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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Sounds like you need to get a gaggle of those keen, strong farm kids, screw some long boards onto the clubhouse for handles and have 'em pick it up and move it I envy you! We're seeing the sailing disappear bit-by-bit here.
    Conjures up the image from The Shipping News.
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    On the return journey
    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
    On the return journey
    Looks like it was a top day.
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    Chris 249:
    "The worst part of it is that country kids tend to be great at helping out - for example, many of them are used to driving cars and tractors on their properties so they can tow boats around the club with their parent's cars despite not having licenses, and they automatically do things like lifting boats on and off trailers instead of just waiting for others to do it for them. And they are dead keen and worst of all, the little bastards are picking up sailing really well from watching Youtube videos. So you can't even dislike them or say that they can't sail.

    After a few years sailing in clubs made of of declining numbers of grumpy old men, I just can't take a club full of young, cheerful, keen kids these days. :-)"

    Same with us at Inverloch. The availability of instruction for ages from round 6 to adults of any age and a range of club boats good enough for the job has attracted families who have moved into the area due to the liberalisation of working from home. Covid driven decentralisation would you believe. With the families came kids of all ages and the teenage social scene has fired up as it was when I was a junior at Black Rock and then Blairgowrie.
    Land in our small coastal villiage is being snapped up and there isn't a house in the area for sale, not even in the new estates being developed. Most previous rentals are now owner occupied.
    After some years of inaction re our club land due to the road authority building one in the wrong place……….. we now have a long term lease at a peppercorn rent. (As long as the advancing estuary doesn't swallow us up of course…….. The past 500 year coastline is 4km inland from the present one, which has been eroding fast!)
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    Arawana is back on the market due to covid interfering with a family's circumstances. Sad to see it sitting there not getting the love it deserves.


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    Well looks like a junk rig may not work on the Cartopper as the mast needs to come back 10", which puts it on top of the centreboard case. I might do a simple very low cost rig anyway and try it in the present mast position.
    Hanging out for some dry days here.
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    They are all dry down here Gary, humid and hot but dry.

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    Have you considered angling the mast backwards to move the CoE back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagos View Post
    Have you considered angling the mast backwards to move the CoE back?
    Not really, aft rake can be a problem when running in light airs. I might be able to reduce the distance by altering the aspect ratio of the sail but I may have to consult some the gurus.
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    Have you considered adding a small mizzen? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Have you considered adding a small mizzen? :-)
    It crossed my mind, but I'm trying to keep it simple. Regarding the idea of aft rake, looking at the original plans the mast is raked aft for the Leg O Mutton sail. A detail that was omitted when this boat was built.
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    This looks like an interesting hull.

    BD9FF12A-B9FA-4E8E-80A4-95950E47C571.jpg

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    Pity I'm not cashed up right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    This looks like an interesting hull.

    BD9FF12A-B9FA-4E8E-80A4-95950E47C571.jpg
    Saw that one the other day. Now that I've stopped looking Gumtree has been coming up with yachts in my price range.
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    They could lose the sound track but otherwise some great sailing.
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    You mean a deserted marina and a clear jetty and he couldn't sail off?

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    Good day today. I was OD, in the rescue boat, setting the courses, doing the starts, shadowing the fleet. 22 boats on the water. Surprisingly good sailing on flat water with 6-9 kts SSE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    You mean a deserted marina and a clear jetty and he couldn't sail off?
    I'm surprised he waited till they got into exposed water to raise the rig. I like to get the rig up asap.
    Looks like the guy buying my mast will want me to add another metre to it.
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    Rick is banned?
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    Musta got a bit to close to the truth for some folks, sensitive little souls.

    Was it on a thread involving SamF? He's getting far too much attention for a troll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Musta got a bit to close to the truth for some folks, sensitive little souls.

    Was it on a thread involving SamF? He's getting far too much attention for a troll.
    No idea but it may have been to do the thread on coal and climate change?

    On another note, The guy buying my rig wants me to add a metre to the mast, he is willing to pay for the mod of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Rick is banned?
    hey Rick, if your reading this from afar. Thanks for all your help over the years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Rick is banned?
    Seriously? How on earth can that be, got sucked into a troll thread did he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    No idea but it may have been to do the thread on coal and climate change?

    On another note, The guy buying my rig wants me to add a metre to the mast, he is willing to pay for the mod of course.
    1.2m now...I need a longer shed!
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    This is interesting....hope it's legit;

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

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    If true it will be wonderful news indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    This is interesting....hope it's legit;


    Is that the bloke that keeps photographing pademellons and claiming he has found a live thylacine?


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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    If true it will be wonderful news indeed.

    https://amp.theguardian.com/australi...family-spotted


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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I don't know how an "expert " confuses a Thylacine with a Pademelon.
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    Planning on joining the local sailing club this year. I've even offered to crew on the support boats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Is that the bloke that keeps photographing pademellons and claiming he has found a live thylacine?


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    It seems to be the case ........another idiot shooting his mouth off.
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    Redwing is booked in for her final haul out on the 23rd March. Just need to organise the Franna.
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    Picked up a sheet of 4mm marine ply today for the Cartopper. It's supposed to be hardwood but it's very lightweight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Planning on joining the local sailing club this year. I've even offered to crew on the support boats.
    TVSC? I was up there to pick up some Corsair sails the other week. Nice bunch. They come to regattas with ukeleles, guitars and wine.

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