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Old 07-30-2007, 02:23 AM   #15
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Well spotted....Cripes, a bloke's got to be careful who he goes to bed with these days....Big Brother is watching you! The big ferry was obviously out on the day you took the photo...it used to be on my port side. The cat to the right is a lovely boat owned by Pete and Jay who regularly shoot through to Asia or the east coast.

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Old 07-30-2007, 01:59 PM   #16
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Well spotted....Cripes, a bloke's got to be careful who he goes to bed with these days....Big Brother is watching you! The big ferry was obviously out on the day you took the photo...it used to be on my port side. The cat to the right is a lovely boat owned by Pete and Jay who regularly shoot through to Asia or the east coast.

Cheers Atavist.

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Ironically appropriate statement. At the time that photo was taken I actually was working for the government and in Darwin on a countersurviellance opperation for US Naval ships in the area... so while we weren't watching Belinda in particular we were watching... this was of course all in cooperation with the Australian authorities... great guys too, they were kind enough to take us on a guided tour of every strip joint and dive bar in the area.
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Actually most of our CS was done on the road, watching for people watching our convoys, but we did keep an eye on any boats that came to near to our ships. I just like boats and was taking a lot of leisure photos from my suite... one of the boats just happened to be Dave's.

as for the strip joints... that was part of our "force protection" mission... afterall it's important to know where our US servicemen might get into trouble.
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:17 AM   #18
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David,

At 28 tons, Belinda G is a big boat. How much of that weight is beer?

Here is a reference to a yard with 50 ton travel lift in Subic.

http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Philippi...epairFacilities

A good tip about avoiding yard surcharges on imported parts.

You could talk to Frank Ohlinger who had a refit on his 40 Cat (& a typhoon)

at Subic Bay last year. reference here and here

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Old 08-04-2007, 11:06 AM   #19
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Thanks heaps Duckie,

Very good resource and I thoroughly enjoyed Frank's posts. Seems as though I have to keep an eye out for Victor.

Thanks again.

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Old 08-07-2007, 06:01 AM   #20
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I promised I would add a photo of the deck. Here it is, taken this morning and showing the timbers of the dorade boxes, bulwarks, hatches and such which I am about to clean, sand and oil. I have also removed a window from the dodger..One of those blasted leaks which just persists. This time I am going to find and cure the durn thing! I am also going to start sewing a new lightweight awning from shademesh...just for fun.

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