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Forum: The Multihull Club 07-11-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By bvimatelot
Cheers, Shipmate - Good on You!! Tony

Cheers, Shipmate - Good on You!! Tony
Forum: The Multihull Club 07-10-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By bvimatelot
Goodness - That was almost four years ago now!! ...

Goodness - That was almost four years ago now!! But it was lovely to re-read the whole saga!!

I've just [literally] arrived in Bermuda on a brand new Lagoon 380 cat which I took out of the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-24-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,624
Posted By bvimatelot
Ah well....yes - its a helluva long way and...

Ah well....yes - its a helluva long way and whichever way you cut it, it takes time! If you need a hand in the bvi's with anything regarding the boat purchase, survey, etc, etc, let me know.

Tony
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-20-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,624
Posted By bvimatelot
Second that - I've delivered a few boats for...

Second that - I've delivered a few boats for Brian and the BVI Yacht sales guys - they're good people.

Tony
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-25-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,996
Posted By bvimatelot
Good Luck Mico!! We got to Brisbane eventually...

Good Luck Mico!! We got to Brisbane eventually - not a fun trip!! I think you're being very wise keeping the boat up there! Tony
Forum: The Multihull Club 06-19-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By bvimatelot
Many thanks to all for the comments - and the...

Many thanks to all for the comments - and the weather !!

Well - we got in to Brisbane this morning and the boat is securely at the owner's dock. The last leg from Cairns was not without its...
Forum: The Multihull Club 06-09-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By bvimatelot
OK - Got Australia. Route from Singapore was...

OK - Got Australia. Route from Singapore was across the top of Borneo to Kota Kinabulu (well, actually we also stopped in Labuan) then down to Ambon, across and through the Torres Strait and now in...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-17-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,550
Posted By bvimatelot
KK

Yep - Australis is 5 boasts down from me - looking fine!

If I knew how to add photos to these posts I'd send a couple - Mods/Someone - How to??
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-16-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,550
Posted By bvimatelot
Hi Mico - I'm in KK at the moment waiting for a...

Hi Mico - I'm in KK at the moment waiting for a water pump pulley wheel - hopefully it arrives tomorrow but I'll ask around.

Do you know what the problem is? Compressor? Loss of Gas??

Where's...
Forum: The Multihull Club 04-08-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By bvimatelot
No problems!! Well, actually, LOTS of...

No problems!! Well, actually, LOTS of problems. What should have been a fairly reasonable 5 to 6 day passage became 7.5 of electro mechanical nightmare.

Now in Labuan (top of Borneo)...
Forum: The Multihull Club 03-29-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By bvimatelot
Latest update. OK - Here we are back in...

Latest update.

OK - Here we are back in Singapore! After a couple of weeks faffing around we should re-start this trip on the morning tide. The only slightly worrying thing is the poor state...
Forum: Cruising Crew Wanted 03-29-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,318
Posted By bvimatelot
What a bit of luck!! You seem to know the route!...

What a bit of luck!! You seem to know the route! I am in Singapore, taking a catamaran down to Brisbane. I'm going to come across to KK or Labuan then pretty much follow what you are doing...
Forum: Crew Positions Wanted 03-24-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,230
Posted By bvimatelot
Sailing

Hi Ellen - Check your email! Tony
Forum: Crew Positions Wanted 03-14-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By bvimatelot
If you can get yourself to Singapore by early...

If you can get yourself to Singapore by early next week you can come with us. Its an Athena 38 catamaran going to Brisbane. The route at the moment (all things change!) is...
Forum: The Multihull Club 02-17-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By bvimatelot
Thanks, Rob. The saga continues: After a...

Thanks, Rob.

The saga continues: After a few deliveries over this side, I'm off to Singapore next week to pick up the recently re-masted and generally "dollied up" Athena. It'll be a straight...
Forum: Cruising Crew Wanted 01-15-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,532
Posted By bvimatelot
Best of Luck with that one, shipmate!! Hope...

Best of Luck with that one, shipmate!! Hope your insurance company is happy with the bit from Suez onwards through "Pirate Land".....
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-23-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,081
Posted By bvimatelot
This is a story from the 80's and early 90's and...

This is a story from the 80's and early 90's and in Greek waters !! As a charter captain living in BVI for the last 20 years I am shocked and embarassed by this episode. (Hastily adding that I only...
Forum: The Multihull Club 09-26-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By bvimatelot
Re: Across the Top of Australia UPDATE ...

Re: Across the Top of Australia

UPDATE

For those following this saga, the good news is that the Insurance Company are going to come to the party. This is a huge relief for the owner and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-25-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,033
Posted By bvimatelot
Apart from the tidal atlas which you really...

Apart from the tidal atlas which you really should get (any chandler - Sheppards probably the best), the British Admiralty chart of the area is very good with regards to currents.

I have found...
Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 08-30-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,952
Posted By bvimatelot
Not only that but the other way round, you have...

Not only that but the other way round, you have to contend with the Suez Ditch, then the Piracy problems (which are very real, by the way) in the NE Indian Ocean then catch the right Monsoon period. ...
Forum: The Multihull Club 08-21-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By bvimatelot
That's it Jeanne! The web-site is a little in...

That's it Jeanne! The web-site is a little in advance of what has actually happened there - but its coming along!

MNATSEA - Interesting that the charts didnt agree - I was using electronic C Map...
Forum: The Multihull Club 08-21-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By bvimatelot
Puteri Harbour - Sorry, no snaps. My chart of...

Puteri Harbour - Sorry, no snaps. My chart of the area isnt making it clear if it is/was Danga Bay or not, I'm afraid. Going further up towards JB, the stretch is called "putri narrows" They've got...
Forum: The Multihull Club 08-18-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By bvimatelot
Cheers, Mate!! I'm a computer Dodo so...

Cheers, Mate!! I'm a computer Dodo so "blogging" isn't quite my thing!! Its such a shame, though - Here was I, practising my Australian....useful phrases like "'Strewth Mate", "G'day, Sheila",...
Forum: The Multihull Club 08-17-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By bvimatelot
Latest News in the continuing saga.... ...

Latest News in the continuing saga....

Having got everything together and cleared out of Singapore, I decided to investigate a new marina I had heard about on the Malaysian side of the Johore...
Forum: The Multihull Club 08-12-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By bvimatelot
Singapore Update: Many thanks to all for...

Singapore Update:

Many thanks to all for your kind comments! As I think you know, we had to turn back to Singapore a couple of weeks ago.

Our mainsail is now re-stitched, and I have...
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