Seaka's Voyage to Queensland.

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Seaka's Voyage to Queensland.

Postby Phillip » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:02 pm

Hello All Dreamers,

Tonight I am sitting in SEAKA at the Laurieton RSL Jetty.
Tomorrow at 0700 I sail for Trial Bay enroute to the Whitsunday Islands :D :D :D

I will try to keep you posted here but it is best to go to my sailblog at

[url][http:/www.sailblogs.com/member/seaka/][url]

If you have trouble finding me you will end up at the main page for sailblogs, look for the small goggle search tag and put in seaka, this will take you straight to my blog. I have better access to the blog and can put up photos and movies, some photos there now but more in the future. You can also track me using the map location tag and goggle earth.

The dream is here, now to act it out :D :D :D :D


Phillip
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Departing Camden Haven 0700 hours Wednesday 6th April 2011 for Trail bay.
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Re: Seaka's Voyage to Queensland.

Postby Tales » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:39 am

Good luck Phillip!

Thank you for taking us along with you.

I am on crutches for the next 6 weeks so it will be great to keep up with your trip.

All the best,

Tom
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Re: Seaka's Voyage to Queensland.

Postby Shaun » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:36 am

Phil shoved off this morning right on his planned departure time!, thats great planning for you!
The local yachties here were running a betting book whether or not he would actually go....I lost a few bucks!, just kidding Phil :lol:

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Seaka, ready to leave the Laurieton RSL wharf
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Phil
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Seaka, on her way
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Not many things better than watching a man fulfil his dream.
Fair winds.
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Re: Seaka's Voyage to Queensland.

Postby Shaun » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:26 pm

A video showing Seaka crossing the Camden Haven River bar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opujD3nJcRk
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Re: Seaka's Voyage to Queensland.

Postby Miker » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:10 am

Full marks that man!

Please keep us updated, and remember, a story is nothing without photos!

Fair winds and following seas.

Michael
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Re: Seaka's Voyage to Queensland.

Postby lockie » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:56 pm

"I am sitting in my dingy little office where a single ray of sunlight struggles feebly down between the houses tall..................."

Jeeeeeeeeeeez I'm jealous!

Bon voyage, lockie
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Re: Seaka's Voyage to Queensland.

Postby Phillip » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:17 pm

Thank you everybody for your wonderful comments,

I now have an easterly wind, buggy all really, but its the roll from the north that earlier in the day I did not notice as I had a southerly then, will be an interesting night if this keeps up! Here is todays post from my sailblog site, where you will have to go to see the pictures.

Well I decided that it would be best to clean up the mess and sort out the few problems in Trail Bay. So have done the chart planning for tomorrow to Coffs harbour, a one line course of 025° compass for 35nm [nautical mile], should take about 7 plus hours [chart AUS812]. I have also been eating up the food that was cold.
I replaced the broken pulley set and found that it was quiet worn, [see photo] after all it was the original one put in place 41 years ago when Seaka was launched. I don’t think I will get that length of service out of the new one. Today has been sunny with passing showers thou to the north it has been black all day, so hope tomorrow will be better.
Yesterday I left the Camden Haven with a blue hull yacht which arrived at Trial Bay only 5 nm ahead of me, quiet chuffed with that, you can see it the e-tube clip of Shaun’s. The other yacht Capricorn Dancer has just come in [1430], next time I do that trip I will also go into Port Macquarie, just makes it easier if the distance is smaller. Yesterdays trip was 56.05nm and done in 9 hours bar to anchor.
Spoke to Nancy this morning so all’s well in the world.

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Trail Bay E30 52.889: E153 03.690
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Re: Seaka's Voyage to Queensland.

Postby storm petrel » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:53 pm

56nm in 9 hours equates to over 6 knots av. speed, which is amazing for a Toppy! You must have been flying......
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Re: Seaka's Voyage to Queensland.

Postby Dolphin » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:02 am

G'ay Phillip,
I'm keen to follow your voyage as my wife (Ingrid) and I did the trip in Felicite in '92. We went from Port Hacking to Gt Keppel. I can still recall most of it. We met some great people, saw some great sights and had some good (and bad) times. Its a shame you havn't got someone to share it with. Do you need crew!! Hint!

Have a great time and take lots of photos!

PS Don't go into Ballina.

Have a safe trip, Greg.
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Re: Seaka's Voyage to Queensland.

Postby Phillip » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:52 pm

Ok Greg,

Why shouldn't I go into Ballina?

Just arrived Coffs Harbour. Havent had time to do blog yet.

Delemina= need to fix key in steer, need to fix one winch

Problem = weather window to Yamba closes saturday afternoon for what looks like a week.

So haven't seen the marina bloke yet re costs but may have to motor to Yamba?

Started motor sailing this morning as batteries had been drag down by activity and no sun, didn't stop motor until afew moments ago or would still be out there doing 2 knts. The wind died on me!

More later.\

Phillip
Seaka in Coffs Harbour Marina.
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