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Old 03-09-2008, 00:59   #1
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Cheers from Sydney

Hello and greets from down under!

I just joined this forum while preparing for some bluewater cruising around Oz next year on my 45' wheel house steel sloop.

Still lots of things to do around the boat in terms of plumbing and electrical/electronic systems but I reckon that's half the fun of boating: fiddling around to get everything the way you want it

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From an expat resident in the UK. Hope you enjoy the site and good luck in completing the project.
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:28   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply, John!

Spring seems to finally kick in here... it was a freezing winter I can tell you...

Love that photo with the pony in your blog! (You know that your signature in this forum points to some older entry from 07?)

Have a good one!
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Welcome to the Forum.

These large steel Roberts really "rock".
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These large steel Roberts really "rock".
They sure do!

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Old 03-09-2008, 04:29   #6
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Hello and greets from down under!

I just joined this forum while preparing for some bluewater cruising around Oz next year on my 45' wheel house steel sloop.

Still lots of things to do around the boat in terms of plumbing and electrical/electronic systems but I reckon that's half the fun of boating: fiddling around to get everything the way you want it

All the best,
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G'day heinz,
Doing a similar thing in QLD next October I am crising from Brisbane to Thursday Island in my 46' timber vessel the 1949 "Waiben".
Ihave wet blasted her back to bare timber and recaulked her, this time last year. She is on the work dock again full DC rewire and 240 onshore power, new instruments, plumbing, VHF with DSC, AIS transponder, radar,GPS plotter the whole shooting match.
She was built by Norman Wright in Brisbane to service TI after WWII her first job was to replace the Nav beacons into Torres Straits which were removed so the japs couldn't find there way in, she was named Waiben because that is the indigenous name for Thursday island, so she is going up North next year for her 60th birthday
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G'day heinz,
Doing a similar thing in QLD next October I am crising from Brisbane to Thursday Island in my 46' timber vessel the 1949 "Waiben".
Ihave wet blasted her back to bare timber and recaulked her, this time last year. She is on the work dock again full DC rewire and 240 onshore power, new instruments, plumbing, VHF with DSC, AIS transponder, radar,GPS plotter the whole shooting match.
From your nickname, I take it you also brew your own ale on board? That's something I'm still pondering over, LOL.

Timber is nice, if you have the proper tools and know-how. I prefer the peace of mind of 4mm steel

Also upgraded the VHF with a new DSC-capable unit. AIS might come next, but cost-wise it's going to be a receiver only. Big ships won't change course anyway or cannot do so in time to avoid a collision. Hence a receiver-only should do 70% of the job IMHO.

Fair winds, and we might cross each other's path sometime next year in FNQ,
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Their is a new AIS system out on category B costs about $900, good insurance I reckon for those two or three overnighters, when your on watch at 2.00am when things start to get a bit slower at least they can see you and you can see them, trawlers also use them now
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Their is a new AIS system out on category B costs about $900,
That sounds reasonable, yes! Will look into it, thanks!
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Greetings from Toronto, David C is me and I own a Tayana 42. I got her 5 years ago in really bad shape but just add $ and stir and to make a long story short she is now sailing fast and smooth. Our season up here winds up next month so we are sailing her all we can. Glad to have found this forum. DavidC
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Aloha Heinz,
Welcome aboard! Looks like you've already struck up quite a dialog.
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Aloha Heinz,
Welcome aboard! Looks like you've already struck up quite a dialog.
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Yep, and even got a sub-thread that ended up here

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