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Old 16-11-2009, 04:28   #1
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pirate From Hobart, Tasmania - Hello!

Hello.Living aboard a 37 foot ketch - a classic from the 60's. Just enjoyed a glass of wine and a meal and now rolling around in the south easterly swell. Look forward to charing some cruising stories.
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Old 16-11-2009, 05:50   #2
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G'day mate, welcome aboard from the west. Sounds like you are hanging off the hook or is it a mooring?
FWIW, I am hoping to sail to Port Huon in 2010, either Feb or Nov.
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Old 16-11-2009, 11:00   #3
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Aloha Richard,
Welcome aboard! Sounds as if you've found the "good life."
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Old 16-11-2009, 11:26   #4
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What a beautiful island, great food, good people. I have been there a few times on Navy ships. I really loved it there. One of my favorite things their was taking a tour at the shipyard where they build ocean going ferry cats. Just me and the Chief Engineer onboard my ship the Carl Vinson CVN-70 went. Went to some yacht club parties and always had a good time there. Don't forget to go get a steak on the waterfront. Enjoy your stay.
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Old 16-11-2009, 13:49   #5
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Hi there and welcome Richard
From a fellow Hobartian!
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Old 16-11-2009, 15:01   #6
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Hello Charon,
Great boat. Just head a little north and the water gets warm enough to swim in!
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Old 17-11-2009, 00:16   #7
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Hi Richard,

Welcome aboard, we will be sailing to Tassy early January. I hope the water is warmer than rusky thinks, maybe a 3-4 ml steamer will make it feel warmer???
Look out for us South Coast 36 SV "Crazy Lady"

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Old 17-11-2009, 02:13   #8
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Hey Surfing
You'll need more than a steamer suit down there. After the trip from Darwin, I get cold near Bundy. (Gets warmer further up the river near the brewery)

Yeah a black steamer suit will look just like a seal with blue arms and legs sticking out!
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Old 17-11-2009, 03:35   #9
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You'll need more than a steamer suit down there. After the trip from Darwin, I get cold near Bundy. (Gets warmer further up the river near the brewery)

Yeah a black steamer suit will look just like a seal with blue arms and legs sticking out!
Now Rusky,

remember I'm on the NSW south coast, we are much tougher down here with winter water temps around 13 degrees C, mate I think at my age and physical condition I look just like a minki whale on a surfboard
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Old 17-11-2009, 04:05   #10
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Charon,

I absolutely love Hobart. I took a flight down there to do the Overland hike at the beginning of spring and was lucky enough to get a clear day and a window seat so I could marvel at all the harbours and inlets in SE Tassie.

Maybe we will even meet somewhere in our journeys? I am currently negotiating buying a steel Herreshoff H28 that I am sure is seaworthy enough to cross Bass Straight. It would be so awesome moored in the harbour at Hobart watching the snow fall on Mount Wellington.

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@ surfingminniwinni

Might even catch you out in the surf: drop me a line if you need to know about the breaks around Newcastle. If you see my Herreshoff H28 coming back from Qld it won’t be hard to pick me out – it’s the one with surfboards lashed on as lee cloths!
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Old 17-11-2009, 12:31   #12
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Hi SurferShane. I didn't know that H28's came in steel - they are a great design and I read once that the design as a whole have done more circumnavigations than any single design. Sounds like a good one.

I don't surf - but love the beach - spend time at Pirates Bay and the Tasman Peninsula, and in winter (and sometimes in summer!) look out my cabin window at the snow covered mountain.

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What I can gather from an owner’s website is that the H28 plans were distributed freely, which lead to a whole lot of manufactures and backyard builders taking up the design. I was first looking at the Khan Walkers, but getting a good one was just a bit out of my price range. This one seems to be well-built in Sydney and fits my budget, so hopefully I am making the right decision.

I was lucky enough to get a fair bit of real snow on the Overland Track in Tasmania. When I started from the south a lot of the terrain in the higher elevation around Cradle Mountain and Pelion Gap were basically impassable due heavy snow falls. It was an incredible experience as was my ritual of getting some fish and chips down the dock in Hobart and checking out the design of the professional fishing boats that brave the southern ocean.
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I really need to get down there, I have been to Hobart, Oakahoma but still have Hobart, Wi, Hobart, Indiana, and Hobart Calif to go b4 I go international.

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Might even catch you out in the surf: drop me a line if you need to know about the breaks around Newcastle. If you see my Herreshoff H28 coming back from Qld it won’t be hard to pick me out – it’s the one with surfboards lashed on as lee cloths!
Thanks Shane,

I know the newy breaks well, after Tasmania we are heading North April-May. We will drop into Newy for a few waves at Nobby's.

Now my next problem is where to store 4 x surfboards, sizes from 5'10" thru to 8'8", too many for lee cloths?
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