2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

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2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby croweater » Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:13 pm

Here's a few photos from the Oz Nationals that were held at Clayton Bay South Australia on the 19th - 20th February

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There were 10 boats 22 people that came from most mainland states plus 1 visitor from NZ and over 40 motors (lost count)
events were based at the Clayton Bay Yacht Club.

On Wednesday night a bbq at one of the members houses got the show underway.
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Postby croweater » Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:34 pm

On Thursday first run was a short cruise around Goose and Goat Islands leaving the Yacht Club we headed upstream past Clayton's Cliffs

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turned into Snug Cove then cruised through Dunn Lagoon hundreds of birds took flight as the Seagulls approached (they are a noisy bird).

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After passing through a narrow channel we rafted up, while we waited for the slower boats then headed across to the Murray River channel
then cruised back to Clayton Bay.

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Re: 2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby croweater » Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:49 pm

Lunch was at Sails restaurant in the afternoon most headed for shade as the temp was in the high 30's

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Tea was at the Historic Milang Hotel

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Re: 2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby croweater » Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:02 pm

Friday started with some prop testing

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Followed by a run to Wally's Landing on the Finniss River a longer run that was a challenge for the small dinghies

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Several prop springs were broken and a couple of boats ended up in the reed banks all made it to the Landing and returned.

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With the thermometer reaching to the high 30's the entrants fared worse than the motors tuff day if you had no shade.

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Firidays activities finished with a bbq at the yacht club.
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Re: 2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby croweater » Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:24 pm

Some of the entrants participated in the Goolwa Wooden Boat Festival the two Queenslanders entered the ruff & ready
competition building a boat in two hours on Saturday (40deg.) then racing their boat on Sunday and finishing 3rd.
top effort as their combined is around 155 years (a guess it might be more).

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A bbq at one of the members water front home in Goolwa finished the gathering all are looking forward to the next
one on the east coast somewhere.

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Re: 2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby phil » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:50 pm

Thanks for posting the great photos! Nice to see someplace where it's not -10-20c most of the time, plus almost 3' of snow on the ground.

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Re: 2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby Adrian Dale » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:04 pm

What an excellent day, its great to see so many getting together and running the motors in a way that evolves so many, I regret the lost opportunity of making the long trip.

However,I would love to get something akin in Tasmania, there are many SG collectors and owners here and there are also many places that would provide safe picturesque venues. at Franklin on the Huon river for instance.

Any one from Tassi watching this and interested?

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Re: 2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby Hugz » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:01 am

We did have an engineer from Tassie that posted regularly... Taspiper was his pseudonym . Haven't heard from him for a while. Didn't Mark organise something at the wooden boat festival your way a few years ago? Ahh, here you go: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3420&p=24381&hilit=tasmania#p24381

Great pics CE. East coast you say next year...

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Re: 2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby croweater » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:46 am

I think the Tassie guys tried to organise something at the Wooden Boat Festival I think the main reason it didn't go ahead was costs
we had similar issues at Goolwa got around it by displaying just the boat with a few extras. I had to insure the boat just to display
it cost more than my ole BSA and Morris that are insured for $18,000.00.

I have just suggested the East Coast next year or the year after already talk about the Shoalhaven area NSW and Gippsland area in Victoria.
Get that dinghy ready hugz its to nice too leave aloan we got a lot of interest in the Gulls at Goolwa and you have a good time.

Weather let us down this year it was Bloody hot and I'm used to it.

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Re: 2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby Hugz » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:28 am

Seems to me that having a meet (or moot as the vikings call it) at a festival has its problems. But then it does have a collective audience. Just mucking around at Myall river was fun. Easy parking and camping

Shoalhaven is close to me. I'm not a great traveler. There is a traditional boat festival in Narooma NSW East Coast in November. http://naroomaboatsafloat.com/ Just a thought. Did you ever get your seagull inboard working? I was fascinated by that.

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Re: 2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby Hugz » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:32 am

Double post.

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Re: 2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby Adrian Dale » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:06 am

I agree the Tassi wooden boat festible is not the right venue, to start with its in the centre of Hobart which hardly constitutes a good venue for motoring around, also there are thousands of visitors about. What we need here is a location away from the madding crowds, with a good river, a place to launch, a tie up, enjoy a drink and of course take a trip on the water.

Perhaps there just isn't enough interested parties down here, funnily enough I know of no one else that takes Gull out on the water although I do know of a couple who have static collections. Guess I shall have to get my self interstate..........

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Re: 2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby croweater » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:09 am

Hugz, "Did you ever get your seagull inboard working? I was fascinated by that.".......Had forgotten all about it
she's buried in the shed was thinking about getting rid of the boat

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Adrian, "Tassi wooden boat festible is not the right venue"....... Could be before or after the festival with a day break
between events.

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Re: 2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby Hugz » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:26 am

croweater wrote:Hugz, "Did you ever get your seagull inboard working? I was fascinated by that.".......Had forgotten all about it
she's buried in the shed was thinking about getting rid of the boat


Noooo....

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Re: 2nd Australian British Seagull National Gathering

Postby Rob Ripley » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:09 pm

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