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Old 22-07-2013, 07:19   #16
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Old 22-07-2013, 20:27   #17
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Hi Stray Cat

Were you in Port Fairy in 2009 and we came aboard from "Tibia" a Swanson 38? We enjoyed your home brew!
No not us mate, never been down there by boat. Had a few brews tho
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Hi Bricky, we sail to Port Lincoln most Christmas holidays for 4-5 weeks. Beautiful sailing grounds. We are happy that people think that SA is "tiger country" for sailing. We have remote and beautiful anchorages all to ourselves or with a few friends. We would like to get over to Coffin Bay sometime when we do the west coast of Eyre. We went there years ago in our trailer sailer and really enjoyed it.
May see you on the water one day. We will listen out for you on Tumby Bay radio next time we are over there.
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Old 23-07-2013, 06:24   #19
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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.
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Old 23-07-2013, 06:29   #20
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Hi Kiwikat, we are ex NZ. Moved to SA in 1995. Must be another Straycat on the water somewhere enjoying home brew! We sailed in Wellington so well used to strong breezes! SA is tame compared with what we got down there! That's "true tiger country"!
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Old 23-07-2013, 18:54   #21
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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.

Hello KiwiEclipse,

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.

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Hey hey KiwiEclipse finally found where u been hiding
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Yup, not far from you!
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G'Day from the other side of the world. But I have been down under and liked it a lot there.

Have you seen this sign before?

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Yeah seen the signs they are my local beaches quite sure it's because of all the swimmers and to stop jet skis and power boats cleaning people up
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Hi KE... was down your way last year.. stopped in at Pt Fairy but drifted past you guys and on to Tassie..
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G'Day from the other side of the world. But I have been down under and liked it a lot there.

Have you seen this sign before?

You see lots of them in OZ but the funny bit is they all point to the land side.
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