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by Sue H
Mar 15th, '19, 11:55
Forum: General
Topic: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: First TS- Griffin 17 buying advice - leaks

Fibreglass boats should not leak unless there is a failure somewhere.... as suggested:around the bung or around the keel casing. If it's just the bung they're pretty cheap. Anywhere else and you could be in for a world of pain and dollars. Also if the water has got into the fibreglass and wicked up ...
by Sue H
Mar 11th, '19, 19:49
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1103

Re: Marley Point 2019

Thanks for this post Mel..we were holed up in Picnic with some friends so our intended cruising didnt hsppen...oh well there is always next year. well done to all.
by Sue H
Mar 2nd, '19, 15:59
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1103

Re: Marley Point 2019

Was chatting to a Glyc member yesterday who let us know there is blue gteen algae in Lake wellington. Have some fresh water on board to wash it off if you have contact with the water. On that basis we probably wont venture up to Plover point preferring to stay in the very salty water of Lake Victoria
by Sue H
Feb 28th, '19, 12:54
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1103

Re: Marley Point 2019

Hi Ed, saw a photo taken on 24/2 of a Whittley at Plover Point - the beach was in great condition, wide sand strip... Perhaps I shouldn't have told you that because we may decide to take a trip up there ourselves.......
Cheers,
Sue
by Sue H
Feb 28th, '19, 12:46
Forum: General
Topic: Polishing the hull
Replies: 18
Views: 371

Re: Polishing the hull

Hi Ed. When I had found it necessary to use cutter compound on the Sonata (and I had only did it once when we first got the boat) I dampened/wet the pad and used the compound sparingly... or a spray bottle and mist as you go might work... after polishing by hand (a once only exercise I might add as ...
by Sue H
Feb 25th, '19, 10:41
Forum: General
Topic: Marley Point 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1103

Marley Point 2019

This time last year there were so many posts about the Marley Point race.... yet this year - none! Is anyone embarking on this iconic journey or have we all got older and decided not to take part this year???? We weren't intending to sail but thought maybe, weather permitting, we would take a bit of...
by Sue H
Feb 21st, '19, 12:46
Forum: General
Topic: More Sunbird Centre Plate woes
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: More Sunbird Centre Plate woes

Hi Steven. Sorry to read of your woes with the plate.... The Sonata 7 has an inspection port in the side of the plate case. While this is above the waterline by a number of centimetres I was careful about opening it if there was any power boat 'slop' around. I did open on a couple of occasions up th...
by Sue H
Feb 13th, '19, 09:30
Forum: General
Topic: New to forum and first boat purchased
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: New to forum and first boat purchased

Welcome Tim. We have a couple of 'rellies' with long associations to the Albury Wodonga Club...I'm sure there will be lots of great help and advice from the members there. Also from this great forum. Happy sailing and many fair winds for your adventures.
by Sue H
Feb 3rd, '19, 04:30
Forum: General
Topic: Funding to keep TSP going
Replies: 45
Views: 1051

Re: Funding to keep TSP going

Happy to contribute..pm with details please ...
by Sue H
Jan 26th, '19, 07:42
Forum: General
Topic: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas
Replies: 61
Views: 1945

Re: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas

Got to 47.2 in the boat at Paynesville yesterday. only 34 in the cool spot on the floor near the ice box...puppy reasonably happy stretched out there! a great light show when the storms came in but onky one rain shower...much more pleasant at present....now, where will we venture to today.....
by Sue H
Jan 19th, '19, 13:06
Forum: General
Topic: Trailer Sailing Port Welshpool to Refuge Cove
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Trailer Sailing Port Welshpool to Refuge Cove

Beautiful, thanks Mark!
by Sue H
Jan 16th, '19, 11:38
Forum: General
Topic: BOAT CLEANING
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: BOAT CLEANING

Hi Pete. We found the 'scum' in the lakes / Rivers used to leave a discolouration on the hull, (tannin??? maybe) even after washing with boat wash. Clean a hull (the very serious cleaning power and galvanising wrecker) was not an option because of all the rubber gloves, protective clothing and trail...
by Sue H
Jan 16th, '19, 07:17
Forum: General
Topic: BOAT CLEANING
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: BOAT CLEANING

We use deck wash and a soft brush. We don't worry too much while out on the water but before we put the boat away a broom, some deck wash and a little elbow grease gets the grime out of the non slip areas. Works for us. Boat wash on the hull, rinse off...then a wipe over with lemon juice (cheap stuf...
by Sue H
Jan 15th, '19, 11:08
Forum: General
Topic: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?
Replies: 34
Views: 701

Re: How many sailmakers are there in Australia?

Might be good to make a list which could be helpful for sailors needing repairs or other services to their sail wardrobe

BENDIGO: Goodall sails: 52 Craig Street, Bendigo Victoria 3550 · 03 5443 6910

PAYNESVILLE: Unique Sails Paynesville (Brian Carroll) 0411 743 602
by Sue H
Jan 15th, '19, 10:54
Forum: General
Topic: Photos of Around the Bay in 8 days cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Photos of Around the Bay in 8 days cruise

Some Great photos there Ed.... thank you for posting, it is wonderful to see the locations other TSPers get to.
Cheers,
Sue
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by Sue H
Jan 11th, '19, 10:50
Forum: General
Topic: MATTRESS TYPE
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: MATTRESS TYPE

Latest Sonata notes had an article about this very thing. Member of that Association suggests R.B. Gray and Co, 34 Lexton Road, Box Hill North. Ph: (03) 9898 0645. www.flexfoam.com.au Where staff were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and suggested foam with a harness of 35 and density of 130 (FDC-35...
by Sue H
Jan 4th, '19, 09:48
Forum: General
Topic: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas
Replies: 61
Views: 1945

Re: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas

Swan Reach jetty...antrhing with a bit of West in goes straight over the top of you because of river bank. Stay safe. we are in Picnic for this one lots of room available at present...
by Sue H
Dec 24th, '18, 12:43
Forum: General
Topic: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas
Replies: 61
Views: 1945

Re: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas

The Lions Club used to be behind the Paynesville fireworks and for whatever reason aren't able to fund it this year.... so some of the locals have been on the fund raising trail apparently and Captains Cove is one of the major backers I believe. Yes, only 10 pm fireworks (thank goodness)... all that...
by Sue H
Dec 21st, '18, 06:51
Forum: General
Topic: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas
Replies: 61
Views: 1945

Re: Sailing on Gippsland Lakes after Christmas

The Newsagency is also on the move as of the end of January. It will be relocating to a premises in the group of shops near Progress Jetty.
by Sue H
Dec 15th, '18, 19:42
Forum: General
Topic: Return of Devondale Long life thickened cream
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Return of Devondale Long life thickened cream

Ooooh....thanks for that news. We were suffering without the long life cream.... now boating meals (and camping fare) can return to the heights of luxury!.... I will be keeping a good look out when next at the supermarket.
by Sue H
Dec 15th, '18, 06:33
Forum: Location Reviews & Boat Storage
Topic: Gippsland lakes sail and land camping
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: Gippsland lakes sail and land camping

A bit hard to read, but best I can do out of the Richard Hawkins bookCreeks4.jpg Had another go at it so this is now 110KB and seems as close as I can get to the 128Kb limit. Sad to learn the Richard Hawkins books are out of print, my copy of the Lakes one is the later one but it is dated 1989 and ...
by Sue H
Nov 16th, '18, 13:41
Forum: Recommended Tradesmen
Topic: CH SMITH Melbourne and B & G
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: CH SMITH Melbourne and B & G

Great service from both parties....good work!
by Sue H
Nov 16th, '18, 08:06
Forum: General
Topic: Coast Guard Supporter Membership
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Coast Guard Supporter Membership

From past chats and dealings with volunteers down there, my understanding is that Coast Guard used to have the Government contract worth several million dollars per year and which went to the other company more than a year ago. Maybe this is why the Coast Guard are running on less hours per day now ...
by Sue H
Nov 15th, '18, 07:12
Forum: General
Topic: Coast Guard Supporter Membership
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Coast Guard Supporter Membership

Hi all. Many of us who regularly ply the waterways in Gippsland are aware that at the last tendering process to monitor the marine radio and keep us all safe by responding to calls, the Coast Guard didn't get the tender and it went to an overseas company who then only (from information received) pas...
by Sue H
Nov 1st, '18, 22:16
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance - survey requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Insurance - survey requirements

RACV - no requirement for survey on Sonata which was built sometime in the 80's....cheaper when in is stored at secure boat storage than at Be YC... could also get a "lay up" period for over winter... must be in full month/s block.

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