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Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-06-2013, 12:18 AM
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Posted By Tidahapah
Andy, As Paul said previously have a look at...

Andy,
As Paul said previously have a look at his signature for photos.
Hollow heel refers to the shape, this is the curvature the hull makes as it is planked back to the deadwood/ keel.
Being...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-05-2013, 04:21 PM
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Posted By Tidahapah
Sargood, That would probably be Gary Sargoods...

Sargood, That would probably be Gary Sargoods father.
I know Gary is still around , any how will give it a go.
Interesting hull shape,
Sure looks like a hollow heel sharpie.
By the way what...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-05-2013, 06:52 AM
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Posted By Tidahapah
Paul, By the way I know a lot of the older...

Paul,
By the way I know a lot of the older trawler men in Mooloolaba , used to work with a few of them.
When I get a chance I will ask around if anyone knows a bit of Leprechaun's history
Cheers...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-05-2013, 06:49 AM
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Posted By Tidahapah
Peter, Fact 1 "The Perfect Storm" was pure...

Peter,
Fact 1 "The Perfect Storm" was pure fiction, so much hype and not a lot of fact except for the story line.
Gyro stabilisers are heavy, consume a lot of power and still have some unknown...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-04-2013, 11:09 PM
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Posted By Tidahapah
Good stuff Paul, I don't get down the Bay much...

Good stuff Paul,
I don't get down the Bay much , mainly spend my time up north.

Last couple of years have not travelled much except up to Fraser a couple of times each year.
If I get this work...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-03-2013, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Tidahapah
Paul, Funnily enough one of the sets of fish I...

Paul,
Funnily enough one of the sets of fish I have are ex Estraleda.
I recently bought them off Richard Tallon who is an ex owner.
By the way where are you based.
Cheers
Benn
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 05-03-2013, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Tidahapah
Paul, Welcome aboard. First up, Who built...

Paul,
Welcome aboard.
First up, Who built your boat, where, what timber and what engine. Length,beam and draft.
Tidahapahwas designed by Fred Fleming, built by Bert Ellis up in Norman Creek. 48'6"...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 04-08-2013, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Tidahapah
Mate, No gaff rig here as one of the options is...

Mate,
No gaff rig here as one of the options is in mast furling , but think it may stretch the budget a little too much, see what happens.
Cheers
Benn
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 04-08-2013, 04:51 AM
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Posted By Tidahapah
Craig, This will mainly be used as sail assist...

Craig,
This will mainly be used as sail assist to save fuel on long trips.
Contrary to other opinions these vessels do sail reasonably well under sail alone.
My mate in Waverly a similar boat to...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 04-07-2013, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Tidahapah
A couple of photos of Estraleda a boat similar to...

A couple of photos of Estraleda a boat similar to Tidahapah with the rig I hope to end up with when I leave this yard
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 04-03-2013, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Tidahapah
Got into Gold Coast City Marina yesterday...

Got into Gold Coast City Marina yesterday morning, quick tidy up and hire car home to pick up my own car.
Back down today to discuss future work with the boys from Broadwater marine.
Reposition...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 04-01-2013, 05:16 AM
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Posted By Tidahapah
Peter B, Came past Horizon Shores today on my...

Peter B,
Came past Horizon Shores today on my way south.
Am presently anchored just across the passage from Soverign Island , up the river in the morning to Gold Coast City Marina.
Must admit...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 03-31-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,064
Posted By Tidahapah
Down The Bay

At long last got away from Mooloolaba this morning.
Departed on the last of the making tide to get across to the east entrance to Moreton Bay by about mid day.
Great run across slight easterly...
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