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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
boty
QLD, 496 posts
28 Mar 2019 8:08AM
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shaggybaxter said..
Hi Boty,
There is some nice video from Mad Jack Racing on FB of Pagan mate, she looked very well mannered in a bit of slop!
How did Jack go on Invader go, any idea?


he finished about 5 mins in front of us after putting the mast in the water just off mud with the kite up .we had him on the slip the previous week so he was very quick through the water but lacked weight in the reaching with only jack and 3 skinny guys on the rail they really seem to be getting the hang of her and have a very good crew for Gladstone this year so hope they do well

troubadour
NSW, 111 posts
29 Mar 2019 6:50AM
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A few pics of a typical day on Sydney Harbour on mid week days off. Usually end up somewhere quiet for a swim (skinnydip) a couple of bevvies and sail home.












boty
QLD, 496 posts
29 Mar 2019 4:37PM
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love the foggy photo don't see much of that here in Brisbane

troubadour
NSW, 111 posts
29 Mar 2019 5:43PM
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Yes a big sea fog rolled in a few months back. The kids in the Elliot off the Port bow were freaking out. I had to convince them to stay with me. They didn't have a clue where they were.




slammin
QLD, 841 posts
29 Mar 2019 10:15PM
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Yep I've been through a few pea soupers in the harbour, brings back memories, a 14ft YW day boat. No compass no breeze. Solution was to sing at the top of our lungs, the Coulda Been Champions ABC sports/discussion show reason d'etre, Magic Moments.
WE didn't hit a thing and nothing hit us!!

cazou34
NSW, 142 posts
3 Apr 2019 3:23PM
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Not today but two days ago,
After having spent the summer with the triton on the hard at huskisson boatyard for a complete refit, we finally sailed it back to port hacking in two days, stopping in wollongong for the night. I am trying to make a little video to share with the family and anybody who would be interested to watch, but first I have to learn how to use the vid editing software... just a really short clip in copy. The trip from point perp to gerringong/kiama was rather uncomfortable due to the strong offshore wind and choppy sea that made us both sick in no time but once closer to the coast passing kiama it was a pleasant trip with everything you could hope for, good speed, dolphins, sunburns, and even caught a bonito (probably the smallest bonito ever caught though).



Thks to everybody here who helped us by giving good advices about painting (for the hull top and bottom, deck and spars), windows, sealants, sails, plumbing and others.... I learned a lot on this forum. Next on the to do list is to build a simple arch for the solar panel.

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1665 posts
18 May 2019 10:20PM
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The Caniapa Cup is on this weekend where we sail down to the southern end of Moreton bay on the Saturday to a club anchorage on Russell Island where we overnight. The next day (with very heavy heads), we race back to Manly.
Just wanted to give Boty a big wrap after taking IRC overall for the Saturday race, hard earned after 0-17 knots with shifts and lulls everywhere.
Just goes to show how a 60 year old Seabird can still cut the mustard amongst some IRC weapons.
We managed to run aground, even though the chart showed a gentle bottom from 6-8 mtrs, nowhere near a shoreline. I've saved that spot for future reference :)

Onya Boty!
SB
Pic is just after park up at Canaipa, it's a really lovely spot.




boty
QLD, 496 posts
21 May 2019 1:56PM
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thanks shaggy we had a great time and really appreciated the tow on your stern wave as you streaked past at warp speed with a lady on the helm in her pj s WAY cool you can just make out your blue and white asso disappearing into the distance








AzureF305
NSW, 81 posts
9 Jun 2019 11:32AM
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Bundled the kids down to the boat yesterday afternoon, cooked dinner for all of us before we headed off into the harbour to look at Sydney Vivid festival from the water. Quite spectacular. Crowds walking on the shoreline were huge - I'm glad we were comfy and warm on the boat.




troubadour
NSW, 111 posts
9 Jun 2019 5:30PM
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Father of the year!!
Best way to see Vivid. Well done Mick

AzureF305
NSW, 81 posts
9 Jun 2019 5:42PM
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Thanks mate
the kids loved it! They even thought it was exciting putting harnesses on

Cabron
NSW, 255 posts
10 Jun 2019 6:54PM
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Quick trip up Pittwater and saw a rather large cruiser hanging out and a odd houseboat with something on top.... otherwise a great day out, early winds and a motor/sail home.










Donk107
TAS, 2208 posts
28 Jun 2019 6:05PM
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Hi all

Had a rdo today so went for a sail this afternoon on the Huon

It was overcast but at around 16 degrees so it was pretty pleasant for a Tassie winters day

There wasn't a lot of wind forecast but we probably had around 8 to 10 knots all afternoon and occasionally a bit more

The river was fairly busy (we passed 2 fish farm boats and a seal) but all in all it was a nice relaxing afternoons sail

Regards Don





shaggybaxter
QLD, 1665 posts
29 Jun 2019 1:17AM
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Cabron said..
Quick trip up Pittwater and saw a rather large cruiser hanging out and a odd houseboat with something on top.... otherwise a great day out, early winds and a motor/sail home.











My god Cabron,
Is this the norm in Pittwater? I worry about a houseboat flopping over in a 3' swell let alone have a chopper land on the roof.
Is that your liferaft bracket in front of the mast? It looks neat, was that you?

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1665 posts
29 Jun 2019 1:22AM
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Donk107 said..
Hi all

Had a rdo today so went for a sail this afternoon on the Huon

It was overcast but at around 16 degrees so it was pretty pleasant for a Tassie winters day

There wasn't a lot of wind forecast but we probably had around 8 to 10 knots all afternoon and occasionally a bit more

The river was fairly busy (we passed 2 fish farm boats and a seal) but all in all it was a nice relaxing afternoons sail

Regards Don







You guys are making me all twitchy, and it's only been a week!
Good to see I'm not the only one with mast mounted winches, what are they Don, is that headsail and spinnaker?
The reason I ask is that my two kites and headsail halyards are all at the mast, but my staysail halyard and main are run to the cockpit winches. The concept is that in heavy airs, all the halyard work is done from the cockpit ( I still have to go forward to the mast to attach the reef hook if I'm reefing though)

How does your mast/cockpit winch split work?

Donk107
TAS, 2208 posts
29 Jun 2019 10:04AM
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Donk107 said..
Hi all

Had a rdo today so went for a sail this afternoon on the Huon

It was overcast but at around 16 degrees so it was pretty pleasant for a Tassie winters day

There wasn't a lot of wind forecast but we probably had around 8 to 10 knots all afternoon and occasionally a bit more

The river was fairly busy (we passed 2 fish farm boats and a seal) but all in all it was a nice relaxing afternoons sail

Regards Don









You guys are making me all twitchy, and it's only been a week!
Good to see I'm not the only one with mast mounted winches, what are they Don, is that headsail and spinnaker?
The reason I ask is that my two kites and headsail halyards are all at the mast, but my staysail halyard and main are run to the cockpit winches. The concept is that in heavy airs, all the halyard work is done from the cockpit ( I still have to go forward to the mast to attach the reef hook if I'm reefing though)

How does your mast/cockpit winch split work?



Hi Shaggy

On my boat the only thing that goes back to the cockpit is the main sheet but I guess the advantage of this is that there is no addition friction as lines go around blocks and through clutches and the head sails are hank on

There are four winches on the combings in the cockpit that are not self tailing

The rear mounted ones are two speeds are used for the head sail sheets and the forward mounted smaller single speeds are used for the spinnaker sheets

Because of the long tiller the crew on the head sail sheets are always behind the helmsman and no one gets in each others way

The winch on the port side of the mast is for the main halyard and the one on the starboard side is for the head sail halyard and spinnaker halyard if needed

Because it is only a 28 footer with a small spinnaker if I am quick hoisting the spinnaker I can get it to the top of the mast in the lee of the head sail without needing to use the winch but if i stuff up I can finish it off with the starboard winch after I have dropped the head sail

It is actually pretty easy for the forward hand (me) as the down haul for the pole goes to the base of the mast so the pole can swing from the side stays to fore stay without having to adjust the down haul and with everything at the mast I don't have to yell out to anyone in the cockpit to adjust anything when end for end gybing the pole

Also when dropping the spinnaker I can feather the spinnaker halyard as it is dropping as the person in the cockpit gathers it in and shoves it down into the cabin

Sail handling and spinnaker packing on mine is a pleasure after doing it for the last few years on Jeff's 34 footer (with oversize sails) and normally if we are racing four on the boat works well with one steering, one on each head sail winch and me up the front tripping over stuff, making bad calls and generally stuffing up

We have used the spinnaker in a race where it was light with only two of us on board but my mate who was steering and on the sheet and brace was pretty busy during launches and drops

Regards Don







lydia
877 posts
29 Jun 2019 10:48AM
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Donk107 said..
Hi all

Had a rdo today so went for a sail this afternoon on the Huon

It was overcast but at around 16 degrees so it was pretty pleasant for a Tassie winters day

There wasn't a lot of wind forecast but we probably had around 8 to 10 knots all afternoon and occasionally a bit more

The river was fairly busy (we passed 2 fish farm boats and a seal) but all in all it was a nice relaxing afternoons sail

Regards Don






Don
steaming back up the river past cygnet now
nice afternoon out

Donk107
TAS, 2208 posts
29 Jun 2019 1:45PM
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How Lydia

Sounds good

Was there any breeze down the river today as it was pretty glassy up here until about 30 mins ago

There is not much moving but at least all the boats in the bay are now hanging in the same direction

I have a mooring in Eggs and Bacon you are welcome to use if you want to at any time

Let me know and I will tell you which one it is

Regards Don

AzureF305
NSW, 81 posts
Wednesday , 17 Jul 2019 6:00PM
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A beautiful day on Sydney Harbour, but no breeze worth speaking of, so I fired up the iron headsail and motored to my favourite spot. Sitting with a cuppa enjoying the view.


UncleBob
NSW, 439 posts
Wednesday , 17 Jul 2019 6:18PM
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AzureF305 said..
A beautiful day on Sydney Harbour, but no breeze worth speaking of, so I fired up the iron headsail and motored to my favourite spot. Sitting with a cuppa enjoying the view.



Any penguins around there by any chance?

AzureF305
NSW, 81 posts
Wednesday , 17 Jul 2019 7:19PM
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Good call UncleBob - I guess that means you know where I am! I can still hear them at night, but I've only spotted the odd one or two in the evening, and not lately.


Zzzzzz
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Wednesday , 17 Jul 2019 7:21PM
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Gusting to 50kts seemed a fantastic day to try the storm jib and two of the three reefs out in the new main sail,
i should of used the third reef but it wasn't set up and I didn't quite expect what I got hit with .
it was with baited breath I watched the rig as the little yacht fought her way through Pittwater , the 50% ballast ratio was pushed to its max.

boty
QLD, 496 posts
Yesterday , 18 Jul 2019 8:09AM
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Gusting to 50kts seemed a fantastic day to try the storm jib and two of the three reefs out in the new main sail,
i should of used the third reef but it wasn't set up and I didn't quite expect what I got hit with .
it was with baited breath I watched the rig as the little yacht fought her way through Pittwater , the 50% ballast ratio was pushed to its max.


great stuff i love going for sail with abit of breeze on you get achance to find out what will happen if you get caught out

Zzzzzz
189 posts
Yesterday , 18 Jul 2019 7:35AM
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boty said..

Zzzzzz said

















Gusting to 50kts seemed a fantastic day to try the storm jib and two of the three reefs out in the new main sail,
i should of used the third reef but it wasn't set up and I didn't quite expect what I got hit with .
it was with baited breath I watched the rig as the little yacht fought her way through Pittwater , the 50% ballast ratio was pushed to its max.



great stuff i love going for sail with abit of breeze on you get achance to find out what will happen if you get caught out


Hi Boty exactly I found the sheets to the storm jib where rubbing on the stays to late to change but now I need to rethink for next time, it was very enjoyable though worrying if the rig came down .



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