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Old 13-09-2010, 15:18   #1
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Sailing Pics and Vids from the Weekend

This is a usual weekend sail for me in Moreton Bay (Brisbane Australia). The pics were taken off my partners 31 foot Kerr. Pics of us playing the guitar are in her boat. I wish the B25 had this much room inside! I'm playing the classic guitar, Dan is playing the electric and his brother Adam is in the middle, Nikki took the pic. The yellow and white trailer sailer is half mine and half my mate Dans. Its a Binks 25 and despite this being Dans first go at sailing without me, they managed to stay in front of Niki and I in the Kerr 31. The sail was mixed conditions of down and up wind in 10-15K winds. The B25 really sails well in these conditions as the K31 is a decent performer too. His brother is hooked on sailing now too. Its good to see some people still in their 20s (only just) getting into sailing and cruising.

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Old 13-09-2010, 15:30   #2
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Here are a few older pics. As you can see our area is one of the best weekend sailing destinations in Australia short of the Whitsundays.

















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Old 13-09-2010, 15:32   #3
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Here is the video in HD.

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Old 13-09-2010, 16:08   #4
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Thanks for sharing.
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Old 13-09-2010, 16:38   #5
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Nice pics, looks like a very nice area. You drive on the wrong side of the road
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Wow! Awesome stuff - Many thanks for sharing. I love boating porn and wish more members would post records of their sailing. Especially with photos.

The 25 looks nice. How long does it take to rig?

I really like the way the coachroof is laid out. I have 4 rope clutches and 4 clam cleats. I have been drooling over 4 (very expensive) rope clutches but your bullet eyes and clam cleats(?) Could be very workable for the lesser loaded lines - reefs, pole downhaul, topping lift.

Got me thinking! Thanks!
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Old 14-09-2010, 13:42   #7
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It takes about 30-45 min to raise the mast and launch including setting up the sails.

Unfortunately there are no winches on the other side of the coach roof but the set up with the 5 clam cleats is the same the other side. What makes it worse is the winches are not even ratcheted to you need to turn the handle 360deg. This isn't a fault of the boat but by the first owner who tried to save a few $$$ when they first specked it up I guess. I couple of decent winches would make raising the sails a little easier. The other ropes like topping lifts etc are easily pulled with no winch on a boat this size though.
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Here is what I currently have set up. I'd like the Halyards on the clutches and replace the friction locks with clam cleats for the minor lines.

Should be cheaper and workable.
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Here is what I currently have set up. I'd like the Halyards on the clutches and replace the friction locks with clam cleats for the minor lines.

Should be cheaper and workable.
Looks pretty good what kind of boat is it? Do you have a pic of the whole boat?

The fact the my winches come before the clam cleats is retarded as this means I must leave the rope on the winch. It would have made much more sense to have only one good winch but clutches or some sort of cleat on each rope before the winches so the rope could be tighten and cleated, then the winch would be free for the next rope. This is how Nikkis boat is set up and it works brilliantly.
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That's how mine is set up with the one cabin-top winch set up after the rope clutches. I usually have the main, genny and spinnaker halyards on the clutches.

My boat is a Maxi 77 - Some people think it's a "maxi" yacht of 77 feet (I wish) and it is actually 7.7 meters. I call it a 26 footer. It is a Pelle Peterson design from Sweden. There are several boats in this series all made in the 80's. It's a pretty solid boat. Great for weekending and has been an awesome first boat.

Here are some of my favorite shots.
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Near Morris Is, Beating south May last year





Cape Capricorn early morning fog




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dawn crossing of Wide Bay Bar





Cape Moreton



Approaching South Percy Is in a gale



Sandy Straits sailing a few weeks ago. (see if you can see the 'talk to the hand!')
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