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Where did you go on your sailing boat today?

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Created by DrRog > 9 months ago, 4 Oct 2014
theace
NSW, 70 posts
31 Oct 2014 8:19AM
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Cruised down to kilaben bay on lake mac. on saturday and watched the air display complete with catalina flying boat doing flyovers man you should have been there.

DrRog
NSW, 605 posts
3 Nov 2014 3:57PM
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Wife and I had a fun sail from Sydney to Broken Bay yesterday. 10 to 15 knot SE'lies and a couple of metres of sea state from the east or so (BOM doesn't seem to have sea observations around Sydney, do they?).

That was actually our first coastal sail in Pelican Bob from one bay to another. Can't really believe it took us that long, but for various reasons (boat condition, crew skill and confidence, safety equipment) it did. Nice conditions for our first run up the coast; sitting on about 5 knots most of the trip. Left Double Bay on a starboard tack, out the heads and up the coast until a single jybe at Barrenjoey and up into Coaster's - how sweet!

Had a lovely night at Coaster's before dropping the boat to the marina. Hard to tear ourselves away from the serenity this morning. Bring on Christmas / New Year (when I guess the serenity will be fouled by everyone else seeking serenity).

brizzydave
406 posts
3 Nov 2014 3:23PM
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Got any nice photos so I can dream while here at work Dr rog?

DrRog
NSW, 605 posts
4 Nov 2014 8:47AM
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Here ya go, Dave. Happy dreaming.







HG02
VIC, 5814 posts
4 Nov 2014 3:31PM
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I turned my boat does that count
nice photo DR ROG Geeeeeeeeeda Skipperrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

spongeblob
NSW, 218 posts
5 Nov 2014 11:50AM
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Didnt go anywhere but made the final payment on the Hood 20 this morning, feels good, feels real good.
Measure up and start making the raised cabin Saturday.

HG02
VIC, 5814 posts
5 Nov 2014 12:25PM
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Well done spongblob

Guitz
VIC, 430 posts
6 Nov 2014 3:41PM
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Hi all. New here.....Just bought my Motorsailer a few months ago but not sailing yet. Motored to Queenscliff on Monday for an overnight stay in the Marina. Very nice but steep learning curve with the way the tide runs there, and the boat has a fair bit of momentum of it's own being rather heavy, made of Tallowood. Still it was a great escape and restfull two days.




LooseChange
NSW, 1988 posts
6 Nov 2014 6:36PM
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Guitz said..
Hi all. New here.....Just bought my Motorsailer a few months ago but not sailing yet. Motored to Queenscliff on Monday for an overnight stay in the Marina. Very nice but steep learning curve with the way the tide runs there, and the boat has a fair bit of momentum of it's own being rather heavy, made of Tallowood. Still it was a great escape and restfull two days.





Tallowwood has an air dry density of about 990kg/m3 making your boat totally bullet proof and able to ram anything in your way.

brizzydave
406 posts
6 Nov 2014 5:00PM
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I'm thinking raised cabin/pilothouse too spongey.

DrRog
NSW, 605 posts
6 Nov 2014 8:47PM
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Welcome Guitz. :)

Guitz
VIC, 430 posts
6 Nov 2014 9:49PM
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Thanks Doc. Here she is at the visitors berth at Queenscliff.


LooseChange
NSW, 1988 posts
6 Nov 2014 10:22PM
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Welcome Guitz. :)


Yeah, what DrRog said ...welcome

Datawiz
VIC, 506 posts
6 Nov 2014 10:52PM
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Welcome Guitz,
I'm based at Queenscliff Marina and will be down there tomorrow, so I'll look you up if you're still there.
regards
Allan

Guitz
VIC, 430 posts
7 Nov 2014 8:41AM
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Hi Allan. Thanks for the welcome, good to meet a local online. We are back at Blairgowrie so next time I make the trip I will let you know with a pm.

Guitz
VIC, 430 posts
7 Nov 2014 8:52AM
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Guitz said..
Hi all. New here.....Just bought my Motorsailer a few months ago but not sailing yet. Motored to Queenscliff on Monday for an overnight stay in the Marina. Very nice but steep learning curve with the way the tide runs there, and the boat has a fair bit of momentum of it's own being rather heavy, made of Tallowood. Still it was a great escape and restfull two days.





Tallowwood has an air dry density of about 990kg/m3 making your boat totally bullet proof and able to ram anything in your way.


Ha! didn't they say that about the Titanic!!?
She is solid as a rock though, and very well built by Jack Guiterrez from Brighton in 1956. Overall condition is very good but maintenance is needed with the cabin sides and deck fittings. Also the mast hasnt been up for 10 or so years so I'm in the process of sorting out the running rigging etc now and the mainsail needs plastic lugs stitched in and a bit of a cleanup.

HG02
VIC, 5814 posts
7 Nov 2014 12:19PM
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B.O.A.T.= Bring on another thousand
As Cisco said

QLDCruiser
QLD, 158 posts
7 Nov 2014 12:34PM
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Yesterday we finished the final leg of our 4-month cruise up the Queensland coast, in fine style - Mooloolaba to Brisbane downwind in 20 kt, 7-8 knots and surfing into the 9s. A total of 2,132 nautical miles logged, Brisbane to Cairns and return. Back home in time to mow the lawn yesterday afternoon!

Datawiz
VIC, 506 posts
7 Nov 2014 12:38PM
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Guitz said..

LooseChange said..


Guitz said..
Hi all. New here.....Just bought my Motorsailer a few months ago but not sailing yet. Motored to Queenscliff on Monday for an overnight stay in the Marina. Very nice but steep learning curve with the way the tide runs there, and the boat has a fair bit of momentum of it's own being rather heavy, made of Tallowood. Still it was a great escape and restfull two days.





Tallowwood has an air dry density of about 990kg/m3 making your boat totally bullet proof and able to ram anything in your way.



Ha! didn't they say that about the Titanic!!?
She is solid as a rock though, and very well built by Jack Guiterrez from Brighton in 1956. Overall condition is very good but maintenance is needed with the cabin sides and deck fittings. Also the mast hasnt been up for 10 or so years so I'm in the process of sorting out the running rigging etc now and the mainsail needs plastic lugs stitched in and a bit of a cleanup.


Headed thru the Rip this morning for a run down to Cape Schank. 15 knot beam reach, 30 deg, blue sky, autopilot on,...all in all not too bad. :)
<div>Sorry I missed you Guitz

<div>Allan

Datawiz
VIC, 506 posts
7 Nov 2014 12:44PM
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Guitz said..


LooseChange said..



Guitz said..
Hi all. New here.....Just bought my Motorsailer a few months ago but not sailing yet. Motored to Queenscliff on Monday for an overnight stay in the Marina. Very nice but steep learning curve with the way the tide runs there, and the boat has a fair bit of momentum of it's own being rather heavy, made of Tallowood. Still it was a great escape and restfull two days.






Tallowwood has an air dry density of about 990kg/m3 making your boat totally bullet proof and able to ram anything in your way.




Ha! didn't they say that about the Titanic!!?
She is solid as a rock though, and very well built by Jack Guiterrez from Brighton in 1956. Overall condition is very good but maintenance is needed with the cabin sides and deck fittings. Also the mast hasnt been up for 10 or so years so I'm in the process of sorting out the running rigging etc now and the mainsail needs plastic lugs stitched in and a bit of a cleanup.



Headed thru the Rip this morning for a run down to Cape Schank. 15 knot beam reach, 30 deg, blue sky, autopilot on,...all in all not too bad. :)
<div>Sorry I missed you Guitz


Whoops, here's a pic

LooseChange
NSW, 1988 posts
7 Nov 2014 12:50PM
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Guitz said..

LooseChange said..

Tallowwood has an air dry density of about 990kg/m3 making your boat totally bullet proof and able to ram anything in your way.



Ha! didn't they say that about the Titanic!!?
She is solid as a rock though, and very well built by Jack Guiterrez from Brighton in 1956. Overall condition is very good but maintenance is needed with the cabin sides and deck fittings. Also the mast hasnt been up for 10 or so years so I'm in the process of sorting out the running rigging etc now and the mainsail needs plastic lugs stitched in and a bit of a cleanup.


Actually no, the Titanic was never claimed to be unsinkable, that has become one of those self perpetuating urban myths. The Titanic's claim to fame is that she is the only passenger liner to have sunk on her maiden voyage.

spongeblob
NSW, 218 posts
7 Nov 2014 8:13PM
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Great thought that pilothouse BrizzyD,
Any ideas other than the stock standard kennel type on raising the deck would be greatly appreciated mate.

Guitz
VIC, 430 posts
7 Nov 2014 9:18PM
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Went for a little sail tonight to get the headsail up try sailing Warana for the first time. Looks like a nice cut to me but I'm a newbie to this caper. Got 2.5 knots against the tide heading into a 10 knot breeze.

cisco
QLD, 11245 posts
7 Nov 2014 11:10PM
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QLDCruiser said..
Yesterday we finished the final leg of our 4-month cruise up the Queensland coast, in fine style - Mooloolaba to Brisbane downwind in 20 kt, 7-8 knots and surfing into the 9s. A total of 2,132 nautical miles logged, Brisbane to Cairns and return. Back home in time to mow the lawn yesterday afternoon!


Well done mate. That is one of the classic cruises. Going up is usually a breeze but coming back can be a bitch. I found the Townsville/Magnetic Island to Bowen leg to be the most arduous section. Getting past Abbott Point can be a real bitch.

QLDCruiser
QLD, 158 posts
8 Nov 2014 1:24PM
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Cheers, Cisco. Yes, coming home is much harder than getting up there! We waited for weeks to get away from Cairns, eventually choosing a window with light easterlies that let us motorsail / sail to Townsville. Then had to wait another 10 days for the next window so we could continue on - although from there on it was easy peasy. Light NE till we got to the Whitsundays - usually used the spinnaker to get some better speed in the light conditions. Then from the Whitsundays south the northerlies got stronger. A fantastic trip.

HG02
VIC, 5814 posts
8 Nov 2014 11:15PM
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Guitz
If its wooden its goodn

Guitz
VIC, 430 posts
9 Nov 2014 9:23AM
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Guitz
If its wooden its goodn



Yep, I've definitely got a bit of a thing about wood, relics especially! Here's where it all started as the name suggests............
The boat is from 1956, the Maton, 1955 as am I a bit of a relic.

[URL= .html]

HG02
VIC, 5814 posts
9 Nov 2014 11:04AM
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Guitz said..

HG02 said..
Guitz
If its wooden its goodn




Yep, I've definitely got a bit of a thing about wood, relics especially! Here's where it all started as the name suggests............
The boat is from 1956, the Maton, 1955 as am I a bit of a relic.

[URL= .html]


Years ago I had a maton much the same, only I had mine on my bike and had a slight alteration with a road bend steel Armco and the Maton save me but at a cost of being totaled

Colombo7E
QLD, 29 posts
9 Nov 2014 1:40PM
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Me and my little mutt Mindy had good sailing at Sandy Strait. Left Hervey Bay Thursday and game back on Saturday .



Northerly wind when going south and SSE when gaming back prefect.



First time I was using shortcut from south end of Big Woody Island to Urangan.



We must do it again soon



QLDCruiser
QLD, 158 posts
9 Nov 2014 3:00PM
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Colombo, what's the depth like on that track between Urangan and Big Woody? I've generally tried to avoid Urangan on our trips because of the distance around the top of Big Woody - that looks like a useful shortcut.



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