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Old 12-10-2013, 04:02 AM   #21
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All good mate,
I am of Scottish heritage and spend a few weeks at a time at my cousins pubs in Scotland but not a Scotch drinker much to his chagrin.

But I do luv me Bundy. As my old man used to say ( an ex POW and Burma Railway Worker), Any pri*k that won't fight on Bundy is a real coward"

Do you get out to the reef much? such a great place and so close for you guys up there.

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Old 12-10-2013, 05:31 AM   #22
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I've got a pretty soft spot for the Bundy m'self, don't you worry. Best partof living in BUnday may well be that Bundy Royal Liquer is easy as a stop off at the distillery on the way into/out of town. Makes the best Moreton Bay Mud ever. Pretty much drank Bundy exlcusively until doing some backpacking around Europe as a ~25yo. Got introduced to single malt whisky on the shores of LochNess (just down the road form Urquhart Castle in fact). And that was the beginning of a new addiction/love affair with single malt whisky.

As for getting out to the reef - well the whole point of getting the Riv was to gain the legs to get the family out there. Until now I've just done heaps of reef fishing in Hervey Bay in my 4.4m side console. So yes and no - I've sort of been to the reef -a lot - but not in the way you were meaning, if you know what I mean. We're in the process of doing a few 'familiarisation' cruises over to Fraser at present before we venture to Musgrave etc. In fact, the weather is looking bloody marvelous this weekend so we're going to shoot off Friday lunchtime (fingers crossed).

And yes - the proximity to the reef, plus the Sandy Straits (which is bloody nice in it's own right) plus living 2 minuites away form the marina here PLUS the 3 kids enthusiasm for all things boating/fishing all played big parts in our decision to make such a big jump from the SeaJay.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:10 AM   #23
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Shufti, can I respectfully just mention one thing about Riv 35s, especially as you are coming out of a trailer boat. They are definitely semi-planing boats, and at such speeds toss up a HUGE wake. I know all to well about this because we have quite a few in our marina and elsewhere, as they are popular, so we are passed by them often. And often the owners are sitting up like Jacky in the flybridge clearly thinking, "wake…what wake..we don't make much wake." Or so it appears, by how close they pass, and how tricky it is in an area of rather narrow channels, to actually avoid taking the wake wave beam on, because coming from behind, all you can do if there is room is bear away and slow down, and hope, as there is usually no time to turn into it, as they come from abaft the beam…and if there is no room…'nuff said…

Having said that, I just know you will the most considerate boatie out there, so ENJOY..!

And oh yes, I will post those pics of the fellow Rivs asap. It was too dark down there tonight after we moved Lotus back from the travel-lift jetty to her berth.

Hey guys, guess what. That lovely new stainless and hideously expensive sea-cock and strainer I had to have installed at the surveys insistence…well, I couldn't close the seacock before I left, no matter what I tried. Hows that? Do I need a manual, or what..?
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:23 AM   #24
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As a [until now] lifetime trailer boater - with 1000's of hours in Moreton Bay and Jumpinpin, I'm only too well aware of the wash put out by idiots in 35 Rivs and the like in confined waterways. Your point is taken well.

As for the Rivs at Hope Island - one of the first we looked at was 'Sugarbean' there. While we knew that particular boat wasnlt the one we were looking for, it was probably where we were first taken by the Rivs [brilliant IMHO] internal layout.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:23 AM   #25
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All good mate,
I am of Scottish heritage and spend a few weeks at a time at my cousins pubs in Scotland but not a Scotch drinker much to his chagrin.

But I do luv me Bundy. As my old man used to say ( an ex POW and Burma Railway Worker), Any pri*k that won't fight on Bundy is a real coward"


Cheers
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Dad was up in that part of the world in Borneo, Tarikan, during WW2, they kept him there till 48' being a MO, but he was definitely a scotch man. So much so I had to learn the bagpipes for six years. Notice I said learnt not played, I really felt sorry for our neighbours.

Still, his favourite triple was Laphroiag, a renowned smokey scotch.I felt duty bound to continue the family tradition.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:27 AM   #26
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Good golly Mr. G...bagpipes! Put three cats and a nasty dog into a burlap sack and stand back. Ughh!
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:09 AM   #27
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Hello and welcome! Jill and I are hoping to vacation in your part of the world next year, perhaps we will meet up.

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Old 12-24-2013, 02:21 AM   #28
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Riviera35s like Shufti's

Ok, Shufti, as promised, here the the Rivs that keep my Lotus company down here at Horizon Shores…
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:24 AM   #29
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Peter I don't want to point out the bleeding obvious but it doesn't have one of those slide locks on the handle does it.
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Bob,
If you are coming down our way next year don't forget to let us all know we may be able to meet up.
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Peter I don't want to point out the bleeding obvious but it doesn't have one of those slide locks on the handle does it.
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Right in one Benn. When I tried it it was getting dark and I could not see the slide at the base of the handle. It has a detente which locks it open or closed, and has to be gripped and lifted to move the handle. The irony is previously the old seacock was just a simple push-pull movement to open or close, so I had and extension handle rigged up so I could open it before we started the motor, and always close it before we went home, from the forward ER, easily accessed by hatch in the galley and ladder, and still far enough from the engine to not be too hot. Now it will stay on, because to close it I would have to move the table, lift the saloon floor, then get down in right next to a hot engine, lift the ER floor, and then grip the handle, lift and turn - no way am I going to do that. Only to make sure it's free when checking levels etc with a cold engine. However, as it now as brand spanking new hose, strainer and seacock, all double clamped, it should be fine.
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