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Old 16-03-2011, 00:48   #16
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Re: Adams Tasman 26 - Good or Bad in Blue Water ?

Thxks Guys,
After all that I never got the Adams 26. Went up to Bateman's, took her out twice briefly, liked the feel, altho was slow. So happy with state of boat below decks that I didn't look closely above: gooseneck was half broken & may have given up any day, one of shrouds was so bad the riggers would not go up to replace (so quote became $3500 for all) meaning drop the mast, the gas was out of survey and the gas bottles were not secured properly etc etc. All that plus cost of truck half way (all advice above scarred me off going further than Eden) doubled price of boat. Good boat for someone local to buy tho. Liked the dropped water-bomb shape too. Funny thing was insurance coy mainly refused to insure cos of the gas situation! They weren't fussed if I floated around Bass Straight with no mast / sails for 3 weeks, long as the gas bottle didn't fall out on someone's foot. Looking locally now.
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Old 16-03-2011, 01:38   #17
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Re: Adams Tasman 26 - Good or Bad in Blue Water?

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Nothing 26 is blue water. People do blue water in 26 only because this is what they have or else when they are nuts enough.

Was looking for such a boat on yachtworld and sailboatdatabase but could not find, any link?

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And yet the Hiscocks did the world on a 25footer - & plenty of top hats have circumnavigated - and how big was the pardeys first boat?
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Re: Adams Tasman 26 - Good or Bad in Blue Water ?

Good call in deciding against, Lastcall.

Joe Adams IMHO designed some of the best cruising boats around and his legacy thourgh the 40's and 45's now rests with Lidgard. He also designed some brilliant smaller racers like the Adams 8.

We once had a Adams 10 - a 40 footer - and she was fabulous offshore but not too clever on the racetrack. I suspect the smaller Adams you looked at would be the reverse.

Anyway - a wise decision - good luck in finding a suitable cruiser.

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Old 16-03-2011, 19:48   #19
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Re: Adams Tasman 26 - Good or Bad in Blue Water?

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And yet the Hiscocks did the world on a 25footer - & plenty of top hats have circumnavigated - and how big was the pardeys first boat?
Not everybody is a Hiscock nor a Pardey.

Hiscock' first boat was an 18 ft sloop.

Pardey's first boat was an 8 ft el Toro dinghy.

Well, if I am on the right track with their boats, then your analogies are just ... analogies?

To the OP: If you are A Hiscock or a Pardey, PLS disregard my too outright comment on small boats not being the tools for the blue water.

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Old 16-03-2011, 19:54   #20
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Re: Adams Tasman 26 - Good or Bad in Blue Water?

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Here's one cobber, and anyone going blue water in that is "a better man than I Gundagai"

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Definitelly NOT blue water!

C'mon guys, take it easy - of course an ocean can be sailed in any boat. We all know it and it has been already well proven by many. There is no need for any further proof.

If I say a 26' is too small I mean it. Because I have one and sailed her round the world.

Not do discourage anybody, nor to criticize any particular design.

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If I say a 26' is too small I mean it. Because I have one and sailed her round the world.
Well, that's sure proof Barno that "you're a better man than I Gundagai".

PS: apols of course to Kipling...
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Re: Adams Tasman 26 - Good or Bad in Blue Water ?

Hehehe!

Not to mention the batch of well cooked 20+ ocean capable designs!

I am in love with them all. Not my choice for blue water either BUT a bad day on the water is better than a good day in the office. Or is it?

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Well, that's sure proof Barno that "you're a better man than I Gundagai".

PS: apols of course to Kipling...
I am not a pedant - but its Gungah Din not Gundagai (which is a small town in Australia)
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I am not a pedant - but its Gungah Din not Gundagai (which is a small town in Australia)
Hey cobber, I resemble that remark! Someone can always be relied on to correct me on that one too - and it's usually a man of letters. But it's just a silly word game to pass the time.

You're correct of course about the Kipling quote but the clue was the apology; I wouldn't be apologising if I had quoted accurately.

It's like a malapropism for phrases I guess, whatever the word for that is.

PS: Maybe malapropism does cover it; see: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_b...sages/187.html.
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Re: Adams Tasman 26 - Good or Bad in Blue Water ?

A lot seem to forget that there are, at last count something in the vicinity of 80 islands in the bass straight... Some only rocks.....

However if you pick the weather and island hop it is not all about twenty foot waves and forty knot winds.
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Re: Adams Tasman 26 - Good or Bad in Blue Water ?

I had a malapropism once, but the doctors misdiagnosed it.

Hey Lastcall, what did you end up doing, been a few months since your last post. We might even be Neighbours down at Westernport Marina soon

@ Cookiesa: as we know, Gundagai's a long way from the Bass Strait, different weather up NSW way cobber. Gets a bit shallow in the Gundagai main channel but although ore carriers have trouble with the main channel now and then at Low Head
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Re: Adams Tasman 26 - Good or Bad in Blue Water ?

G'day Tassiebloke,
Ended up with a Pacific Westerly 27, old boat but solid and well kept. Funny what everyone is saying about only crazy people going anywhere in under 30 footers, but I was shown a boat in Williamstown recently which was only a 22 footer and allegedly 4 guys had sailed it from California or Mexico or somewhere earlier this year. So small it only had 3 berths. No long range tanks, no anything special. They were just prepared to stop in as many great places as it took to get here alive. And yeah, still in Westernport. Trying to get my rigging fixed - port side main shroud turnbuckle thingy all seized up. Still waiting for the rigger, might be next year way it's going. Anytime ur in Hastings give us a waive on 'Barbarian'. What u sailing?
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