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Old 05-23-2010, 05:34 AM   #21
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Hi Allan,
Just bought a 30 ft clipper ..... know nothing about them ... will let you know how it goes in due course. Am at Qld Lamb Island.
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:39 AM   #22
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Hi Erik

Welcome to the forum
I had a look at that boat a couple of weeks ago.
Was impressed with it's condition however I wanted a stern cabin
I am just going through the final throws of survey to a Cheoy Lee 32

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Old 05-23-2010, 05:55 AM   #23
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Hi allan,

Good to hear you were impressed ..... gives me some confidence .... hope all goes well with it.
Good luck with yours .. let us know how you go.


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Old 05-31-2010, 12:40 AM   #24
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Well my boat settles this Saturday
Then I will be looking for some good weather to bring it up the coast to Tin Can Bay and I'll be looking for the best way from Coomera River up Moreton Bay heading north.

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Allan,
I suppose you can do it in one day or break the trip at Mooloolaba.
Depends on the tides and when you cross the bar at Tin Can.
Really good at the moment with high lows and highs and very small swell.
Sun High 16.16 hrs
Mon 03.54 and 17. 13 hrs
Tues 04.53 and 18.04 hrs
Wed 05. 50 and 18.50 hrs
I usually like to cross about 1/2 tide on wards to high, plenty of water comming in and the underflow is usually over.
If you do stop in Mooloolaba give me a call Mob 0428980610 or berth D30 at the Yacht Club. First marina on the way up the river.
4 th finger after the commercial berths.
Sunday up here is going to bedlam as it is the home comming for young Jess after her round the world trip.

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Hi Benn

I will go straight through when I leave
I have to come home and pick up my crew as wife is working

just got to find my way up the bay as new territory at Coomera but I'll just follow the signs

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Old 05-31-2010, 09:49 AM   #27
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It's interesting to "eavesdrop" on the Aussie trawler-men here. I am amazed at the boat prices you experience down under. The Clipper 34 in the link above is asking $135au, or about $110K in US$. My virtually identical Marine Trader, also '70s vintage, would likely only fetch a little more than third of that if it were on the market.
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Allan,
For doing the bay the best thing is "Beacon to Beacon"
You probably know the Straights like the back of your hand. I always reccomend this for those traveling north for the first or second time.
As they say in the Straights or the Bay if you say you have never run aground your are either lying or don't have a boat.

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Your are dead right, boat prices in Aus compared to USA are high, much smaller market so prices hold up for longer periods, old boats still bring a premium,we probably appreciate older boats more because of this and timber boats still bring a very good price and no problems with insurance.

This is also why a lot of people are buying boats in the US and bringing them out to Aus with Dockwise or as deck cargo.
One can still land a good boat such as a 10 year old 40' Eagle trawler in Aus much cheaper than one could buy an equivalent.
The same applies for smaller boats such as flats or bay boats 17 to 20 '.
Buy boats only a couple of years old stick 2 in a container and ship them out, you can normally sell one to cover the costs of the one you keep.

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Well the good ship "NEVIA" is home
After 26 hours steaming @ 7.3 litres / hour

Moreton Bay was a challenge with 25 knot westerlies and beam seas for a lot of it and following and quarter seas up the coast

The trip over the Wide Bay Bar proving uneventful

The boat handled extremely well and I will have no worries taking it coastal cruising

The only down side was the fridge was not working on 12 volts but I found a couple of blown fuses and all fixed now and the beer is once again cold

Thanks to all those with travel advice

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Nice one Allan.
Must be good to have her home in your home port.
Are you in the Tin Can
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I hopefully will be comming up to Fraser approx Sept. so may get to meet up.
Not going all the way north this year but hopefully heading south to Tassie in Nov.
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Hi Benn

Yes in the marina ATM in TCB
Now that it is home the work starts

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Well done Allan, good to hear it went well. Yes, I hate those beam seas, tho it never ceases to amaze me how well Lotus tracks in a following or quartering sea. Coming down from Bribie once I saw 11.3 kn on the GPS surfing down some fairly big ones, yet no hint of a tendency to broach.
Actually Benn, you two might get to meet sooner than September, seeing both of you have expressed an interest in the wee group of us stabled locally who met on a similar forum, and tend to get together from time to time. We are working on it, as we speak, so to speak, but don't worry Allan, I know you have stuff to sort out, and it won't be for a while yet anyway.
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Excellent Allan, well done .....Looks like everything is going sweet ....
We have settlement this coming Friday ..... we will take it first from Lamb Island to Horizon shores. *Will start the cleaning and will have some work done there .... all about work isn't?
Then hopefully take it for a nice weekend ... hope this clipper lasts a while ....


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Hi Peter

Yes the surfing went well going up the coast 9 knots was the highest I noticed but all went well.
I think the deeper draft contributed to the good ride
Very pleased

Hi Erik

There is always work to do but that is half the fun of boat ownership
Got to spend the money on something so might as well be the boat (Don't tell the wife I said that)

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Hi Folks - Neil here from the Gold Coast. We are new to this site. We recently upgraded our bow rider to a Four Winns Vista 285 and love it. Its great to be able to stay out and enjoy as opposed to having to get back in daylight to get the boat out of the water. Our confidence is building and we have stayed out overnight a few times (but had zero sleep each time!!).

We keep the new boat on the rack at Horizon Shores. We love it there and everyone is really good to us especially Troy at T & S Boat sales.

We were thinking about going to Tangalooma for Easter and need some advice. We've been there before in the bow rider and the current was horrendous - we actually broke anchor (the constant chop frayed our rope) and we had to swim (at speed) from the beach to rescue our boat which was quickly floating away!!!

In the new boat - we ALWAYS seem to move - even at Tiplers - our anchor alarm kept sounding even although we put out chain at a ratio of 10:1.

So, if we go to Tangalooma - should we moor near the wrecks? Will it be deep enough? Should we rent a mooring? Any other advice?

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Hi Folks - Neil here from the Gold Coast. We are new to this site. We recently upgraded our bow rider to a Four Winns Vista 285 and love it. Its great to be able to stay out and enjoy as opposed to having to get back in daylight to get the boat out of the water. Our confidence is building and we have stayed out overnight a few times (but had zero sleep each time!!). We keep the new boat on the rack at Horizon Shores. We love it there and everyone is really good to us especially Troy at T & S Boat sales. We were thinking about going to Tangalooma for Easter and need some advice. We've been there before in the bow rider and the current was horrendous - we actually broke anchor (the constant chop frayed our rope) and we had to swim (at speed) from the beach to rescue our boat which was quickly floating away!!! In the new boat - we ALWAYS seem to move - even at Tiplers - our anchor alarm kept sounding even although we put out chain at a ratio of 10:1. So, if we go to Tangalooma - should we moor near the wrecks? Will it be deep enough? Should we rent a mooring? Any other advice? Thanks Neil.
Heaps of anchoring threads on here mate. Search and read and you'll get your answers. Pleeeeeeeeeease don't start a new anchoring thread. It's a ticking time bomb lol.

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Hi Folks - Neil here from the Gold Coast. We are new to this site. We recently upgraded our bow rider to a Four Winns Vista 285 and love it. Its great to be able to stay out and enjoy as opposed to having to get back in daylight to get the boat out of the water. Our confidence is building and we have stayed out overnight a few times (but had zero sleep each time!!).

We keep the new boat on the rack at Horizon Shores. We love it there and everyone is really good to us especially Troy at T & S Boat sales.

We were thinking about going to Tangalooma for Easter and need some advice. We've been there before in the bow rider and the current was horrendous - we actually broke anchor (the constant chop frayed our rope) and we had to swim (at speed) from the beach to rescue our boat which was quickly floating away!!!

In the new boat - we ALWAYS seem to move - even at Tiplers - our anchor alarm kept sounding even although we put out chain at a ratio of 10:1.

So, if we go to Tangalooma - should we moor near the wrecks? Will it be deep enough? Should we rent a mooring? Any other advice?

Thanks

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