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Old 01-19-2020, 06:58 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by BruceK View Post
David, yes I think that is a Renault Alpine. Your Tiger looks good. There was a Lotus Europa in Renault Car Club,I think they all used a Renault drivetrain,it was owned by a hill climb specialist whose name escapes me. The R8 with R16 engine mimicked a Gordini, the guy I drove it with recently had it offered back to him by the person he sold it to,that brought back long ago memories. The real Gordini competed in/won the Aust Rally Championship one year, factory team entry,but the R16 rally cars were a spiders web of cracks on the firewall and inner front guards during an Ampol trial we did, again long ago.
Bruce, I didn't know you were/are a car man. Sounds like you had some fun.

David you certainly seem to know your way around them. I have never driven a 'Tiger,' closest I got was watching the opening credits of the original get Smart series. Regarding your question , yes I live in Oz, Sydney to be exact, just over the bridge on the north side.
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:32 AM   #22
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Hi tiger_tfd

Originally Posted by Pete Meisinger View Post
The Loop has been completed using every conveyance from a paddle board to a 50 foot yacht. You could fit your plans into something smaller, easier to purchase and easier to sell. Like a 20 foot pontoon boat with a tent on it, or a 15 foot fishing boat and "hotel' it.

Personally, I like your plans. Buy a 23 - 25 foot V berth boat for less than $5,000 or $10,000 . This should get you a fairly reliable boat with enough room to do a couple months on the Loop . Put it is a storage shed for $50 a month or less and pick up where you left off next time.

If everything goes to shit, like it sometimes can, you can just ghost the boat and enjoy the times you had.

Hi tiger_tfd, and welcome to TF.
Love your thoughts on the loop and what an epic trip it would be too.
For me Pete Meisinger has pretty much nailed it regarding my cruising plans, however I'm looking at the opposite side of the continent - the inside passage
I reckon on finding a nice seaworthy boat ( like Albin 25/27) style with trailer and doing stages over several years. But for now I have my head in an inside passage cruising guide and reviewing Durante F's exploits this last fall on T.F.
Best of luck cobber

P.S. I will follow your postings eagerly as to your choice of boat.
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