Having been on the water
for almost 2 years - about time to update all on where and what...
CNO is a 39C from the design board of Bob Oram (a bloody genius), as I am achieving at 7+knots some 2 miles per litre of diesel
running my kubota nani saildrives at 2500rpm which equates to around 10hp from the nominal 20 hp engines.
2 trips, one to South Percy and 7 days sheltering from a southerly before heading back to Brisbane
to fit 3 blade
At present I am up 'moon river' near Cairns anchored up and saving up my pension to continue up to Milne Bay later this year (I hope) - I have to find a crew as the near 4 day passage
has me worried in this crossing to either Samarai Island or Alotau to clear customs
(about 480 N miles).
My other option is to sell CNO and fly over to PNG and use banana boats to get around. I sort of like day sailing
alone but long passages alone are not good.
Here is a couple of images
of my boat
, both at the anchorage at Cairns