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Old 07-12-2015, 11:18 PM   #1
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Getting closer

House settles on August 20 th and we head north with the Clipper crew on the 27th of August and plan to stay in in the area for a month or two before following the sun south. We are up at the boat having driven up to the boat with what felt like half of our apartments contents. Still all stored away, a home found for the car in Manly and slowly learning my way around the Cummind Qsb 5.9 motors. Checked the anodes this morning at the 6 mth interval rec by the cummins tech and all good. Back to Melb this week to pack up the house and spend some time visiting family in Tassy and WA.
Can't wait to for the moment we throw off the permanent dock lines!
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:29 PM   #2
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Congratulations Hickers.

One day this might be me.

Good Luck with the transition, fair seas and calm winds to you.

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Old 07-13-2015, 12:23 AM   #3
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Congratulations! So many of us here just dream of doing this, and here you are, making it happen. Good on you, mate.

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Old 07-13-2015, 12:35 AM   #4
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Good luck mate,
Hope to see you on your way north.
I am in Mooloolaba until Sept. Not going far north this year.
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:42 AM   #5
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Congrats. You will be livin' the dream. Great boat choice as well. 'Course I might be a bit biased there, because I have one of its little brothers….or should that be sisters..?
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:28 AM   #6
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When and Where abouts in WA are you coming? I'll be sure to have a sander ready :-)


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Old 08-11-2015, 10:11 AM   #7
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15 days, counting!
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:19 AM   #8
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After what seems months of preparation we departed Sanctuary Cove for Fraser Island at 7 am this morning. On board 2 people, 1 dog, 70 bottles of wine, 3 cartons of beer, 1300 liters of water and 2200 liters of fuel. Fat as! #escaped
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Congrats on casting off the lines and making it happen! I'm a little worried about just 3 cartons of beer, but I'm sure you know your limits. Those 70 bottles of wine should help.

No doubt some of our fellow Aussie TFers can assist in replenishment if needed!!
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Any food on board?
Al, a carton of beer is 24cans/bottles. Also referred to as a "slab".
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Also Al, here in Aus, every town, no matter how small, has about 3 pubs or more...replenishing beer will be easier than fresh water in many places.
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... On board 2 people, 1 dog, 70 bottles of wine, 3 cartons of beer, 1300 liters of water and 2200 liters of fuel...
Now that's provisioning!
uh, wait.....dog food???

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Also Al, here in Aus, every town, no matter how small, has about 3 pubs or more...replenishing beer will be easier than fresh water in many places.
Well that's a relief!

We call 'em cases here and with 3 cases, I figured he was just taking a short trip of a week or so!!
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Well that's a relief!

We call 'em cases here and with 3 cases, I figured he was just taking a short trip of a week or so!!
Well, there are 6 dozen bottles of wine too.
If I look carefully there is always a bottle or two of wine to be found, stored under the fwd berth. One bottle matured into a surprisingly good semillon/sauvignon blanc while "lost" in there.
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Also Al, here in Aus, every town, no matter how small, has about 3 pubs or more...replenishing beer will be easier than fresh water in many places.
Them Botany Bay Irish convicts brought some culture with them at least!
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Been great fun with the Clipper crew, 15 boats, mix of weather which sees us tucks into Tin Can Bay marina to avoid today's 30 knot winds. The Clipper Regatta heads home Saturday am, one day late to avoid forecast 25 knot southerlies and we will head to Gary's Anchorage. Boat has been great with less than 500 litres for the trip to the north of the Sandy Straits. Only gremlin has been our Simrad autopilot which has a noisy hydraulic pump and has blown the autopilot computer fuse a couple of times. Had the lines checked for air today but no quick fix there! Waiting to hear back from a Simrad specialist to see if he has any suggestions though I am tempted to swap the 15 amp fuse for a 20 amp version given the Octopus 1212 pump can draw up to 25 amps. Cruising, repairing boats in different places!
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:23 AM   #19
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Hickers,
How long are you staying in the Wide Bay , Fraser is area.
I am heading up in about 10 days and will be up in the northern area between Moon Point and Rooneys
Sounds like you are having fun.
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Old 09-05-2015, 12:34 AM   #20
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Hi Benn, here for 6 to 8 weeks. Give me a call on 0418844171 when you are here. Tucked in to Gary's Anchorage today and heading for Kingfisher before picking up my daughter at Urangan in the 10 th. look forward to catching up. Regrds Andrew & Tamara
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