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by glossieblack
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166737

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Sounds as though your professional/academic life is both full and fulfilling Craig. Enjoy it while you can. :D Mrs GB is on the mend slowly but surely, and in excellent spirits thanks Jeff. Great Sandy was hauled out today, and I've worked into the early evening to break the back of wet sanding her ...
by glossieblack
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166737

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Today we as ascended the Coomera River to The Boat Works, where we anchored off, awaiting haul out tomorrow morning. I took the opportunity to row ashore to see what was on offer. And what's on offer is a boatie's smorgasboard. If you've got the bucks, full service by an array of specialists. If you...
by glossieblack
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166737

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Tanks Jeff and Tom. :D Heading out into the big blue this trip? That's what it's all about. :D But first we have to give Great Sandy her annual seaworthy maintenance - a haul out to inspect and as necessary repair any underwater hull, rudder, centre-board, prop shaft, cutlass bearing, prop and anode...
by glossieblack
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166737

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks Jeff, Eric and Craig. Today we motored into a 25 knot south easterly from southern Moreton Bay to Tipplers Passage on the Gold Coast, a distance of some 35 nautical miles via the waterway that runs inland of the coastal sand dune islands of North and South Stradbroke Islands. The pic below sh...
by glossieblack
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166737

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks for your thoughtful support Eric, Jeff, Jaysen, Ilker, Hank, David, Tom, Lee and Reefie. We sure appreciate it. :D The child bride awoke this morning thankful as, but sore all over. So we headed to the first available benign anchorage south, Blakesleys, and proclaimed a lay day. 8) http://gal...
by glossieblack
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166737

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Well no two days sailboat cruising are the same, with each presenting its own challenges. When I posted last night, we were about to take our tender across to a neighbouring boat for dinner, and expected that today we would be sailing another 30 nautical miles or so south. It didn't turn out that wa...
by glossieblack
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane
Replies: 720
Views: 27889

Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Happy birthday Peter. All the best. :D
by glossieblack
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166737

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Learning to sail is like learning to ride a bike - best learnt by doing. Today we had a nice leisurely sail 35 nautical south to Peel Island. We've dropped anchor for the night on the southern side of the island, in the north eastern corner of Horseshoe Bay. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpic...
by glossieblack
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166737

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks gents. For a time, we're heading south to Boat Works on the Gold Coast. They have a superb haul out and hard stand facility that is clean as. They are entirely relaxed if you want to do your own anti fouling, or they they'll do it for you. When we're back in the drink, we'll head north to the...
by glossieblack
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS
Replies: 863
Views: 69940

Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Good project Lee. You cant have too much insulation, and effective drainage is a must.