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  1. My recollection is that we ran into the mud almost every time we took the 38 into the marina at Kermandie. Didn't you tow us off one time Weyalan? One time we followed Sudsy in a tinny - he knew the channel pretty well. We ran aground and he told me I hadn't followed him well enough. We were about 1 metre off to the side of his track :-) TwoHeads... There are often casual berths that can be rented at Kings pier marina in the middle of Hobart. The marina is filled with Sydney/Hobart boats until (I think) the 28th or 29th - then available. Won't matter since you'll have a spot assig
  2. It's on a truck in Melbourne, awaiting a place on the Toll boat to Devonport, then the Mechano set operations by the Magical shipwright, then !SPLASH!, then the waving of hands over electronics by yours truly and high voltage electrics by a more qualified bloke, then it will be time to put a roast in the oven and head south for the shakedown cruise. I expect that we'll have one of the more comfortable rides in the Launceston to Hobart 2011.
  3. Not exactly sports massage but the massage place that's inside the Grand Chancellor has a good reputation - my wife went there after returning from a rough delivery trip and they managed to get her feeling human again in short order.
  4. Unfortunately it looks like we got a shipment with some bad gps antennas and these are affecting position reports from our trackers on Archie, Ciao Baby II, Dekadence, Marine Line/Focal, Mr Kite and Valheru. I've turned off reporting from these boats on the Oceantracker.net site to avoid confusion. It's always the little things that bite you in the bum. Dekadence had engine problems leaving the marina at Bellerive and arrived late at Castray, then did what looked like a penalty turn (related to use of engine before their start but after race start?) 360 turn took some brave doing in 40-i
  5. Was seen at Sandy YC in the travel hoist slip on Friday last week. New owner and Hobart based crew are bringing her to Tassie via the Melbourne to Stanley race, then immediately continuing on to the Derwent.
  6. There's a quite healthy discussion at the moment about the introduction of AMS as an alternative to IRC. One of the more refreshing things is a proposal to push AMS as a measured rating for Divisions other than Div 1. This could give a bit more credibility to these Divisions which have traditionally only had PHS (reward mediocrity, punish success). Apart from the initial measurement, the cost for AMS is $50 a year. Thoughts? If you have any strong views on this get onto Jeff (PM him) as he and Sparky are drafting a letter to the clubs. I've spoken to one of the proponents of the 11 met
  7. I don't get the joke snoop? please share
  8. that narrows it down a bit :-) I'm hoping that the 38 has been (or will be) sold locally so that we can continue to build the local fleet of them. Steve Chau's bought a 38. Don't know if it's the same one. Would be good if he took it back to OD though. Steve bought Scarlett Runner out of Melbourne - a pretty good and competitive biat. Surely there is someone down Huon way (if not in Hobart) who will pick up DC's boat.
  9. that narrows it down a bit :-) I'm hoping that the 38 has been (or will be) sold locally so that we can continue to build the local fleet of them.
  10. Eastern Shore Marine seems to be gone. Anyone know where Yanmar parts can now be purchased in Tassie?
  11. I'll alert the Admiral to the possibility of a trip to the big smoke.
  12. Try this. Did you say an Adams 10 won on IRC and AMS. Wow those girls must be hot. What exactly do you mean by that? Sparky did a flying visit to Melbourne for the long weekend. He has this thing for women who steer Sydney38s and Adams10s. Oh and good on the Adams10 women for doing their bit promoting the class. Anyone want to buy one? Thanks for clarifying uncle Phil Regardless of anyone's opinion about Adams 10 handicaps, the girls who sailed Top Gun had a superb regatta and earned their victory. The girls who sailed the 38 also sailed really well and absolutely
  13. Try this. Did you say an Adams 10 won on IRC and AMS. Wow those girls must be hot. What exactly do you mean by that? Sparky did a flying visit to Melbourne for the long weekend. He has this thing for women who steer Sydney38s and Adams10s. Oh and good on the Adams10 women for doing their bit promoting the class. Anyone want to buy one? Thanks for clarifying uncle Phil Regardless of anyone's opinion about Adams 10 handicaps, the girls who sailed Top Gun had a superb regatta and earned their victory. The girls who sailed the 38 also sailed really well and absolutely
  14. I'm surpised that non of you Melbournians have posted anything about the Womens keelboat ragatta at the RMYS last weekend. It was a well run and very well sailed ragatta with boats and crews from all of the local clubs and crews from Adelaide and Tassie. The Adams 10 Top Gun blitzed all three handicap divisions, 1,1,1,4,1,1 in IRC. Scarlet Runner, crewed by the Tassie girls who recently won the RYCT summer div 1 pennant, also had a good and very consistent series, 2,2,2,2,7,3 splitting the Adams 10's and getting an overall IRC second and AMS 3rd place after 6 line honours wins. What
  15. One and the same. Now owned by a topnotch shipwright who intends to restore her to her former glory. Does look a bit like Flying Scud's big brother who's an AFL ruckman.
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