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Old 22-01-2011, 15:56   #1
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Seawind Goes Down - Brisbane River

Now that I've got your attention.... there was some truth in the title... it did go down the river so to speak.

Here's a pic of a Seawind I saw heading down the Brisbane river a few days ago. A very swollen river indeed and fast flowing. Luckily they got out safely after the floods as a lot of good vessels were lost.

Re second pic - not sure what that rig is called?
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Old 22-01-2011, 16:05   #2
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It looks like it's sporting an oil rig instead of a mast!
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It looks like it's sporting an oil rig instead of a mast!
It also appears to have a fully covered dive/jetski launch platform on the stern

Nice photos though.
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That boat with the oil rig rig has been moored in the river for 10 years or so, always looked at the rig and wondered how much windage - drag it would induce.
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hey i was just there in june,pity about all the fast cats guess every body is going to have to take the bus now.
guess maloolabar and bundeberg faired better?
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They are talking 18 months to 3 years to get all
of the fast cat ferry terminals up and running again. Some of them appear to have been built without the floating component.

The oil rig machine looks like a great entertainer.
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Wise vessel getting out of the river in flood. Not a place to be.

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Moolabar was not affected by the flooding of brisbane river but there was a heavy toll in Bundaberg when the Burnett river flooded. Many vessels lost and washed ashore. Also Mary river at maryborough.

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Re second pic - not sure what that rig is called?
That's what I know as an A-frame rig, one or two jibs / genuas on roller furlers and no boom.
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That boat with the oil rig rig has been moored in the river for 10 years or so, always looked at the rig and wondered how much windage - drag it would induce.
The first photo is definitely a seawind catamaran. The second, HOWEVER, is a 60 odd foot mono ( and I do mean odd) which is hanging off her usual private mooring where it has been for years. I did not see the boat in any of the photos of the actual days of the big flood. I doubt it would have survived in that posiition, right in the full stream of the current. I guess the owner wisely moved it down to the bay to avoid the flood.

I was on board this boat a few years ago up north. It is owned by an eccentric Dutchman (ain't they all). The hole in the stern is for dragging his large tinnie into. He originally built & launched the boat as a trimaran but later on decided to turn it into a mono!!

SIMPLE - cut off the amas and suspend a railway line off the bottom of the main hull. That's what he told me he did and he is odd enough to have done it.

The oil derrick rig is his own design as well. He welded up gal pipes and viola, there you have it. The whole thing was a one off design out of his head.

He had a mate who was building a mono at the same time and he built a similar rig. That boat was hanging off some poles down at new Farm reach further down the river, last time I spotted it a few years ago.
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