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Old 27-08-2009, 21:50   #1
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Hello from an Unseasonably Hot Brisbane, AU

I'd like to say hello, I'm new to this group although have sandbagged for awhile, I'm a printer, we run our own business, Started building my own Roberts 38 Offshore in the early 90's gave up to family pressure, still have wife but pressure moved out. Am planning to buy a 25-28 footer in March 2010 and start again sailing, We plan to retire in 6-7 years and buy a 45 footer to go cruising, thats about it for me
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Old 28-08-2009, 14:27   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF Wayne.

Congratulations. That's quite a trick - losing the pressure, whilst keeping the wife.
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Old 28-08-2009, 23:49   #3
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Old 29-08-2009, 00:59   #4
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Having only had about a week of real summer (back in June), and having had rain every day for the last 3 weeks, I wondered who had stolen our sunshine

Give it back
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Old 29-08-2009, 01:32   #5
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Hi there Wayina - Welcome. Probably a tad warmer there than here though!
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Old 29-08-2009, 06:53   #6
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Having only had about a week of real summer (back in June), and having had rain every day for the last 3 weeks, I wondered who had stolen our sunshine

Give it back
Must be a northern hemisphere thing. I'm with Talbot. Please, give it back.
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Old 29-08-2009, 18:00   #7
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Sunny wind...

I think we have your sunshine. It's still winter here!!!

Sydney Forecast
Issued at 8:30 am EST on Sunday 30 August 2009 Warning Summary at issue time:
Strong Wind Warning for Sydney Closed Waters. Refer to Home Page - Bureau of Meteorology for latest information.
Forecast for Sunday
Fine. Sunny. Fresh to strong west to southwesterly winds, easing in the afternoon.
Precis: Strong wind easing later. Sunny.
City: Max: 19 Parramatta: Max: 19
Terrey Hills: Max: 17 Penrith: Max: 19
Liverpool Max: 19 Richmond: Max: 18 UV Alert: 10:10 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Monday Fine. Mostly sunny.
City: Min: 8 Max: 21
West: Min: 1 Max: 21
Tuesday Fine. Mostly sunny.
City: Min: 10 Max: 19
West: Min: 3 Max: 20
Wednesday
Mostly fine.
City: Min: 11 Max: 20
West: Min: 5 Max: 21
Thursday
Chance shower.
City: Min: 12 Max: 24
West: Min: 5 Max: 24
Friday Fine.
City: Min: 11 Max: 22
West: Min: 5 Max: 23
Saturday
Fine.
City: Min: 13 Max: 21
West: Min: 6 Max: 21

You may have the wind back...

Warning Summary at issue time:
Gale Warning for NSW Coastal Waters south of Smoky Cape. Strong Wind Warning north of Smoky Cape and for Sydney Closed Waters.
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Rainy here today but still warm.
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Old 29-08-2009, 21:20   #9
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Good Day Wayina. Here on the other side of the planet (Seattle) we are having a great summer. It started a month early (June) and we have gone on to set an all-time high temperature record (103f vs 100) in late July. Now, because of this forum and a discussion on winter weather in French Polynesia, I have learned that there is a moderate El-Nino building. Whoopi! That means warmer and drier weather in the Pacific Northwest and wet weather in Califoria and messed up weather elsewhere. And I thought I would have to leave my SUV ideling in the driveway in order to help global warming (we had 2000 feet of ice over our heads 11,000 years ago).

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Good Day Wayina. Here on the other side of the planet (Seattle) we are having a great summer. It started a month early (June) and we have gone on to set an all-time high temperature record (103f vs 100) in late July. Now, because of this forum and a discussion on winter weather in French Polynesia, I have learned that there is a moderate El-Nino building. Whoopi! That means warmer and drier weather in the Pacific Northwest and wet weather in Califoria and messed up weather elsewhere. And I thought I would have to leave my SUV ideling in the driveway in order to help global warming (we had 2000 feet of ice over our heads 11,000 years ago).

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I'm trying very hard not to dive into profanity here...
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Welcome to the forum. As you expand your sailing area away from Brisbane, from our experience, you would be hard pressed to find a better place than the Whitsunday's. A week or two there is all it will take to become a committed cruiser!
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Old 26-09-2011, 17:03   #12
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Re: Hello from an Unseasonably Hot Brisbane, AU

Thanks for all the responses guys, Well bit the bullet in March and bought an Islander 36, just been sailed over from the US, the previous owners had done all the paperwork and everything so my wifw and I are in the process of learning all about "Nauti Time", previously I think her name was "Thirty Something", however all is good and we are having a ball, these boats sail extremely well(we are not racers), She has no bad habits, I'm impressed, she will do until retirement then we go bigger, til next time happy sailing all,
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