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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    That would be nice to do at some stage.
    I’m a firm believer in setting a date which usually weeds out the arm chair sailors on the day.

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    Hi, Many years I put together a proposal for a week long Raid starting at the top of the Myall lake and finishing at Toronto in time for the Easter wooden boat festival that was once held at Toronto over the Easter long week end. Participants could join or leave the raid at any time. Some participants may not want to do the ocean legs and that was ok. Some of the catering would have been provided were yacht clubs were not available.

    What surprised me most was the negative reactions by the organising committee to what now has become a huge success in Scandinavia and in Hobart. Maybe the thought of all these small craft actually out there sailing and enjoying themselves was too much.

    When covid 19 has been bought under control a raid similar to my proposal should be again considered

    Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    I’m a firm believer in setting a date which usually weeds out the arm chair sailors on the day.
    I should have the Cartopper up and sailing in a few months, but I'd need transport. Sometime later this year I should have a trailer sailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Well blow me down and call me Queequeg.
    There you go Rick, does the boat look a bit wet as well as squiddy?
    Man I'm good, should get a job solving a murder mystery or something.
    Not quite, Ishmael! The squid remains in question are very small. Even so, the serious hole in your proposition is, as formerly noted, the lack of mast steps. I've thought long and hard on this and just can't see how a limbless sperm whale could climb up to the spreaders. A leap in logic would be required and this ain't Logic. I do also wonder why the sperm whale would go to such a leviathanic effort to shed bits of the smallest squid any sperm whale has ever sucked in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Morley View Post
    Hi, Many years I put together a proposal for a week long Raid starting at the top of the Myall lake and finishing at Toronto in time for the Easter wooden boat festival that was once held at Toronto over the Easter long week end. Participants could join or leave the raid at any time. Some participants may not want to do the ocean legs and that was ok. Some of the catering would have been provided were yacht clubs were not available.

    What surprised me most was the negative reactions by the organising committee to what now has become a huge success in Scandinavia and in Hobart. Maybe the thought of all these small craft actually out there sailing and enjoying themselves was too much.

    When covid 19 has been bought under control a raid similar to my proposal should be again considered

    Bruce
    We should renew that plan!
    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Morley View Post
    Hi, Many years I put together a proposal for a week long Raid starting at the top of the Myall lake and finishing at Toronto in time for the Easter wooden boat festival that was once held at Toronto over the Easter long week end. Participants could join or leave the raid at any time. Some participants may not want to do the ocean legs and that was ok. Some of the catering would have been provided were yacht clubs were not available.

    What surprised me most was the negative reactions by the organising committee to what now has become a huge success in Scandinavia and in Hobart. Maybe the thought of all these small craft actually out there sailing and enjoying themselves was too much.

    When covid 19 has been bought under control a raid similar to my proposal should be again considered

    Bruce
    I like the concept the raid would include something for everyone depending on the vessel their sailing ,and sense of adventure.

    Was the plan to make the ocean leg Newcastle a port of call?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Not quite, Ishmael! The squid remains in question are very small. Even so, the serious hole in your proposition is, as formerly noted, the lack of mast steps. I've thought long and hard on this and just can't see how a limbless sperm whale could climb up to the spreaders. A leap in logic would be required and this ain't Logic. I do also wonder why the sperm whale would go to such a leviathanic effort to shed bits of the smallest squid any sperm whale has ever sucked in?
    Could be a teeth cleaning station.

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    This was in 2019

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    Hello Tom, The 2 ocean legs were Port Stevens to Newcastle and Newcastle to Lake Macquarie. The stop in Newcastle would allow for a cruise on the Hunter River up to Morpth. Those not doing the ocean leg would use their trailer to move their craft to Newcastle whilst those doing the ocean leg sailed to Newcastle. It would be the same for the ocean leg to Lake Macquarie. I had a number of escort vessels arranged for the ocean legs for safety. A small bus to be used for transport of non sailing family members.
    The plan is now about 15 years old so it would need to be revised etc but I still think it is possible although the easter festival at Toronto is no longer held. The traditional and classic boat festival failed due to the same negativety I found with my Raid proposal. Most of the negative sentiment was about insurence and such. If it possible to run Taga Tasmania a motor race around Tasmania on public roads surely its possible to run a sailing Raid as proposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Could be a teeth cleaning station.
    Hmm, that does make sense. Just in case, I think I'd better ask around and see if anyone's seen a sperm whale perched on our spreaders, at all. If they have, I'll see if they know how the whale climbed the mast.

    Of course, there's always the risk that it happened at night time, and wasn't seen. In which case, I could ask the local night heron. His response would be about as likely as the rest of this scenario.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Hmm, that does make sense. Just in case, I think I'd better ask around and see if anyone's seen a sperm whale perched on our spreaders, at all. If they have, I'll see if they know how the whale climbed the mast.

    Of course, there's always the risk that it happened at night time, and wasn't seen. In which case, I could ask the local night heron. His response would be about as likely as the rest of this scenario.
    Careful, I read on Facebook that sperm whales have been seen disguised as night herons.
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    Friend of mine in WA is right in the path of the bushfire raging on the outskirts of Perth. He is staying and defending. Trained (retired) RAAF firefighter.
    71 homes gone officially, he says 79.
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    East coast last summer, West coast this year. But WA has been drying out for decades, when I was well sinking and fencing there in the late 60's the water table was dropping fast around Perth, and the country drying out. Parts were forecast to be agriculturally unsustainable even then and there was a movement to re-forest much farming land. Instead they cleared more of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Careful, I read on Facebook that sperm whales have been seen disguised as night herons.
    Oh, come on! Who'd believe anything they read on Facebook!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Oh, come on! Who'd believe anything they read on Facebook!?
    You would be surprised....well maybe you wouldn't.
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    It'd take a bit of convincing to get me to believe that a night heron is a sperm whale in disguise. The whole idea is just cetaceous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    It'd take a bit of convincing to get me to believe that a night heron is a sperm whale in disguise. The whole idea is just cetaceous!
    Not if you consider they might be the extremely rare pygmy sperm whales.
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    Just purchased a fibreglass Cadet dingy. I need to improve my sailing as Warana will be back sailing by the end of the year ( with a new motor as well ) so this should do the job. Getting ready for a some coastal cruising.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Just purchased a fibreglass Cadet dingy. I need to improve my sailing as Warana will be back sailing by the end of the year ( with a new motor as well ) so this should do the job. Getting ready for a some coastal cruising.


    I saw that for sale, nice.
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    The fleet expands! Congratulations!
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    Went for a walk around a couple of yards this morning and saw this.
    20210206_084006.jpg

    20210206_083941.jpg
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    Also saw this.
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    Lunch at the RQYS and watching the Optimists being put away.
    Last edited by WX; 02-05-2021 at 08:45 PM.
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    The first looks like a maurice Griffiths eventide. The second is an interesting caricature

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    A person should not be judgemental.
    Nevertheless, I do wonder what the sentence for boat crime should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagos View Post
    The first looks like a maurice Griffiths eventide. The second is an interesting caricature
    20210206_113106.jpg
    I did come across this Aquarius that I liked.
    20210206_083504.jpg
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    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    Hey that’s a great dinghy for that price she would tow very well and be a good rower.

    I built a modified Nutshell pram to fit Wee Barkie and its a great dinghy which I value at around 600-700 without CB ,mast was rudder.

    My last dinghy which was the Tammie was among one of my boats I used very regularly , the shellback would have the additional advantage of being more car topple than the Tammie.

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    Okay non boat. I made a nesting box out of bits and pieces.
    20210207_123159.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I did come across this Aquarius that I liked.
    20210206_083504.jpg
    One of the criteria I have decided on after this little expedition is the size of the trailer. I don't want to tow anything BIG
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    Oh my, treading dangerous ground and looking at boat designs.
    http://www.jwboatdesigns.co.nz/plans/penguin/index.htm
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    Challenge accepted! The Repair of my trusty old auto helm 1000 has begun .....re solder red wire and replace busted string! Then the hardest part, put it back together

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    Hallam good luck with the last bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Hey that’s a great dinghy for that price she would tow very well and be a good rower.

    I built a modified Nutshell pram to fit Wee Barkie and its a great dinghy which I value at around 600-700 without CB ,mast was rudder.

    My last dinghy which was the Tammie was among one of my boats I used very regularly , the shellback would have the additional advantage of being more car topple than the Tammie.
    Yikes! I don't want anything even more car topple!
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