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The seventh annual Heaven Can Wait regatta starts at 11am tomorrow morning and the forecast is looking good.
Must be because we didn't show up. Oh, well...

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Probably, Hartley18. Another mate of mine was going to enter, but had all his safety gear stolen from his boat. Murphy's Law is a real @#$% this year.

Taking the kids out to see the start tomorrow before heading over to Speers Point for an afternoon of not busting a gut racing (i.e. kids play, the wife & I read over coffee). Seventy two boats across the range of classes able to sail the lake should make for a great morning.
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Well as it turned out we didn't need to do the rudder pintles and the old girl ended up back in the water last night. Bucketing down in Sydney right now and rain predicted for tomorrow morning at least.

Hey C .... you should have seen the beard on her when we pulled her. For some reason all the anti fouling had been scrapped off the bottom of the keel. Hee Hee you old Cfarer you.

Bent ... thought you were off to Qld ?

We'll probably just mooch around the harbour, maybe take a loop out and back if the weather is good.

I confess I feel a tadge guilty at not being on the lake.

Avagudweegend chaps.

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Bent ... thought you were off to Qld ?
Nationals got cancelled. Ironically enough, because there weren't enough boats registered to turn up.

With the nationals cancelled and my boys on school holidays, I've been spending time with the family locally (beaches, parks, that-kind-of-thing). I've worked the morning and then taken my kids out every afternoon this week.

We're actually heading into Sydney on Sunday to take the boys to the Maritime Museum. Ridiculously cheap train fares and the boys still think of train trips as an adventure. It's not sailing but it's still a good way to spend half the weekend
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Hey C .... you should have seen the beard on her when we pulled her. For some reason all the anti fouling had been scrapped off the bottom of the keel. Hee Hee you old Cfarer you.
ME?!? I know 'nutting! Absolutely 'nutting, I tell you!!


You've a good, strong, solid, wonderful, boat there A.. 'twas a pleasure sailing her.

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ME?!? I know 'nutting! Absolutely 'nutting, I tell you!!


You've a good, strong, solid, wonderful, boat there A.. 'twas a pleasure sailing her.
Thank you C .... you didn't get the Cfarer thing did you ? I was looking for replacement brass rubbing strake the other day and found a chap on a wooden boat forum who had posted the info I needed. Went by the name of Seafarer ... sound familiar ?


If either of you remember the boat we shadowed most of the race last year , she was a VDS34, Winchaser. She did it again this year and ended up coming 2nd in Div 2 and second overall on handicap. Said they had a great race, nothing over 30 knots and mostly 15-20. no rain.

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Thank you C .... you didn't get the Cfarer thing did you ? I was looking for replacement brass rubbing strake the other day and found a chap on a wooden boat forum who had posted the info I needed. Went by the name of Seafarer ... sound familiar ?
Sorry A, nope I didn't.. very clever, but 'tisn't me I'm afraid. I'm not that clever.

..nor do I have enough time for the wooden boat forums. I've poked around there a bit and been tempted a few times but haven't registered for fear I simply would not ever get any paying work done! Here, AS (less often now thanks to a certain Large Ego) and a NZ Classic forum are the only places you'll find me.

Although I value the opinions of a respected few here very highly, for any real issues I tend to ask a couple of shipwrights I know.

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If either of you remember the boat we shadowed most of the race last year , she was a VDS34, Winchaser. She did it again this year and ended up coming 2nd in Div 2 and second overall on handicap. Said they had a great race, nothing over 30 knots and mostly 15-20. no rain.
Yep, I remember her.. and I remember how uncomfortable they all looked without a targa-top to protect them from the hail! Serious hard-core, that lot.

You sayin' we might have come third? Hmm.. maybe. There's always next year - in Bent's new boat.

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Sorry A, nope I didn't.. very clever, but 'tisn't me I'm afraid. I'm not that clever.

..nor do I have enough time for the wooden boat forums. I've poked around there a bit and been tempted a few times but haven't registered for fear I simply would not ever get any paying work done! Here, AS (less often now thanks to a certain Large Ego) and a NZ Classic forum are the only places you'll find me.

Although I value the opinions of a respected few here very highly, for any real issues I tend to ask a couple of shipwrights I know.



Yep, I remember her.. and I remember how uncomfortable they all looked without a targa-top to protect them from the hail! Serious hard-core, that lot.

You sayin' we might have come third? Hmm.. maybe. There's always next year - in Bent's new boat.
I reckon that without the furler problem we had last year we would have done 'em, at least on the water. Supposedly race is moving to later in the year as of 2013 so we may turn up ourselves. The inner forestay is now easily removed and stowed and we are about to fit a new stemhead fitting which will incorporate a removeable sprit for the assy. May even put the assy onto a furler ... waiting for advise from rigger on that.

The Woodenboat fella btw was even named Cameron and spoke about two boats, one of them a trailer sailor. I just figured ..... wrongly as it appears.

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I reckon that without the furler problem we had last year we would have done 'em, at least on the water. Supposedly race is moving to later in the year as of 2013 so we may turn up ourselves. The inner forestay is now easily removed and stowed and we are about to fit a new stemhead fitting which will incorporate a removeable sprit for the assy. May even put the assy onto a furler ... waiting for advise from rigger on that.
Sounds good!

'till next year then..

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