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    A balanced world !
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Clearly we are seeing a different weather picture emerging this year. Up here in the South East the Northerly's appear to have strenghtened and are blowing right up to 30 kn from their normal 20-25 kn range.

    Or is that just me dreaming of a speedy tail wind passage.rather than a challenging bash to windward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    We just went and bought us the cutest little camper trailer. One of those pop up ones with a bed folds down at each end, a gas stove inside and a table on a single leg in the middle. $1200.00 I think the modern iteration of camper trailers runs at about $50,000.00 and requires a turbo charged V8 4wd to tow it. Our new baby is from a whole different era. More like a swag with wheels.




    Nice, you'll have a lot of fun with that, and it will be sweet to tow.
    We have a little 3.6m caravan from 1976, still has the original green, brown and orange striped awning, and the sparkly yellow upholstery inside - very chic, and a bargain compred with a new one.
    Being so short, the weight distribution is awful. Combine this with having the full frontal area of a big caravan, and it can be spectacularly bad to tow if you load it carelessly. And however much fuel we normally use, double it.
    The damn thing seems to be a magnet for high winds, we have had 150kw of V6 Camry tapped out at 80km/hr punting into a norwest gale, although to be fair, that was also going up a modest incline - the sort of thing you blokes would call a mountain ;-)
    But it is neat pulling into a camp site, and being all set up and able to pull a cold beer out of the gas/electric fridge five minutes after unhitching.
    Make that fifteen minutes, if we set up the awning.

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    Nice Phil, an excellent buy ! I lived in one of those at Glen Innes for 6 months or so as a young bloke but baled when the temperatures dropped below freezing. A single layer of canvas isn't quite sufficient sometimes .
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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    Nice, you'll have a lot of fun with that, and it will be sweet to tow.
    We have a little 3.6m caravan from 1976, still has the original green, brown and orange striped awning, and the sparkly yellow upholstery inside - very chic, and a bargain compred with a new one.
    Being so short, the weight distribution is awful. Combine this with having the full frontal area of a big caravan, and it can be spectacularly bad to tow if you load it carelessly. And however much fuel we normally use, double it.
    The damn thing seems to be a magnet for high winds, we have had 150kw of V6 Camry tapped out at 80km/hr punting into a norwest gale, although to be fair, that was also going up a modest incline - the sort of thing you blokes would call a mountain ;-)
    But it is neat pulling into a camp site, and being all set up and able to pull a cold beer out of the gas/electric fridge five minutes after unhitching.
    Make that fifteen minutes, if we set up the awning.

    Pete
    Yes it's great to tow. Only weighs about 350kg and sits down low behind the car. Can see right over it in the rear view mirror.

    Are those gas electric fridges worth the space they take? Much cheaper than the compressor type. But I have heard they struggle to drop the temp much below ambient. The little van we hired in NZ had a small compressor fridge, which was great. Just big enough for a bottle of milk, a bit of meat, a few eggs, a beer and a tiny bit of veg. Much easier than ice in an esky.

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    Nice buy Phil. I went looking for something like that a few years ago and couldn't find anything under $10k that was worth looking at. I'd have been better off just towing the Hartley around and sleeping in that.
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    For the last year or so I've been watching a very nice little Lug rig sailing on the Tweed. We today Marine Rescue had a family day picnic at the Fingal boat harbour...eat food and take family members for a high speed spin in the rescue boats sort of thing. Anyway I noticed the bloke pull up at the ramp to launch his boat and had a brief chat before letting him get on with it. He sailed of for several hours and I got to have a longer chat when he came back. He bought the boat second hand and did some work on it, including fitting a battery and electric outboard. The boat is a Scruffy Shimmy 12 and just looks good and sails beautifully. http://www.scruffie.com/shimmy12.html

    Charlie has fitted his with a bowsprit which enhances the clipper bow look. Masses of built in floatation and apparently very had to tip over.
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    A sweet little boat ! You should build one Gary .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    A sweet little boat ! You should build one Gary .
    You can buy them as a kit...however I need another boat like a fish needs a bicycle.
    I've got a Bolger Cartopper here I could do something with....given non existent time and motivation.
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    Now there's an idea !
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    Re dinner, Me, Duncan, Peter, Gary, Rick (+1?), Tom, I think thats the count so far.

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    Come on, get up ya lazy buggers! Sun's up, water's glassy .....

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    Not here, half gale and cold as.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    We just went and bought us the cutest little camper trailer. One of those pop up ones with a bed folds down at each end, a gas stove inside and a table on a single leg in the middle. $1200.00 I think the modern iteration of camper trailers runs at about $50,000.00 and requires a turbo charged V8 4wd to tow it. Our new baby is from a whole different era. More like a swag with wheels.




    Looks like diluted time to me... boat? camper? .. boat? camper!

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    Overcast, cool , looking like rain .
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Looks like diluted time to me... boat? camper? .. boat? camper!
    Nver heard that phrase before, but yes. And then there's our 5 acres of paradise. And occasional work too.

    The thing is, the previous owner had it for 20 odd years, and used it 3 times. Their kids borrowed it twice. We might keep up that utilisation rate. It came fully stocked with everything ready to go, just add food. All the cooking stuff, right down to glad wrap and paper towels is already there. Like a little time capsule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Overcast, cool , looking like rain .
    Same, but the wind has gone over to Jeffs part of the world. Might blow their mozzies away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Nver heard that phrase before, but yes. And then there's our 5 acres of paradise. And occasional work too.

    The thing is, the previous owner had it for 20 odd years, and used it 3 times. Their kids borrowed it twice. We might keep up that utilisation rate. It came fully stocked with everything ready to go, just add food. All the cooking stuff, right down to glad wrap and paper towels is already there. Like a little time capsule.
    I'm actually jealous. We live such a narrow life . Our kids didn't even know what it was to drive out of town because every weekend and holiday was a boating one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Overcast, cool , looking like rain .
    Same here, we could certainly do with a drop. I was joking yesterday that it's so dry you could start a fire just by scuffing your foot on the grass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Nver heard that phrase before, but yes. And then there's our 5 acres of paradise. And occasional work too.

    The thing is, the previous owner had it for 20 odd years, and used it 3 times. Their kids borrowed it twice. We might keep up that utilisation rate. It came fully stocked with everything ready to go, just add food. All the cooking stuff, right down to glad wrap and paper towels is already there. Like a little time capsule.

    I see there's room for a boat on top.
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    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Very good !
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Not here, half gale and cold as.
    Don't complain about the cold, you can put a jumper on - middle of the build-up here in Darwin, hot as Hades and humid and having to work in an office on the top floor surrounded by glass that has been baking in the sun all weekend and the A/C is busted...........oh, and no windows to open and no fans....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Don't complain about the cold, you can put a jumper on - middle of the build-up here in Darwin, hot as Hades and humid and having to work in an office on the top floor surrounded by glass that has been baking in the sun all weekend and the A/C is busted...........oh, and no windows to open and no fans....
    Chook in a pressure cooker?
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    Paste up a couple of rolls of foil Greg. But you are right that heat and humidity would sideline me effectively.

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    Mackay just disappearing. 10 knots of breeze. Clear sky. Quite nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Paste up a couple of rolls of foil Greg. But you are right that heat and humidity would sideline me effectively.
    Is the Ozpolitics or Antipodean boats thread??
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Mackay just disappearing. 10 knots of breeze. Clear sky. Quite nice.

    Rick
    Lucky you!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Don't complain about the cold, you can put a jumper on - middle of the build-up here in Darwin, hot as Hades and humid and having to work in an office on the top floor surrounded by glass that has been baking in the sun all weekend and the A/C is busted...........oh, and no windows to open and no fans....
    The build up is NO FUN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Mackay just disappearing. 10 knots of breeze. Clear sky. Quite nice.

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    Did you remember your camera ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Did you remember your camera ?
    Yes.... for all we know you're actually sitting in your bath playing with toy yachts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Mackay just disappearing. 10 knots of breeze. Clear sky. Quite nice.

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    Where are you going? How long for ? any fish? etc ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Yes it's great to tow. Only weighs about 350kg and sits down low behind the car. Can see right over it in the rear view mirror.

    Are those gas electric fridges worth the space they take? Much cheaper than the compressor type. But I have heard they struggle to drop the temp much below ambient. The little van we hired in NZ had a small compressor fridge, which was great. Just big enough for a bottle of milk, a bit of meat, a few eggs, a beer and a tiny bit of veg. Much easier than ice in an esky.
    The caravan came with the fridge, and we liked it so much that we bought one of the esky type ones as well, to get some more space. It's either a Coleman or Waeco.
    They will struggle if you load them up with unfrozen food, and they do take a while to get going. We power them both up the night before we go away, load them up with frozen stuff, and they'll keep it that way. The beer and milk that goes in liquid, has come out solid a few times :-/
    They both seem to be fine at least up to 30C, and they each use less than a 9kg gas bottle over ten days. Means we dont have to be on a site with power.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Mackay just disappearing. 10 knots of breeze. Clear sky. Quite nice.

    Rick
    You guys planning to push straight through to Lady Mulgrave Is ?
    A rough estimate of your running time would put you in there on Wednesday, or Tuesday avo if you can average 7 kn.

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