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  1. #14596
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitziel View Post
    I hope you haven't bought full finger gloves. They're not much good for anything except sittin on the rail. In dinghies and trailer sailers you'll always need gloves with exposed fingertips. There's simply too much urgency to be without useful fingers.
    I had some with really short cut-offs. Not sure what they were for, but not sheet hand work. Now I've replaced them with long cut-offs that cover most of the fingers but still leave enough of the tips uncovered to be able to do stuff.
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Toughen up princess.
    When are you coming out rowing again?
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Toughen up princess.
    Right! Or get ratchet blocks .....

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    When are you coming out rowing again?
    Tip him in!

    Rick

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    Just buy full gloves and cut off the bits you don't want. That's what I do with diving gloves.

    Great sail today - squally southerly so plenty of variety, but no big gusts. Cool in the wind, really pleasant!

    Rick

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    EMMA has now been advertised on Gumtree. $11,750 neg.

    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

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    It's blowing a gale here, a hot gusting gale !
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    It's blowing a gale here, a hot gusting gale !
    Very warm, humid and still as a grave here but...
    http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR662.loop.shtml

    We need it!
    I worked until around 12 noon today and then called it quits, actually felt a bit ill till I had a cold shower.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    I think it's going to miss us too and yes we could use the rain !
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    Rain and thunderstorms on the cards for today, temp...low 30s C.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    The cold water taps aren't.

    Yesterday was sickening! Today I've got the house closed up, blinds dropped and the one little AC unit pumping out the cold air, but it's still not quite enough.
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    I just spent 90 minutes behind the mower, time for a cold shower .
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    The Clipper Ship City of Adelaide is now a bit more than 400 nautical miles from Headland, WA, it's first port of call back in Australia. Depending on weather etc it is due in Port Adelaide in a bit over a week.
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

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    There's a TS 16 on Gumtree, "needs restoration", a little bit SW of Ballarat. Asking $1,000. I have sent an SMS to the seller to see if I can discuss details. Depending on what the sellers says needs "restoring" I may be heading that way soon to have a decco. Compulsory rest stop at Portland, I'd assume
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    Dry here, Gusting from WNW but changeable. Surf's up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Bruce, have you looked at an 18? Might be a better writing pad. ha ha.....
    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/victo...-18/1035488183
    I've tried twice now to contact this seller. First time was email and got no reply, but didn't really expect one as I was sort of trying it on. Second time was a direct phone call, my name not mentioned so he wouldn't slam the phone down "it's that idiot who emailed" and left a voice message, and no response. I'm thinking if the price is negotiable, as the ad says, and the ritzy outboard is as good as it looks and can be on-sold, this might be a goer and I'll get johnno the outboard going. So at the moment I actually have two possibles on the simmer!
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    Compulsory sail , I reckon Bruce.
    Plan your visit around some good sailing weather.
    Rob J.
    ... and fish, Rob, don't forget the fish
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    Getting some nice rain.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    I've been working out in it, tidying up all the demolition materials from my old bathroom. it was actually quite pleasant.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    To quote Mathesar from the greatest movie of all time: "But why??!!??"
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    Plenty of room for writing though Bruce, right?

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    I need inspiration as well as room.
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    Writers have imagination! Surely even a hood 20 with no keel, scooped out like an empty container of Neapolitan ice-cream, and with an old outhouse on top can be a palace of the mind.

    No disrespect meant, but I think sometimes QLD'ers have some funny notions.

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    Rain !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by asrainox View Post
    Some people should never be allowed near a boat.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    That really is a new kind of sad !
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    That really is a new kind of sad !
    Can't spell trailer either.

    Hey looks like the GC and Brisbane really copped some heavy rain.
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    There's a Goat Island Skiff on Gumtree for $5,000.

    If it was $1,000 I'd be tempted to have a look, even though I know I'd never take it out into the gulf. Is it just me that thinks that $5,000 for a GIS is way over the top?

    Bruce
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    Bruce there's a ferro boat being sold by a yard in Adelaide. Asking 12. Offer him 2 I reckon, what's to lose?

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    There's also a vandestadt for 3000 Ono in port Lincoln already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Bruce there's a ferro boat being sold by a yard in Adelaide. Asking 12. Offer him 2 I reckon, what's to lose?
    9 by my reckoning.

    Rick

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    9 to lose? or 9 as a sale price? Who, other than Frankk, is going to buy a relatively small ferro boat, laid up in a yard, for sale by the yard, on behalf of an owner in poor health? if Frankk doesnt step in my bet is that it will be broken up by an excavator before June.

    Also noticed a whole fleet of fibreglass bluebirds for sale in melbourne at the moment, along with a really, really pretty little cold mouolded day sailer.


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    I'mm just bursting with pride. Wooden Boat content - he wants to own a wooden boat so I can teach him to sail. This is my son at a recent cabaret concert.
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    Remarkable Bruce! No wonder you're proud !
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