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by BarraMan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3453
Views: 173188

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

If you have to pay for it then do you need to wait for the insurance to approve it or am I missing something? One thing you may want to consider is the forward scanning sonar. From what I read about them they only show depth but (was hoping it would "see" logs) it would show reefs I would think. Re...
by BarraMan
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4438
Views: 266744

Re: Anyone Fishing?

My brother-in-law and I are off at 04:00 on Friday for another 2400 mile round trip pilgrimage to harass the barramundi in the Northern Territory!
by BarraMan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3453
Views: 173188

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

So today I sought the advice of a master wooden boat builder whom I greatly admire. Given that Great Sandy is a cold moulded epoxy glued wooden boat without fibreglass, his advice was blunt: i) Great Sandy is in the top tier of contemporary Australian wooden boats, and I have a custodial responsibi...
by BarraMan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: C19 versus C21 outboard question
Replies: 24
Views: 642

Re: C19 versus C21 outboard question

I figure the cost of buying the full plans for my boat was about 1/4 of 1% of the overall cost of the build. Seems like a tiny investment to get all the info you might need to make a decision to build or not.
by BarraMan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Derek's dream
Replies: 28
Views: 549

Re: Derek's dream

I appreciate the suggestion of the single main with a kicker, but do not feel comfortable going 10+ miles out with that setup, as I need to make sure my wife doesn't over heat on the excursions (medical reasons). Why? I doubt one 110 hp motor is going to put that boat on the plane, so your stuck wi...
by BarraMan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Derek's dream
Replies: 28
Views: 549

Re: Derek's dream

I appreciate the suggestion of the single main with a kicker, but do not feel comfortable going 10+ miles out with that setup, as I need to make sure my wife doesn't over heat on the excursions (medical reasons). Why? I doubt one 110 hp motor is going to put that boat on the plane, so your stuck wi...
by BarraMan
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3453
Views: 173188

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Michael, sorry to hear about your little misadventure.

I will be through Mackay about midday tomorrow (Thursday) in the Disco in no great hurry to be anywhere if you need a vehicle to do any running around.

I’ll try to ring to see what you are up to. Maybe you will need coffee if nothing else.
by BarraMan
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3453
Views: 173188

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

I drove past the Noosa turnoff this morning and thought, “I’ll drop in for a seafood lunch with Glossie”! Then I remembered that you are swanning around the Whitsundays with the bull sharks.

Oh well, next time!
by BarraMan
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3453
Views: 173188

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

It's usually crowded. Tonight it's anything but, due no doubt to two recent widely reported harrowing shark attacks on people swimming off their boats in Cid Harbour. It is indeed a beautiful part of the world, that unfortunately is widely promoted as a "water lovers playground". This quite wrong I...
by BarraMan
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3453
Views: 173188

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks Michael, gotchya now! :lol: