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Search: Posts Made By: Brett Bris
Forum: Cruising Videos 04-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Sailing Family video

Great vid. Brings back very fond memories of my eldest daughter (now 23) bathed in a large salad bowel aboard my parents Robert's 50 - we were in the Whitsundays - and she was 3 months old at the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Navionics web charts and SonarCharts

I'm a big Navionics fan - use it on an ipad for passage planning and a back-up on board. Agree with atoyot, I download charts on home wifi and use built in ipad gps so no need for wifi or cell...
Forum: Cruising Videos 03-21-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 428
Posted By Brett Bris
Petit Saint Vincent and Union Islands

Second video from a recent wander around Grenada and the Grenadines in a Jeanneau 50DS. Hard on the nose during week one, glorious week two. This clip: the resort island of PSV and the 'need to know'...
Forum: Cruising Videos 03-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Tasmania's isolated SW

Greetings J and J - I went to uni in Tassie - spent many a summer bushwalking in the SW, Western Arthurs, Mt Anne, South Coast track etc. Your video wonderfully caught the isolation and grandeur of...
Forum: Cruising Videos 03-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Grenada and Carriacou

thanks for your approval! I must load another video up - maybe Tobago Cays.....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,429
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Advice on Clearing in and Out of the Leeward Islands

A quick thanks to TQA for the gratuitous comment about Australian 'draconian' customs (despite never been there and not intending to). I'll remember that during my frequent transfers though Tom...
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Grenada and Carriacou

thanks Ron.

I agree Carriacou was a real winner.The new customs in/out at Tyrell Bay (beside the shipyard) was great. Lots of nice swimming spots (by sea); e.g. tucked into L'Esterre Bay and Anse...
Forum: Cruising Videos 02-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Brett Bris
Grenada and Carriacou

Hi Folks, a change from cruising the Queensland coast in our own boat - family matters took us to Grenada. Clearly the thing to do is charter and head north to the grenadines......

Sailing the...
Forum: Cruising Videos 11-25-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 472
Posted By Brett Bris
Heading north on the south-east trades

Another video of Tidal Volume, a Dufour 36, pushed north along the Queensland coast by the South-East trades. It's the old saying; cruising sailors go where the wind wants them to!

Sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Sailing to New Bern

Nice work - gotta love downwind with a poled out jib. Your son may be interetsed in (arguably) the best GoPro tutorials by 'MicBergsma' on youtube - he's a very cool deaf guy who demonstrates,...
Forum: Cruising Videos 08-27-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Dar-Tanga race, East Africa, 2012

ouch dropped a goppro! I have one of those yellow bobbers pretty permanently stuck to mine. Yesterday posted on youtube a recent sailing trip (see Sailing Queensland - Hamilton Island to Townsville -...
Forum: Cruising Videos 08-24-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Dar-Tanga race, East Africa, 2012

Really nice vid - thanks for the posting - seemed like nice weather and a beautiful old boat. Filmed on a GoPro?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,898
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: IPAD or...... ???

iPad or alternate but I find my tablet fantastic on board. The 2nd most recent video on this website was completely filmed with my iPad. It also demonstrates the navionics app. Other passage planning...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,471
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Why do skippers yell?

Yelling, like any other form of communication (including behaviors) can actually be useful to the recipient, i.e.
1. raised voice, nothing derogatory, out in the calm bay - just being heard
2....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: A foggy trip back from Brittany!

Nice work - great vid. Here we do big tides so I appreciated your working those in your favour but we dont do fog! I'm sure you get use to it. I would be reassurred by radar. One assumes most people...
Forum: Cruising Videos 08-05-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By Brett Bris
Sailing Queensland - cruising out of Hamilton Island

One of a series of brief cruises from Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia in our Dufour 36. Hamilton Island is in the 'Whitsundays' island group - one of the premier cruising grounds in Australia....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Purchasing advice and questions

Having your own boat is a beautiful thing - but whether it's right for you is a very individual decision. My experience is family cruising needs a committed sailing wife. Co-skippers is a very stable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: This may seem like a silly question, but...

try it again after lots of rum - then all is clear
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Questions and Advice for that first BIG sail in a new(OLD) boat

Hey psychedchicked (great name) I had the same rope/halyard problem on an old SS34 - I wandered around the marina until I found something that looked very close, befriended the skipper and first mate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 167,714
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I hope you have the copyright on this ******!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-29-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Looking for Dufour 24 information

Hey Luis, I have a dufour 36 which is beautifully built and generally regarded as more solid than a lot of other production yachts (yes I am bias!). I was wondering how old are the Dufour 24s? Mine...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Greetings from Queensland

thanks too my two antipodean colleages and jimgo from Philly for the welcome. Time to see what this site has to offer - first glance suggests navigating this site is more difficult than my usual...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,577
Posted By Brett Bris
Re: Talk to me about whisker poles!

Hi Weinie - I hope you sorted this out. My life is spend in the SE trades and poling out the genoa is a daily event. Wonderfully stable rig. Many dont realise you can safely reef in a poled genoa...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-28-2013
Replies: 3,289
Views: 515,396
Posted By Brett Bris
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-28-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By Brett Bris
Greetings from Queensland

Hi Sailnet folks, very happy to be a newbie joining up - seems like this site has a wealth of inspirational stories, pics and a few handy hints. 12 months ago I took the plunge and headed north on...
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