Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > Living Aboard
Cruiser Wiki Click Here to Login

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-22-2014, 05:41 AM   #1
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Home Port: Sydney
Vessel Name: WestWind
Posts: 8
Default Gday from a liveaboard in Sydney

Hey All...I'm Tom and I'm a liveaboard in south Sydney on my lil' 38 footer...Im fitting out my yacht to sail north and beyond early next year and for the time being lucky enough to be able to live on and work on my yacht....looking for some cruising items to obtain also such as a windvane, liferaft, watermaker or charts of anywhere north and east of Australia (or east/north aussie coast) too
__________________

__________________
westwindtom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 02:04 PM   #2
Admiral
 
haiqu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Home Port: Brisbane
Vessel Name: Keppelena
Posts: 1,522
Default

Hey Tom, Welcome aboard. Where's your yacht moored right now? Mine is in Lane Cove River on a NSW maritime mooring, but currently on the other one in Brisbane due to this weather (although it has been pretty darned cold up here too!)

Windvanes are fairly cheap at Whitworths, the bigger issue being climbing to fit them. Life rafts and watermakers don't usually come up secondhand and frankly I wouldn't buy them if they did, they're usually stuffed. As for charts, consider getting a GPS and AIS and a laptop with OpenCPN on it.

Rob
__________________

__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water... sweat, tears, or the sea" -- Isak Dinesen

I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: All sections
haiqu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 04:38 PM   #3
Admiral
 
Auzzee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Home Port: Darwin
Vessel Name: Sandettie
Posts: 1,824
Default

A Monitor or Fleming windvane might look odd at the top of the mast...Conversely, trying to self steer with a plastic arrow could be a bit of a bugger also..
__________________
"if at first you don't succeed....Redefine success"!


Auzzee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2014, 02:04 AM   #4
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Home Port: Sydney
Vessel Name: WestWind
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Auzzee View Post
A Monitor or Fleming windvane might look odd at the top of the mast...Conversely, trying to self steer with a plastic arrow could be a bit of a bugger also..
LOL yes that would be a sight to see and a challenge to utilise haha...

I'm not sure though where to purchase the mentioned items but the boat show is coming up so fingers crossed I'm at Botany bay which I do like as its a lot quiter than the ol Sydney harbour...
Rob I've read your posts with quite an interest mate, hows it all coming up? And now the plane addition, do tell more
__________________
westwindtom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 03:09 AM   #5
Admiral
 
haiqu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Home Port: Brisbane
Vessel Name: Keppelena
Posts: 1,522
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Auzzee View Post
A Monitor or Fleming windvane might look odd at the top of the mast...Conversely, trying to self steer with a plastic arrow could be a bit of a bugger also..
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water... sweat, tears, or the sea" -- Isak Dinesen

I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: All sections
haiqu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 03:18 AM   #6
Admiral
 
haiqu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Home Port: Brisbane
Vessel Name: Keppelena
Posts: 1,522
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by westwindtom View Post
LOL yes that would be a sight to see and a challenge to utilise haha...

I'm not sure though where to purchase the mentioned items but the boat show is coming up so fingers crossed I'm at Botany bay which I do like as its a lot quiter than the ol Sydney harbour...
Rob I've read your posts with quite an interest mate, hows it all coming up? And now the plane addition, do tell more
Wow, now that's a story in itself. Imagine, if you will, that you've already done 30 hours of pilot training, and always wanted to own an airplane but have never had anywhere to put it. And that you had already bought one, only to resell it due to difficulty shipping from overseas. Yes, it is a long-term want thing.

Then you see it; a tired but complete microlight with removable wings going for peanuts! You count said peanuts and figure that if you go without any boat repairs and food for the next three months it could be yours!

So yeah, I bought an airplane.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg microlighth.jpg (68.6 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg microlight1.jpg (89.7 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg microlight2.jpg (65.1 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg microlight4.jpg (55.2 KB, 3 views)
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water... sweat, tears, or the sea" -- Isak Dinesen

I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: All sections
haiqu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 03:32 AM   #7
Admiral
 
haiqu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Home Port: Brisbane
Vessel Name: Keppelena
Posts: 1,522
Default

Of course, now I'll need a bigger boat so I can load it aboard.

All kidding aside, the ad didn't even specify the make or model, small wonder nobody wanted to bid. Turns out this is a one-off homebuilt that - despite tail markings - has never been registered. A past president of RAANZ lives near the builder and although he knew of the guy, had never heard of the airplane being flown.

In all she's a bit of a mystery ship, but the price I paid would be covered by the value of the trailer and the Rotax 447 engine, which has only run for 8 hours. Getting it registered seems to be fairly easy, but so far wading through RAANZ regulations and requirements for their Inpection Authority nod of approval has been worse than dealing with government.

Anyhow, it's an AKH Rainbow Chaser, S/N 001 built in 2005. Totally unique.
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water... sweat, tears, or the sea" -- Isak Dinesen

I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: All sections
haiqu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 01:56 PM   #8
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Home Port: Sydney
Vessel Name: WestWind
Posts: 8
Default

Wow...helluva fun things the microlites...I once upon a time was aspiring to be a pilot but medical tests with the adf proved that I'm 2.5 inches too tall lol..so I joined the submarine squadron (as one does lol) and decided to soar beneath the surface as opposed to above..
Anyhow, congrats on the buy she looks a fine machine and as you say I cant imagine that a microlite would be too hard...a lot of them are built by owner builders...
what about your yachts are they in sydney?
__________________
westwindtom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2014, 10:21 AM   #9
Admiral
 
haiqu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Home Port: Brisbane
Vessel Name: Keppelena
Posts: 1,522
Default

One is in Sydney. The other is in Brisbane which is where I am at the moment.

Have to escape that Sydney winter somehow.
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water... sweat, tears, or the sea" -- Isak Dinesen

I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: All sections
haiqu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 10:58 AM   #10
Tom
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Home Port: Lake Macquarie
Vessel Name: La Contessa
Posts: 5
Send a message via Skype™ to Toomas
Default

Tom I am Tom living aboard my 38' in Lake Macquarie. DON'T go anywhere without the paper charts and at least the adjoining paper chart. For a start it illegal and secondly you will never lose your chart to a lightning strike.
__________________

__________________
Cheers from,
Tom Nelson,
mariner.
Toomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
liveaboard, sydney


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gday From Tassie Tasguy The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 5 01-19-2011 11:05 PM
Gday From Downunder Yttrill The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 5 01-30-2009 03:24 AM
Liveaboard Wintering In Lefkas Marina And Kalamata Laurab General Cruising Forum 2 01-24-2008 12:21 PM
Becoming A Liveaboard Again! Trim50 The Poop Deck 11 11-20-2007 10:51 PM
New yacht Owner and liveaboard hopeful lawrenceyarsulik The Poop Deck 12 11-02-2005 03:56 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0