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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I'm not allowed to watch Utubes with a Telstra dongle .
    Well, Peter, if only you'd got an Optus one instead....

    ... it wouldn't have been any better.


    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I've just been given a 12 ft clinker dinghy and little flat pram designed to lay down low on deck, pretty much what I was planning on building. An old friend looking for a home for his old boats.
    Oh, crikey! That's bad luck, John. What can you do about it?

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    It's a pity when a pram gets flattened .
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    Originally Posted by PeterSibley
    I'm not allowed to watch Utubes with a Telstra dongle .
    By Telstra, or by the network technicalities?

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    By the amount of data consumed .... it's worth it's weigh in gold ! btw what does data weigh anyweigh?
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    The NBN Waiting Song

    In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the dongle sleeps tonight
    In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the dongle sleeps all night
    The data weigh, the data weigh, the data weigh, the data weigh
    The data weigh, the data weigh, the data weigh, the data weigh
    Oh weeeeeeeeeeeeep, weeeeeeeeeeeeep, oh weeeeeeep, oh weeep
    Oh weeeeeeeeeeeeep, weeeeeeeeeeeeep, oh weeeeeeeep


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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    You don't read that in the brochure.
    We learnt a long time ago that the 'best' anchorages , the ones which are right in close , are not actually the best. Its a source of amusement most years, some boat comes in late , snugs into the shoreline in front of all the other boats, places like Great Barrier they get plagued all night by mossies or sandflies.
    Tying up to the trees seems like a great idea the first time too, the next night you go out past everyone else and sit in the breeze.
    I've just been given a 12 ft clinker dinghy and little flat pram designed to lay down low on deck, pretty much what I was planning on building. An old friend looking for a home for his old boats.
    Tying up to a Coconut tree is not recommended either. Ken a Canadian country boy sailing on none other than " Prairie Rose" tried that one anchored out in Huahine French Polynesia, ending up with a whole cockpit of coconuts plus the tree.

    Greg Chinderah Tavern might be another possibility they now sport a lovely jetty which might be suitable for anyone wanting to combine some sailing the river before or after the EBS.

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    So very apt .
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    Apped.

    I like coconuts but I agree that you have to be careful what you wish for ...

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    A fun blog .... well written too. http://artofhookie.org/tag/falmouth-cutter/
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    Good score JB

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    Just back from closing night of James's solo fringe show. It went well and I'm exhausted. I have to get up tomorrow and go buy the bottom half of a wet weather gear set, including some sort of deck boots or similar something. Then do a week's washing so I have something to pack for Hobart and beyond.

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    Based on the wind forecast for next week we are now looking more like going East Coast. Probably a day sail to Port Arthur on Wednesday. Then a day sail to Wineglass Bay on Thursday. Another day hop up to somewhere around the NE corner on Friday. Then a 2 or 3 day sail to Apollo Bay, Port Fairy or Portland. Rick on your trip where did you get tidal flow/current information-particularly interested in getting that right as we round the NE corner of Tas, between Tas and Clarke, Cape Barren and Flinders Islands., I'm playing with Navionics at the moment, which I have just found does show tidal flow.

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    I have all my gear for the Balia delivery now except good wet weather deck footwear. I'm having head issues deciding what's the best compromise. Ideally I'll end up with something that will keep me on deck should the wind come up at night, and also be useful and manageable enough to be SCAMP wear in sloppy gulf water. Not too much like lead-boot body-sinkers, not too much like beach bar poser shoes. And affordable would be good, and well made. Bah.

    I baulked at the North Sea Trawlerman style boots at $500. Beside, how could I wear them without singing sea shanties all the time ? I'm starting to push my luck with the sea shanty thing and I don't fancy a swim. The $80 neoprene version of those were ok, except the sizes. Either a too-tight right foot going numb, or a too sloppy left foot tripping me up. They wouldn't split a couple of pairs for me. Bah.

    Dinghy sailing boots? They shouldn't be on long enough to rot my feet I guess. Leather deck shoes with good non-making soles and a spray of light oil before I go?

    I'm over thinking it again, of course. On Kathleen, which was very cold and wet and wet and wet and windy and wet at times, I had cheap sneakers with very good soles, and I threw them out after the trip. On Serena, good sneakers and two pairs of socks, cotton plus woolen, which got wet so I dried them all out and kept using them.
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    I'll be interested in your solution.... Dunlop Volleys are cheap, grip well on tin roofs and have a white sole.

    They do get very wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I'll be interested in your solution.... Dunlop Volleys are cheap, grip well on tin roofs and have a white sole.

    They do get very wet.
    The Burkes MR give us are okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I'll be interested in your solution.... Dunlop Volleys are cheap, grip well on tin roofs and have a white sole.

    They do get very wet.
    They do a good job, too. Maybe with some sort of waterproofing - something not silicone based, maybe a light citrus oil or lanolin spray??
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I have all my gear for the Balia delivery now except good wet weather deck footwear. I'm having head issues deciding what's the best compromise. Ideally I'll end up with something that will keep me on deck should the wind come up at night, and also be useful and manageable enough to be SCAMP wear in sloppy gulf water. Not too much like lead-boot body-sinkers, not too much like beach bar poser shoes. And affordable would be good, and well made. Bah.

    I baulked at the North Sea Trawlerman style boots at $500. Beside, how could I wear them without singing sea shanties all the time ? I'm starting to push my luck with the sea shanty thing and I don't fancy a swim. The $80 neoprene version of those were ok, except the sizes. Either a too-tight right foot going numb, or a too sloppy left foot tripping me up. They wouldn't split a couple of pairs for me. Bah.

    Dinghy sailing boots? They shouldn't be on long enough to rot my feet I guess. Leather deck shoes with good non-making soles and a spray of light oil before I go?

    I'm over thinking it again, of course. On Kathleen, which was very cold and wet and wet and wet and windy and wet at times, I had cheap sneakers with very good soles, and I threw them out after the trip. On Serena, good sneakers and two pairs of socks, cotton plus woolen, which got wet so I dried them all out and kept using them.
    Definitely Dunlop Volleys. Buy two pairs for less than the price of one and you can dry one pair while you wear the others. Buy them a bit big as they shrink when wet.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Based on the wind forecast for next week we are now looking more like going East Coast. Probably a day sail to Port Arthur on Wednesday. Then a day sail to Wineglass Bay on Thursday. Another day hop up to somewhere around the NE corner on Friday. Then a 2 or 3 day sail to Apollo Bay, Port Fairy or Portland. Rick on your trip where did you get tidal flow/current information-particularly interested in getting that right as we round the NE corner of Tas, between Tas and Clarke, Cape Barren and Flinders Islands., I'm playing with Navionics at the moment, which I have just found does show tidal flow.
    Graeme uses various data sources and incorporates it into Max Sea routing software. I'm not sure what the source of tidal info was but it was one of the standard chart packages - Navionics or C-Map.

    It is fairly straightforward where you're going. The current is flowing either to the east or to the south, if I remember correctly. So you should be able to work it out from Navionics and a tide chart. I'll also have a look and see what I can find out and I'll see what David used when he did pretty much the same trip ypu're doing at this time last year.

    Rick

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    If you're like me you'll replace the laces with 1/4'' flat elastic , it makes them fast to put on and take off and they aren't loose either.

    I waterproof my old Belstaff bike jacket with a linseed oil and teribrin ( spelling?) mix then dress it with beeswax mix but takes a while to go off but it is worth experimenting with , probably on an old shirt before attacking a good shoe or garment. But it does work very well on a close tight weave cotton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Graeme uses various data sources and incorporates it into Max Sea routing software. I'm not sure what the source of tidal info was but it was one of the standard chart packages - Navionics or C-Map.

    It is fairly straightforward where you're going. The current is flowing either to the east or to the south, if I remember correctly. So you should be able to work it out from Navionics and a tide chart. I'll also have a look and see what I can find out and I'll see what David used when he did pretty much the same trip ypu're doing at this time last year.

    Rick
    Yep I think I have it pretty well sorted now. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Definitely Dunlop Volleys. Buy two pairs for less than the price of one and you can dry one pair while you wear the others. Buy them a bit big as they shrink when wet.

    Rick
    Got two pairs for less than RRP of one. This trip is worth it just for the flat-footed Dunlopian foot feeling. Even Frankk is happy.

    So, unlikely as it is that we'll see totally foul weather, if we do I'm better prepared than I've been on any previous trip.

    I'm told that this will not look quite so stupid in a 45 knotter in the rain. I lasted just enough time to get a photo snapped before I passed out with the heat.



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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I have all my gear for the Balia delivery now except good wet weather deck footwear. I'm having head issues deciding what's the best compromise. Ideally I'll end up with something that will keep me on deck should the wind come up at night, and also be useful and manageable enough to be SCAMP wear in sloppy gulf water. Not too much like lead-boot body-sinkers, not too much like beach bar poser shoes. And affordable would be good, and well made. Bah.

    I baulked at the North Sea Trawlerman style boots at $500. Beside, how could I wear them without singing sea shanties all the time ? I'm starting to push my luck with the sea shanty thing and I don't fancy a swim. The $80 neoprene version of those were ok, except the sizes. Either a too-tight right foot going numb, or a too sloppy left foot tripping me up. They wouldn't split a couple of pairs for me. Bah.

    Dinghy sailing boots? They shouldn't be on long enough to rot my feet I guess. Leather deck shoes with good non-making soles and a spray of light oil before I go?

    I'm over thinking it again, of course. On Kathleen, which was very cold and wet and wet and wet and windy and wet at times, I had cheap sneakers with very good soles, and I threw them out after the trip. On Serena, good sneakers and two pairs of socks, cotton plus woolen, which got wet so I dried them all out and kept using them.

    If you think you're going to get wet, get yourself a pair of something like these Bruce, they don't need to be expensive, just keep your feet dry. And they're perfectly fine even if you don't think you're going to get wet.... :
    https://www.yachtworks.com.au/produc...-Sea-Boot.html

    I've had mine since about 1992 and have only just thrown them out as they've finally started to perish....though when I bought mine I think they were about $30ish


    (I'm sure you won't want your Dunlop Volleys on in 45 knots in the rain......and it's not like you're doing the Volvo 'round the world where you have to minimise weight and personal items)
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    Unloaded ! $130 worth of flooded gum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Unloaded ! $130 worth of flooded gum.
    ooh...wood envy!!!
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    nice flitches!
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    Best go for a walk in some mud Bruce. Those shoes are blinding.

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    I find it too hard to post pics here from a phone or iPad. But I am putting some on Facebook. So if anyone wants to find me and be my friend on Facebook please do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Yep I think I have it pretty well sorted now. Thanks.
    You could go to www.tidetech.org and open an account on a `try it' basis. They've just released tidal flow modelling for Bass Strait sand it looks very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    If you think you're going to get wet, get yourself a pair of something like these Bruce, they don't need to be expensive, just keep your feet dry. And they're perfectly fine even if you don't think you're going to get wet.... :
    https://www.yachtworks.com.au/produc...-Sea-Boot.html

    I've had mine since about 1992 and have only just thrown them out as they've finally started to perish....though when I bought mine I think they were about $30ish


    (I'm sure you won't want your Dunlop Volleys on in 45 knots in the rain......and it's not like you're doing the Volvo 'round the world where you have to minimise weight and personal items)
    Actually, when it's really blowing and wet, that's when I value my Volleys the most. All the other footwear I've tried gives me that insecure slide feeling but Volleys don't. I've got some of those Burke boots and I reckon they're probably the best thing when it's raining hard but when the boat is heeling severely and the seas is heaving, I like my Volleys!

    Rick

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    Just like on a wet roof .
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Actually, when it's really blowing and wet, that's when I value my Volleys the most. All the other footwear I've tried gives me that insecure slide feeling but Volleys don't. I've got some of those Burke boots and I reckon they're probably the best thing when it's raining hard but when the boat is heeling severely and the seas is heaving, I like my Volleys!

    Rick
    when cold water is coming over the deck I much much much prefer the boots, I've tried the volleys and don't particularly like them (their too skinny for my fat feet, I don't find them all that grippy on a wet deck and they stink when other crew are wearing them and take them off in the cabin). I've tried all sorts of deck shoes and have found that if it's warm enough to discard the boots, I'm happier in either bare feet or a pair of Merril sandals. Deck shoes seem to work best for me when I'm sitting in a bar away from the boat.

    But then I can't really imagine these guys getting their feet cold and wet on Balia, I'm sure they'll be too busy sipping their Merlot, nibbling their camembert, solving the problems of the world and watching the coastline and the seas slip by...........sigh.....
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    sigh....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Best go for a walk in some mud Bruce. Those shoes are blinding.
    I'll wear them kayaking in the morning. There's mud in West Lakes if you look hard. They might dry before we fly out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I find it too hard to post pics here from a phone or iPad. But I am putting some on Facebook. So if anyone wants to find me and be my friend on Facebook please do.
    I'll do that when I get home. FB uses too much data on the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I'll wear them kayaking in the morning. There's mud in West Lakes if you look hard. They might dry before we fly out

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    The ones I use for the boat stay on the boat as the soles are really bad for collecting sand and then depositing it all over the boat. I like them all white. Reminds me of when we used to paint our sand shoes white before the athletics carnival in primary school.

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