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Old 16-12-2006, 04:38   #1
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Solo Cook Strait Crossing

Doing my first solo cook strait crossing on Monday. Blowing 40 knots out there at the moment but going to drop to 20k Monday morn. Boat is all packed up ready so off to see Wheels!
Furneau lodge for tea Monday night.
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Old 16-12-2006, 05:27   #2
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Fair winds and following seas, Seafox. We'll anxiously wait for word of your successful crossing.

Stay safe.
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Old 16-12-2006, 11:12   #3
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You didn't scare Paula off the last time did you Darryl?
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Thanks Rick.
No Alan, we have to meet some people on the 23rd and were going on the 21st but thought I would take this gap in the weather on Monday and get the boat across. Paula is annoyed she has to work. Ferry for her later in the week.

Back to 40 knots again on Wednesday.
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Good Luck:

Know that crossing can be a cake walk or a nightmare. Been across on the Ferry twice and thought it was a very pleasant trip and then on the way back had people getting sick left and right.

Enjoy the cake.
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Yeah there is very little inbetween the cake walk or nightmare. ;-) :-)

Hey Darryl, keep in touch with where you are or going after say the 26th or 27th. We are not sure what direction we are going exactly, but will be Prt Ligar on that 26th 27th. I have to fix a couple of things for friends out there. We have to head to Able Tasman around the 4th-5th of Jan and back to the sounds again around 8th.
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Great stuff Seafox! Safe sailing and watch out for those pesky ferries..
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Shouldn't tell you about the Tauranga yacht that got towed in here 0400 Saturday by Lady Liz. Top half of the mainsail streaming from the top of the mast like a burgee, other half still on the boom furler, engine not going. Oh damn, I did anyway.
Have a good one mate, better leaving from Mana than here methinks. Apparently I'm allowed back at Furneaux now so might venture back there some time soon.
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Thanks guys. I will keep in touch Alan. We listen on 63 all the time and scan 16 and 19.
No service at furneax but will do a post of my trip as soon as I get service.
cheers.
Leaving at 6am. High tide 9am so will get 3 hours of wind and tide going the same way. Helps keep the waves down a bit in the strait.
Yes pwederell, I would like to spend some time at Seaview (no sand bar). Mana gives a lot more options getting there and back though and not so far across.
I have to scan 19 Elizabeth, so I can hear the pesky ferries doing their
TR's. They are big and mean close up!
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Damn,
Here it is, Monday afternoon Oz time so Darryl is presumably right in the midst of it as I type. Better way to spend a Monday than naffing about at the office. Trust it was a good one mate, enjoy the rest of the trip.
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Yep,
not a bad trip. 20-25knot Southerly.
Been some pretty good weather down here.
Just off to Picton to find a refg guy. My freezer has stopped working. It is full of 3 weeks of supplies so need to get it looked at asap.
Bloody boats!
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Let me know if you are staying in Picton. I could come through and catch up.
Oh and if it becomes an energency and you need urgent freezer space, I can either bring through a chilly bin or I could bring your frozens home till you get it fixed.
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Let me know if you are staying in Picton. I could come through and catch up.
Oh and if it becomes an energency and you need urgent freezer space, I can either bring through a chilly bin or I could bring your frozens home till you get it fixed.
Shouldn't that be a chully bun ?
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"snigger"...........Ahmm..........er............um . No thats very bad tdw - you shouldnt make fun of how people speak. the poor dears cant help it
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Let me know if you are staying in Picton. I could come through and catch up.
Oh and if it becomes an energency and you need urgent freezer space, I can either bring through a chilly bin or I could bring your frozens home till you get it fixed.
Hey Alan,what the!!I've never seen a Kiwi without a "Chilly bin"It's like,Thongs"OPPS"Jandels,meat pies Kangaroo's and Holden cars.Nope carn't buy it that seafox hasn't got one.Mudnut.
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