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  1. BBender

    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    Extract from The Age this morning says it all about Hotel quarantine management in Vic. ‘ A returned traveller blamed for spreading coronavirus through the Holiday Inn quarantine hotel by using a nebuliser says he was twice given permission from Victorian health authorities to use the medical device while in quarantine. Speaking to The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald from his bed in a Melbourne intensive care ward, the 38-year-old Victorian man said he declared his nebuliser to hotel quarantine staff, who also offered to source more Ventolin, the medication administered by the machine.’
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    Seems Qld. health claiming fake news .She went back in an ambulance hmm.
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    Its Anna not Gladys and it will not happen . Its a desperate attempt to cover up the fuck ups by Qld. Health . Shit may hit the fan now Courier Mail has just released exclusive that an overseas arrival in that hotel subsequently testing positive to the UK one was allowed to leave the hotel with sick dad to the Royal Brisbane Hospital and return by rideshare or whatever unattended. How long have they been sitting on that? Learned nothing from Melbourne , fucking hopeless.
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    I think Anna P finally demonstrated this morning she has no idea. In announcing she will be recommending remote mining camps be used to house returnees instead of hotels like the NT has done with remote Howard Springs . WHAT! Howard Springs is a whole 28k out of Darwin and was established as a workers village for 3000 people on LNG projects due to lack of housing in Darwin , hardly a remote mining camp .
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    This is bullshit. Did this cleaner actually have this UK Covid or any other Covid. I would have expected at least one other case . How can the lock up save me from corona if no one else has it . Seems to me it was just another Qld. Health fuck up and overreaction by Palacheck and her lacky. and the cleaner only has a common cold.
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    Fattest boats

    Back in the IOR days there certainly were some extreme designs pushing the rules to the limit. I’m not sure if Ron Holland designed Eygthene with a future life in mind however he later drew up plans for the Holland 25 with an extra one foot in length and beam and a proper coachroof low or hightop . She has proved to be a popular boat in Oz with over 150 built in the 70/80s in masthead and fractional rigs . The big attraction was she was a light wind flyer for dad to race around the sticks competitively and an enormous cabin ,including an enclosed head, for families spend holidays on .Some even have a drop keel for trailering . They still are a popular boat today . https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/holland-25-plus-4-heaps-of-extra-room/245667
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    Fattest boats

    Gotcha
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    Fattest boats

    I understand from notes about Ron Holland design eygthene the side decks were wide and narrowed in at waterline so that crew sitting on the rails contributed maximum righting force .
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    Fattest boats

    The Holland 25 ,designed for Australia , with a 10 foot beam .was an extension of Ron Hollands quartertonner eygthene which won the 73 world cup
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    Fattest boats

    Holland 25. More of a saucer. 10 ft.beam on 25 foot boat
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    Cock of the Bay origin?

    I reckon your right as I can’t even find where I saw it On the ORCV website
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    Cock of the Bay origin?

    And now they have changed it back . Bay Race of 36 nautical miles Race Starts off Port Melbourne, at 1030 hours AEDT on December 26 (Boxing Day) every year. Description: Since 1979, the Boxing Day Dash (in the new media age, we just cannot use 'Cock of the Bay' anymore, but the Rooster lives on...) race has been the annual feeder event for the fleet to get down to the bottom of the Bay for the Offshore Start on December 27.
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    Cock of the Bay origin?

    Are you referring to the Cock of the Bay (top rooster)yacht race run by the ORCV on Port Phillip on boxing day as lead up to the Melb./Hobart ,Melb/ Devonport and part of the Sovereign Series. Dont know who named it but I understand it changed name from ‘The Boxing Day Dash‘ to ‘Cock of the Bay ‘ sometime after the ORCV was formed in 1972 . It has since reverted to its original name for guess what reason as its no longer appropriate. My first ‘Cock of the Bay’ was 1980 .
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    Daysailer for old people

    A young’en hey. Thats one very pretty ,functional boat , nice wide side decks.. Never heard of them so had a look on web sites. Classic . Looks to be very stable and pretty slippery thru the water . Your never to old to sail. I used to be with a motor cycle club for seniors called ‘Ulysses Club ‘ huge over here and their motto is ‘grow old disgracefully’ . Not a bad way to go .