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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, 93 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, 175 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, 238 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, 35 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, 914 posts
13 Oct 2017 8:11PM
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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

samsturdy
NSW, 960 posts
14 Oct 2017 9:35AM
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andy59 said..

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, 250 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, 236 posts
14 Oct 2017 10:37AM
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samsturdy said..
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, 960 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, 125 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, 250 posts
14 Oct 2017 3:15PM
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Wander66 said..

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.




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