BASS STRAIT CROSSING - MARCH 2016

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Re: BASS STRAIT CROSSING - MARCH 2016

Post by Nudge » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:22 am

thats a real bummer about the boatbeing "sick". I hope something comes up soon for you, Good luck with it.
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Re: BASS STRAIT CROSSING - MARCH 2016

Post by croweater » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:35 am

Bad luck finding Seahorse is not suitable, there's an old couta boat for sale on Gumtree might be worth a look.

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http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/margate/ ... 1092312795

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Post by Adrian Dale » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:36 pm

Thanks John I had not seen it but am now on to it. Its a boat that from the photos could be used and the plus is its floating!!

Bit of work I guess but they are good sea boats. Looks like it is about 1940-50. no info yet till I get to look at her.

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Post by Adrian Dale » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:23 am

at that price I was too late, by Tassie time this afternoon she had sold "best dressed first in!!" never got to look at her even. lost a few gulls like that to... never mind we will keep searching

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Post by Adrian Dale » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:07 pm

Change of tack... this trip is about the gulls and their reliability, not a beautiful traditional dingy, so I have now found a West Coast Cray boat. Its a non descript 60's built fibre glass boat with double hull for buoyancy and a central wet box providing inboard ballast and stability. being fibre glass of a traditional shape it is practically worthless down here as everyone wants either wood, "tin" or chine fibre planning hulls. So we will strap a couple of engines on and give it a run before preparing it for a long run, probably around Bruny again.

Being fiberglass it is a fraction of the weight of the boats I have been looking at and will sit quite differently in the water giving it potentially more speed. It is a compromise between Charles ideal long narrow hull and the heavy Cuta boats so it will surf easily when the opportunity arises and will exceed hull speed in the right conditions.

I ll post a few photos tonight. (for the record!!)

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Post by THCL500J8 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:51 pm

WaHoo. great news.
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Re: BASS STRAIT CROSSING - MARCH 2016

Post by croweater » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:49 am

West Coast + Cray boat + Fibreglass = sounds ideal.

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Post by Adrian Dale » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:38 pm

She is rough, unnamed but sound.
Couple of "before" photos. She will be going in the water for preliminary testing in the next week. Hope to have some trial data from the that test shortly.
OA length 15ft; WLL14'6"; beam 5'9" bit smaller than I had originally wanted but with some modification will be comfortable enough.
She was never fitted with an inboard. Modifications to the wet box will provide fuel tankage.

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Post by Adrian Dale » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:44 pm

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Post by Oyster 49 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:30 am

That looks like a decent boat, perhaps you should consider extending the keel a tad to help with stability, also a small cuddly on the front, to at least allow shelter when having a kip?

If you were not so far away I'd volunteer to join you!

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Post by Adrian Dale » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:16 am

You'd be the first!! every one around my neck of the woods thinks I am completely bonkers... including the guy who has given me his boat to do it with.

yes there will be a few changes but first testing, as-is, to finesse a few things. The forward deck will be replaced a little bigger and higher. The ford section will then have a canvas cover fitted to provide limited protection.

a 100 litre fuel tank to be installed and more comfortable seating just aft of the wet box for steering and navigating. The navigation and compass will be installed above the wet box. So the plans are firming.

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Post by Oyster 49 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:04 pm

how much fuel will you need to carry, or will you take fuel from a support boat?

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Post by Adrian Dale » Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:51 am

The WSPC used 2.01 litres per hour on the round Bruny run so 76 litres should do it but I shall carry 100 litres plus a 20 litre contingence in a separate tank. I want to be 100% self sufficient nothing will be taken from the support vessel unless an emergency.

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Post by Collector Inspector » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:29 am

Yrrrrr

A ship of sweet lines She Be without a doubt.

The ship-rite pleased He will be for shoorrrrr.

Tell me, is a name for the hulk ye be considerin.

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Re: BASS STRAIT CROSSING - MARCH 2016

Post by Adrian Dale » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:00 pm

Your right B hope its not a case of "Emperors Cloths" but she is sound and I think I can get her ship shape arrr Jim Lad, a hulk she is, but a good one.. Name I've known a few. Perhaps "Haliaeetus" driven by gulls to soar with the eagles

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