade). Not much change from $3M . She is on her way back to the UK by ship later this month for a half refit. Built in 2009?
    Bruce


    The James Bond boat?

    High high quality finish. Prolly more money in the finish as the rest of the boat and gadgets put together. Nice that someone has the cash to really care.




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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Correction, it's Ballarat. Vic.


    Yeah, I get them mixed up all the time too....... 🤪

    Man I'd love a foundry, along with all the other stuff I'd love.....


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    I guess they'll be slipping it to mount on a cradle. Where did it come from? I'll keep an eye out for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil C View Post
    Thanks for posting a photo of Tui of Opua under sail. It was a privilege to be shown down below at the Hobart WBF . A superbly built yacht and very nice owners too.
    That's where I saw it too. They've obviously chopped the canoe stern off since then and added a transom to make it more vertuous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Best wishes to your son. I had a broken rib or 6 when I was 20 odd. Very painful. Tell him to breathe and cough or he'll get pnumonia. And stay away from codeine or he'll get constipation. Both at once is not fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    How's he doing, on the mend?

    Ended up being 4 ribs broken and yes he got constipated......showed up in the cat scan and the young female doc told him they would give him medication for it while myself and his elder bro Ben was there. Of course Ben cracked a joke that made Josh laugh..... you can't laugh with broken ribs so Ben wasn't too popular after that.
    He's doing ok. Thankfully he had income protection so he will be ok financially as well.
    He's been doing some breathing exercises for the lungs too and went to some sports injury recovery specialist who put him in a chiller vat with dry ice vapour mist etc rising from what looked like an oversized wine barrel he was standing in, and some other exotic treatment I didn't understand. I will have to have a chat with him about it.
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    I think the shipping company will provide a cradle. I have assisted owners a couple of times to get their yacht onto the ship whilst the ship is berthed at the grain terminal and at the old BHP site and in both cases the cradle was provided by the ship owners. The yacht was lifted onto the hatch covers of the ship by the ships crane and a cradle was constructed out many prefabricated bits and the whole cradle was then welded to the hatch cover using 200x200x12mm angle. Loops were welded to the deck of the ship to attach the 75mm wide tie down webbing. The fin keel is helg by a welded cradle. One of the yachts was a 65 foot version of a Colin Archer double ender (65ton) with a permanent captain, The second yacht was a RM1350 sloop built in France using plywood. It was a very good looking yacht which a family of 5 sailed from Norway. The cost of shipping back to northern europe was about $35,000 US. The families reason for shipping was to allow one of the children to start uni back home Bruce

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    The RM1350 had twin keels and twin rudders so that was easy to ship. I went up onto the ships deck and you could see were the crew had removed the previous shipping cradles and painted over.
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    Might have told the story before. When Dad took his boat to Tonga, he took it as personal baggage on a cruise ship. No baggage limits on cruise ships. It fitted into the ships hold with a cm or two to spare. No charge.

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    Phil y,
    Would that be John and Ruth from the Living Boat Trust in Franklin, Tasmania

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Ended up being 4 ribs broken and yes he got constipated......showed up in the cat scan and the young female doc told him they would give him medication for it while myself and his elder bro Ben was there. Of course Ben cracked a joke that made Josh laugh..... you can't laugh with broken ribs so Ben wasn't too popular after that.
    He's doing ok. Thankfully he had income protection so he will be ok financially as well.
    He's been doing some breathing exercises for the lungs too and went to some sports injury recovery specialist who put him in a chiller vat with dry ice vapour mist etc rising from what looked like an oversized wine barrel he was standing in, and some other exotic treatment I didn't understand. I will have to have a chat with him about it.
    Good to hear he's on the mend.
    A friend of mine had a few ribs cracked by a horse and spent a few weeks sleeping in the armchair.
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