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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Yeah that 30-48 stuff has whiskers on it. I've run for Gabo in 50+ and I can't say I have the ambition of ever doing it again. Obviously we survived, but surfing 23 tonne of motorsailer ketch is great looking back on, terrible in the present tense. All power to the memory of Jack Laurent-Giles for designing a boat that survived it.

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    No takers for 'Request That Song' so I'm going to kick it off with Misty, for Miss T. If you want to play the chords and lyrics are on a site called Dr Uke.

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    If you see the wind dropping there later and check Friday's forecast after 4pm today then you'll know if you have a window. Unlikely but possible.

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    Wind gusts here in Twofold Bay are quite frightening right now. At anchor off Boyd Town Arawana was just blown over around 45 degrees. Wind is picking up wave tops and blowing them away as salty horizontal rain.

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    The inflatable just blew over. Phil wins today's Nostradamus Prize.

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    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Wind gusts here in Twofold Bay are quite frightening right now. At anchor off Boyd Town Arawana was just blown over around 45 degrees. Wind is picking up wave tops and blowing them away as salty horizontal rain.

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    I hope you have good ground tackle in good holding. Sounds rough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    You never know but a forecast that far ahead in that area at this time of year is woo woo land.

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    Yeah it's already changed, and looks a bit scrappy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I hope you have good ground tackle in good holding. Sounds rough.
    It's a nice bottom to hold onto. My Bruce 10kg, chain and nylon seems to be enough.

    I think I've been away too long.

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    Wind is starting to ease at Gabo but not enough yet. Forecast for Friday at Lakes Entrance has eased too but I think it's too tight yet. It's a shame because tomorrow looks great! Yak jerky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Wind is starting to ease at Gabo but not enough yet. Forecast for Friday at Lakes Entrance has eased too but I think it's too tight yet. It's a shame because tomorrow looks great! Yak jerky?

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    I'm still backing Friday midnight to Sunday morning


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    Might be okay but still has strong W coming through on Sun morning. Actually more severe than Friday but see how it develops.

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    Bucketing down on the Mornington Peninsula. Cumulus clouds, squalls and patches of sunshine.

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    Just tell me about the sunshine

    Predicted overnight temp here -1. I'm wearing long socks and a big wooly hat to bed, as well as winter pjms. I might have to adopt a feral cat to come sleep on the bed. Or three dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Just tell me about the sunshine

    Predicted overnight temp here -1. I'm wearing long socks and a big wooly hat to bed, as well as winter pjms. I might have to adopt a feral cat to come sleep on the bed. Or three dogs.

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    Bruce, I think if I was going to Lakes Entrance, I'd go early on Sunday morning and aim to arrive late pm on Monday. That way you only have one sleepless night, good weather and light wind for most of it and you can go in in daylight after the low tide at 3 pm. There won't be much swell so the bar should be fine.

    Assuming the forecast holds! Next week looks pretty settled in Bass St but there's a low intensifying in the Tasman. It'll probably go and beat up NZ but watch it as they can be severe if they hang around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Terracotta flower pot upside down over a burner is supposed to be a good cabin heater...I've never tested it.
    Good way to kill yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Good way to kill yourself.

    Rick
    With a closed up cabin, quite possibly.
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    I never did tell you guys what I concluded about ways to kill yourself. Not going to, either.

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    Even vented, it's just too easy to cosy up, drift off to sleep and load up the cabin with CO. The only safe way to do it is with a flue.

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