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    Damn , its going to be cold in the car !.
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    You never did get that haircut I see Bruce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Phil has loaned me his tiller pilot for the final legs, and he drove to Robe to deliver it.

    We went out for a pub dinner; roast lamb and veg and a red, and back to Arawana for cheese and bikkies and chocolate. Now Phil is going to try to survive my boat-clearing snoring. He has his car to sleep in if the ear plugs aren't enough defence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Phil has loaned me his tiller pilot for the final legs, and he drove to Robe to deliver it.

    We went out for a pub dinner; roast lamb and veg and a red, and back to Arawana for cheese and bikkies and chocolate. Now Phil is going to try to survive my boat-clearing snoring. He has his car to sleep in if the ear plugs aren't enough defence.

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    Excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Can I borrow a dog or two? Send Monty.

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    No , you can't have Monty , but I'm sure you could find a dawg that is happy in a car/boat , and that can be your companion.
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    Bruce, keep an eye on Friday 2200 to Sunday am as it's shaping up as a possible window. Swell could be a problem but should ease over Saturday. Northerly coming in on Sunday but might be okay if you hug the coast again.

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    A very comfortable night aboard in the Honeymoon suit up forward. Still blowing ts bitts off here but nice and cosy down below. Bruce has the first coffee of the day on and life is good


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    I really hope you meant 'suite' - otherwise, that's way too much information!

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    I like the fact that you can stand up in the boat , that is a big plus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I really hope you meant 'suite' - otherwise, that's way too much information!

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    Indeed. With many layers of warm clothes on. And Bruce was in his preferred berth in the main cabin.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    A very comfortable night aboard in the Honeymoon suit up forward. Still blowing ts bitts off here but nice and cosy down below. Bruce has the first coffee of the day on and life is good
    I always understood the Job Description for Cabin Boy included making the Skippers coffee.

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    Nobody messes with my galley but me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Nobody messes with my galley but me.

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    .......There's nothing quite like my good old cast iron skillet for a bit of gentle persuasion if the need ever arose!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    A very comfortable night aboard in the Honeymoon suit up forward. Still blowing ts bitts off here but nice and cosy down below. Bruce has the first coffee of the day on and life is good


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    Great to hear!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Bruce, keep an eye on Friday 2200 to Sunday am as it's shaping up as a possible window. Swell could be a problem but should ease over Saturday. Northerly coming in on Sunday but might be okay if you hug the coast again.

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    I'm looking at Thursday midnight departure, hugging the coast, no 3 or 2 headsail / motorsailing, stopping at Penneshaw for a day or going straight to North Haven if progress is good. It will have to continue to moderate during the day today but it's not far off being a fast broad reach out of here.

    To Penneshaw at 4.5 knots is around 30 hours, just over a day at 5 knots. How does that look to you?

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    Here's the route plan.



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    Looks okay to me but I thought it might be too lumpy tonight and tomorrow. I would delay til tomorrow am. That way you avoid consecutive nights and you'll see what the sea is doing. Still gives you enough time for Penneshaw or Adelaide area. Will send text summary tonight, around 9 pm or a bit earlier. I do expect seas to build tonight so I'd urge caution as it's a lee shore for quite a way still.

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    Thanks Rick, much appreciated.

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    The wind a bit up the coast was noticeably less today than it was yesterday which I think portends well


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    It has come back up a bit here since this morning. I'll have a look at first light tomorrow and see if I can get away safely.

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    Well Bruce , I went in to IGA , after the WW Guild today , and popped the question to the lovely lady at the Deli counter.
    "Do you have any Red feather tinned butter?".
    She had that look of triumph on her face , she had obviously been waiting for some bloke to come in and pop that question for days.
    Yes , there it is right there , pointing to half a dozen yellow tins "and we have more !".
    I took a couple , how could I not?.
    Full marks for effort from IGA Portland , I say !.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    Well Bruce , I went in to IGA , after the WW Guild today , and popped the question to the lovely lady at the Deli counter.
    "Do you have any Red feather tinned butter?".
    She had that look of triumph on her face , she had obviously been waiting for some bloke to come in and pop that question for days.
    Yes , there it is right there , pointing to half a dozen yellow tins "and we have more !".
    I took a couple , how could I not?.
    Full marks for effort from IGA Portland , I say !.
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    Brilliant! She'll be bragging to the boss about how they are in huge demand and walking off the shelf as quick as she can stock them. Can you remember what price per tin?

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    It's worth another article in the Observer I reckon.

    "Mystery Surrounds Unusual Demand for Tinned Butter in Portland."
    Portland IGA manager says that a surge in demand for tinned butter seems to have been sparked by rumours of miraculous healing properties of the product, which is imported from New Zilland. It is not known how the rumours started, however The Observer understands that an elderly sailor who visited Portland recently had a remarkable head of hair and sunny disposition, which he attributed to a diet containing large quantities of the butter.

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    What's it made from.....cows milk with a generous dollop of bulls#!t?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Brilliant! She'll be bragging to the boss about how they are in huge demand and walking off the shelf as quick as she can stock them. Can you remember what price per tin?

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    They were $5.99 a tin Bruce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    What's it made from.....cows milk with a generous dollop of bulls#!t?
    Rub a tiny dollop on your head every day. A little bit of miracle butter goes a looong way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Rub a tiny dollop on your head every day. A little bit of miracle butter goes a looong way.

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    I assume it requires refrigeration once opened?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I assume it requires refrigeration once opened?
    According to the label, yes. in practice, no, although it depends on water temperature. Boating practice apparently is to open the can, use the supplied plastic lid, and store it against the hull as low as practicable. At this time of year down south it comes out of the cold cupboard as hard as fridge butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I assume it requires refrigeration once opened?
    You should get your IGA to get some in. Tell them that IGA Portland is doing a roaring trade in it. Tell your hippie neighbours to rub some on their heads if you dare.

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    Frudge Butter!.... It's NZ
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I assume it requires refrigeration once opened?

    It was the only butter that I bought when cruising when I had no refrigeration, lasted quite well even up the Red Sea in stinking hot weather when opened, though I’d generally go through a tin in a fortnight or so.
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    Enough butter jokes, it can only get bad from here.

    I've prepped the boat and loaded the route and obstacles into the Garmin GPS. The wind is still doing the wind thing out there but I'm willing to have a look at the weather early tomorrow for a trip to Penneshaw.

    After all this time of being watertight the fixed lights on port side, over my berth, have started letting drips of rain in. I've relocated back to where I started, back to the Skipper's suite. Robe has been very good this time. Highly rated by me. If the weather is lousy tomorrow I could do worse than stay here for a few more days.

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    Hope it moderates Bruce wind dropped down here this afternoon. My reading of the forecast is an early morning start, might be a bit tight and uncomfortable till evening but then reasonable conditions till early sunday.

    Best of luck

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    Looks like it does t it? Should be a brisk sail until,the wind drops away sometime Saturday, and then provided you are tucked up somewhere nice before that northerly comes through Sturday night you are good as gold.

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    The wind and swell are both slightly down from yesterday. There's still a bit of rolly swell and the wind is directly abeam of the course, however it's not too much by the look of it.

    I'm heading out into it shortly to have a closer look...

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