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Melbourne to Hobart next week

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Created by Donk107 A week ago, 6 Jul 2018
Donk107
TAS, 1842 posts
Thursday , 12 Jul 2018 7:02PM
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Hi all

They are in Marshall Bay on Flinders Island at the moment after motoring for most of the day

Conditions are good but there has not been a lot of breeze

They have motored for a total of 36 hours over the last couple of days and they say she has used abut 30 litres ( i believe this is 1/2 a tank) of diesel so she is fairly economical and they have a spare 40 litres onboard as well

Regards Don

cisco
QLD, 10568 posts
Thursday , 12 Jul 2018 11:50PM
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I am sure the conditions are good, they are near the edge of a high but I'll bet it is cold.

I hope they can top up fuel at Flinders because I think they are going to need it.

I am sure Hayden's work on that Buhk will make sure Driftwood gets where she needs to go.

Bristolfashion
VIC, 354 posts
Friday , 13 Jul 2018 2:26AM
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BlueMoon said..

Bristolfashion said..
Cheers
Bristol
(In the UK enjoying the heatwave!)



"Football's coming home!" & so is Bristol, must be a great atmosphere over there at the moment,
cheers


Not quite so good now!

3rd or 4th not as good as 1st or 2nd.

Cheers

Bristol

Bristolfashion
VIC, 354 posts
Friday , 13 Jul 2018 2:26AM
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BlueMoon said..

Bristolfashion said..
Cheers
Bristol
(In the UK enjoying the heatwave!)



"Football's coming home!" & so is Bristol, must be a great atmosphere over there at the moment,
cheers


Not quite so good now!

3rd or 4th not as good as 1st or 2nd.

Cheers

Bristol

Andrew68
VIC, 167 posts
Saturday , 14 Jul 2018 8:11PM
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Check out this low forecast next Wednesday half way between Tasi and Antartica. Blowing 60+ knots (average not gusts). I know it will not reach Tasmania, but I would hate to be down south next week !





wongaga
187 posts
Saturday , 14 Jul 2018 7:07PM
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Time to take a breath and settle down - they are not in Antarctica - have a look at the Tassie East coast forecast.

Andrew68
VIC, 167 posts
Sunday , 15 Jul 2018 1:40AM
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Time to take a breath and settle down - they are not in Antarctica - have a look at the Tassie East coast forecast.


Yes I know, I meant by down way south of Tasmania. East coast looks sweet.

A

Donk107
TAS, 1842 posts
Sunday , 15 Jul 2018 1:14PM
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Hi all

I spoke to them this morning and the spent the night in Bicheno

The plan is to sail to Triabunna today and then a couple of days back to Port Huon

They have done a fair bit of motoring and the boat has been going well so Hayden did a good job with the rebuild

Regards Don

lydia
551 posts
Sunday , 15 Jul 2018 2:17PM
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Don
Looking good with good northerly stream until Wednesday afternoon.
But the last part up the river on Wednesday afternoon will have a bit on.
So I got it pretty right?
I only ask because I have a Brisbane to Port Huon delivery coming up.
Hope I can motor as much as your mates did.

crustysailor
VIC, 566 posts
Monday , 16 Jul 2018 8:21PM
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glad Driftwood and your mates got in safe.
God must have been looking down on them after all.

Donk107
TAS, 1842 posts
Monday , 16 Jul 2018 11:15PM
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Hi all

They arrived here at Port Huon at 5.30 this afternoon and said they had a great time

They motored a lot of the time but the Bukh ran perfectly

I look forward to going for a sail on her and seeing how she compares to my Sailmaster

Thanks to all who contributed to this thread

Regards Don

2bish
TAS, 163 posts
Tuesday , 17 Jul 2018 1:44PM
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Donk107 said..
Hi all

They arrived here at Port Huon at 5.30 this afternoon and said they had a great time

They motored a lot of the time but the Bukh ran perfectly

I look forward to going for a sail on her and seeing how she compares to my Sailmaster

Thanks to all who contributed to this thread

Regards Don


Glad to hear they made it safely Don. No doubt they'll be happy to be in ahead of todays gales!

Donk107
TAS, 1842 posts
Tuesday , 17 Jul 2018 7:22PM
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Hi 2Bish

They had a big day yesterday to get back here and were happy to put her on the mooring last night before the front came through today

It was pretty windy down the Huon this afternoon but there is nothing much happening tonight

How are things where you are

Regards Don



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