argus tuft

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While visiting at Bondi today about midday I saw what looked like a 40-45 foot yacht making its way north towards Sydney Harbour a mile or more offshore. It was carrying a jury-rigged orange storm jib and from that distance it looked like it had lost  its mast above the hounds. Any thoughts from here about who or what it might be and how it ended up in that condition?

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On 6/2/2018 at 11:10 AM, argus tuft said:

Any thoughts from here about who or what it might be and how it ended up in that condition?

At a wild guess, either someone on board got over-enthusiastic with a hacksaw ... or the top half of the mast fell off

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By " lost  its mast above the hounds" I presume you mean above the spreaders?

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On 2/6/2018 at 9:10 PM, argus tuft said:

While visiting at Bondi today about midday I saw what looked like a 40-45 foot yacht making its way north towards Sydney Harbour a mile or more offshore. It was carrying a jury-rigged orange storm jib and from that distance it looked like it had lost  its mast above the hounds. Any thoughts from here about who or what it might be and how it ended up in that condition?

How are you mate? Long time no see. 

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I'm good mate, still stooging around the bay.  I see you from time to time when I'm getting a retiree latte at la mer.

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On 8 February 2018 at 8:56 PM, argus tuft said:

I'm good mate, still stooging around the bay.  I see you from time to time when I'm getting a retiree latte at la mer.

Damn you retiree's getting in the way when I am waiting for my coffee!  Stick your head in the office next time you are around and say g'day.

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