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Old 27-09-2010, 06:56   #31
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Check out the "Seaclipper 20 trimaran"! (Jim Brown and John Marples)... See Google & You Tube. It is perfect for this, and of a size & simplicity that building yourself makes sense... Mark
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Old 27-09-2010, 07:50   #32
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I've never ever had the desire to build a large 38+ foot cruiser from the hull up. But I have always enjoyed camping. My current boat is a bit impractical to take for a quick weekend camping trip. But for years I have always eyed the small boats in the link below. These boats I'd have no problem building. I'm sure most on this forum could easily build one as well. I always thought when I get to old and broke to keep the big one, that I'd really enjoy a little camper boat like these to putt around in the local waters an camp from.


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Old 27-09-2010, 22:32   #33
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With the help of all this talk about camping I went and pitched tents with a mate and his family at Samurai Beach, Port Stephens NSW AUS. I thought I would share last nights sunset with you all; the surf was nearly as good! We cheated and took the 4WD, but next time depending on the swell I might be just as happy to anchor behind Big Rocky to the north and drop over and share a few waves and beers.

People have been running boats out to go camping at both the nearby Fingal and Broughton Islands for “years”.
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Old 28-09-2010, 00:10   #34
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I've never ever had the desire to build a large 38+ foot cruiser from the hull up. But I have always enjoyed camping. My current boat is a bit impractical to take for a quick weekend camping trip. But for years I have always eyed the small boats in the link below. These boats I'd have no problem building. I'm sure most on this forum could easily build one as well. I always thought when I get to old and broke to keep the big one, that I'd really enjoy a little camper boat like these to putt around in the local waters an camp from.


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My mind is willing but my flesh is week.

Unfortunately...I would be so stowed up from being in such a boat I couldn't walk for days.

Im afraid the older and broker I get the more palatial boat ill require....Life is backwards isn't it.
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We regularly take our beachcats out to the islands to camp - that's just good fun! We take one oven grill and a bag of charcoal, plus whoever wants tents (mainly for privacy) and sheets and bottles and food take their own! I'm glad you started this thread - it's reminded me I need to get on to arranging the next one.

Our yacht club also used to do an island rally once a year, and most used to camp on the beach, primarily because there was no-one sober and willing to taxi the tender... there was only one for the whole club! (No-one knows where it is now, tho!)
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