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Old 01-06-2015, 07:55   #31
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I have not yet been to Australia or Tasmania, but I can imagine that the humor you have shown will be appreciated by those from there.

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Looks like they could have done a much better job of trimming the jib - it's so full they must have been making way more leeway than necessary.
Hopefully all will be repaired, they won't lose faith and they'll give it another go...
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60 KPH winds, if you can't sail that in Tassie take up golf.
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Nice to see it recovered, nasty conditions! I'm surprised no one mentioned the two guys obviously molesting a sheep 7 seconds from the end of that vid. What the hell is going on down there in Tassie?!


I was trying to figure out how tying a line to a rock like that was really going to help the situation. But now that I know it was a sheep, well - that makes much more sense.
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Re: Tasmanian Yacht runs aground

Steady Hand,

There are a few "modern" boats in Tassie, but many steelies, and also many timber boats. Some year you might be interested to come to the Wooden Boat Festival there. Not that you would buy one, but some of the old timber yachts are some of the best eye candy in the world.

Hope the folks from Moonshine get a good, and quick, fix. Pretty d--n scary situation, can't steer, can't motor, and water coming in too fast for their pumps. Some would intentionally ground it under those circumstances, to prevent total loss.

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Old 01-06-2015, 16:03   #36
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60 KPH winds, if you can't sail that in Tassie take up golf.
It was a lot more than 60kmh. still shouldn't have happened but it was certainly more than 32 knotts. Even the video shows that I think.
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Steady Hand,

There are a few "modern" boats in Tassie, but many steelies, and also many timber boats. Some year you might be interested to come to the Wooden Boat Festival there. Not that you would buy one, but some of the old timber yachts are some of the best eye candy in the world.

Hope the folks from Moonshine get a good, and quick, fix. Pretty d--n scary situation, can't steer, can't motor, and water coming in too fast for their pumps. Some would intentionally ground it under those circumstances, to prevent total loss.

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Yes, wooden boats are "eye candy" to me, even if they are old, weathered, working boats. I spent several hours yesterday admiring many classic yachts both large and small ($ and $$$$). While I have never owned one, and may never in the future, some of them just look so beautiful, that they are tempting to imagine being their caretaker for a while.

I admire craftsmanship in any material, and wood lends itself to great expression and character. Would love to see the boat festivals around the world, if I could.

Classic and Traditional boats are really my favorites to draw and paint too (for pleasure and as a professional artist).

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Good point too about the possibility that an intentional grounding may be the best solution if a boat is taking on water, uncontrollably.
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this weather does not look all that much. hard to see why sails and motor would not push more in desired direction.
It's always sad to see a yacht run aground, maybe fatigue was a factor.
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Re: Tasmanian Yacht runs aground

It looks pretty windy and pretty bloody cold too. Not much you can do with no rudder. It looks like little toot being towed behind didn't survive as well as the mothership
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Nice to see it recovered, nasty conditions! I'm surprised no one mentioned the two guys obviously molesting a sheep 7 seconds from the end of that vid. What the hell is going on down there in Tassie?!
HEY!!!!!!! Leave my Girlfriend out of this
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Nice to see it recovered, nasty conditions! I'm surprised no one mentioned the two guys obviously molesting a sheep 7 seconds from the end of that vid. What the hell is going on down there in Tassie?!
SOP and besides, nothing else to do until the tow truck comes...
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Nice to see it recovered, nasty conditions! I'm surprised no one mentioned the two guys obviously molesting a sheep 7 seconds from the end of that vid. What the hell is going on down there in Tassie?!
Is that unusual?
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You guys are confusing us with EnZed.

Down here we keep it in the family.
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You guys are confusing us with EnZed.

Down here we keep it in the family.
Yep, that's the main reason for the very low murder clean up rate down here; everyones DNA is the same…

Apologies to the OP for the thread drift
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You guys are confusing us with EnZed.

Down here we keep it in the family.
Diverging a tad. ....apparently AFL (real Australian football) had no trouble getting big crowds to the games in Tasmania but just couldn't make any money. Unfortunately the AFL were only selling one Family Pass to each game......
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how long has this been going on and why wasn't I told about it earlier.....
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