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Search: Posts Made By: damies
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-04-2011
Replies: 647
Views: 50,695
Posted By damies
Dogs.....

Don't know about other countries, Australia and New Zealand Customs officials bring sniffer Dogs on board who are trained to sniff out drugs, weapons etc. How do you fancy your chances against a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-24-2010
Replies: 94
Views: 62,166
Posted By damies
My outboard is to the starboard of my main hull,...

My outboard is to the starboard of my main hull, so I usually tow the inflatable off the port ama, never had a problem with it going anywhere near the prop :)

If the wind is likely to get over...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-24-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 6,784
Posted By damies
It's not such a big deal for me, I don't live...

It's not such a big deal for me, I don't live aboard. There aren't many live aboard's in this area, there was a guy living on a 21' Wharram for a while, he just anchored close to the shore and sat on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-20-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 6,784
Posted By damies
Another low tide example: 3 Photo's taken...

Another low tide example:

3 Photo's taken standing in the same place ~120ļ from each other.

Small Mono sort of close to Shore:
http://www.sailnet.com/photogallery/watermark.php?file=6639
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-19-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 6,784
Posted By damies
I hear you on that one. At High tide I have a 1km...

I hear you on that one. At High tide I have a 1km row, at low tide I row 500m and carry the ducky 500m, My Tri sits in under 1m of water at low tide on its mooring (so I can jump in the water and...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-18-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 6,123
Posted By damies
On a different forum I probably would..... ...

On a different forum I probably would.....

But not here, it's A bit off topic.
Forum: Living Aboard 03-17-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 6,123
Posted By damies
:) I find that funny, it is a common myth that...

:) I find that funny, it is a common myth that motorcycles are cheaper than cars. I have proven they are not (I was trying to work out if it would be worth while to get rid of 1 car and replace it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-15-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 6,784
Posted By damies
My long term plan is to do this indefinitely, but...

My long term plan is to do this indefinitely, but I need 2 things to make that a reality:
Plan Part 1) An income stream that will allow it to be possible (allowing for food, expenses and regular...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-15-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 7,697
Posted By damies
I Agree 100% And this was why I...

I Agree 100%



And this was why I mentioned my experience, It was a big part of my learning curve as beginning Multi sailor. It's the sort of information I wish I had found when I was starting....
Forum: Oceania 03-13-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By damies
we are planning another trip down to "The...

we are planning another trip down to "The bedroom" / Tipplers, will be a family affair with my mum and step dad as soon as he is well enough after his operation.

Dave.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-12-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 7,697
Posted By damies
Weather windows, is probably true, though never...

Weather windows, is probably true, though never been a problem for me, you will need to reduce sail earlier.

Moorage has not been a problem for me, but I am on a swing mooring, and would have been...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-12-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 7,697
Posted By damies
mackconsult, I understand where you are...

mackconsult,

I understand where you are coming from, until a year ago I had never sailed a multi, I grew up around mono's. So while no means being an expert I will post my experience in the...
Forum: Provisioning 03-04-2010
Replies: 94
Views: 21,533
Posted By damies
That is not true.... they don't last long at all...

That is not true.... they don't last long at all mmmmmm yummy :D :laugher

they might store for a long time, once the packet is open they don't last long, they get eaten quite quickly.........
...
Forum: Provisioning 03-03-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,765
Posted By damies
One of the great things about Oz, is the apart...

One of the great things about Oz, is the apart from the traditionally westernised chinese food, ethnic food here is basically authentic. (small exceptions where ingredients aren't available for legal...
Forum: Provisioning 03-02-2010
Replies: 109
Views: 15,517
Posted By damies
Here they are known as coffee plungers. Yes they...

Here they are known as coffee plungers. Yes they make good coffee, we have broken 3 glass and 2 lexan ones over the years, the lexan / plastic ones become brittle and discoloured over time...
Forum: Provisioning 03-02-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,765
Posted By damies
Not Celiac, I was tested for it when I was a...

Not Celiac, I was tested for it when I was a baby, seems it was well known here in Oz back in the 70's. It took years for the doctors to figure out why I always was sick.

What wasn't well know...
Forum: Oceania 03-02-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By damies
Apart from long weekends, I am usually limited to...

Apart from long weekends, I am usually limited to day trips, where ever I can get to and back from Victoria Point in 4-5 hours (about the wife's limit, she's new at this and finds it stressful but is...
Forum: Oceania 03-02-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By damies
Speaking of One Mile, I spent part of the...

Speaking of One Mile, I spent part of the Australia Day weekend there this year, it's a very small Anchorage unless you have access to the moorings. Also very rocky with the ferries/water taxi's...
Forum: There's This Place... 03-02-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 5,090
Posted By damies
Here this should put it in perspective: ...

Here this should put it in perspective:

Solomon Islands - Google Maps...
Forum: Oceania 03-01-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By damies
Any given weekend - Peel Island (QLD)

Continuing the any given weekend theme.....

Peel Island (http://www.sailnet.com/photogallery/showgallery.php?cat=663) In Morton Bay, Brisbane, QLD.

See the description on the photo's in the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-01-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,339
Posted By damies
I agree 100% on this one, I put fly screen in the...

I agree 100% on this one, I put fly screen in the vents I mentioned before.


Doesn't one cancel out the other? :D


All yours.... cheese doesn't like me.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-01-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,339
Posted By damies
ventilation

Well you must live somewhere much colder than I... I don't even consider wearing a beanie in winter.

Along that train of thought though, if you live in a warmer climate, good ventilation is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-28-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By damies
The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow

Ok here's one I just read, will help put the whole world in perspective.

Compared to a mirror any boat you are planing to live aboard should be more comfortable :)

Warning, it's very hard to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By damies
It's missing vital components, you may as well...

It's missing vital components, you may as well moor it next to the oil refinery, that would have to be the worst hydro design I have ever seen, even a rectangular barge would do better cause this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 3,052
Posted By damies
Sorry thats so off topic, stick to the main...

Sorry thats so off topic, stick to the main thread.

They can sort out the arguments about who ran a power generator.

My idea of keeping it open was just that. remember Hobie produced a foiling...
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