ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by Fuzz » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:19 pm

Am I correct in thinking the majority of the countries population lives on the south-eastern coast?

Thanks for the link Jaysen, makes it much easier for some of us :D



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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:29 am

Weighed anchor at Big Sandhill, Moreton Island, at first light, and passaged approx. 40 nautical miles northwards, zig-zagging through shoal banks, to Mooloolaba, see pic below. To anchor in Mooloolalba, you've got to proceed upstream away. Now awaiting favourable tidal and sea state conditions to passage the approx. 20 nautical miles northward to cross the bar into Great Sandy's home port of Noosa, in coming days.

Thanks Fuzz and Jaysen. And yes Fuzz, the majority of us Aussies live on the SE coastline of Australia. .

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by BarraMan » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:10 am

Thanks Fuzz and Jaysen. And yes Fuzz, the majority of us Aussies live on the SE coastline of Australia.
.... and some of us live on the NE coast of Australia! :D

I may be in your part of the world mid-next week Michael. Hope to get to Gympie to look at a new boat trailer. If so I'll give you a ring to see if we can catch up for coffee and maybe a quick look at Skinnydip.

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by Jaysen » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:44 am

Fuzz, Here is Mooloolalba

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:02 am

Jaysen, how goes your sailing journey?
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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by justin_dwyer » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:18 am

BarraMan wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:10 am
Thanks Fuzz and Jaysen. And yes Fuzz, the majority of us Aussies live on the SE coastline of Australia.
.... and some of us live on the NE coast of Australia! :D
....and a couple of us live on the N coast! :lol:

Definitely love the part of the country you have just sailed Michael, I could live in Yamba, great surf there too.

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:01 am

BarraMan wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:10 am
I may be in your part of the world mid-next week Michael. Hope to get to Gympie to look at a new boat trailer. If so I'll give you a ring to see if we can catch up for coffee and maybe a quick look at Skinnydip. Cheers, Lee
It's looking like a Monday or Tuesday Noosa bar crossing , then moving from boat to home the following day. So if it works for you Lee, Thursday or Friday should be a safe bet for a coffee and Skinnydip Captain Cook.
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Definitely love the part of the country you have just sailed Michael, I could live in Yamba, great surf there too.
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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by BarraMan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:01 am

OK Michael, we’ll see how the stars align. I have to get the big Yamaha serviced and go shopping for ma new trailer next week, and I am starting to feel the post Xmas/New Year northwards tug.

We took the car ferry across for my first on-the-ground visit to Nth Stradbroke today (I used to fly over it regularly when flying training out of Archerfield 44 years ago). The number of boats anchored in Horseshoe Bay on Peel Is was a surprise to me. I’ve only ever been anchored there once, 49 years ago, and we were the only boat there.

The most interesting thing I learned today was that up until the late 19th century ther was only Stradbroke Is. The passage that created Nth Stradbroke and Sth Stradbroke came about then as a result of storm activity, and perhaps the instability created in the sand by the detonation of dynamite from a shipwreck at the site of what is now known as Jumpinpin!

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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by glossieblack » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:52 am

Ten minutes to go, so happy new year all!

My news year's resolution is to finish building a certain boat. :D
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Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:11 am

Happy New Year Michael! :D
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