Where did you sail your Top Hat today?

Re: Where did you sail your Top Hat today?

Postby Phillip » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:15 pm

Nothing much was happening here today...

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Bush fires in the Camden Haven.
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Re: Where did you sail your Top Hat today?

Postby Shaun » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:17 pm

Ended up spending a few nights at Coffs marina, strong NE'ers at times. The night before departure I moved out of the marina to anchor with 2 of the other yachts.
We all decided to leave at 0100 on a light westerly forecast, I had a major problem as we all congregated outside the marina & moved out.....I got my anchor fouled on a dredging pipe....it was stuck solid, as I watched the other yachts head out of the harbour, I hadn't turned on my nav lights yet & they didn't realise I was left behind, I tried for 20mins to free it, I was sweating like a pig thinking I may have to dive into the 5m deep water to free the anchor or cut the rode, or wait till daylight but that would mean I miss the weather window, eventually I let out more scope & steamed around trying to drag it off the pipe, finally it worked.
I quickly caught up with the S&S36 & Mottle 33 & continued with my nav plan that was to go outside of all the hazards just Nth of Coffs Harbour.

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Had plenty of time to get to Yamba, & ended up hanging around outside the Yamba bar having lunch & a cuppa for a couple of hrs until the ebbing tide stopped.
"Blue Moon" MkIII Junkette rig,
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Re: Where did you sail your Top Hat today?

Postby Shaun » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:46 pm

Hansel II, shoal draft.

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"Blue Moon" MkIII Junkette rig,
Camden Haven River,
Mid Nth Coast, NSW

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Re: Where did you sail your Top Hat today?

Postby storm petrel » Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:12 pm

I like the striped main. You did well to release that anchor and to catch up with the larger yachts Shaun.

Sounds like you are having a fun trip.

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Re: Where did you sail your Top Hat today?

Postby Shaun » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:37 pm

I became quite fond of the blue striped sails too, & was told they are very recognisable amongst a fleet of sails!

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I got home from the Gold Coast on Friday night
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Re: Where did you sail your Top Hat today?

Postby storm petrel » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:45 pm

So after some time with the Bermuda rig, did you start to miss your modified Jung rig?

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Re: Where did you sail your Top Hat today?

Postby storm petrel » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:49 pm

Had a lovely beam reach to about 6 miles East of Killcare and back today. Working jib and full main giving us 5.5-6.0 knots out and back. Nice 15 knot SSW breeze, moderate seas with a short sharp chop made things a little wet and cold at times. Only wildlife sighted was a dolphin but we were impressed by the carcass of a very big (4-5ft) yellow fin tuna that had been left in the water (after it had been filleted) for the crabs near the boat ramp at Pretty beach when we returned. There must some serious fish out there still.
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Re: Where did you sail your Top Hat today?

Postby sam » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:31 pm

had a great little cruse up to pittwater yesterrday and back today, great weather.
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Re: Where did you sail your Top Hat today?

Postby storm petrel » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:53 pm

Where did you stay in Pittwater Sam and where are you based (in Sydney)?
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Re: Where did you sail your Top Hat today?

Postby sam » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:04 pm

based just off folly point in middle harbour, I stayed in portuguse bay.
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