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    Default Australian workboat turned cruiser

    In 2007 Rodger and Ali set out on BETTY Mc from Australia for Chile but some where in the South pacific they took a left instead of a right and it's been an adventure ever since. Today, with over 35,000 miles under her belt, BETTY Mc still has yet to reach Chile, but they're still steaming so anything could happen!

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    Smart!

    Dodge Cummins 6BT, greatest diesel engine ever, hands down, no arguing, no way no how!

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I like it. The radar tower could be a bit more elegant, but functional is fine.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    I like it. The radar tower could be a bit more elegant, but functional is fine.
    Did you watch the video, she sure looks good anchored in the Aleutians. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Good boats don't need a good background to look good (but it doesn't detract, either).

    Yes, I did watch the video.
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    What's with the keg? Rainwater cistern?
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    Now that is my kind of boat. Salty enough to rust yer eyes, as the saying goes.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Me being me, I thought,"How much does 5000 miles worth of fuel cost?"

    The vessel really is a combination of very good things, aesthetically, isn't she?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Me being me, I thought,"How much does 5000 miles worth of fuel cost?"
    about the same as one small jib for a comparably sized but less comfortable and accommodating sailboat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Smart!

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    When it approaches the greatness of the 71 seines Detroit, I'll let you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    about the same as one small jib for a comparably sized but less comfortable and accommodating sailboat
    Maaaaaybe. I mean, I DO know people...

    Still. That jib'll go more than one trip, yeah?

    And, I'm not trying to rip on them. I just always think of stuff like that. Yes, on sailboats, too. Those odd logistics are the way my weird brain works. Want to know how many crawl strokes I average per kilometer while swimming? Or footsteps per mile?

    My brain is not like your brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    What's with the keg? Rainwater cistern?
    Rum……………..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    What's with the keg? Rainwater cistern?
    So you don't accidentally drink from the bag under the couch, there.

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    Ahem, Gardner L3 series, cough cough
    Lovely looking boat though

    Forgot to add, why is this down in the bilge, surely deserves to be above board

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
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    Last edited by artif; 02-11-2019 at 04:12 PM.

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    Default Re: Australian workboat turned cruiser

    The bow profile gives it the look of a big skiff. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    What's with the keg? Rainwater cistern?
    Probably a day tank for a diesel cookstove
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    "...why is this down in the bilge, surely deserves to be above board" - artif

    I agree that there is a place for photos like this upstairs, but they serve so much better purpose in The Bilge. Sorta like those little scented cardboard trees that people hang off their rear-view mirrors.
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    Default Re: Australian workboat turned cruiser

    Another freshener, from Bicheno on the east coast of Tasmania.

    IMG_0098_2.jpg

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    Ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long, that is fine...

    What are you doing about it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Maaaaaybe. I mean, I DO know people...

    Still. That jib'll go more than one trip, yeah?

    And, I'm not trying to rip on them. I just always think of stuff like that. Yes, on sailboats, too. Those odd logistics are the way my weird brain works. Want to know how many crawl strokes I average per kilometer while swimming? Or footsteps per mile?

    My brain is not like your brain.

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    We Got 5000 Gallons, We Got 5000 Gallons!
    That was my question when I heard that too. I also wondered at the cost of the engine. Bottom line: too rich for my blood. DAMN!
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