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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Just before heading home tonight I just had to check out an interesting looking Gaffer called Coee just across from WB ,aboard I met a very interesting lady with a superb sense of humour called Jill Knight. We exchanged some cruising stories ,and she assured me she will tie a buoy to the mast if needed, otherwise just keep an eye on WB .

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Thanks Duncan .... Tumby is still my preference.
    Since you're one of the two GOH, Tumby it is then!

    Then a dry experience at Languishing Heights... Even if it is raining!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    EBS decisions...

    SWIMPAL and I went to Allan's Seafood, Thai and Chinese last night and the food was really quite good although we couldn't sample the Thai/Chinese fare as the couple that run that side of the menu were still OS. Everyone else we've spoken to about the food there all say it's really good. SWIMPAL's barra was good and so was my chicken schnitzel which was properly made, rather than the usual crumbed breast fillet. The surroundings are most certainly unpretentious! There's a lovely view over the river to the cane fields and mountains beyond and, as I said before, there is a Liquorland next door. We'd pretty much have the place to ourselves in the large covered deck area.

    We spoke to Allan and he suggested that we have the buffet which would cost $22 a cover including corkage. That way we don't have to wait between the first order being made, cooked and delivered and the last, which could be a while. They'll top up everything as it gets eaten as well, so we certainly won't get cold or hungry! The buffet menu is as follows, although we could ask specifically for other things, vegetarian dishes, or swaps off the main menu if we asked:

    Fried rice
    Steamed rice
    Singapore noodles
    Sweet and sour pork
    Beef and black bean sauce
    Mongolian beef
    Chicken chow mein
    Honey chicken
    Mini spring rolls

    I was thinking we would like to see one or two more veg' dishes there.

    This is the main menu if the consensus is to go al-acarte and not go the buffet.

    This is the menu from the Tumby Pub for comparison if the consensus is to go there.

    The standard of food at either establishments are both basic, but good pub fare. The surrounds are nicer at the Tumby pub and you can buy your booze in-situ there, although the music can be a bit loud there.

    If anyone has any preferences either way can they lettuce know here and I'll make a booking at either venue.
    Sounds nice - though FWIW my preference would be Tumby pub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Since you're one of the two GOH, Tumby it is then!

    Then a dry experience at Languishing Heights... Even if it is raining!
    OK what is GOH ??
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    Friends family in the Kiewa valley got there in 1834. Brothers had land either side of the river in the 1960's and as the river wandered about as it always had they sort of swapped. Their caravan park changed sides at least once. Made for some interesting conditions when one brother sold.

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    Yes it is Peter still seem to be having problems capturing her.
    Another great Trade wind sail today ,I just hated pulling down the pole after three hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    OK what is GOH ??
    Guest of honour of the 'Pete (Re) Pete EBS.'
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    Definitely a First !
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    There where of course several reasons why I would have preferred to keep on sailing. This one truly needed to be covered by a very waterproof Go Pro the other just a four letter word.




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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Definitely a First !
    Or a second...

    (Re) Pete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Cowabunga!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Or a second...

    (Re) Pete.

    How was your last day today. Did you savour every last drop of radioactivity?
    I sucked it in !!!!
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    It's real, we've started packing.

    If it's the Tumby do you still want a truck full of tumblers brought along?
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    For the Tour D'Shed after. I'm thinking a couple of bottles of botrytus with dessert. Maybe small plates? Or we could do a finger food dessert? Did Phil leave cups at the secret rendezvous drop off point Rodger Romeo? For coffee?

    Is that too many questions?
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    We have small plates, big plates, tumblerz and wino glasses. Maybe the small plates and wino glasses will be useful. Somehow they will need to be cleaned boxed and re-trucked before we de-shed.

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    Are you doing Casa Sibbo the next day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Cowabunga!
    I would call it Wee Bunga

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    Congratulations Mr S! You must be glowing!

    Looks great Tom! So WB is home on the Tweed now?

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    We'll be going past Gary's place on sunday coming from Casino. We are booked at Chrystal Creek for 5 nights. Monday I drop Anne at a friends place at Brunswick Heads for the day. Don't care where the EBS is.

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    I don't care where it is either.

    I think Bruce should quit grumbling about having to bring the dishes from Adelaide. After all, the alternative is to buy ones that come all the way from China! And he should consider packing a load of firewood too as it's very wet up there these days. Actually, thinking about that, I saw a nice mantelpiece on Gumtree in Adelaide this week - would you mind popping that in Bruce? It's just over in the Port (Augusta), so not far out of your way. And there's also a mid-century entertainment unit I need, for sale in Brisbane. If you're planning to call in here, you wouldn't mind bringing that down, would you? There's a fuel tank too but ..... oh, that's right, you'll still have any dishes etc. that didn't get broken, so don't worry about the tank. Does Phil have a dozen or so buckets I could borrow for a few months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Congratulations Mr S! You must be glowing!

    Looks great Tom! So WB is home on the Tweed now?

    Rick
    WB is anxiously tugging on her mooring waiting to head up River for the start of the Tumbelgum Passage the following weekend. There is still room for anyone interested in this iconic Tweed River event,hosted by the TVSC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I don't care where it is either.

    I think Bruce should quit grumbling about having to bring the dishes from Adelaide. After all, the alternative is to buy ones that come all the way from China! And he should consider packing a load of firewood too as it's very wet up there these days. Actually, thinking about that, I saw a nice mantelpiece on Gumtree in Adelaide this week - would you mind popping that in Bruce? It's just over in the Port (Augusta), so not far out of your way. And there's also a mid-century entertainment unit I need, for sale in Brisbane. If you're planning to call in here, you wouldn't mind bringing that down, would you? There's a fuel tank too but ..... oh, that's right, you'll still have any dishes etc. that didn't get broken, so don't worry about the tank. Does Phil have a dozen or so buckets I could borrow for a few months?

    Rick
    Actually, we have a friend who works in a place that makes dips. They buy cream cheese, yoghurt and stuff by the bucket. Literally. Those big white strong buckets, like builders plaster and stuff come in. So yes, we have dozens of lovely white buckets, with strong wire handles and tight fitting lids. But, those Mercedes look a little small in the boot to my eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Are you doing Casa Sibbo the next day?
    Yes, we can get them then. The unknowns are what we do after Casa Sibbo re heading back, which way we go, where we stop. Would be great to get to Rick's and have a sticky at boats, as well as get home on time. Decisions to be made after we see how comfortale it is to do full-day driving in the truck, whether the truck is actually as good as it seems so far or blows up - we did buy it from a used car dealer, after al.
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    Firewood Rick, ya shoulda said………………..

    BTW, we've got 4 of everything in the picnic set on board…….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Actually, we have a friend who works in a place that makes dips. They buy cream cheese, yoghurt and stuff by the bucket. Literally. Those big white strong buckets, like builders plaster and stuff come in. So yes, we have dozens of lovely white buckets, with strong wire handles and tight fitting lids. But, those Mercedes look a little small in the boot to my eye.
    Ah well, it's the thought that counts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    WB is anxiously tugging on her mooring waiting to head up River for the start of the Tumbelgum Passage the following weekend. There is still room for anyone interested in this iconic Tweed River event,hosted by the TVSC.
    I might sign up Tom. I need to go for a sail! TMP needs a couple of bits done, like clearing the cobwebs and fixing the trailer ramps.

    BTW is Barney and his bride still coming up? I would call, but I'm stupidly busy with work right now. Up until 3am this morning and shortly about to launch myself back into the black hole of Autocad again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
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    I see the boat is identified as Cooee. She's a Bailey design from eighteen ninety something IIRC ...I can't remember if she's senior or junior, my gut says senior.. Always amazed me that she was able to cross oceans , do the miles she's done.

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    I have one whinge about broken shards of plate flying around in the truck, just one whinge...

    What if I just start calling it the dinky toy instead of the truck???

    Yesterday I discovered that some utter arxewhole has done a parking-by-braille alongside and pushed in the passenger's rear door panel already. I swear one day I'm going to buy an F250, fit all-round parking bars, and go clean up the shopping centre car parks properly. If you read about that happening, it's definitely me. I've been soooo careful to make the shortest possible trips, to park in the least susceptible areas, to check out the cars next door, and to check out the truck on return, but somehow I missed this happening. I can only assume that when they did this, they panicked and drove off straight away, and I didn't check the passnger side that time because there was nobody parked there.

    I'm just a boy from Taperoo that wants a nice car to see out his days.

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    Apparently the owner is a woman who writes articles in sailing mags fairly regularly and no spring chicken. The boat seems to be in great condition but yes, with that freeboard, ocean passages would be interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I see the boat is identified as Cooee. She's a Bailey design from eighteen ninety something IIRC ...I can't remember if she's senior or junior, my gut says senior.. Always amazed me that she was able to cross oceans , do the miles she's done.
    Thanks John.
    She looks like she would have that rail buried regularly going to windward !

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Congratulations Mr S! You must be glowing!

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    Yes Peter! Congratulations on the milestone.

    Jill Knight is pretty famous all right. I've always read her articles as I find them , there's a close link in our boats for a start. But Cooee has been away from NZ my whole adult lifetime, I've never seen the boat in the flesh. Where are those photos taken Rick?

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    I think I saw a photo and an article re Cooee in an issue of Cruising Helmsman once .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I think I saw a photo and an article re Cooee in an issue of Cruising Helmsman once .
    I actually have a book called Blue Water Australians that has some reference to Cooee,owned by a Peter Hemsworth (by memory) Peter and Jill sailed the Pacific in 82, ending up in the Philippines ,where they started building a 50 footer .

    Jill Knight has lived aboard Cooee for 28 years and finished a solo circumnavigation in 95 according to the net.
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    Another similar NZ boat , similar age is Ida, I saw some photos of her in Sydney somewhere a few years ago. Ida might be a bit bigger . Cooee looks between 35 and 40 ft to me ( 36-37?). Ida was a really elegant transitional bow flush decker from circa 1890 something, but she has a cabin on her now.

    That was easy...



    a bit more in wb register. 1895 .
    http://www.woodenboat.com/register-wooden-boats/ida-0
    No way those measurements are correct , I'd believe 45' as LOA (or LOD) and I'd expect a LWL of about 35 ish.
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