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Old 25-03-2009, 02:18   #1
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Hi all - I'm new to the forum. I spend most of my time cruising around the South East of Tasmania - hundreds of miles of sheltered and semi sheltered waters, remote sheltered bays and inlets and mountainous surrounds. I have a "Doven 30" - an ex IOR Half Tonner but now a comfortable coastal cruiser. I have enjoyed reading many of the threads - Thanks all!
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Old 25-03-2009, 02:35   #2
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Good day and welcome, have had a few of your country men here last year visiting, also been invited by them to visit once we get in your neck of the woods, of which will be taking them up on.
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Old 25-03-2009, 04:12   #3
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Greetings, and welcome aboard.
Iíve read that Tasmania has more boats (per population) than any other Australian state. Do you sail through the winter, or is it a bit too cold?
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Old 25-03-2009, 04:26   #4
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Hi Gord - yes my partner and I sail all through winter and we have winter races once a month. I think winter gets a bad rap here - the water temp drops to about 12 - 13 degreed c and so it is never that bad out of the wind. Autumn and early winter often has beautiful settled weather - cool to cold nights (can get down to zero degrees) but clear gentle sunny days!
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Old 25-03-2009, 17:19   #5
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G'Day Portobella,

Glad to have you aboard. Your neck of the woods is one of Ann and my favorite cruising grounds in all the world, and if pressed, I reckon that Pt Cygnet is about my favorite non-tropical anchorage. Of course, Pt Davey ain't bad... but I digress.

We missed out on Tassie this year, but hope to make our ninth trip down this coming summer.

I suspect that you must know Patrick and Lisa of the imposter Insatiable... he's a frequent poster on this forum.

Anyhow, hope that you survive the rest of winter (brrr) while the real Insatiable (II) worries about cyclones in Gladstone.

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HI Jim & Ann
Thanks for the reply
I know the Insatiable down here but I do not know the owners. I'll rug up for winter but quite enjoy the peaceful anchorages it brings. One can find ways to keep out the cold but cyclones?? I think I'd prefer the cold! Happy sailing and perhaps see you down this way next summer.
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Aloha and Welcome aboard! I'd love to see your area someday.
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Hi John
There is something special about island communities and living. Cruise over some time you will not be disappointed! I remember fondly the Aloah spirit from your Island.
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Hi Ian, just returned from a weekend in the "Duckpond" I personnally think that he winter gives the best cruising about Tasmania. The days may be short but the weather is very predictable and although on the cool side there can be and usually is some spectacular days to be enjoyed.
We went cruising for a period of 5 years about 18 years ago, when we were about to leave from Hobart, a gentleman at the yacht club asked me why were going and what did we expect to find, because in his opinion we were leaving the best cruising ground in the world.
IT took us 5 years to decide he wasn't far off the mark.
See you one the water sometime.
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G'day Portobello,
Greetings from WA, I expect to be re-locating to Port Huon / Geeveston by this time next year, might see you around .
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Hi Wotname
Love WA - was there a couple of months ago - have a son and brother over there. Bit warmer there than the Huon! Take care and we might cross paths sometime!
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