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    And some from the interior:






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    Could be. I didn't look at it all that closely. There is a lovely AP boat there but maybe this isn't it. I'd have to go back through my photos .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Offer it to the wooden boat trust on the proviso that you can use it each time you come down.
    Good Idea, should I try the WB trust first, they may not accept boats with provisions.
    Sent a message to the seller as he is in the midlands and the trust is at Franklin.


    And Duncan, I've looked too and I'm sure about that S&S. Getting spruced up for the show?
    Last edited by skuthorp; 06-01-2016 at 10:48 PM.

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    Yes, you're quite right. The AP boat doesn't have a cockpit anything like that. It's a cruising boat with typical AP protection for the crew. I'll see if I can find a photo of it later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Good Idea, should I try the WB trust first, they may not accept boats with provisions.


    And Duncan, I've looked too and I'm sure about that S&S. Getting spruced up for the show?
    Provisions? Chocolate bars and San Remo water?

    Rick

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    The LBT whaler, Swiftsure, is always at the show and always taking those willing out for a sail. You may remember the fate of your camera from a ride in her Jeff!
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    This is the AP boat at Sandy Bay. As you can see, it's very similar to Sirocco in that it's a boat with a white hull and some brightwork....
    And a stick with sails attached.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Looks like some nice huon pine there and some extraordinary detail matching the hatch into the decking.
    That couldn't be Clutha, could it? Surely she was gone a century ago, but it does look similar.

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    It does look like Sirroco, although didn't Cotton Blossom end up there too?

    The AP looks like it's got Kim Holman window styling. What's her name?

    Lovely pics, thanks!

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    Duncan is right, it is Sirocco. i just went back over for a few more piccies.

    [IMG]Scirocco by ChrisM19, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Scirocco cockpit by ChrisM19, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris249 View Post
    It does look like Sirroco, although didn't Cotton Blossom end up there too?

    The AP looks like it's got Kim Holman window styling. What's her name?

    Lovely pics, thanks!
    Can't remember the name.

    Rick

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    Actually, there are quite a few of these S&S-looking boats around the docks here. Very pleasing to the eye.
    This one is Serica.

    [IMG]Serica 2 by ChrisM19, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Very skinny by modern standards.

    [IMG]Serica by ChrisM19, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Norla.
    [IMG]Norla by ChrisM19, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Astrolabe. Vaguely recall her as a Sydney/Hobart waaay back when...

    [IMG]Astrolabe by ChrisM19, on Flickr[/IMG]

    And a slightly weatherbeaten but pretty unnamed one.

    [IMG]20160602_154141 by ChrisM19, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Tomorrow is Huonville, Franklin, Cygnet so maybe some photos in a day or two.

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    Norla is lovely. Halvorsen isn't it?

    I like looking around the marinas in Tasmania. A wooden boat festival every day.

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    Tru that!
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    Serica looks slightly Lyle Hess from behind to me, if a trifle narrow for his usual designs.

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    The sky to seaward just as I entered the Southport seaway, shortly afterward the decks received a good wash. Unfortunately with a major weather event looming this weekend the Vintage Regatta has been cancelled.

    Disappointed yes I am, then again I had a fantastic fast trade wind sail with the South Westerlies ,and even managed to have some close encounters with some migrating whales.

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    Well done Tom!
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    Sounds like a good day, Tom.

    Are you still going on to Moreton Bay, or heading back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    The sky to seaward just as I entered the Southport seaway, shortly afterward the decks received a good wash. Unfortunately with a major weather event looming this weekend the Vintage Regatta has been cancelled.

    Disappointed yes I am, then again I had a fantastic fast trade wind sail with the South Westerlies ,and even managed to have some close encounters with some migrating whales.

    [IMG][/IMG]
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    Very atmospheric shot there Tom. The weekend is shaping up to be ugly by the look of it. I was going up to Redwing tomorrow but with wet weather I will get bugger all done, so I will hold off till Saturday arvo as I am on duty Sunday.
    Spent part of today making two new toe rails...3 attempts to get it right! Happy with the final two though.
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    Don't forget to saw out the gum you need Gary ..... I'm home over the weekend.
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    Great stuff Tom!

    Hey, you know the old saying that old racing boats make good cruising boats, and you know that wooden boats get more expensive to keep afloat the older they get, at what point does Southerly for $40,000 not look attractive?
    http://www.boatpoint.com.au/boats-for-sale/private/used/SSE-AD-3416644/1950-CLASSIC-TIMBER-YACHT?cr=4&psq=%28%28%28BoatType%3DSail%26%28%28Si loType%3D[Demo%20and%20near%20new%20boats]|SiloType%3D[Dealer%20used%20boats]%29|SiloType%3D[Private%20used%20boats]%29%29%26BoatAll%3Dkeyword[wood]%29%26Service%3DBoatsales%29&pso=0&pss=Premium








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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    The sky to seaward just as I entered the Southport seaway, shortly afterward the decks received a good wash. Unfortunately with a major weather event looming this weekend the Vintage Regatta has been cancelled.

    Disappointed yes I am, then again I had a fantastic fast trade wind sail with the South Westerlies ,and even managed to have some close encounters with some migrating whales.
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    Awesome

    Sorry to miss it, but new work situation has left me so insanely busy I'd have been a shadow on the day anyway.

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    EBS! Who's in?

    15th of June here.

    I still have to rebuild the BBQ! Bags of cement job! It WILL be done!
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    Re the dinghy. Talked to the owner by email. emailed the living boat trust re donation and occasional use.

    Failing that I'll take up the gumtree suggestion re borrow/rent.

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    Looks great Tom!

    Wow! Southerly looks great! A real boat! 12hp in a 35' boat - I like that, a lot! IF Southerly's anything close to the spiel, that's a bargain. Then again, 66 year old fastenings etc. - you'd have to be careful, but she could be a great boat! I really like this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Re the dinghy. Talked to the owner by email. emailed the living boat trust re donation and occasional use.

    Failing that I'll take up the gumtree suggestion re borrow/rent.
    Count me in if it's a goer Jeff! I think it's a great idea.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Re the dinghy. Talked to the owner by email. emailed the living boat trust re donation and occasional use.

    Failing that I'll take up the gumtree suggestion re borrow/rent.
    I reckon we'd take a share

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    Dunc, re EBS, Frankk and Dinah are in.
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    So far I've got:

    Me and SWIMPAL,
    Frankk and Dinah,
    Peter and Carole, (and Ellee, Jaz and GS?)
    Pete and Sue,
    Gaz and Kez,
    Greg and Kate,
    Barney and Sue,
    Jeff and Anne.
    Tom and Nellie.

    TBC:

    Matt and parter?
    John and partner?
    Damien and Partner?
    Simon and Beck?

    Have I missed anyone?

    We've got some chairs, plates, glasses, a table, and some cutlery, but we'll need to sort out some more. Maybe I'll need to hire sets of these?

    Hopefully it won't be raining!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    EBS! Who's in?

    15th of June here.

    I still have to rebuild the BBQ! Bags of cement job! It WILL be done!
    If you like I could organize Simon and myself to help out with the BBQ the coming Friday .

    Rick I have drooled over "Southerly" more than once, I think she would undoubtedly grace any harbour or anchorage .however taking her out into the deep blue especially if one had to push her hard to windward would probably unsettle my nerves .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    So far I've got:

    Me and SWIMPAL,
    Frankk and Dinah,
    Peter and Carole, (and Ellee, Jaz and GS?)
    Pete and Sue,
    Gaz and Kez,
    Greg and Kate,
    Barney and Sue,
    Jeff and Anne.
    Tom and Nellie.

    TBC:

    Matt and parter?
    John and partner?
    Damien and Partner?
    Simon and Beck?

    Have I missed anyone?

    We've got some chairs, plates, glasses, a table, and some cutlery, but we'll need to sort out some more. Maybe I'll need to hire sets of these?

    Hopefully it won't be raining!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Don't forget to saw out the gum you need Gary ..... I'm home over the weekend.
    The beltings can wait a bit longer Peter. This weekend is a bit full with boat, MR duty and family turning up on Sunday evening.
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    It's looking like bad weather this weekend .....with luck the boys in their tinnies will stay inside.
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    She's one of the Bill Luders (USA)/ Peter Cole creations, along with Theme, Tanami and one of the Mistrals. Lovely boat. I can't recall exactly who designed what part, and it may have been that they were Cole designs inspired by a Luders theme or a Luders 5.5 Metre. They were basically a big harbour racer that wasn't built to any rule, but could keep up with the 8 Metres and 30 Squares. I only just found out that Hobart's A division used to have limits on dimensions that effectively created a restricted class, and the Luders/Cole boats would have fitted into it nicely. I have the original article on the design somewhere in the magazine shelves.

    The Astrolabe from Hobart I remember was Bob Gear's half tonner from about 1972; a Lidgard sistership to Kidnapped (NZ) if I recall correctly. I don't recognise the boat in the pic, but she's not "the" Hobart Astrolabe. She does ring a bell; I may pull open some of my collection of old Sydney-Hobart programmes.

    Norla is a Halvo, and her first owner used to steer her looking backwards at a wind vane and compass-style device he had fitted to the backstay. Exactly how you could do that while working the waves correctly is a mystery. I think she was initially owned by Frank Bennetto who got her to replace Patsy of Island Bay, a Giles, and then in turn replaced her with the Swan 44 Mirrabooka and then a Frers 46 of the same name. He was a man who knew his classics!

    Lovely pics and thanks for putting them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    If you like I could organize Simon and myself to help out with the BBQ the coming Friday .
    That could be good Tom! See how I go in the meantime.
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