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    Broken away from a mooring? Doesn't have that `tragedy at sea' look, thankfully (I hope).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Broken away from a mooring? Doesn't have that `tragedy at sea' look, thankfully (I hope).

    I looks like a failed attempt to enter or exit the marina with a second prize of beaching near the entry channel. Local talk is that it has been for sale while berthed for some time about a mile up the river, and was recently bought. There hasn't been any info about casualties which makes me suspect there were none, apart from the boat.


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    Fixer upper.

    As for me, no wind yesterday, 25kts today…………. the water's cold.

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    A new boom, some sails and a little paint and she'll be right. Always a sad sight.

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    According to locals it had previously attempted to leave the Port Adelaide River and did not succeed. It looks like this time it got out of the river, but only just. The beach it is on is immediately South of the river entrance.


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    If things can go wrong......
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    If things can go wrong......

    Apparently it was a free boat. Was. Still stuck on the beach despite the use of small scale earthmoving equipment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Apparently it was a free boat. Was. Still stuck on the beach despite the use of small scale earthmoving equipment.


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    Hey Rick how you going down there?
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    Okay, busy. How you going up there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Okay, busy. How you going up there?
    Much the same, though battling mild bronchitis that refuses to go away. I'm seriously considering giving up Marine Rescue.

    Good news is the mods to my pulpit are finally done so I can add putting it back on Redwing to the list of jobs to do.
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    It's a bit wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    It's a bit wet.
    Intensely soggy in my opinion.
    Sunny tomorrow though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Nothing worse than being the owner of a give away boat that’s sitting up on the beach.
    Hey Tom where's the photos of Jim? Half these blokes aren't on Facebook.
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    My new modified pulpit, unfortunately he forgot the mounting tabs for the step/seat but I can work around that.
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    That's not the pulpit!
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    When push comes to shove.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    That's not the pulpit!
    Like me, Rick is disappointed at the absence of the large carved eagle with partially spread wings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Hey Tom where's the photos of Jim? Half these blokes aren't on Facebook.
    Ok here is another variation of a picture posted on Sibbos existing Jim thread which I’m thinking of continuing. Providing I am not crossing some sort of ethically incorrect boundaries.?
    You would know the spot just down the road from their house, Unfortunately lacking the small waterfall I’ve spotted there previously..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    That's not the pulpit!
    Oh yes it is...Its the bit at the pointy end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Ok here is another variation of a picture posted on Sibbos existing Jim thread which I’m thinking of continuing. Providing I am not crossing some sort of ethically incorrect boundaries.?
    You would know the spot just down the road from their house, Unfortunately lacking the small waterfall I’ve spotted there previously..

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    I know the spot. Continuing the thread is a nice touch in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Oh yes it is...Its the bit at the pointy end.
    As JB has obliquely pointed out .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    As JB has obliquely pointed out .....
    Well that went over my head with some speed eh.
    In my defense it was early and precoffee.
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    I thought it was a push pit, but that was at 5 am in the dark with the screen down low, but since it is a pulpit I go back to the eagle. That would truly make a statement, I want one myself.
    I wonder if the copper chook would do?
    The obliquity was incidental, or co incidental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I thought it was a push pit, but that was at 5 am in the dark with the screen down low, but since it is a pulpit I go back to the eagle. That would truly make a statement, I want one myself.
    I wonder if the copper chook would do?
    The obliquity was incidental, or co incidental.
    Inflatable doll doing the Titanic thing.
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    Yer gonna have a seat on the pulpit??

    Since the thing's junk rigged, a dragon would fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I know the spot. Continuing the thread is a nice touch in my opinion.
    I don't think Peter would mind at all if the story continues Tom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Yer gonna have a seat on the pulpit??

    Since the thing's junk rigged, a dragon would fit.
    A seat is planned. I spent some time in the shed fiddling with ideas for the seat. The present option is a piece of pretend (as in plastic) wooden decking timber. I was given a couple of lengths a while back. One side is grooved so it would be non slip.
    Off to visit Redwing tomorrow to do some work so I will be test positioning the pulpit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I don't think Peter would mind at all if the story continues Tom.
    Ok so it shall.

    In the meantime I am getting WB ready for the Vintage Regatta and crossing the Queensland border before it closes again.

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    Working on Redwing today and of course you always forget something vital when you are an hours drive from home. In this case it was a phillips head bit, luckily Gil on one of the other yachts had one. I haven't been to the wharf for some weeks so I always have a look at anything new. Sure enough there's this very nice ketch tied up, owned by a young bloke learning to sail.
    What do you think?
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    Clean looking H28, I feel I've seen that one on the wbf before
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    I built a pulpit seat for a 10 yr old 13 years ago, she used to spend hours out there.
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    Surprised she still fits. Photo in March.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Clean looking H28, I feel I've seen that one on the wbf before
    I was impressed with the clean look as well. Just love those uncluttered decks.
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    The previous page with the old hulk in the river at Fishermans Bend , is it possibly the former Broome lugger "AGGIE" B39

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Clean looking H28, I feel I've seen that one on the wbf before
    They look really different, without that raised cabin most of them seem to have. Looks heaps better, but probably a total PITA inside.

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