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  1. #17571
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    My bet is snow in Melbourne toady. We had pretty heavy hail here last night.

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    16 and overcast up here.
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    Folkboat weather here! Clear and blowing a gale.

    Rick

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    Have a look at a wind map of the Tasman today. There's a big norwester converging with a big noreaster right in the middle. If you were heading across, it might be okay if you're well north but if you were too far south, it would be a hell of a trip!

    Rick

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    You guys are such a bunch of wimps..look at what I have to put up!

    Poona: Tuesday 24th Early fog, then sunny.

    Temperatures: Min 12 Max 24
    Winds: AM: NW 4.3kn PM: WSW 4.5

    Looks like staying that way all week, rising to 25 Max by Friday, just in time for the weekend.

    Now, back to the coffee, and must remember not to forget my sunburn cream for morning tea on the verandah.
    Flat bottomed boats, you make the rockin' world go round.............

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    And I don't think Rob'll be taking his boat for a fishing run today! It looks like winds are around 60 knots off Portland!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    You guys are such a bunch of wimps..look at what I have to put up!

    Poona: Tuesday 24th Early fog, then sunny.

    Temperatures: Min 12 Max 24
    Winds: AM: NW 4.3kn PM: WSW 4.5

    Looks like staying that way all week, rising to 25 Max by Friday, just in time for the weekend.

    Now, back to the coffee, and must remember not to forget my sunburn cream for morning tea on the verandah.
    Just a sec while I scrape a few penguins off the wall ...... Good trip?

    Rick

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    Amazing trip thanks Rick, a lazy cruise around the Italian and French countryside checking that the quality of their wine, cheese and bread is still up to scratch.

    Now, I think I have a boat somewhere.......if I could only remember where I put the plans???????????????????
    Flat bottomed boats, you make the rockin' world go round.............

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    And get out of that Lenihan thread and back to cleaning up the yard you ragamuffin...
    Flat bottomed boats, you make the rockin' world go round.............

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    Snow on the Brindabellas....

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    Getting away from the weather if we may....


    Apologies if I am reposting this but not seen it before.
    Has anyone else seen this eBay listing? Buy now at $45K when fully restored. You buy the boat, they import it and then restore it for you.
    Interesting business model if you go to their website HERE.
    I'd have thought that importing and then restoring wooden boats, though a great idea, may be a challenging business case. The name given (Mark Rainbird) seems familiar for some reason and Duck Flat have a good history.
    But it has to be a risky proposition. that Norfolk Broads boat that they have for sale on the website has to be a marginal proposition in Australia, but i dont know the local SA sailing conditions... maybe it would work at Goolwa.

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    Mark is a long time if economic poster on the forum. Also a Mac and Hartley owner. He has posted re this boat upstairs under the name Sofala.
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...broads+cruiser

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    Blowing 130 klm in big squalls from the south. Local pier under water so there's at least an extra 6ft on the tide caused by the wind. Foreshore houses yards under the 2-3 meter surf which is pretty awesome in a shallow bay. Looks like liquid chocolate. There's something big cracking down the block so I'm staying away. Sounds like another volunteer for the woodpile soon.

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    We want photos JEFF!

    Rick

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    Well, until Jeff can post some, here are a few photos taken in what was my part of Western Port, a few miles around the bay from Jeff --


    The deck of the jetty in the first picture is about 8' - 9' off the mud at the head, and at low water is some 30' from the water's edge. Also, note the channel marker nearly under water in the middle of the second picture.

    These were taken at the same time of year, under the same conditions of tide, rainfall, and storm surge, about ten years ago.

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    Nice photos Mike! You must miss it?

    Rick

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    35-40 knots W all afternoon at Tanilba weather station, so it had to be well over 40 out here. We don't get many such windy days. Nothing compared to Vic today though!

    Rick

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    Just at the airport about to fly out of Melbourne, I'm pretty much expecting a vertical take off.......
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    Good luck Neil! Don't forget, it's one small step for A man ........

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Good luck Neil! Don't forget, it's one small step for A man ........

    Rick
    bravely going where.......errr??
    Larks

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    “Give it a try”, whispered the heart.

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    There's a lot of research about those sort of breaks Rob It's often the case that the ball breaks off causing the fall not the other way round. Happened to my father at 96.
    Wind dropped very suddenly about 2pm. Cracked tree is still up but I wish I knew which one it is. Similar weather forecast next weekend.
    There was something on the weather report about the barometric pressure being so low in Tassie it allowed or will allow the sea to rise 40-60 cms and flood some coastal areas.

    "Storm Surges

    Onshore winds will pile up water onto a coastline, and offshore winds will do the opposite. Changes in atmospheric pressure also produce changes in sea level (lower atmospheric pressure leading to higher sea levels), so the effect of a severe storm (very low atmospheric pressure) with strong onshore winds can lead to very high coastal sea levels (Storm Surges) with, at times, severe coastal damage, especially when the large waves produced by the strong winds are added!"
    http://www.cmar.csiro.au/sealevel/sl_drives_short.html
    Last edited by skuthorp; 06-24-2014 at 05:29 AM.

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    Looks like it will miss us. Looking forward to the weekend. :-)
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    Just starting to settle down here. It's been a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Nice photos Mike! You must miss it?
    Yes I do, Rick -- even after nine years. But there are compensations....

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    Posting from Peter's computer and testing Firefox on Mint Linux...looking good so far.
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    Hmmm ... I thought that wasn't me .
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    Just do us one favour - please don't tell us what Mint Linux is!

    Rick

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    It's not Fedora .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    It's not Fedora .
    No it's not and I like it, seems quite fast.
    Beautiful day.
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    All the block work is done, just rendering and a suspended slab now . Retirement is soooo easy .
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    Isn't Fedora a hat?

    Wind's easing here now after another blowy day. I like days like this! Clear, crisp, breezy - beautiful!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Isn't Fedora a hat?

    Wind's easing here now after another blowy day. I like days like this! Clear, crisp, breezy - beautiful!

    Rick
    once upon a time, yes. But then along came Linius Torvold and invented Linux...well really he adapted some code from the Unix operating system and got lots of people excited and they went forth and added to it and developed different versions and one got called Red Hat but the free version got called Fedora. Noe Fedora uses the RPM (Redhat Package Management) file system to manage updates, whereas I use the Ubuntu based Mint Linux distribution as it's more end user friendly and uses the DEB file system to mange updates. Now Mint is based on Ubuntu which in turn is based on Debian Linux, the most stable distribution of Linux...Debian was developed by a couple named Deb and Ian.
    So endth the lesson.
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    A big ply catamaran was wrecked in the big blow we had. It was owned by the bloke opposite, and a bit of a wreck anyhow. It was on a rented mooring that he hadn't yet paid for, and that's typical - feral is an adequate description. It was too big for the mooring anyhow. The mooring owner is in her 80's and is now up for the cleanup in theory, but bits of the boat will turn up all over the bay I expect. I knew that it was a gonner as soon as the weather forecast came through, he had, in theory, time to move it but………………….

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    I just got a quote for insurance for Masina. With our 17% discount we get from NRMA, it's still $1200 pa as it's on a mooring. The reason? See above!

    I guess he's already having a bad day Jeff, but, when you get a chance, bite him on the shoulder for me will you?

    Rick

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    If its insured, hes probably had an excellent day!

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