Originally Posted by KiwiEclipse
Hi GILow, we are ex-Swanson owners. Our last boat was "Tibia" a beautiful Swanson 38 that took us many thousands of miles very happily and safely. I have seen your boat somewhere but cannot place where. We are members at the CYC and are currently living aboard
, having returned from Victoria earlier this year.
We love SA waters. When living in Melbourne we brought our boat back here and sailed it whenever we could get back here. We found Victoria unpleasant sailing (that is bound to get a bit of comment!)
May catch you on the water sometime.
I too am an ex-Victorian, moved here 11 years ago. Do I spot a theme here? And yes, sailing on Port Phillip Bay was, to put it mildly, challenging and I grew up with a family
weekender on Westernport bay so I learned to respect tides. BUT, the Gippsland Lakes where dad lives are fabulous for shallow draft
boats, so all is not lost
, and windsurfing in Malacoota is still one of my favourite destinations, or Sandy Point from time to time.
I have seen a few S38s now and they were lovely, do you know where yours ended up? We saw a VERY nice one in Western Port Bay last year, but I cannot remember the name.
Manera is at the RSAYS, so maybe you have seen me puddling round the gulf learning
to sail her. We've only had her since December so the learning
curve is still steep, but the CF members have been a great help.
Looking forward to K.I., Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay, the Joseph Banks Group AND I have just added the old lighthouse structure off Moonta as a destination
, it looks fascinating.
For those that are interested, I can REALLY recommend Robe which is the best SA site we have visited so far, a friendly harbour if ever I met one. The pub near the harbour on the foreshore serves a terrific steak too.