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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Hey Felicity just got home for a visit to Adelaide and found their a letter from our insurer saying they no longer insure older boats on swing moorings. I think I read something about that here a while ago. Assholes. Any suggestions for alternate insurers? (Noting that we've now been uninsured for a while, and will have to pay for a fresh survey no doubt. Did I mention insurers are assholes? Absolute scumbag bloodsuckiing leeches.
    Try DG Marine: dgmarine@bigpond.com

    They are brokers for Edward William Insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Hey Felicity just got home for a visit to Adelaide and found their a letter from our insurer saying they no longer insure older boats on swing moorings. I think I read something about that here a while ago. Assholes. Any suggestions for alternate insurers? (Noting that we've now been uninsured for a while, and will have to pay for a fresh survey no doubt. Did I mention insurers are assholes? Absolute scumbag bloodsuckiing leeches.
    I just insured WB third party only with Nautilus, there where no strings attached, other than a request for some recent pictures. Their rates where I thought reasonable at 478.00 and I just missed out on paying 30 less due to a new tax as of Aug1. Discussing comprehensive which I may organize next year their requirements are :full out of water survey, if that comes back very good it will be considered currant for five years, otherwise two years. Good thing with Nautilus is 250 mile offshore around Australia policy. I did not think to ask when sailing to Tasmania wether that means there is a small gap en route ,or you actually have to fetch the coastline and it will start up again. I checked with about 5 different companies and also used a broker, his best quote was just under 600 ,worst one was 782. Pays to shop around. Cheers Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Hey Felicity just got home for a visit to Adelaide and found their a letter from our insurer saying they no longer insure older boats on swing moorings. I think I read something about that here a while ago. Assholes. Any suggestions for alternate insurers? (Noting that we've now been uninsured for a while, and will have to pay for a fresh survey no doubt. Did I mention insurers are assholes? Absolute scumbag bloodsuckiing leeches.
    Phil see my PM.

    Likewise anyone else who might be looking for marine insurance, PM me as a very good friend of mine (and a yachtie) specialises in marine insurance brokerage and I reckon he'd be the best person I know to advise on which marine insurance companies can do what and which to avoid.
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    $478 pa just for 3rd party Tom? Strewth Ruth!

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    Ok I'll come clean dropping that mast in the Tweed River last year probably didn't do me any favours. My impression was many of the larger insurers do not care for older wooden or non designated brand name boats on their register. Comprehensive would cost me another 240 aprox.

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    I paid for the Mirror dinghy this morning and started to take dellivery. So far I have a spinnaker, 100% good, never used, made by Aleygator and a paddle and a rudder. The rudder needs a bit of a sand back and some varnish.
    [IMG] mirror-30 by brucemoffatt, on Flickr[/IMG]

    a mainsail and 2 jibs, all around 50% + good. The newer of the jibs is Hugh Quinn, the older jib and main are not branded. Plus a centreboard that needs a little bit of a sand back, a bit of fill on the bottom leading edge, and some varnish.
    [IMG] mirror-29 by brucemoffatt, on Flickr[/IMG]
    4 PFDs - 2 x as-new Challenger Mk2, 2 x old and probably to chuck away as beyond useful life maybe.
    [IMG] mirror-28 by brucemoffatt, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Not shown, a Laser sail which willl go to a good home at the Largs Bay Sailing Club unless someone here puts their hand up.

    Worryingly the boat, spars and trailer are being part-way delivered by truck from the near urban area to the suburbs. I'm a bit concerned that perhaps the trailer may have issues. We'll see soon enough. The delivery/pick up of the boat and trailer should happen some time within the next week. More news to follow. If it does come in as good-to-go but in need of a tidy up I'll consider naming the boat and starting a thread here somewhere to record it's resurrection and new life.

    But what to call it?

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    Paint it accordingly and call it "short black"
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    Good thought but a black mirror? Hmm, ristretto? pocillo? not affogato, which means drowned! espresso maybe? macchiato, which means stained?

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    I just insured WB third party only with Nautilus, there where no strings attached, other than a request for some recent pictures. Their rates where I thought reasonable at 478.00 and I just missed out on paying 30 less due to a new tax as of Aug1. Discussing comprehensive which I may organize next year their requirements are :full out of water survey, if that comes back very good it will be considered currant for five years, otherwise two years. Good thing with Nautilus is 250 mile offshore around Australia policy. I did not think to ask when sailing to Tasmania wether that means there is a small gap en route ,or you actually have to fetch the coastline and it will start up again. I checked with about 5 different companies and also used a broker, his best quote was just under 600 ,worst one was 782. Pays to shop around. Cheers Tom
    Pretty sure our insurer was Nautilus now you mention the name. Comprehensive. Assholes.

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    Actually the sail that is supposedly from a laser is a jib, very close to the size of the mirror jib, heavier, reinforced cloth, white. The leech may have been cut down by the look of it. Maybe it's to be a cruising Mirror jib...

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    You could call it "Reflections"

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    "Short Fatt"
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    Frankk n Furter

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    "Cracka"

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    What about Crackers - a bit of a salute to your old mate?

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    This where I read about Nautilus not covering boats on a swing mooring. Bastards. Am I a little bit grumpy about this? Just been uninsured the last few months, and will have to fork out a heap of money on a new out of water survey. Grumpy? You betcha. Pricks. http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/S...t-insurance-3/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    What about Crackers - a bit of a salute to your old mate?

    Rick
    Got it in one. It says so much in such a little word. Many thanks, you're a genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Good thought but a black mirror? Hmm, ristretto? pocillo? not affogato, which means drowned! espresso maybe? macchiato, which means stained?
    Ask Duncan !
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Ask Duncan !
    too late, it's done

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    Hey Bruce,
    I thought Drift was available through Amazon? I just looked it up and it ain't there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Hey Bruce,
    I thought Drift was available through Amazon? I just looked it up and it ain't there.

    Rick
    http://www.amazon.com/Drift-ebook/dp/B008N9ESKS
    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/255496
    https://www.createspace.com/4187764

    also iTunes, Barnes and Noble, yadda yadda yadda

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    Funny old day. While I was out walking the dog this morning I got a call from Sheila that I should come home. I'd missed a call from a close rowing mate Gary who lives in Sydney. His wife has been going through a tough time having been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and she had just died. I missed Gary when I called back and I haven't been able to find him in on the phone yet. Then on the way to pay for the Mirror I got a call from another mate, a local who has been trying to find a wooden boat to buy but has recently gone to ground. He sent a picture of his face and it looks like the mad butcher of Bankstown has had at him. He has had several skin cancers removed over the years having spent most of his life in the sun, and this time a BCC had got away. they took off half of his nose and followed the cancer down his face and around to his chin. When he rang he was complaining that it was all going red and was very sore so I told him to get back to the hospital asap. I'm waiting on a call from him and I reckon it'll be some time before I hear from him again. Yesterday another mate congratulated me on finding the Mirror, and ended the email with a declaration that I was not to take it into the Southern Ocean. How the hell does he think I'm getting it to Goolwa?

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    It's probably Hobart that he's worried about.
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    yeah, me too.

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    I need Dunc to come up for air and discuss theoretical cruising speeds so I can do notional plans for gulf cruising. I use 5 knots for notional route planning for cruising yachts, and that works well for planning purposes, but I have not much of an idea what a "one-up plus camping gear" Mirror would cruise at. Oi! Duncan!

    Oh! I just remembered I've got a Johnson outboard that needs a testing platform too. At last, I'll be able to drag that out and get it running. Win!

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    And they plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Funny old day. While I was out walking the dog this morning I got a call from Sheila that I should come home. I'd missed a call from a close rowing mate Gary who lives in Sydney. His wife has been going through a tough time having been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and she had just died. I missed Gary when I called back and I haven't been able to find him in on the phone yet. Then on the way to pay for the Mirror I got a call from another mate, a local who has been trying to find a wooden boat to buy but has recently gone to ground. He sent a picture of his face and it looks like the mad butcher of Bankstown has had at him. He has had several skin cancers removed over the years having spent most of his life in the sun, and this time a BCC had got away. they took off half of his nose and followed the cancer down his face and around to his chin. When he rang he was complaining that it was all going red and was very sore so I told him to get back to the hospital asap. I'm waiting on a call from him and I reckon it'll be some time before I hear from him again. Yesterday another mate congratulated me on finding the Mirror, and ended the email with a declaration that I was not to take it into the Southern Ocean. How the hell does he think I'm getting it to Goolwa?
    If they can control the infection he should be OK, Mum had two BCCs removed both of which she had ignored or used patent medicines to "remove" for years ( one on her nose, the other one her chin and both very large ... beneath the skin). When she finally had the operations she came out looking as if she had been in a rather serious car crash . ... but remarkably they all healed amazingly well, leaving just small and barely noticeable scars.
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    Well at 5 knots, 105 NM to Goolwa, it's 21 hours sailing, so 3 legs in a dinghy, maybe 2 if the weather is superb. Have to pick an outgoing tide and a following wind to go round Cape Jervis. Realistically, it's 3.5 maybe 4 knots, 3 hard legs more likely 4 or 5, which means inconsistent weather over that period of time, so allow a week and call for the trailer at Rapid Bay if the weather stays bad. The coast from Sellicks Beach to cape Jervis is a bit rocky, although there are some beaches, just plenty of rocks between them. Stay sober and fed and don't go past Cape Jervis unless the weather is ideal. Good beaches and bays along the coast towards Goolwa but if the wind comes up getting onto a beach in one piece might be tricky. Being rolled up onto the sand by some awesome surf could be an outcome to plan to survive. Probably wet suit day wear. Getting in the Murray mouth might be a bit of an exercise too if there's any wind at all, which is 95% probable, so that needs to be looked at, plus the flow rate out of the mouth at the time, which may make it impractical to sail, but maybe ok to motor up towards the barrages. Nice mental exercise. Now I wish "Crackers" was here so I could see if it's sound enough to take out into the gulf, and how much work needs to be done to make sure.

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    I've been looking at 2nd hand hatchbacks online and Kez is keen on getting a post 2000 model. Now if we can get say $1,000 for the ute as trade then we can buy something around $4,000...not a lot I know but that's it. A late 90s model will more likely but the question I need and answer to is a late 90s hatchback likely to be a bit long in the tooth? Some of them have less than 200,000 on the clock and some have even had the timing belt replaced.
    We could buy private but the feeling is if we buy through a dealership we get a bit of warranty.
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    we bought an astra for $5K (private sale) and have spent a couple more k on it since then fixing up the things that needed doing. they aren't cheap to fix when things go wrong. we had a toyota corolla many years ago and it was the ants pants. not saying your experience will be the same as ours though.

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    For what you need Gary, buy cheap and if it dies buy another . Anything with less that 200K on it should be fine especially if the timing belt is replaced . Do the hoses and water pump. Don't buy a cheapie from a dealer, they'll just double the price or more and fill it with bog.

    An non detailed private sale is best, you can see the problems and ask for dollar off to compensate. At the cheepie dealers they're all professional polishers and liars.

    That ute of your's isn't bad ! It has to be worth more than that !
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    Gary, something like this perhaps? Not post 2000 but decent k's for 1996
    http://www.carpoint.com.au/all-cars/...D-2226886&Cr=0
    New tyres, new battery, reg to Feb 2014
    Probably get for $2500.00

    Or more recent - 2000 model but higher k's:
    http://www.carpoint.com.au/all-cars/...D-2138581&Cr=1
    Probably get it for $4k
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    http://www.carpoint.com.au/all-cars/...D-2226886&Cr=0

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    Looks good Greg .
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    Route for "Crackers" and me to sail to Goolwa created in Navionics. 106 NM with a planned overnight camp at Rapid Bay and a possible camp on the sand flats inside the Murray mouth but downstream of the barrages. Glorious arrival planned for lunch day 3. KMZ file available for critique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Oi! Duncan!
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