SUNDOWNER Y86 Southwest Coast

Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 Southwest Coast

Postby Phillip » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:40 pm

Rob has reached Albany and anchored near a marina! :?

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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 Southwest Coast

Postby Troppo » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:01 am

Wow, he has certainly done some travelling.

Gee, only a short hop of about 1,000 nm or so and he'll be in Adelaide. [Gulp, that is gunna be an amazing trip.]

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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 Southwest Coast

Postby Phillip » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:28 am

Got the big 330 nm jump to do first Troppo.

Rob is now in that marina.
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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 Southwest Coast

Postby Troppo » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:37 am

330 nm? Ah, Esperance! Well, that's not so bad then.

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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 Southwest Coast

Postby Troppo » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:27 am

According to the synoptic chart weather forecasts I keep an eye on, it seems like Rob might be feeling the effects of a cyclone by Sunday. Too close for comfort. Hopefully the forecast is wrong.

http://www.farmonlineweather.com.au/synoptic.jsp?d=5

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That forecast does not look good.

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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 Southwest Coast

Postby Troppo » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:29 am

Ah, that's a bit better. Today the forecast is not for a cyclone, just a low. Still, it will be unsettled weather, probably thundery showers and the usual windy gusts.

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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 Southwest Coast

Postby rob.lovelace » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:30 pm

Man it blew here last night with that low going through after the cyclone. there's not much protection from SE at the yacht club here. but it's been a good stay in Albany, I saw the new Anzac park and caught up with an old friend. Anyway predicted W and SW winds for a couple of days so that's going to be a pleasant change. I hope I remember how to run and reach. Got the seabrake hooked on and the sea anchor rigged to deploy from the cockpit, also fitted a couple of eye bolts to the forward hatch so I can dog it down properly. I should give it a test on the way to Esperance and hopefully I'll be all set for the crossing.
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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 Southwest Coast

Postby Troppo » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:48 am

Rob, good to hear you are doing well. All the best for the trip to Esperance. Sounds like you are continuing to make little adjustments, tuning the boat to the conditions.

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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 Southwest Coast

Postby Phillip » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:23 pm

Rob set off from Albany this morning, still a long way to go! :shock:

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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 Southwest Coast

Postby Phillip » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:19 am

Rob is at Bremmer Bay.

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Bremmer Bay. That's not fracking, its a housing estate!
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