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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
FelixdeCat
NSW, 112 posts
4 Sep 2017 8:54AM
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This weekend we took our first cruise out of Pittwater and stayed overnight in refuge bay. Was great to finally put up a sail after 5 months of hard work restoring her. Still a long way to go but milestones should be celebrated.

Along the the way I managed to fix more things like the vhf and some interior lights and got the instrumentation to turn on. No data though. :(

The new electric head passed its first major test also ;)



DAMA
QLD, 177 posts
7 Oct 2017 9:55AM
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Some pics of our last trip south.

Nothwest island

Masthead island

Anchorage at Big Woody island sandy straits

Smoothest wide bay bar crossing

Double island


boty
QLD, 276 posts
11 Oct 2017 2:03PM
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sailing on a 6 meter called 6 pack at the Sydney gaffers day at amateurs awesome boat great day








2bish
TAS, 67 posts
13 Oct 2017 7:17PM
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Out for the weekend on the Channel. Tucked up inside Simpsons Point for the night out of the westerly. Rainbows over the Bruny Island isthmus with Fluted Cape off in the distance.



andy59
QLD, 988 posts
13 Oct 2017 8:11PM
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sailing on a 6 meter called 6 pack at the Sydney gaffers day at amateurs awesome boat great day








Awesome

samsturdy
NSW, 1017 posts
14 Oct 2017 9:35AM
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boty said..
sailing on a 6 meter called 6 pack at the Sydney gaffers day at amateurs awesome boat great day








Awesome


Did you go out yesterday and see the gaffers on Pittwater Andy ?? I decided to go out and try the headsail
that I've rigged as a self tacker. The wind got up to about 20knts and it worked a treat. Missus (who's Stbd
winch hand) is still getting over an operation so I thought I'd give her an easy time.

Bristolfashion
VIC, 260 posts
14 Oct 2017 9:47AM
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Pancake Creek to Bundaberg in little Alibi. This is us going past the Bustard Head light.
Almost entirely under sail - including right up to the Bundaberg marina (following an inelegant and superfluous gibe at the mouth!).

An average speed of 5.3knts which means that, despite being last in, we win on handicap.
Managed the 68nm all in the light - another achievement.

Now in Bundy for a week sitting out the southerly and FINALLY fitting the water system.

Bundy is a great place; cafe, fish n chips,seafood and chandler at marina. Courtesy bus to town / sunday marketand from Burnett Heads IGA or pub. Great yachties bbq on friday and generally friendly. And that is before the rum museum!

It's turned cool with a little rain which is a nice break from the heat.

I reckon Cisco is right about this place!

Cheers

Bristle

EC31
NSW, 263 posts
14 Oct 2017 10:37AM
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Did you go out yesterday and see the gaffers on Pittwater Andy ?? I decided to go out and try the headsail
that I've rigged as a self tacker. The wind got up to about 20knts and it worked a treat. Missus (who's Stbd
winch hand) is still getting over an operation so I thought I'd give her an easy time.


Sam you are a very caring skipper to rig a self tacker and give the missus an easy time. Great spot in the middle of the pond to spend an afternoon.
I watched the Couters from my mooring, great conditions for them. They are running their state titles out of Avalon for the weekend. Should be great entertainment with the southerly howling through Pittwater today.

samsturdy
NSW, 1017 posts
14 Oct 2017 11:04AM
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Yes EC, the 'couters amaze me with the amount of sail they carry and there was enough wind yesterday to give
them an exciting time. Really good to see them out there keeping the 'old technology' alive. Oh, and thank you
for the compliment. BTW, if you saw a 28 footer with a reefed headsail and main to-ing and fro-ing ...that was me.

Wander66
QLD, 136 posts
14 Oct 2017 10:51AM
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Pancake Creek to Bundaberg in little Alibi. This is us going past the Bustard Head light.
Almost entirely under sail - including right up to the Bundaberg marina (following an inelegant and superfluous gibe at the mouth!).

An average speed of 5.3knts which means that, despite being last in, we win on handicap.
Managed the 68nm all in the light - another achievement.

Now in Bundy for a week sitting out the southerly and FINALLY fitting the water system.

Bundy is a great place; cafe, fish n chips,seafood and chandler at marina. Courtesy bus to town / sunday marketand from Burnett Heads IGA or pub. Great yachties bbq on friday and generally friendly. And that is before the rum museum!

It's turned cool with a little rain which is a nice break from the heat.

I reckon Cisco is right about this place!

Cheers

Bristle


Hey Bristle
I wouldn't get too cut up about your gibe, I've done the same thing at the Burnett mouth including a flash of inspiration where I thought it would be a good idea to try to slow the boom with my hand, not doing that again. I think it is easy to gibe there because of the change in current and swell direction due to the tide.

Glad you're enjoying Bundy, with a population less than 2% of Sydney or Melbourne you get to see the good and the bad all in one place, that's regional towns. The river is still recovering from the 2013 flood where the level in town rose to more than 7m above HAT and there appears to be no interest from the authorities in helping with clean up or rehabilitation.

Have also been meaning to say that I have enjoyed your posts and the exploits of all those that posted on the sailing north topic, it was a nice bit of an escape for those of us stuck in the one spot. At the end of next month I will be free of the responsibility of school aged children and hope to do a lot more Wandering.

Bristolfashion
VIC, 260 posts
14 Oct 2017 3:15PM
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Bristolfashion said..



Pancake Creek to Bundaberg in little Alibi. This is us going past the Bustard Head light.
Almost entirely under sail - including right up to the Bundaberg marina (following an inelegant and superfluous gibe at the mouth!).

An average speed of 5.3knts which means that, despite being last in, we win on handicap.
Managed the 68nm all in the light - another achievement.

Now in Bundy for a week sitting out the southerly and FINALLY fitting the water system.

Bundy is a great place; cafe, fish n chips,seafood and chandler at marina. Courtesy bus to town / sunday marketand from Burnett Heads IGA or pub. Great yachties bbq on friday and generally friendly. And that is before the rum museum!

It's turned cool with a little rain which is a nice break from the heat.

I reckon Cisco is right about this place!

Cheers

Bristle



Hey Bristle
I wouldn't get too cut up about your gibe, I've done the same thing at the Burnett mouth including a flash of inspiration where I thought it would be a good idea to try to slow the boom with my hand, not doing that again. I think it is easy to gibe there because of the change in current and swell direction due to the tide.

Glad you're enjoying Bundy, with a population less than 2% of Sydney or Melbourne you get to see the good and the bad all in one place, that's regional towns. The river is still recovering from the 2013 flood where the level in town rose to more than 7m above HAT and there appears to be no interest from the authorities in helping with clean up or rehabilitation.

Have also been meaning to say that I have enjoyed your posts and the exploits of all those that posted on the sailing north topic, it was a nice bit of an escape for those of us stuck in the one spot. At the end of next month I will be free of the responsibility of school aged children and hope to do a lot more Wandering.


boty
QLD, 276 posts
30 Oct 2017 10:32AM
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great weekend down the bay with a nice sail home as the northerly kicked in cracked sheets 7.5 towing the dingy

cisco
QLD, 10258 posts
30 Oct 2017 8:38PM
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Nice one boty!! Your yacht AND dinghy are both very trad.

SailMark
QLD, 15 posts
23 Nov 2017 10:34PM
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Pizzas at CJs Deanbilla Friday night.
Anyone coming?

boty
QLD, 276 posts
24 Nov 2017 11:31AM
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Pizzas at CJs Deanbilla Friday night.
Anyone coming?


the vintage yachts will also be in deaimbilla for a race saturday night might see you ashore

valo
NSW, 80 posts
30 Nov 2017 6:53PM
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Took this FB live vid a few months ago. Sailing on Lake Macquarie. Just learnt how to download it
Good to see my boys are enjoying the scenery!! Bloody phones!

&feature=youtu.be

Ramona
NSW, 3932 posts
28 Dec 2017 7:52AM
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Bashed my way offshore yesterday to secret fishing spot No37, the Banks East of GP. NE was fresh and sea sloppy and it rained on me. Second hiding I have had this week. Trolled up one good bonito. Boom strut I'm using at the moment made from a carbon fibre ski has fractured but I have a new one under way. One of the local big yachts was out there motoring about. First time I have seen it off it's mooring in 5 years since it arrived from Langkawi. Another yacht in the distance heading for JB but generally quiet yacht wise.


2bish
TAS, 67 posts
30 Dec 2017 10:19PM
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We're cruising on the Lower East Coast of Tassie for a short while on Mawson. We came through the Dunalley Canal from Kettering, then on up to Maria Island, Triabunna, Orford so far. Tomorrow or Monday, on up to Schouten Island and Freycinet Peninsula. Pics of the southern coast of Maria Island and Haunted Bay. Lovely to take some time off and enjoy the boat for an extended trip. Note the new life lines, the old plastic covered ones have finally gone and we're another step closer to Cat. 5.










southace
QLD, 3491 posts
30 Dec 2017 10:40PM
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I'm at remote islands. Day 8 battery's are at 12.8 volts 90% charged. The windgen and solar has been working hard to keep the freezer going . Whiting have been slow on the bite due to dodge tides. Lucky I have plenty of meat and stuff!












Ramona
NSW, 3932 posts
31 Dec 2017 7:46AM
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I'm at remote islands. Day 8 battery's are at 12.8 volts 90% charged. The windgen and solar has been working hard to keep the freezer going . Whiting have been slow on the bite due to dodge tides. Lucky I have plenty of meat and stuff!













The groups off from Tumby Bay?

Futurecruiser
VIC, 35 posts
1 Jan 2018 4:48PM
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Made the trip south for the first time from Newhaven down to Hobart for Christmas and New Years Eve back in the old home waters. Took about 10 days to get down, two weeks here, and hopefully take a bit longer to get home to Melbourne for Australia Day weekend. Few snaps from the trip down below - Refuge Cove, Deal Island, Flinders Island and Wineglass Bay.
Might have passed you on the water 2bish! How long are you out there? I'm probably heading back through the canal around the 12th of Jan to head home.










2bish
TAS, 67 posts
1 Jan 2018 7:52PM
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Made the trip south for the first time from Newhaven down to Hobart for Christmas and New Years Eve back in the old home waters. Took about 10 days to get down, two weeks here, and hopefully take a bit longer to get home to Melbourne for Australia Day weekend. Few snaps from the trip down below - Refuge Cove, Deal Island, Flinders Island and Wineglass Bay.
Might have passed you on the water 2bish! How long are you out there? I'm probably heading back through the canal around the 12th of Jan to head home.











Hi mate, we've just pulled into Schouten Island for a night or two. Where are you today? We'll be aiming to transit the canal again around the 6th. Saw Wild Oates X1 passing north out on the horizon as we came in.

Futurecruiser
VIC, 35 posts
2 Jan 2018 8:10PM
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2bish said..

Futurecruiser said..
Made the trip south for the first time from Newhaven down to Hobart for Christmas and New Years Eve back in the old home waters. Took about 10 days to get down, two weeks here, and hopefully take a bit longer to get home to Melbourne for Australia Day weekend. Few snaps from the trip down below - Refuge Cove, Deal Island, Flinders Island and Wineglass Bay.
Might have passed you on the water 2bish! How long are you out there? I'm probably heading back through the canal around the 12th of Jan to head home.











Hi mate, we've just pulled into Schouten Island for a night or two. Where are you today? We'll be aiming to transit the canal again around the 6th. Saw Wild Oates X1 passing north out on the horizon as we came in.


Sounds good! I'm just in at DSS for a week, will head back down to Norfolk Bay on the weekend for a few days before heading back up the coast so might even pass you on the way down there depending on when you come through the canal.

2bish
TAS, 67 posts
2 Jan 2018 9:34PM
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2bish said..


Futurecruiser said..
Made the trip south for the first time from Newhaven down to Hobart for Christmas and New Years Eve back in the old home waters. Took about 10 days to get down, two weeks here, and hopefully take a bit longer to get home to Melbourne for Australia Day weekend. Few snaps from the trip down below - Refuge Cove, Deal Island, Flinders Island and Wineglass Bay.
Might have passed you on the water 2bish! How long are you out there? I'm probably heading back through the canal around the 12th of Jan to head home.












Hi mate, we've just pulled into Schouten Island for a night or two. Where are you today? We'll be aiming to transit the canal again around the 6th. Saw Wild Oates X1 passing north out on the horizon as we came in.



Sounds good! I'm just in at DSS for a week, will head back down to Norfolk Bay on the weekend for a few days before heading back up the coast so might even pass you on the way down there depending on when you come through the canal.


Sure I'll keep an eye out, what's your vessel name? We're transmitting on AIS, our boat is Mawson.

Jolene
WA, 747 posts
2 Jan 2018 8:31PM
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Futurecruiser said..
Made the trip south for the first time from Newhaven down to Hobart for Christmas and New Years Eve back in the old home waters. Took about 10 days to get down, two weeks here, and hopefully take a bit longer to get home to Melbourne for Australia Day weekend. Few snaps from the trip down below - Refuge Cove, Deal Island, Flinders Island and Wineglass Bay.
Might have passed you on the water 2bish! How long are you out there? I'm probably heading back through the canal around the 12th of Jan to head home.










Great looking boat

Futurecruiser
VIC, 35 posts
3 Jan 2018 5:29PM
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Futurecruiser said..


2bish said..



Futurecruiser said..
Made the trip south for the first time from Newhaven down to Hobart for Christmas and New Years Eve back in the old home waters. Took about 10 days to get down, two weeks here, and hopefully take a bit longer to get home to Melbourne for Australia Day weekend. Few snaps from the trip down below - Refuge Cove, Deal Island, Flinders Island and Wineglass Bay.
Might have passed you on the water 2bish! How long are you out there? I'm probably heading back through the canal around the 12th of Jan to head home.













Hi mate, we've just pulled into Schouten Island for a night or two. Where are you today? We'll be aiming to transit the canal again around the 6th. Saw Wild Oates X1 passing north out on the horizon as we came in.




Sounds good! I'm just in at DSS for a week, will head back down to Norfolk Bay on the weekend for a few days before heading back up the coast so might even pass you on the way down there depending on when you come through the canal.



Sure I'll keep an eye out, what's your vessel name? We're transmitting on AIS, our boat is Mawson.


Called Night Shift. No AIS or sail number to help out but will keep an eye out too. Looking like I'll be leaving here Sunday morning. And thanks Jolene!

2bish
TAS, 67 posts
4 Jan 2018 6:51PM
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I think we'll miss each other, we did the canal transit at midday and arrived in Monk Bay (Norfolk Bay) this arvo. We're heading back in to Kettering tomorrow. Have a good time on you're return trip!

cisco
QLD, 10258 posts
4 Jan 2018 11:01PM
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Great looking boat


It be a Van De Stadt 34 and one of the greatest yacht designs in that size range.

It is a serious rival to the S&S 34 in offshore capabilities in the deep keel version but certainly out classes the S&S in cabin room and comfort.

They look pretty damn sexy too.

Bananabender
QLD, 176 posts
5 Jan 2018 3:30PM
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Planned on sailing from Jacobs Well to Couran Cove for no reason.
SE around 8/10 knots with gusts up to 15sh (a beat) , against incoming king tide,
routine was starboard tack as far as possible to kangaroo island ,approx.
half mile , port tack ended back where I started .OMG unbelievably strong tidal flow. Refused to use iron sail so after about 2 hours and seemingly 100 tacks about zero gain went home. Got lots of waves from passing motors though .hmm perhaps they were fist shaking ,na. Plus side is I had heaps of solo tacking practice , even managed to go into irons twice. Need fingerless gloves .

Futurecruiser
VIC, 35 posts
5 Jan 2018 7:38PM
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cisco said..

Jolene said..


Futurecruiser said..







Great looking boat



It be a Van De Stadt 34 and one of the greatest yacht designs in that size range.

It is a serious rival to the S&S 34 in offshore capabilities in the deep keel version but certainly out classes the S&S in cabin room and comfort.

They look pretty damn sexy too.


Well Cisco you did a good job selling your mate's S&S, that one and this were the last two on my list! But once I saw and sailed the Van De Stadt it was a done deal. This one is a shoal draft but have found on this trip it still goes ok albeit with some earlier reefing.
Plus it's always satisfying to arrive at an anchorage and cruise past everyone else to a prime spot near the beach...
And no worries 2bish, Monk Bay is a beautiful spot. Hoping to get a night in there on the way back. Cheers!



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