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    Tom, Al G, thanks for the pictures!
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    Thanks for the photos, and the very informative commentary Tom.

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    Fantastic Tom! You've put those of us who've been 'documenting' this event for years, in the shade! Great photos and notation! Thank you!!

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    Storm Bay is an absolute cracker of a boat. Sorry to see Tenacious is still a bit shy about showing much sail. She was quite a disappointment when she visited Adelaide.

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    Really great to see May Queen saved, in tip[ top condition and sailing beautifully

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    Tom - a minor point, but one worth pointing out to avoid angst from the Tasmanians among us. You mention meeting the person responsible for bringing the James Craig back to Australia for restoration. She'd been sunk in Recherche Bay, which is in Tasmania (which is a treasured part of Australia). She was refloated, brought to Hobart... and then to Sydney, in NSW for restoration. Tasmanians really do get a bit funny when people don't mention that they are a part of Australia
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Tom - a minor point, but one worth pointing out to avoid angst from the Tasmanians among us. You mention meeting the person responsible for bringing the James Craig back to Australia for restoration. She'd been sunk in Recherche Bay, which is in Tasmania (which is a treasured part of Australia). She was refloated, brought to Hobart... and then to Sydney, in NSW for restoration. Tasmanians really do get a bit funny when people don't mention that they are a part of Australia
    On the flight down I felt quite miffed that I didn't get a clear view of Bass Strait. I wanted visual confirmation that I was going OS.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    On the flight down I felt quite miffed that I didn't get a clear view of Bass Strait. I wanted visual confirmation that I was going OS.

    Lay off the champagne a tad

    Seriously though, my first trip to Tassie was an early morning flight to Hobart on East West Airlines (yeah, I know, I was flying North South....) and I knew one of the hosties. She kept our glasses full the whole way there. We arrived stonkered. Don't recall seeing Bass Strait. . It was off to the Uni to take a professor for lunch, the purpose of the trip btw. Nice wine. Then off to the pub for dinner.

    My last trip down, in 2010, included dinner at the home of the head of the wine society.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Okay here's a few I thought worthy. I have quite a bit of video footage that I will try and do something with as well.

    The sweetest little diesel. I have video of it running.










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    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    Here's three shots of a nice little double ender.




    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    A shot I'm really happy with.





    Here we have a strip planked Hartley Spindrift 24. Note the inboard rudder.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    Good pics Gary
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    I like the cockpit on the Hartley, very neat and tidy. I spoke to the owner who restored it and she told me the builder did about 4 of them.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    Quote Originally Posted by HS View Post
    Julie Burgess looks like she has new(er) sails. Either that, or they've been renewed somehow.

    Thanks for the pictures and keep 'em coming.
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    Tom the boat you thought was an 18 footer was actually a 23 footer called Boxer .
    designed in 1905 she was what was known as a Net boat for Moreton Bay . A shallow draft centreboareder.
    At the time you took the pic we had 6 sails up,and over 1500 mquare feet of sail area .
    The link to the boats face book page should give you a better insight .
    https://www.facebook.com/boxer.com.au/

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    Great photos Hans!!

    The scene. Hobart's a lovely city:











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    This is Giselle. She looked really spectacular sailing but I couldn't get the shot. Oh well ....



    This is part of the Australian St Ayles Challenge (?) fleet:




    Lots of Huon, teak and bronze, as always:



    The first highlight of the festival, for me, was finding and meeting the crew of, Anitra V. A very successful Halvorsen racer that my father crewed on in the early 1970s. Anitra won the Sydney to Hobart in the early 60s:



    Meeting Brett and exploring his lovely yacht Magic was another highlight:




    These deep and heavy naval sail training skiffs were interesting and in great, original condition:



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    This lovely old skiff was saved from a swamp somewhere. A really, nice, simple restoration:






    Mallana is lovely:




    This little skiff was tied up to Laurabada and one of Peter Kerr's moulded dinghies, so I'm wondering if he made this one. She looked incredibly light. The timber planking looks like balsa, the mast is carbon ...




    I can never resist a shot of this Derwent



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    Yes, Peter Kerr built the skiff to his own design. It's balsa cored and insanely light. I think the whole boat and rig is something like 25kg. I'll check with him. When I arrive at the slipway on a Monday and he's wearing a huge grin I know he's about to describe the weekend's sailing on this little rocket.

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    This little skiff was tied up to Laurabada and one of Peter Kerr's moulded dinghies, so I'm wondering if he made this one. She looked incredibly light. The timber planking looks like balsa, the mast is carbon ...



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    Another highlight of the show was the Dutch contingent. One of the Derwents had a race against a similarly aged racer called Oranje. This, I think, is the Derwent chosen to race:



    and this is Oranje



    On the last day of the festival, all the Dutch boats, including their musical accompanist, had a great little photo shoot off the marina:



    There were three of these great little Dutch fishing boats - actually four, but the fourth one seemed to spend all of the show underwater:







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    The lead boat in this shot is a skiff built of Tasmania timber by a group of Dutch students or apprentices or something, in just a few weeks here. They certainly did a lovely job:



    And the floating Dutch musician - just fantastic!



    Al G's boat wasn't included in the festival (organisers did a great job but I think there'd be lots of interest in boats like this) but she was included in OUR festival. Alex has done such a great job with this project. She's open and comfortable and is a real triumph:



    And a couple of details from some famous boats ....





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    Thanks Matt! Does he have plans?

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    This guy was just amazing and an absolute pleasure to watch. His whistling with two fingers impressed the hell out of me.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    Great pictures, thanks Rick. Of course it would have been nice to see a shot Wee Barkie amongst that lot

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    Yes, but he's really having a ball doing what he's doing instead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Great pictures, thanks Rick. Of course it would have been nice to see a shot Wee Barkie amongst that lot
    There was a Wee Barkie look alike there but with a small transom stern.

    Note the sticky?
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Thanks Matt! Does he have plans?

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    I'm pretty sure he said the plans can be made available. I'll ask him next week. He's not due back till Monday.

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    A bit more detail, of the famous







    and the not so famous





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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Here's three shots of a nice little double ender.




    She's a Lilly, a 16ft version of my 18'4''Jim. Both are Selway Fisher designs and adaptions of Humber canoeyawls.
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    Adrian and Jeff.


    Absent Friends, a great dinghy to row while thinking of absent friends.




    Dutch submarine.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    I don't know why but these ships remind me of the livestock export ships.


    I particularly liked the use of thin trim around the cabin top and sides on this one.


    Apart from general views of the dock and boats that is pretty much it from me till I sort out the video stuff.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    They're great - thanks Gary!

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    I was having problems with my phone down there with battery losing power and it just running slow. The latter problem turned out to be too many photos stored on the phone memory. Once I moved them across to the SD card it was fine. May need a new battery though. The video from the SJ4000 "Gopro" style camera shows a bit of distortion as the lens is wide angle.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    They're great - thanks Gary!

    Rick
    I've had a skim through the photos in the book Rick, it's looks like it's going to be a good read. Thanks for that.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    Smokey Cape is an unusual boat, not a normal Randell design (as I know them) but more like a miniature Colin Archer and delightful with it!







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