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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
southace
QLD, 3998 posts
23 Apr 2017 6:36PM
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I used a kite from a 18foot skiff on my last yacht worked a treat goose winged!


woko
NSW, 431 posts
24 Apr 2017 7:36AM
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Yeh, that's the sorta thing I got in mind

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1565 posts
25 Apr 2017 5:26PM
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Scurrying past Bundaberg at sunset , on the way to Sandy Straits tonight.
G'day Cisco!


EC31
NSW, 395 posts
25 Apr 2017 9:24PM
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Monday evening at the head of Smith's Creek. Two more boats behind me and another 4 will arrive before dark.
Excellent anchoring technique from the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club visitors saw every one fit without problems.




EC31
NSW, 395 posts
25 Apr 2017 9:28PM
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Wet Etchells were having a regatta on Pittwater on Saturday.




EC31
NSW, 395 posts
25 Apr 2017 9:30PM
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Young 88 NSW Championships





cisco
QLD, 11066 posts
25 Apr 2017 10:30PM
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Scurrying past Bundaberg at sunset , on the way to Sandy Straits tonight.
G'day Cisco!



Hi Shaggy! With that lifting keel you shouldn't be troubled by the tides in the Straits and could even manage a few short cuts if you are cool and calculating. Bon Voyage.

MorningBird
NSW, 2128 posts
1 May 2017 4:43PM
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Went for a couple of hours run around the western harbour and up Lane Cove river to my old mooring in Tambourine Bay. My wife and I admiring the waterfront houses that we couldn't afford a deposit on.
MB motored well, only water in the bilge at the end was a bit of coolant overflow from me overfilling it.
Motor sailed back with the heady up and got to 6.5 kts. Pretty happy with that.
Every time I think I should sell her I fall back in love with her.

cisco
QLD, 11066 posts
1 May 2017 10:34PM
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MorningBird said..
Every time I think I should sell her I fall back in love with her.


Maaate!! When you have the right boat for you "you know it". Her Soul has latched into yours just like Second Wind has latched into mine.

I bet you say "Hey Sweetheart, I'm back." when you go back to her, just like I do.

Jolene
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2 May 2017 6:14AM
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I bet you say "Hey Sweetheart, I'm back." when you go back to her, just like I do.


That's what I say to the neighbors boat

Chris 249
NSW, 1728 posts
2 May 2017 8:53AM
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Futurecruiser said..
Just back from a week down at Wilsons Prom, beautiful weather though not enough wind around. First visit down there, some great spots!











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Futurecruiser said..
Just back from a week down at Wilsons Prom, beautiful weather though not enough wind around. First visit down there, some great spots!









Very nice! What boat is that? And are those shots taken around Corner Inlet? We're thinking of heading down to the Strait and Tassy next year, but we're finding it hard to find info on the area.

Datawiz
VIC, 481 posts
3 May 2017 9:03AM
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Futurecruiser said..
Just back from a week down at Wilsons Prom, beautiful weather though not enough wind around. First visit down there, some great spots!













Futurecruiser said..
Just back from a week down at Wilsons Prom, beautiful weather though not enough wind around. First visit down there, some great spots!









Very nice! What boat is that? And are those shots taken around Corner Inlet? We're thinking of heading down to the Strait and Tassy next year, but we're finding it hard to find info on the area.


Chris,
Get this www.boatbooks-aust.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=21_48_104&products_id=31671 you'll thank me..
regards,
allan

Futurecruiser
VIC, 106 posts
3 May 2017 5:04PM
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Chris 249 said..

Futurecruiser said..
Just back from a week down at Wilsons Prom, beautiful weather though not enough wind around. First visit down there, some great spots!













Futurecruiser said..
Just back from a week down at Wilsons Prom, beautiful weather though not enough wind around. First visit down there, some great spots!









Very nice! What boat is that? And are those shots taken around Corner Inlet? We're thinking of heading down to the Strait and Tassy next year, but we're finding it hard to find info on the area.


Hi Chris, the boat is a Van de Stadt 34, I only got her last year but very happy with her so far and I reckon she is a very pretty boat if I do say so myself! The first shot is Oberon Bay on the western side of the Prom, the next two are Refuge Cove. Refuge Cove in particular is a great anchorage and a beautiful spot, good place to jump off if heading to Tassie, and thinking I will do just that next summer. Not Corner Inlet but not far south of there. I also endorse Allan's recommendation of Cruising Victoria, good cruising guide for Victoria and northern Tasmania.

Jolene
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3 May 2017 4:11PM
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Chris 249 said..


Futurecruiser said..
Just back from a week down at Wilsons Prom, beautiful weather though not enough wind around. First visit down there, some great spots!















Futurecruiser said..
Just back from a week down at Wilsons Prom, beautiful weather though not enough wind around. First visit down there, some great spots!










Very nice! What boat is that? And are those shots taken around Corner Inlet? We're thinking of heading down to the Strait and Tassy next year, but we're finding it hard to find info on the area.



Hi Chris, the boat is a Van de Stadt 34, I only got her last year but very happy with her so far and I reckon she is a very pretty boat if I do say so myself! The first shot is Oberon Bay on the western side of the Prom, the next two are Refuge Cove. Refuge Cove in particular is a great anchorage and a beautiful spot, good place to jump off if heading to Tassie, and thinking I will do just that next summer. Not Corner Inlet but not far south of there. I also endorse Allan's recommendation of Cruising Victoria, good cruising guide for Victoria and northern Tasmania.



It is a great boat

cisco
QLD, 11066 posts
3 May 2017 11:40PM
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Jolene said..

Futurecruiser said..


Chris 249 said..



Futurecruiser said..
Just back from a week down at Wilsons Prom, beautiful weather though not enough wind around. First visit down there, some great spots!

















Futurecruiser said..
Just back from a week down at Wilsons Prom, beautiful weather though not enough wind around. First visit down there, some great spots!











Very nice! What boat is that? And are those shots taken around Corner Inlet? We're thinking of heading down to the Strait and Tassy next year, but we're finding it hard to find info on the area.




Hi Chris, the boat is a Van de Stadt 34, I only got her last year but very happy with her so far and I reckon she is a very pretty boat if I do say so myself! The first shot is Oberon Bay on the western side of the Prom, the next two are Refuge Cove. Refuge Cove in particular is a great anchorage and a beautiful spot, good place to jump off if heading to Tassie, and thinking I will do just that next summer. Not Corner Inlet but not far south of there. I also endorse Allan's recommendation of Cruising Victoria, good cruising guide for Victoria and northern Tasmania.




It is a great boat


Certainly IS a great boat. Spoke with a guy that owned Cadenza some years ago who had done a fair bit of Bass strait cruising.

I asked him what he did when it got up over 30 knots. He said that he lashed the main in it's bag hoisted his No 4 jib and kept on sailing.

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1565 posts
8 May 2017 1:45PM
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Just got back from the double ended Commodores Cup race from Manly to Mooloolaba then back to Manly. First time I've done it, and aside from some (ouch) expensive breakages I'm now a confirmed fan. It's a great weekend away, we were dodging cruise ships, surfing waves at 15 knots, and the dock party was not too shabby either :)




andy59
QLD, 1106 posts
17 May 2017 1:09AM
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Just had a great experience being a line handler on a cat for the Panama Canal transit, I'm due to go through on the 24th.


I can recommend it as an amazing experience for anyone. All boats need at least 4 line handlers so they are always looking for volunteers.



shaggybaxter
QLD, 1565 posts
18 May 2017 5:57PM
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That very cool Andy.
Here's my first effort at editing, a vid of the new boat's first 12 months. Hope you like it

Ramona
NSW, 4888 posts
18 May 2017 6:05PM
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That very cool Andy.
Here's my first effort at editing, a vid of the new boat's first 12 months. Hope you like it


Nice job. Well done!

oldboyracer
NSW, 217 posts
18 May 2017 6:18PM
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Thanks for that, it's great to see a follow up after watching your adventures from the beginning.

andy59
QLD, 1106 posts
19 May 2017 7:03PM
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Great video Shaggy

dreamliner
NSW, 110 posts
19 May 2017 7:24PM
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That very cool Andy.
Here's my first effort at editing, a vid of the new boat's first 12 months. Hope you like it


So whats the go with damaged wheel and rudder ??

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1565 posts
19 May 2017 9:53PM
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Thanks guys.

Dream, the wheel damage was from having slack in the mainsheet in a gybe. The sheet looped over the the helm (leeward) when the boom went over. It bit in like hot knife through butter, sounded for all the world like a gunshot. It was blowy though, 30 odd knots so that didn't help.
Made the gybe pretty hairy with the mainsheet buried in the now-windward helm :)

It's a problem I haven't worked out yet, with the traveller right in front of the helm positions. If you don't sheet in all the main on a gybe you do run the risk of fouling a wheel.

The rudder was from low tide when docking. Doing 1-2 knots in reverse and a rudder scraped the face of a boat ramp, bastard thing is only a foot shorewards from the edge of my dock.
I now officially hate that boat ramp.
Didn't even apologise.

dreamliner
NSW, 110 posts
20 May 2017 9:27AM
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Thanks guys.

Dream, the wheel damage was from having slack in the mainsheet in a gybe. The sheet looped over the the helm (leeward) when the boom went over. It bit in like hot knife through butter, sounded for all the world like a gunshot. It was blowy though, 30 odd knots so that didn't help.
Made the gybe pretty hairy with the mainsheet buried in the now-windward helm :)

It's a problem I haven't worked out yet, with the traveller right in front of the helm positions. If you don't sheet in all the main on a gybe you do run the risk of fouling a wheel.

The rudder was from low tide when docking. Doing 1-2 knots in reverse and a rudder scraped the face of a boat ramp, bastard thing is only a foot shorewards from the edge of my dock.
I now officially hate that boat ramp.
Didn't even apologise.


I see you repaired the wheel but how much are those carbon fibre wheels.

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1565 posts
20 May 2017 2:17PM
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Dream,
The're composite not carbon thankfully. For this reason!
www.edsonmarine.com/marinestore/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=84_93_235_236

Chris 249
NSW, 1728 posts
21 May 2017 8:26PM
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We had the first race on our new boat. Just a little local club race in the sticks, with only six starters. We had a very generous handicap but lost a bit when the light winds shifted to make the first beat a fetch for the last two boats, after we'd tacked twice to make the mark. We only have a MPS so with a light reach and run for about 4-5 miles we got caught and passed near the last bottom mark, but as it faded we moved back into a one length lead and allowed the the two faster boats to foul each other up at the mark while we sailed away again to win by about 4 minutes.

Despite just having cruising sails and being about a ton heavier than our main rival (another 36'er, a lightweight racer 15 years newer) with our bigger rig we seem fully competitive upwind in the light stuff. They caught us downwind but then we re-passed them, which may indicate that part of the reason they caught us is just the softer wind further down the course, or that when it gets really light we do better. Lack of experience with the boat is also obviously slowing us down; I stuffed the laylines twice and that cost us a minute or two in the light winds.

Overall it was an encouraging performance. We've got a 10 year old cruising 130% furling #1 and cruising main, and a much older MPS and #3. I'll be interested to see how much difference it makes when we get some racing sails aboard, but that may be some time since we want to get to know the boat before we work out what sails we need.

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1565 posts
22 May 2017 7:40PM
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Great snapshot Chris, keep the stories coming!
Whenever you do get a new sail, go out and set the old one, sail around for a bit , then change to the new one.
i guarantee you it will absolutely shock you the difference in pointing, lift, trim, all in a good way! We were so stunned the first time, we reset the old headsail, then rest the new sail all over again
Err...all good except for your wallet that is.

Chris 249
NSW, 1728 posts
22 May 2017 10:19PM
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Thanks. Yeah, on my Windsurfer I had one perfect sail that I pulled out for about six days a year - state and national titles. It was kept immaculately rolled around a tube, was never allowed to flap, rigged with infinite care....... and despite all that it got slow without my realising it, because I was training hard (using other sails) and getting better and better as the sail got older. It was a salutary lesson in how a sail's ageing can creep up on you.

Most of our serious racing will still be in little boats so I'm looking seriously at aiming to use the section of the IRC rule that gives you a benefit for using a 120%+ roller furler sail and one heavy weather jib. A sistership in the UK has taken than option and rates really well, and I think two good sails will provide a better cost/speed/rating mix than a L1, H1, #3 and #4 mix. While a 120-130% headsail can have sheeting angle issues, it may still be the best option when it comes to matching the opposition and racing in our strong local winds.

An alternative is just to get short overlap headsails, but that could leave us bogged down in the light upwind stuff where we could otherwise be most competitive. I tend to try to be pretty consistent across all the wind angles and ranges but to have one strong point as a strategic weapon.

nswsailor
NSW, 1224 posts
24 May 2017 10:00PM
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This is Bristolfashion leaving the Camden Haven at 1530 today direct for Coffs Harbour and all points north. Wish it was me!

Small yachts rule!!

Donk107
TAS, 2101 posts
24 May 2017 11:03PM
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Thanks guys.

Dream, the wheel damage was from having slack in the mainsheet in a gybe. The sheet looped over the the helm (leeward) when the boom went over. It bit in like hot knife through butter, sounded for all the world like a gunshot. It was blowy though, 30 odd knots so that didn't help.
Made the gybe pretty hairy with the mainsheet buried in the now-windward helm :)

It's a problem I haven't worked out yet, with the traveller right in front of the helm positions. If you don't sheet in all the main on a gybe you do run the risk of fouling a wheel.

The rudder was from low tide when docking. Doing 1-2 knots in reverse and a rudder scraped the face of a boat ramp, bastard thing is only a foot shorewards from the edge of my dock.
I now officially hate that boat ramp.
Didn't even apologise.




Hi Shaggy

It was lucky that the slack in the mainsheet caught the wheel and not a crew member during the gybe as happened during a clipper race a few years ago causing a fatality www.gov.uk/maib-reports/accidents-on-board-yacht-cv21-resulting-in-loss-of-2-lives

We have had a couple of cases down here where crew on a couple of boats were knocked over by the mainsheet during accidental gybes injuring them

Do the people at Pogo have any ideas on how to take up the slack ?

I suppose when you mean to gybe you can sheet it in and then out but if you do a accidental gybe it is a different matter

Is it possible to run the main through a large diameter low friction ring mounted on either the cockpit floor or boom forward of the sheet on shock cord to pull the slack forward away from the helm if it looses tension during a gybe

I guess on the tiller steered version it is not such a issue

Regards Don



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