Arround Bruny Classic

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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby Collector Inspector » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:53 am

Go Man GO!

This is great stuff indeed.

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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby THCL500J8 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:03 am

Its just getting dark in queensland, hope your going ok, with the trip, best off luck from us all.
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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby croweater » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:58 am

Map was on a Kayak site should've deleted the text I'm guessing they are near Simpsons Point, no news is good news.

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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby Hugz » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:29 am

Now it makes sense. Where was the start point? Same pace as kayaks :P Expected finish time in 1.5hrs.

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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby croweater » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:27 am

Think he started in Great Taylors Bay will be a long day in such a small inflatable not much bigger than Hugz Avon.

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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby Hugz » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:37 pm

Metzeler actually. Adrian is in a RIB which should ride a lot better. Looking forward to update.

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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby Charles uk » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:17 pm

Gone very quiet AJ, hope your expedition wasn't too dramatic!

I'm not sure I be bold enough to take an open sea trip of that duration, in a rubber duck with only a LLS & an LS, it wouldn't take much wind or tide to make, 4.5 knots 3 knots.

I think I'd need a 25 foot Bermudian plywood race boat with a Kingfisher or 2 before I felt confident!

If all goes well with this years test run perhaps you should organise next years Bruny Classic, just bring 5 sheets of 6mm ply & 5 litres of epoxy & your own Seagull, sleep under the trees, build a boat & off you go.
Sort of a Le Mans start, but instead of the sound of revving motors, the sound of pencils & hand saws.
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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby Adrian Dale » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:52 pm

All back safely, its 0200 here so will post full up date tomorrow with picks: pretty stunning day. The LLS ran for 14 hours non stop! more later.

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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby Charles uk » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:44 pm

WELL DONE
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby headdownarseup » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:58 pm

3 CHEERS FROM ALL OF US

fantastic job A-J
WAY TO GO.
(which was the better motor, the LLS, or the LS?)

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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby croweater » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:08 pm

Well Done Congratulations to you and your very patient crew.
I would've put money on the LLS doing the whole trip.

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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby THCL500J8 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:12 pm

"The old man and the seagulls",

well done.

The start of the great southern seagull adventure, perhaps.
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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby allegra » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:05 am

Allegra reporting after a very long 15.5 hours for Adrian and support crew. Managed to get to bed by 02.30. Spent many hours on the wheel of 'Polaris', our mate's boat, a boat I had never been aboard! Pics from iPhone, Rod Hartvigsen to provide much better images later today of this epic voyage of more than just Adrian and his wee vessel and engines.
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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby allegra » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:09 am

Rounded Cape Bruny, slower speed due to swells of 2M in the Tasman Sea, Adrian disappeared regularly from our view when in the trough!
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Re: Arround Bruny Classic

Postby allegra » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:20 am

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Things are shaping up for the day, a bit of sun makes light of hard work. The swivel seat of our mate, Bob's speed boat, worked well for most of the journey.
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