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Old 04-19-2015, 02:38 PM   #1
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UP-DATE for ''I got a boat !!!''

Well guys and girls,
A little up-date on "I got a boat ".
After flying to Queensland and buying her in January, returning home to West Australia and organising my life, then packing the Landcruiser with tinnie on the roof and crossing Australia - I finally got to take possession of Nimiane in late March.
I have spent the last 4 weeks learning to drive her in a paradise of smooth protected water at Hervey bay Qld. Making endless mistakes - running up on mudbanks, leaving the sea cock closed after cleaning the strainer, collecting the jetty at fueling docks harder then expected etc etc , i'm sure you all know the story.
But hey - i got a boat !!
a few pics :-
1. some where in the 'outback' on the crossing
2. Nimiane anchored of White Cliffs - Fraser island Queensland
3. same
4. Gary's Anchorage - Great Sandy Straights - sunset -19/April/2015
Hope you are enjoying your boats as I am.
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:36 PM   #2
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Awesome mate! Do you tow the tinnie? How are you getting the Landcruiser back to perth?
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:10 PM   #3
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Hey....really spiffy! Oh Cardude ....check out that forward bimini!
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:39 PM   #6
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Beautiful boat!
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:52 PM   #7
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Congrats Brett, looking forward to reading your reviews. Considering a boat of similar design and layout.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:13 PM   #8
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Congratulations, awesome styling. It's how the rest of us learned, trial and error!
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:29 AM   #9
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hey Dimer2,
I do tow the tinnie !! and I use the Landcruiser to trailer the boat between long or boring stretches of Queensland coast or keep it in storage.

After reading many opinions on towing in T.F I decided to have two (2) tow ropes. One connected to the tinnie eyelet where you normally would winch it onto a trailer and the other rope to the handle on the very front top of bow where u put a mooring line.
Both have a kids "floattie" threaded onto the line to keep it out of the prop - hopefully
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:22 AM   #10
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:37 AM   #12
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Great (and very interesting)looking boat. If you make it out of the Sandy Straits and into Bundy - I'd love have a beer, say g'day and have a look at her in the flesh.
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:52 PM   #13
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shufti..........will contact when in bundy
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:53 PM   #14
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Shufti,
I will be in Bundy on Monday 1st June, you have private mail with details.
regards Brett.
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:19 PM   #15
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:19 PM   #16
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Very nice to meet you last week, Brett. Hope you got your car/trailer storage issues sorted out. Where are you now?

I can faithfully report to TF that Nimiane looks just as unique and pretty in person (albeit on her trailer) as she does in pics.
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:30 AM   #17
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hey shufti, car and trailer is in Blue water club secure storage,all good.
me and nimiane are swinging on the pick 'LOL love this boatie lingo' just down river from the old defunct cable ferry on the Burnett.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:25 AM   #18
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Hey Brett,
I was heading north to the Sunshine Coast today and passed what must have been you and your boat heading south about Caboolture.
Don't often see a rig like that going down the hiway.
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I was talking to my mate today who was telling me about a strange boat he saw yesterday on the highway on his way from Gympie to Brisbane, he said "it was really strange, it had two bows, two cabins and a propeller on the rear bow" I told him to "google a Finn 8" and he said "yes, thats it"
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hey Guys !!!
That was 'Nimiane' you saw !!!! ...... Cool to be noticed.
I did consider yobo's generous offer of parking but decided that the allure of the rivers in northern N.S.W. was to great.
I put her in the chocolate waters of this amazing great waterway last Sunday at a small town called Woodburn and motored up to Coraki and have completed the round trip to Lismore just as of now.
At the moment she is on the Richmond river at the junction of Richmond and Wilsons river near small town named Coraki - be holed up here for 2 days till this lousy wind subsides, then on downriver to Ballina and return to Woodburn to complete my investigation of the first of three great northern rivers.
The others of the three great Northern rivers I intend to look at,being namely the Clarence and Macleay.

hope u enjoy and recognise some places and shared moments.
regards Brett

Some pics of Richmond/Wilsons river
1.river vegetation near Coraki
2.'Nimiane' at Lismore's only functional jetty/pier viewed from traffic bridge
3. river near Wyrallah
4. almost jungle vegetatation around Lismore
5. upriver of Woodburn
6. my favourite pic of an amazing passage - 'the narrows' Curtis island.
7. 'Nimiane' with her 'ass' in trailer mode - Camilla Beach (south of Sarina)
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