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Old 04-07-2020, 02:26 AM   #1
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The Poseidon Adventures

Recently my husband and I became permanent cruisers. I decided to set up a website to share our experiences, photos and other information that may be of interest to you all. Today I’m thrilled to “launch” it. Please feel free to check it out and share. https://poseidonoa50.com
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Very cool!
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Thats a nice boat and a nice website.

Happy Travels..

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Looks like a great boat, may your life's boat never need major repairs...lol.

The only negative thing that struck me about your boat is that the shore power is 15 amps, by today's standards, almost anemic.
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Looks like a great boat, may your life's boat never need major repairs...lol.

The only negative thing that struck me about your boat is that the shore power is 15 amps, by today's standards, almost anemic.


Hi Rick,
Thanks for your reply. At Australian marinas, a single 15 amp (at 240 volts) shore power pole is pretty much the standard. This means we have no issues getting a berth with our power requirements.

We specifically chose not to have air-conditioning as this reduces our power needs a lot. We also have a very intelligent inverter (Victron Multiplus) which adds power to the circuits when demand exceeds 15 amps. This happens occasionally, e.g. when running hot water into washing machine, using both ceramic hot plates and the microwave, but in general our power demand seems within the 15 amps.

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Poseidon Adventures....hmm, hope turning turtle isn't one of them.
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Poseidon Adventures....hmm, hope turning turtle isn't one of them.
I hope so too!
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Congrats on the new home.

Took a little peruse through your blog. Great start.

One thing you will find as you add more entries that you will have to start segmenting your posts by periods.

It's a self-isolation project I have on my plate for next week. My entries are currently chronological, but now there are so many that some of the "good stuff" takes a bit of scrolling to find. So now I need to set up a web page for each year and move the blog entries into their respective year!

Do you have unlimited data storage with your hosting company? If you want to post lots of photos (which everyone loves) that is important.

Good luck and enjoy!

Check out www.AtAnchor.com is you have time!
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Congrats on the new home.

Took a little peruse through your blog. Great start.

One thing you will find as you add more entries that you will have to start segmenting your posts by periods.

It's a self-isolation project I have on my plate for next week. My entries are currently chronological, but now there are so many that some of the "good stuff" takes a bit of scrolling to find. So now I need to set up a web page for each year and move the blog entries into their respective year!

Do you have unlimited data storage with your hosting company? If you want to post lots of photos (which everyone loves) that is important.

Good luck and enjoy!

Check out www.AtAnchor.com is you have time!


Thanks Paul, and you prompted me to add a search bar!
I’m not sure the data limits, but I’ve been compressing images. When I run out of space I’ll probably just buy some more since this site is also my hobby. I’ll have to think about how I want to separate the blog posts! Good luck with your project, and I'll definitely check out look at your site.
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Today I went for a short kayak and discovered Brooklyn's "boat boneyard". I was amazed and saddened to see so many neglected boats nearby. I imagine these boats once represented the dreams of an owner/family going out and exploring the beautiful waterways on our doorstep, the Hawkesbury River, Pittwater, and Broken Bay to name a few. I can’t help but wonder what the ‘back-story’ of some of these boats is. What happened to their owners? When were they abandoned? What makes someone simply walk away? I expect cost is a major factor…the cost to repair a boat, the cost to legally dispose of it. Most of the time I think we love to see photos of beautiful boats, which some of these once were, but I thought it might be quite interesting to take some photos of these old, neglected boats.
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Welcome! Good luck with your travels and your hobby.

I suggest adding a signature to your posts that includes a link to your blog.

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Hi Pam (and Robert)

Congratulations on the website, I enjoyed taking a look at it. I see so much that is familiar, but lots of things that are different too.

Once you are able to start heading north we will have to catch up when you reach Moreton Bay for reciprocal boats tours and swap ideas and tricks etc. I've posted a few pics over the years but not as organised or as thorough as you!
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Welcome! Good luck with your travels and your hobby.

I suggest adding a signature to your posts that includes a link to your blog.

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Thanks for the suggestion Greg. I tried to, but it seems that signatures are turned off for this forum.
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Hi Pam (and Robert)

Congratulations on the website, I enjoyed taking a look at it. I see so much that is familiar, but lots of things that are different too.

Once you are able to start heading north we will have to catch up when you reach Moreton Bay for reciprocal boats tours and swap ideas and tricks etc. I've posted a few pics over the years but not as organised or as thorough as you!


Hi Brian,
Definitely will catch up when the travel restrictions are lifted. Robert has mentioned you’ve done a lot of work on your boat, so would love to see her.
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Regarding Pam's post of neglected boats.

I think I'll keep those pictures in mind whenever anyone asks about fiberglass vs wood boats.

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I like the look of that first boat, Pam.

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Regarding Pam's post of neglected boats.

I think I'll keep those pictures in mind whenever anyone asks about fiberglass vs wood boats.
But the one fiberglass boat in the series looks the worst! I also would imagine that the wooden boats were more photogenic, so they may be over-represented. How many neglected old glass boats call out to be photographed, after all.

I think all materials have plusses and minuses, so don't like so see wood maligned casually. However, if one is going to neglect a boat, fiberglass is probably best.

(OTOH, I've repaired a lot of (poorly) buried or applied wood on fiberglass boats, most from the original builder)

Basically, to my mind, anything but a canoe, kayak, or aluminum rowboat is a headache in one way or another. If only boats were not so addictive
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But the one fiberglass boat in the series looks the worst! I also would imagine that the wooden boats were more photogenic, so they may be over-represented. How many neglected old glass boats call out to be photographed, after all.

I think all materials have plusses and minuses, so don't like so see wood maligned casually. However, if one is going to neglect a boat, fiberglass is probably best.

(OTOH, I've repaired a lot of (poorly) buried or applied wood on fiberglass boats, most from the original builder)

Basically, to my mind, anything but a canoe, kayak, or aluminum rowboat is a headache in one way or another. If only boats were not so addictive


Hi Frosty,
Thanks for your reply. The pics on this forum were definitely selected for photographic appeal (and I’m not a good photographer, but the weather was amazing yesterday). And yes, that wooden double-ender is a beauty. I actually have a soft-spot for wooden boats as we had a Colin Archer designed 28’ wooden yacht with the hull made from spotted gum, prior to our current boat. Here are a few pics, also Showing her just after we purchased her and then looking beautiful. Also, I’ve included a lot more photos of old boats in my blog post, and this includes more variety, but definitely more wooden ones. Feel free to check it out. poseidonoa50.com/brooklyns-boat-boneyard/
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Congrats on the new home.

Took a little peruse through your blog. Great start.

One thing you will find as you add more entries that you will have to start segmenting your posts by periods.

It's a self-isolation project I have on my plate for next week. My entries are currently chronological, but now there are so many that some of the "good stuff" takes a bit of scrolling to find. So now I need to set up a web page for each year and move the blog entries into their respective year!

Do you have unlimited data storage with your hosting company? If you want to post lots of photos (which everyone loves) that is important.

Good luck and enjoy!

Check out www.AtAnchor.com is you have time!


Hi Paul, I love our boat, but must say I have a little bit of “boat envy”, especially as we don’t have bow thruster, stabilisers! Cheers, Pam
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