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Re: New Members Introductions

Post by Davidjohn » Oct 29th, '20, 12:16

:shock: Well, there goes Mrs Bazzington as far as sailing goes!! :shock:
Nah, that nearly ever happens if ya hold the mainsheet in your hands instead of cleating it off. :lolno:
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Re: New Members Introductions

Post by rseydler » Oct 29th, '20, 15:26

Wanton wrote:
Oct 29th, '20, 10:27
zebedee wrote:
Oct 24th, '20, 02:53
Bazzington wrote:
Oct 24th, '20, 00:07
My wife ... would definitely opt for slow, steady and upright over fast and heeling over.
Ahh, but those aren't the choices!
You can have slow, steady and heeling over or if you can afford a trimaran, fast and upright!

(one more reason to motor up the Yarra for your first outing - no heeling over!)


Aha there-in lies the dilemna. Fast and upright until you get a little bit more adventurous and flip it over. OOOOpsi daisy.
Quick tow over and it'll be good to go again.

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Re: New Members Introductions

Post by obowey » Nov 1st, '20, 01:14

Bazzington, if you were interested in an rl24 and if your in WA i could show you ours. If you can sail a taser an rl24 would be a breeze for you. I sail both tasars and an rl24 was our first boat, and othet than a lack of headroom, they make a great cruiser IMO. A tasar is alot more nimble than an rl, but at the end of the day even a tasar can be sailed gently. It all comes down to the load on the sails.

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Re: New Members Introductions

Post by Bazzington » Nov 4th, '20, 21:51

obowey wrote:
Nov 1st, '20, 01:14
Bazzington, if you were interested in an rl24 and if your in WA i could show you ours. If you can sail a taser an rl24 would be a breeze for you. I sail both tasars and an rl24 was our first boat, and othet than a lack of headroom, they make a great cruiser IMO. A tasar is alot more nimble than an rl, but at the end of the day even a tasar can be sailed gently. It all comes down to the load on the sails.
Thanks for the offer but I'm in sunny Ballarat, Victoria.
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Re: New Members Introductions

Post by obowey » Nov 4th, '20, 21:55

If you post a message on the rlyacht forum, someone in vic might take you out to have a look and feel for how it sails.

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Re: New Members Introductions

Post by MegD » Nov 11th, '20, 17:51

Hi all! New Botterill Explorer owner here, thanks to Lucas who is in these forums. :-) Planning on getting her wet this Sunday, launching from St Helens in Geelong. Can't wait! Also discovered (with sail no EX01) that she's the first Explorer out of the mould! That's fancy. Hope to see some of you Geelong based types out on the water this summer!
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Re: New Members Introductions

Post by Wanton » Nov 11th, '20, 19:08

Welcome to the soup MegD. I am almost certain if you launch from St Helens you will meet up with some of the Geelong Trailable Yacht Club people. The GTYC has its club house there. You can find them, or perhaps even contact them via their web site, http://www.gtyc.com.au/ . I am sure they will make you feel welcome.

You may also want to contact the Betterel association in Melbourne at http://explorer16trailableyacht.blogspot.com

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Re: New Members Introductions

Post by Peter Yates » Nov 11th, '20, 19:43

Welcome Meg,
Where did your Explorer come from? Just wondering if it is the boat recently sold from Raymond Island?
Anyway this forum has lots of help available if you need it and you should have great times with your new boat,
Best of luck.
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Re: New Members Introductions

Post by obowey » Nov 12th, '20, 00:47

Welcome and fair sailing winds.

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Re: New Members Introductions

Post by MegD » Nov 25th, '20, 22:34

Thanks Ed! I have already joined the Botterill Association, and need to look into boat insurance before I can join the GTYC. I'm crewing another Botterill in the Pelican Race on Saturday though!

Thanks Peter! Mine was in Bendigo. I looked at a couple of other Botterills before this one, but they sold before I could get to see them in lockdown.

Thanks for the welcome, Obowey!
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And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by."

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