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Old 08-23-2013, 03:46 AM   #57
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Ah, great stuff guys. That's why I love this forum. :-)

Sprit is timber Auzzee, so looks like the best I can do is just tension it for now.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:34 AM   #58
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P&O Pacific Dawn heads out of Brisbane:
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:14 AM   #59
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Due to some kind of freak microwave conditions I just logged into https://portal.reivernet.com which is the home of the NZ Interisland ferry. Brisbane to Wellington, not a bad hop!

And Del, I got the Shipmate VHF radio up and running today. Nice unit.
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And Del, I got the Shipmate VHF radio up and running today. Nice unit.
I just took delivery of its replacement -- ICOM M400BB and MA500TR since you now need an AIS transponder for entry into Singapore.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:33 PM   #61
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Wow, really nice gear. Probably cost more than Shenoa. :-)

How's the engine transplant going?
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I was tempted by the cheaper price of the GME gear but an exceedingly poor service on my EPIRB lost them the sale. Also the ICOM gear has the ability to directly call an AIS contact from the AIS unit, something that the GME unit can't do. It wasn't cheap but I managed to screw a discount off them at the boat show.

New engine is in and running, just waiting for the mechanic to give it the thumbs up and we'll be off. Pete and Taryn are joining in for the trip up the coast to Newcastle this weekend.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:32 PM   #63
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Cool, my best to both of them.

Send me the address of the mooring, I may drop in when I go back to Sydney in about 6 weeks.
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This is where I'll be: Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club | Floating Berths | Marina

On a berth this time so you can just walk out. Drop by on your way down, you know what my boat looks like, and the beer will be cold.
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On a berth this time so you can just walk out. Drop by on your way down, you know what my boat looks like, and the beer will be cold.
Mmmm, beer. Now you've definitely talked me into it. See you around 15 October or so.

Fixed the last little leak today, about 100mm a day of rusty water that was seeping in below the v-berth. Dug out the previous filler and paint and applied a new patch of hydraulic cement. Dry as a bone now.

And I needn't have worried about that broken through-hull. Tried to remove it with a pair of multigrips but it's apparently held in firmly with epoxy. That thing "ain't going nowhere".
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Had a really LOW low tide today and I was half expecting Shenoa to lay over but instead she stayed upright. I just put it down to the muddy river floor and then decided to get into the dinghy to finish off the hull paint around the transom.

After that was complete I did a once-around to touch up any rough bits and noticed a couple of protrusions from the hull under the bow. By Neptune, she's a bilge keeler! This is the rarest and in my mind most desirable of all Hartleys, a shallow (3'0") draft version that can be run up on a beach anywhere.

Best money I ever spent.
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Just spotted a tiller on eBay and placed a bid. Should save an enormous amount of work. It's suited to a 28'er and the one on Shenoa is huge so it will go to Sydney for Keppelena.
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Due to some kind of freak microwave conditions I just logged into https://portal.reivernet.com which is the home of the NZ Interisland ferry. Brisbane to Wellington, not a bad hop!

Well it seems as if the ferry was here for painting, so that puts paid to my "freak microwave conditions" theory.

It chugged by yesterday on the way back to New Zealand.
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Wow, you have a bilge keel and didn't know it? is the water that dirty there?
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I'm about 5km up Brisbane River in the vicinity of a major port. The water is fairly muddy here. So yes, to answer your question. The side fins weren't noticeable until the bow was well out of the water.
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