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Old 16-06-2013, 06:11   #31
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Thanks Dirk.


It's high time I stopped feeling intimidated by bars. But I'll take your advice and not try it at night.

Isn't there a guide to the NSW coast?
Is it by Alan Lucas?
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Re: Sydney to Melbourne Yacht Delivery - Info?

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Thanks Dirk.


It's high time I stopped feeling intimidated by bars. But I'll take your advice and not try it at night.

Isn't there a guide to the NSW coast?
Is it by Alan Lucas?
G'Day Normanby,

Yes there is: Cruising the New South Wales Coast, by Alan Lucas. It is the most complete guide to the area available, and has sufficient detail and advice to satisfy your needs. Alan is a very conservative author and sailor. He has personally investigate and sounded every area that he covers and will not lead you astray.

I am not aware of an equivalent guide for the Victorian coast. Personally, I wouldn't favour your plan of stopping in the Furneaux group. Lots of tricky anchorages and difficult navigation in those islands and IMO not a good area for inexperienced cruisers. I would be much more inclined to bite the bullet and go direct to the Prom.

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Re: Sydney to Melbourne Yacht Delivery - Info?

Just settled on Magpie - she's MINE!

Still ruminating over the truck versus sail question.

Sailing her back is obviously better and cheaper, even if I factor in time (i.e. income lost from sailing rather than working).

But I'm thinking I'd need to do 'sea trials' in Sydney waters first, to iron out any shortcomings, before venturing off shore.

Practising things like reefing, setting the storm jib, heaving to, anchoring.

I'd be grateful for help compiling a little list.

Like, if you had bought a boat that had only ever been day sailing, what things do you already know you'd have to buy and install before venturing offshore?
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