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Old 15-04-2013, 23:01   #1
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Who's heading north for the Aussie winter?

With daytime temperatures dropping down to 22C on the NSW coast the migration has started with a few northbound boats stopping over at Lake Macquarie. I'm joining them in 10 days time for my first season in FNQ. How many CF members are going?
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Old 16-04-2013, 00:40   #2
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Re: Who's heading north for the Aussie winter?

We are! We're in Hervey Bay right now but will be heading North in a few weeks, providing I can get through these sewing projects! It will be our first time sailing in FNQ too. Hope to see you out there!
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Old 16-04-2013, 01:10   #3
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We are! We're in Hervey Bay right now but will be heading North in a few weeks, providing I can get through these sewing projects! It will be our first time sailing in FNQ too. Hope to see you out there!
High Blue Sun nice to see another John Pugh on here I don,t have to head North I live up here year round the true FNQ ( Cairns and North) are a sailors dream but take your time getting here as the Southern winds are pretty savage May/June/July/August so October / November/December are the best months up this way. Plan your trip ( lots to see and do) so that you get to Lizard Island in October if you are going there, before then it is 15/20Knts or more day and night. Make sure you come over if you get this far !!!!! Cheers Jacko
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Re: Who's heading north for the Aussie winter?

Thanks Jacko! We will definitely be taking our time and checking out the southern GBR as we've never been there (we've never sailed in FNQ but have been diving and land touring a number of times - and loved it!)

We love our John Pugh, and it would be great to meet one of her big sisters!
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Re: Who's heading north for the Aussie winter?

G'Day Greg,

Well, it looks like our previously announced intentions for heading thataway were for nought: Ann's Titanium knees are crapping out and we are now leaving the boat here in Hobart and flying back to the States for some refitting. A big disappointment, but absolutely necessary.

As in the days of big wooden ships, grown knees are best, so care for them well!

Cheers, and enjoy FNQ

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PS Are you really whinging about 22 degrees? We're into single digits here in Tassie!
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G'Day Greg,

Well, it looks like our previously announced intentions for heading thataway were for nought: Ann's Titanium knees are crapping out and we are now leaving the boat here in Hobart and flying back to the States for some refitting. A big disappointment, but absolutely necessary.

As in the days of big wooden ships, grown knees are best, so care for them well!

Cheers, and enjoy FNQ

Jim

PS Are you really whinging about 22 degrees? We're into single digits here in Tassie!
Hi JIm,
Bruce M told me you were finding it a bit cool. Please give our best wishes to Ann. I hope all goes well.
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Ann's Titanium knees are crapping out and we are now leaving the boat here in Hobart and flying back to the States for some refitting. A big disappointment, but absolutely necessary.
Best wishes for Ann's surgery.
I dont know how you are placed for insurance, but with all the football injuries we have world class knee surgeons in Australia (particularly Melbourne and Sydney).
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Best wishes for Ann's surgery.
I dont know how you are placed for insurance, but with all the football injuries we have world class knee surgeons in Australia (particularly Melbourne and Sydney).
SL (and all the others, too),

Thanks for the good thoughts... not a happy time for us, so encouragement is good! And yes, the insurance issue is a big factor in returning to the states, that plus surgeons not really liking to deal with someone else's implants. So, it is back to the original chap who may or may not refer her on to a "revision" specialist. Seems that the art of revision is a step up from regular implants, a specialty within a specialty.

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Re: Who's heading north for the Aussie winter?

Jim, PM sent re Ann.
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