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    Dinghy racing<br>Keel boat racing<br>Criusing

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  1. We have a 39' Sun Odyssey - strictly cruising, but have the occasional fun race. Compared to other boats I've had or sailed on, have found this one to be rather tender with a tendency to round up if hit by an unanticipated gust especially close reaching in 15+ knots. Half the issue is the main sheet comes back to a cabin top winch which is under the dodger and you have to put your beer down to stand up and take it out of self-tailer to ease it out, but usually too late to to have any impact. Wonder if the shape of the main contributes to round up/heeling effect photo shows 10 year ol
  2. Assume you are talking about us lucky folks down here in Tas re VHF network. I'm pretty close to this and it is a joint effort between Tas Maritme Radio and the State Govt marine safety agency who pretty much pay for it all as a volunteer organisation could not afford the infrastructure and maintenance cots (how much does a helicopter cost to charter per hour to get Maatsuyker.... Lots..). TMR do a fantastic job running day to day operations and have been the recipient of very generous equipment donations from redundant emergency services/telstra radio networks and access have access to pri
  3. I dunno, we used to race ours double handed and my wife & I could easily go away for a few days. Furler made cruising life a little easier. Photo from way back.
  4. Send them my way.... I have one for sale!!
  5. I've found their support fantastic. Had an issue a while ago updating firmware (turned out to be my laptop config & not the D10). Spent about an hour with Jerry(?) on the phone while we tested various things (I'm on the other side of the world from Ireland) until the solution was found. When I first got the device it was DOA - replaced without question. Hope they solve your issue.
  6. She later became Thumbs Up in Launceston and came to Melbourne renamed Turbo. Turbo then became Turbulence and recently moved to Qld so she is still going strong. She has done a 2 handed Melb - Osaka race along the way. Dunno about that - Thumbs Up was named that from new and there was an Adams one tonner called Newcastle Flyer going around at the same time. I sailed on Thumbs back in the day. Story was the the owner wanted to build a Farr one tonner, but Farr wouldn't let the design be done as a western red cedar cold molded job. Adams/Radford reckoned they could design a 1 tonne
  7. Did SB's on the Sunday - we were in a different part of the river and there was a bit on (35-37 according to the Pro).. Lots more than where the small boats were... One thing about the kids is that their parents would be pushing them to get out and the kids don't know any better haha.. Maria should be fun tonight off Tasman - god knows why I'm going. Much more comfortable watching it on the tracker at home!
  8. PM me - may have a lead for you...
  9. Thanks Pirate, but It Happens got in first with his PM.... Must say I feel sort of honoured in some sick sort of way to have a post considered worthy of Do Rags attention. That oxygen thief and his worthless posts are usually good for a laugh, so thanks for sharing the joy! Time to go sailing.. Cheers
  10. Yeah I know - buy an add... I have installed a couple of nice size 1/4 berths on the old tub and now have two surplus alloy pipe cots to give away if any one is interested - they will eventually end up being cut up or thrown on the tip if no one wants them.. No storage and the wife says they gotta go... PM me if interested.
  11. If it is dark metallic gray, it could be "It Happens" that has showed up back in Tas after a few years on the big island. Used to belong to Stephen Boyes... Payne 38 with wings chopped off...
  12. Hey Sparky Spied your boat on the market - what's the go??
  13. Real good timing with the Pipeopener this weekend when a significant number of potential buyers are away - sorry to see them close. Not meaning to kick the boot in when Eddie's down (we had our differences in the end but by and large he was very good to us) but it's ironic that even the liquidator can't take a trick with that business. It will be interesting see what this building will be used for after the auction:- junior sailing clubhouse? Scout Group? Sailmaker? Yeah - I would like to move our offices down there & get out of Sullivans Cove with all t
  14. Yeah - not good.. Makes you wonder how many marine outlets Hobart can support - its always been two & a bit (with the main ones being PJs/ RR Rex & Son then PJs/Muirs then PJs/Faders then PJs/Bay Chandlery now PJs/Whitworths... (Looks like PJs have got their business model working well for the last 40 years!!) with the smaller ones being Des Clarks Sailing Center, Bills Boat shop (showing my age now!!) and Marineline. CH Smith will be closing next will be next I hear, but they mainly do commercial stuff like JN Taylors did. Whitworths opening recently surely will have/has had
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