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Old 09-10-2013, 01:16 AM   #71
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Redbopeep must be unfamiliar with Australian rivers to ask that question.

What we call a "river", those few of them we actually have, most of the world would call a "muddy puddle". The Yarra, through Melbourne, has the reputation of being the only river in the world that flows upside down. The mud is on the top, the water is on the bottom.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:52 PM   #72
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True enough. I've swum in it and it sure ain't the Riviera.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:36 PM   #73
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oh my...yuck!
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Hey, it's a dry country.

We call it a "river" if it has some water in it, deep enough to get your ankles wet, for most of the year. Larger rivers will be wet all year round, although they have as much mud as they do water. "Creek" means that there's a roughly defined water course that, at certain times of the year, contains some damp soil. "Billabong" contains actual real water, that could even have fish swimming in it, but the rest of the river around it has dried up. And a "lake" is just as likely to have sheep grazing on it as fish swimming in it.

I remember the first time I saw Niagara Falls. I nearly cried -- the volume of fresh water that goes over the falls each day doesn't exist anywhere in Australia, with the possible exception of Lake Ord in NW WA.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:09 PM   #75
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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.
Update: Won this for $159 shipped from Victoria.
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I intended to go ashore Saturday but it was windy and choppy all weekend so I waited. And waited. Last night it bucketed down, and by today (Tuesday) the storm had blown over. Two yachts dragged anchor with one minor collision involving a bit of a paint scrape.

I'm glad to have had the opportunity to go ashore at last. I was out of water, the Porta-Potti was full and I really needed a shower.
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Sounds like you need to invest in a solar shower. I think they are about $20 at Mitchells or Bias. Even though I have a shower installed on Sandettie, I frequently use the solar option. Being in a built up area, you may need a 'pop up ensuite' also. They range from about $25 to $70 depending upon whether you want to drape it from the aft end of the boom, or have it free standing in the cockpit.
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We use a solar shower to heat the water and feed the line into our forecastle where our shower (sans-water supply ) is. Works great. We also do the "sponge bath" from the galley sink with some frequency if the forecastle is piled high with stuff and for some reason (built up area) we don't wan to do the cockpit shower thing.

Portapotty doesn't last long and is difficult to deal with, when will you have a more permanent head solutions in your boat? If no pumpout service there, consider a composting head (look at Airhead or Nature's Head) which will last much longer and be easier to deal with the waste disposal shore-side.

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Currently the yacht only has 100L of water capacity in the form of a rubber bladder. The pump to that hasn't worked more than twice since I bought it, so all water is coming from two 10L containers. Hot showers are readily available at a swimming pool 1/2km away for the princely sum of $2.20 but in the long run I'll be installing a solar bag for use in the helm, which is rubberized and self-draining.

The Porta-Potti fills within a week, so I bought a used macerator of the same brand and model that's fitted to Keppelena ($6.50 off ebay!). There has been some trouble removing the screws to overhaul it but should be able to make it work eventually. The through-hulls for it are already fitted. A tank and pump-out isn't required by Queensland law at this stage.
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Packed and locked up the yacht, I'm off back to Sydney in about a week. It feels like I've hardly achieved anything but there have been plenty of distractions.

Mostly, life is just good.
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If you're dropping by Newcastle: I found some manuals for the Shipmate VHF radio I gave you, and a list of service agencies should you need that. Any chance you can help me solder up some PL259 plugs on your way down? My hands have been playing up again.
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Yeah, no problem. See you soon.

I may need a kip before I push off to Sydney, if you can convince the cat to move off the couch. It's a long drive and the back of the van now contains a f/glass dinghy.
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Sure, np. You have my number? You'll need to call me when you're at or near the marina so I can let you in the locked gate. The cat doesn't move as a rule, but I have multiple berths so I can find you a place to sleep.
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Great. Yup, number is in my phone. See you Tuesday afternoon probably.

Just to confirm, you're at the NCYC at Wickham, right?

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