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    I thought it might be the BOM.... but you interprete well too. Thanks.
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    You know, I don't really interpret much - I just summarise what's there. I interpret a bit more on our coast as I'm more familiar with it and can often predict what's likely to happen. But I don't have much experience at all with weather watching along the Vic and SA coasts so I'm reluctant to make the same sort of guesses.

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    Cracker night here, mostly clear and just cool with what seems a steady breeze with a lot of east in it. But we are in a sea facing gully protected from the north and it can be deceptive.

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    When I was in the CG , we went over their weather forecasts all the time , and sweated on the updates.
    But really , I'm happy just to use "Seabreeze" , its quick and easy to use.
    And pretty accurate.
    What I have noticed though over the years , is that the weather does moderate , over the days.
    Although I don't hold out much hope for Tuesday at this stage , in this case.
    I'd say it is going to be wet , and windy.
    Not a good day to be motoring a sailboat.
    I'm just hoping that Bruce does get some nice northerlies , that steady the boat a bit , and allow him to make good time.
    The last thing he wants down here are easterlies.
    They will tire him very quickly.
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    I hope you had a good night Bruce , there is still plenty of moonlight here.
    I'm wondering how much progress you have made.
    Its going to get very still probably , and then northerlies , strengthening.
    Regards Rob J.

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    Still a bit of breeze out there. Cape Otway has 14 knots, gusting to 20. It's going to go light and stay that way, though, until tomorrow morning. Tuesday morning it'll start to blow after dawn and then get up to about 25 by 10 am - at this stage.

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    Yes , I think there will be quite a daylight envelope on Tuesday morning that Bruce could use , if needs be.
    I just recall the time I motorsailed in to Apollo Bay years ago , my very experienced skipper , who knew the area very well , took it easy the last few NM , so that we approached in daylight.
    But if Bruce is able to talk to the harbourmaster/Port Manager , I'm sure he would be able to give him sage advise.
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    Beautiful day here but a bit of cumulus about, just back from Philip Island and it looks like there might be some sqalls out to sea.

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    San Remo sounds nice.

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    How far out of Cape Woolamai are you?
    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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    No texts from me for a few days Bruce - I dropped the phone and killed it so has to be replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    San Remo sounds nice.

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    good move Bruce!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    How far out of Cape Woolamai are you?
    I'm 9 nm from San Remo light. Won't get there before dark, which is a bugger. Never seen the place and all I know is the tide is strong and tricksie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    No texts from me for a few days Bruce - I dropped the phone and killed it so has to be replaced.

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    Highlight of my day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    good move Bruce!!!
    You had to be there last night and this morning to know how good. Long story over beer one day.

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    Many yachts drop the pick in Cleeland Bight for a sleep over.


    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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    Sounds like I'll have to buy more beer !.
    Bruce , have you spoken to CG there ?.
    Perhaps they could get someone experienced in coming in and out of San Remo in the dark to talk you through what to expect.
    Obviously their own crews would have done it countless times.
    I've got some mail for you , when you get over this way.
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    Thanks Rob. Speaking of CG, one of their officers here used to own Arawana and is coming out to have a dekko. Small world.

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    Well I'll be !!.
    Just the bloke to have a talk to.
    Hope he is bringing a beer !.
    Well done , now time to relax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    Well I'll be !!.
    Just the bloke to have a talk to.
    Hope he is bringing a beer !.
    Well done , now time to relax.
    Regards Rob J.
    It's a she.

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    Hope she brings a beer !.
    Did you get in ok ? , or is that still to happen ?.
    Regards Rob J.

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    Should have the phone fixed by lunchtime tomorrow so regular service will resume then. Glad to hear you'rd going into San Reno I reckon you must be pretty tired!

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    Talked to Bruce and did a recce re a mooring at the jetty. Parks Vic gives you the roundabout after dark. Could not get any contact about vacant possies as there are a few big fishing boats still out at sea.
    Hooking up the trailer to pick up the dinghy and off into the wilds of Cape Woollamai holiday house territory.
    Be back later.

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    I think Bruce will be very happy to see a friendly face.
    And a beer.
    I'll bet he will sleep well.
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    11.30, home, had something to eat. Bruce is a bit zonked.

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    So I take it Arawana is anchored or tied up somewhere east of Melbourne and all is well?

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    Well done boys !.
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    Well done all 'round !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    Well done boys !.
    Change hasn't got here yet , but you can feel it building.
    Rob J.
    Doesn't look like you'll get too much wind today. Tomorrow though, will be windy. Sunday might be shaping up as Bruce's next opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    So I take it Arawana is anchored or tied up somewhere east of Melbourne and all is well?
    Yep. Arawana is on her pick at San Remo. I'm on shore leave, and licking my wounds. Grateful to have made some headway and bashed and beaten by the conditions that I could not beat.

    Jeff and Anne are looking after me. Heaven. I slept ashore in a big, soft bed. I've eaten food that doesn't try to escape the pitching plate. I'm enjoying a coffee that isn't trying to throw itself at my face.

    But I'm fretting for Arawana, out there by herself and not even a tender to keep her company.

    Today I'll start reprovisioning, fueling up both Arawana and me, mending an oar, moving to a finger wharf and cleaning nearly three months of filth from me, clothes and Arawana. And I'll start watching the weather.

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    How was it Bruce? Swell?

    And our kindest regards to Ann and Jeff!

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    You've done very well, as you know! A couple of jumps to go. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    How was it Bruce? Swell?

    And our kindest regards to Ann and Jeff!

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    I'm guessing something along these lines.......
    sloppy conditions as an aftermath of last weeks winds combined with on the nose wind to make the passage west a real slog of an effort and a slow unpleasant ride, sometimes making around two knots headway??
    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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