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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    If you wanted to transport a 9 metre mast long distance how would you do it?
    I'm thinking a car trailer with some sort of rack built on it high enough to allow forward overhang over the towing vehicle.

    Beach catamaran trailers have the mast arranged exactly as you describe. Maybe you can borrow a catamaran trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Beach catamaran trailers have the mast arranged exactly as you describe. Maybe you can borrow a catamaran trailer.
    It's more for the guy buying Redwings mast and rig. He's in Gelong.
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    I have a spare boat trailer with the mast attachment sitting idle he could borrow. In good order, Mini wheels and spare and new wiring and lights. Not registered though…………..

    Big, spectacular thunder storm under way here, lightning and heavy rain. Lovely!

    Boy! is it coming down hard!
    Last edited by skuthorp; 05-02-2021 at 04:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    If you wanted to transport a 9 metre mast long distance how would you do it?
    I'm thinking a car trailer with some sort of rack built on it high enough to allow forward overhang over the towing vehicle.
    Theoretically even a mid sized boat trailer works as I found when I transported my pole mast from Sydney.

    The problem I encountered in transporting my mast was the the spar traveling outside the perimeter of my vehicle around round abouts, and it could be arcing anywhere up to 1 to 2 meters outside the cars perimeter when executing a tight turn.

    Grantqed a 6 m trailer would reduce the problems I encountered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I have a spare boat trailer with the mast attachment sitting idle he could borrow. In good order, Mini wheels and spare and new wiring and lights. Not registered though…………..

    Big, spectacular thunder storm under way here, lightning and heavy rain. Lovely!

    Boy! is it coming down hard!
    Thanks Jeff, I'll let him know.
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    20 mill in 20 minutes last night. Warm and humid again today with a lot of heavy cumulus about.

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    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    20 mill in 20 minutes last night. Warm and humid again today with a lot of heavy cumulus about.
    We had torrential rain before the party Saturday arvo and then again after most had gone home.
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    Have had to abandon the Green Island 15 up in the Straits for a fortnight as we do our normal Brisbane-Poona rotation, but it'll be a good chance for those coats of paint to dry. I started a thread on it, mainly to help get some photos of the boat up on the web as they're hard to come by, and I thought others might be interested. I also found out the designer is still around so I might try to get in touch as he seems like a nice guy, though I don't think seriously in full-time business anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Those were the days. If mine had been as good as that I might have kept it. Thanks for that.
    2+2 , looks like what they call series 1.5 without the covered headlights.
    Is that a tape or vynil bra to protect the paint. ..

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    There was also an old Ferrari and a Jensen. I'm guessing they were travelling back from Targa Tasmania so yes, the tape looks like it's there to avoid stone chips. No apparent damage so I'm sure that's what the tape's for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I'm guessing they were travelling back from Targa Tasmania
    Very watertight concrete block ferry for crossing the Strait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I have a spare boat trailer with the mast attachment sitting idle he could borrow. In good order, Mini wheels and spare and new wiring and lights. Not registered though…………..

    Big, spectacular thunder storm under way here, lightning and heavy rain. Lovely!

    Boy! is it coming down hard!
    He's found trucking company looking for a backload on the 21st.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    Very watertight concrete block ferry for crossing the Strait.
    Yes, berthed in Bathurst.
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    Here's a dinghy for it…….

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    Someone went to a lot of trouble there...nice lines.
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    Thunder in the distance, 15 to 30mm predicted and the radar is showing a big storm cell angling in from the north west.
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    Ever have one of those days where you think you know what's happening for the day, but it turns out you don't?
    The plan for the day was to borrow a trailer and do a load of rubbish to the tip, then head up to the boat and hopefully get the mast lifted out. On the way home it was drop into a timber yard and get the timber for the boat cradle...well none of that happened beyond borrowing the trailer and getting it loaded up. The mate I borrowed it from can't find the power plug adapter.
    Fingers crossed he will find it tonight...gosh lucky I had a whole bunch of jobs to do around the yard eh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    The mate I borrowed it from can't find the power plug adapter.
    Fingers crossed he will find it tonight...gosh lucky I had a whole bunch of jobs to do around the yard eh.
    Luckily you're adaptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    Luckily you're adaptable.
    Well the alternative was drive to town and buy the adapter....which I may end up doing anyway tomorrow.
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    Decommissioning takes one more step, one of the guys on the wharf has a truck with a small HYAB. He dropped the mast for me gratis...think I'll buy him a nice bottle of West Oz red as a thank you.
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    Eyecandy.
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    Thanks for the sail Tom, picked it up today.
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    Saturday solo sailing: Good Brisk breeze took me and the sabre well out into Western Port on an incoming tide. One other boat out there in deeper water to the west. Sailed about, had a lot of fun and found a lot of places where the old sand islands seem to be resurfacing. Wind dropped, no wind on a slack tide….. for about an hour then a gentle SWester wafted me home slowly against the tide but quickly enough not to get stranded on the sand sans trailer.
    Nice out there but no company, you don't see many boats at all down our end except fishing kayaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Thanks for the sail Tom, picked it up today.
    No problem.

    Good to see you managed to get help to drop the mast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Saturday solo sailing: Good Brisk breeze took me and the sabre well out into Western Port on an incoming tide. One other boat out there in deeper water to the west. Sailed about, had a lot of fun and found a lot of places where the old sand islands seem to be resurfacing. Wind dropped, no wind on a slack tide….. for about an hour then a gentle SWester wafted me home slowly against the tide but quickly enough not to get stranded on the sand sans trailer.
    Nice out there but no company, you don't see many boats at all down our end except fishing kayaks.
    Where in Western Port did you launch?
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    Very shallow local beach at Grantville. I know the timings and how long I have before having to return. But I'm usually in my sailing canoe, I can sail that in about 8-10 cms of water and if the wind fails there are oars or the paddle. The Sabre with a centreboard requires considerably more but with careful planning I can usually end up close enough to the trailer to walk it up in the shallows, it used to be mud but now, thanks to millions of shore crabs, it's sand. But I have found myself amongst the mangroves before.

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    For some reason I thought Grantville was at the head of the bay. That nature reserve looks a bit threatened.
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    Um yes, it's all sand underneath and the quarry next door wants to expand. All that sand is going into the construction of several tunnels under Melbourne and the state government may well allow it. Of course its about the best and most prolific native ground orchid territory in the state and is also home to Xanthorea Major and Minor several hundreds of years old at least.

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    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    About time someone converted you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    About time someone converted you.
    Neva.
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    Had a lovely sail today on a friend's Bolger-designed Otter.

    Bolger Otter sm.jpg
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    Nice looking boat! How do the leeboards go?

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    They are easy to deal with and work very well. We sailed the last half hour or so downwind with the boards up, as in the photo, with no issues. They become a good backrest! Tacking, we actually sailed with them both down but really that was just old bloke laziness.
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