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Old 06-02-2018, 04:22 AM   #1
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Adventure Begins!

In just over a week we fly out of Sydney Australia bound for upstate New York.
Two years ago we bought a Diesel Duck that was laid up at Oak Orchard on Lake Ontario.
This year we will recommission her and motor across to Rochester for a repaint and refit as necessary. Hopefully she won't be a can of worms!

We plan to cruise the lakes and Great Loop over a period of years.
For the past thirty years we have sailed up and down the Australian East Coast in our 36 ft steel yacht, so a Duck in the US will be an interesting challenge!
Her present name is 'Gaijin' and she will be re-christened 'Wombat', which is an interesting and deceptively cute Australian marsupial.

Look forward to meeting some of you along the way.


Cheers,
Beth and Richard.
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Old 06-02-2018, 06:28 AM   #2
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Would love to hear about your adventures as they unfold. Please keep us posted (with pics), start a blog, whatever works well for you. Best of luck!
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:04 AM   #3
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Congrats! We may be exploring that part of the loop ourselves in a couple of months. Good luck with the refit.
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We are currently S of you on the NY Finger Lakes. Starting plans for next year and we are planning on cruising for 3 mos (that's a normal season up here in the NE ) up the Trent-Severn to Georgian Bay and the North Channel.

Good luck w the refit and NE cruising... lots of great places to explore around the area.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:50 AM   #5
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Well done Beth and Richard from a fellow Aussie Looper, best wishes for your trip of a life time, we enjoyed the loop and the wonderful American and Canadian hospitality. Will think of you as we cruise to the Whitsundays in July, Cheers Colin
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Hey, is that the red hulled DD that was up on Yachtworld for a while?? I came really close to going to look at that one on several occasions, but never did. Congrats on your new vessel, and good luck with the refit!
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:48 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for your good wishes - will keep you all posted!
Yes Dave, it is the red one that hung around for a year or so on Yachtworld.
The boat was really poorly presented but under all the garbage she is basically a good vessel.Neither the surveyor or I could find any major issues.



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Hoping all goes well for your expedition Richard and Beth. Keep that boat RED !!!!
Thx for the hospitality shown to me while I was at your local Pretty Bay in Brisbane Water.
I spent a couple of weeks in Bundaberg on the Burnet River on my way to the warmer regions of northern Queensland. Presently anchored in the 'duck pond' in Townsville.
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Hi Brett, was nice catching up. Just got back from Norfolk, and its cold and rainy here! Will keep you posted. Not keen about the red.


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Australia has a visa waiver agreement with the US. We are allowed a three months stay and are heading home two days short of that. That is about all we need, as the season will be just about over anyway by then.
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