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    I DLd that one Peter, like the yuloh.
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    Stirred some great memories of my old cruising grounds Thanks Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Stirred some great memories of my old cruising grounds Thanks Peter
    Lucky you Tom, it sounded delightful.
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    Many thanks, Peter. I second the comments about the yuloh -- but, as she says, no reverse with it. Also I was interested to see that her boathook didn't have spikes, but knobs. It's well stowed, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I like that, quite a lot! What's the betting on the final price? Currently $9000 with a couple of hours to go.

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    Very interesting. The 6 metre Whaler hull is very spacious. It's on my 'love to have but too big to build one' list. I've never come across a cabin/yawl variant. Looks good, and bidding should hot up soon at 2 hours to go. Someone is going to be happy today, well at least two people will experience the happiest days of boat ownership


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    Phil I'd happily go to 15k if condition is good (and I had 15k to spare) but a keen buyer might go higher.


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    Very sweet !
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    A couple of dumb bidders there....

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    Nothing to do with boats , well there is some wood involved ...... but it sure is fun !

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    The Whaler went for $9,350.00 - shows how much I know about boats
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Lucky you Tom, it sounded delightful.
    I agree now if I can just find some crew for my Hobart adventure.
    Simon's reluctance has left a real void in my plans.
    The reality of sailing the NSW coast single handed are. Heavy coastal traffic resulting in sleep depravation, and anchoring and retrieval particularly in high winds. Cheers Tom

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    Those are my thought too Tom, how far out can you go and still plot a useful course to Hobart ? Meaning wide enough to avoid the coastal shipping .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Those are my thought too Tom, how far out can you go and still plot a useful course to Hobart ? Meaning wide enough to avoid the coastal shipping .
    It is possible to stick within 2-4 NM of the coast, dodge most of the North bound traffic and day sail. It will of course make the trip longer.
    There are AIS apps for phone and tablet which can keep tabs on shipping. I've downloaded a couple.
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    I was thinking more of a hundred or so miles out to get away from the rocky bits !


    What happens to sea states at the edge of the Continental shelf ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    I agree now if I can just find some crew for my Hobart adventure.
    Simon's reluctance has left a real void in my plans.
    The reality of sailing the NSW coast single handed are. Heavy coastal traffic resulting in sleep depravation, and anchoring and retrieval particularly in high winds. Cheers Tom
    Tom, if you could get Simon or someone to do the leg to Sydney you should have no trouble picking up crew to join you from there for the trip to Hobart. If Simon can't come at all I'd still seriously consider advertising for crew for the full trip or parts thereof. There's no need to solo and you really just need some eyes and common sense in the cockpit for the times that you want to sleep or cook.

    That's pretty much how I sailed from Sydney through to Phuket years ago over about 12 months, put a sign in at CYC in Sydney for crew from Sydney to Gold Coast then on to Airlie, picked up a couple to join me from Airlie to Cairns (they had never sailed before when I asked and responded with "but we're Kiwi's", so I took them on anyway and they were the best crew that I'd had all along). I then had some mates join me from Cairns to Darwin, more mates to Ambon, more to Lombok, a quick solo trip to Bali, mates to Jakarta, a backpacker and a mate to Singapore, solo up the coast to Port Kelang, then mates for the Rajah Mudah regatta to Phuket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    The east coast eddy can be quite variable.
    Hmmm, that could be interesting depending on the speed of the current .

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Hmmm, that could be interesting depending on the speed of the current .

    It's what we'd go looking for in the Sydney-Hobart. In 1993 we stuck with Hammer of Qld, Arthur Bloore and his crew, and followed them out to the current as they had an in hull thermometer hooked up to their on board electronics so that they could pick the warmer water of the current and follow it down. As a result we were way out wide in the fleet when we all got hammered but we had traveled south quite a bit faster than most of the fleet and overhauled many of them.

    As an aside, I had the very great privilege to meet and get to know Arthur Bloore after he sought me out when we arrived in Sydney and offered any assistance that we might need in getting ready for the race. One of the finest gentlemen in sailing that anyone could ever have the very great pleasure of meeting and I was fortunate enough to be able to stay in touch with him afterwards.
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    Now there's another old Bluebird on a mooring at Lemon Tree. At first I thought it must be the one that sank but no. That one's still on the bottom. The new one looks raggier than the sunken one, from a distance!

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    Well, good luck trying to use current for much at the moment!

    http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/f...=14&forecast=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Now there's another old Bluebird on a mooring at Lemon Tree. At first I thought it must be the one that sank but no. That one's still on the bottom. The new one looks raggier than the sunken one, from a distance!

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    There must be a lot of old Bluebirds out there .... were are they all before they arrive at Lemon Tree Passage ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Well, good luck trying to use current for much at the moment!

    http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/f...=14&forecast=2

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    That's a great graphic Rick, it sure makes a good case for net connectivity if you were coming back up from Hobart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    There must be a lot of old Bluebirds out there .... were are they all before they arrive at Lemon Tree Passage ?
    Exactly what I've been wondering!

    I'm not convinced of the accuracy of that BOM water temperature data! According to that graphic, the water in Newcastle should be about 20 degrees. But last Saturday, that really hot day, I went to go for a surf and the water was so cold I couldn't stand in it! I have to admit I'm pretty pathetic when it comes to cold water but there's no way that water was 20 degrees - closer to 14 I'd say!

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    That boat over in WA was a bargain for someone.

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    Thanks Guys for all the good info
    Peter I think 50 miles would eliminate smaller coastal vessels, cruise ships, and some freighters, cross traffic would probably occur approaching Newcastle and through to Sydney. I am not a believer in sailing out around the Continental shelf, after a bad experience of the Washington coast.
    Gary that phone app sounds good although I will have to update my 17 dollar Nokia
    Greg I have advertised and not much interest out there, also I am trying to run a quick trip not my idea.

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    Which boat?

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    This one ? It moved ..... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Thanks Guys for all the good info
    Peter I think 50 miles would eliminate smaller coastal vessels, cruise ships, and some freighters, cross traffic would probably occur approaching Newcastle and through to Sydney. I am not a believer in sailing out around the Continental shelf, after a bad experience of the Washington coast.
    Gary that phone app sounds good although I will have to update my 17 dollar Nokia
    Greg I have advertised and not much interest out there, also I am trying to run a quick trip not my idea.
    Tom, you might want to have a look at one of the AIS sites, like Shipfinder. You can see the routes that all the coal ships etc. take. You'll see that they typically run up and down the north coast from Newcastle as pretty much all the coal goes to China, Korea and Japan. Melbourne and Sydney shipping keep fairly close to the NSW coast too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    I agree now if I can just find some crew for my Hobart adventure.
    Simon's reluctance has left a real void in my plans.
    The reality of sailing the NSW coast single handed are. Heavy coastal traffic resulting in sleep depravation, and anchoring and retrieval particularly in high winds. Cheers Tom
    Given Anne's dad's death I haven't broached the subject yet Tom. Still dealing with stuff - autopsies etc now, and still not in our own house till sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    This one ? It moved ..... ?

    Yes that one. No it didn't moved. I erred.

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    Although in fairness to me the ad was headed sailing yawl for sale in Belmont WA

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Tom, you might want to have a look at one of the AIS sites, like Shipfinder. You can see the routes that all the coal ships etc. take. You'll see that they typically run up and down the north coast from Newcastle as pretty much all the coal goes to China, Korea and Japan. Melbourne and Sydney shipping keep fairly close to the NSW coast too.

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    Shipfinder is very interesting , there are a lot of ships along the coast but almost all are at anchor waiting to load coal, somewhere between Bowen and Newcastle , the exception being Brisbane .
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Given Anne's dad's death I haven't broached the subject yet Tom. Still dealing with stuff - autopsies etc now, and still not in our own house till sunday.
    I hear what you are saying Jeff. similarly in our house . Nellie is not aware Simon has had second thoughts, unfortunately while she has by now accepted my leaving ,she may not necessarily agree nor whole heartedly support my trip.
    Rick the Bom currents where interesting, really suggests sticking close in and monitoring water temperature. Did you receive your email from Bronnie (WBF) regarding delay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Thanks Guys for all the good info
    Peter I think 50 miles would eliminate smaller coastal vessels, cruise ships, and some freighters, cross traffic would probably occur approaching Newcastle and through to Sydney. I am not a believer in sailing out around the Continental shelf, after a bad experience of the Washington coast.
    Gary that phone app sounds good although I will have to update my 17 dollar Nokia
    Greg I have advertised and not much interest out there, also I am trying to run a quick trip not my idea.
    Tom, I'd say it's still to far out for one of the main demographics that you'd pick up, being the backpacker/travelling/holidaying crowd. Have you advertised in Boatpoint.com.au?
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