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Post by zebedee » Oct 19th, '18, 19:00

There's a regular group trip to Refuge Cove on Queens Birthday weekend to take advantage of the safer weather that time of year.
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Post by Wingman » Nov 4th, '18, 19:40

Hi All,

Tony 'Wingman' (an old nickname from when I broke my arm years ago) from Canberra. New to the TS world and currently in the market for a TS of about 20' (Boomerang 20, Sonata 6 & Timpenny 670 are of interest at this stage). Thanks for allowing us onto your site so that we can hopefully reduce the amount of mistakes we make with our first purchase. Not new to boats but definitely to TSers.

Thanks and all the best,
Cheers!

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Post by Peter Yates » Nov 4th, '18, 20:52

Welcome Wingman. Lots of handy information on this site.

When you say "not new to boats", have you been a sailor or a power-boater?

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Post by Wingman » Nov 5th, '18, 12:42

Hi Peter and thanks for the welcome!

Power boats are what I'm more familiar with so I'm on a steep learning curve. My wife sailed quite a bit in her earlier years and I'm taking lessons so we should do okay. Canberra has a strong sailing community and we look forward to joining them on the lake very shortly.

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Post by Peter Yates » Nov 5th, '18, 14:37

Sounds promising, especially if your wife loves sailing.

My long-suffering wife likes it on nice days and is getting braver at tolerating the blustery days, but she mainly does it for me.
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Post by Joséjones » Dec 7th, '18, 16:23

Hi Everyone,
I'm glad to have found the New Member Intro section. We have been watching this board since early this year as my partner and I have been on the journey to buy our first boat. Now we are proud to say that we are full members of the trailer sailor flotilla! We are the new owners of Sabre 22 Lady Jane and are taking delivery of her from Hastings tomorrow. Lady Jane's been around a while and I am sure that some of you will know her or seen her on the water. Emma and I intend to give her a good life sailing Port Phillip, Westernport and the Gippsland lakes along with our kids.

Although we have a little bit of sailing experience (family boats as kids, bit of crewing, etc) we are quite new to this so we will be grateful of any help, advice or encouragement that other members can give. We're looking forward to seeing you online and on the water!

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Joe and Emma

P.S. Could I suggest that the Member Intro be moved to a standing item on the front page?

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Post by Peter Yates » Dec 7th, '18, 17:14

Welcome Joe and Emma, might see you around Paynesville if you get down that way in future. Nearly always some TSP folk on the water in that area at any given time.
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Post by Bumblion » Dec 29th, '18, 12:19

Hello All,
My name is Rod, and I'm back in Aus after 38 years away working with boats in UK, Europe, and USA. I live at Nudgee in Brisbane, and will now be looking for a boat to get me out on the bay, as the ramp is two minutes down the road.

I see RL24's for sale at good prices, and I also like the Farr's, but they seem to command a premium. And I have a light 28footer with lifting keel on the cad.....

I taught sailing in keelboats in The Solent and English Channel, built boats in metal and composite and wood.

It's now time to enjoy the sun and heat that I've been missing for too many years. :D

I hope to see some of you around the anchorages.

Cheers, Rod O.
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Post by Tezza » Dec 29th, '18, 14:24

G’Day Rod,
Welcome to tsp . Well I know to to go to for advice on of boat building or renovating.
My boat resides down on Gold Coast but with a daughter living at Brighton I have been checking out the boating prospects up there. Hmmm one down the GC and one in Cabbage Tree Creek 🥴🥴🥴
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Post by INMA » Jan 1st, '19, 19:57

Bumblion, welcome.
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Post by obowey » Jan 23rd, '19, 09:22

Hi everyone. My name is Owen. Have been looking over the fantastic wealth of information on here and figures that it's about time to say hi. Have just been bit by the sailing bug, much to the joy of my wife so keen to get into it.

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Post by INMA » Jan 23rd, '19, 09:52

Owen, welcome to the site.

There are many generous people on this site, it really is as good as gold.
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Post by roverfj1200 » Feb 1st, '19, 19:54

Thanks for the ad. Names Richard and I live in Queensland with my Northwind 7.. Fresh to sailing so hoping to find my way around a boat.
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Post by Jaime » Feb 1st, '19, 22:28

Welcome. Where in QLD?
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Post by MoodyBlue » Feb 2nd, '19, 09:21

roverfj1200 wrote:
Feb 1st, '19, 19:54
Thanks for the ad. Names Richard and I live in Queensland with my Northwind 7.. Fresh to sailing so hoping to find my way around a boat.
Richard,
If you add your general location to your profile then it helps other that may be nearby to help or advise where to get help better.
Let me know if you need help with the profile part.
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Post by morpethrl » Mar 22nd, '19, 10:19

Hi I'm new to your forum
Name is Paul Sail aRL28 out of Lake Macquarie out most weekends
Thanks for the ad it is a great site and source of info

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Post by enjoysailingTricia » Mar 23rd, '19, 12:04

Hi. I love sailing- am very basic with it. Do a bit of social sailing around Goolwa, SA on an old Usual 20. Looking to upgrade to maybe a cole 19 or Farr 6000. Any comments or suggestions about either? (Seems to be a big price difference in Farr 6ers available on the market). Need to have a shallow draft for sailing here. Want to one day go sailing in sheltered seas eg-the gulfs in SA!

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Post by Rintintin » Apr 5th, '19, 17:56

G'day all, new member from the Gold Coast. I cannot remember not having at least one boat of some description in the family, both power and sail. Suddenly finding ourselves with an empty nest, swmbo and I are looking for a change of pace from our current large half cabin. Although we have cruised as far as Moreton and up the Brisbane and Tweed Rivers from home, we're looking to explore further afield and a mid sized trailer sailer, looks as though it may be a good fit for us. I'll no doubt be another of those with endless questions for a while and there looks to be some interesting reading to be done on here.
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Post by Jaime » Apr 9th, '19, 07:30

Welcome aboard. The wealth of knowledge on here is priceless
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Post by Nanango » Apr 15th, '19, 11:30

Hi one and all. Just had my membership approved - thanks for that.
No TS at the moment, but hopefully that may change in a few months time. I have too many other goodies that need to be got rid of before I get the approval to get another boat. I just got rid of a couple, but they were not sail boats.
I have always loved sailing and nearly always had a boat of some kind. I have sailed in small, medium and larger dingies, a couple of TSs, and a few yachts, as well as numerous windsurfers and the withdrawal symptoms are coming on again.
Apart from my truck / motor home the only vehicle that will tow a boat has a tow limit of 1200 Kg braked so I have narrowed my choice down to a couple of boats.
I don't think my first choice will be be knocked by Admiral Yates, an Investigator 563.
A long way back in second place is a much smaller boat, a Botterill Explorer, just for the fun of it.
I have looked at just about everything else, but as I would like to do some offshore work the I563 in my opinion is a no brainer. In my years on the water I have developed an enormous respect for the unexpected especially when it comes to the sea. I would rather opt for safety rather than draft and maneuverability especially as most of my sailing will be single handed and I am not getting any younger.
As a result, if anyone out there becomes aware of an I563 that may be coming available can you please let me know. I am not against doing just about any job on a boat as I have a good workshop and can turn my hand to almost anything although ideally a well maintained or restored boat with reasonable sails, a good trailer with brakes will be the way I will go.
Even it it comes with a larger outboard I will be downgrading to a 4HP OB as that way I will not have to register the boat in QLD and the theoretical HP OB required for a I563 is just less than that.
Yes, I am in QLD, but not near the coast. My username is my location and Somerset / Wivenhoe will normally be my playground except when I travel, and that will be anywhere along the NSW and QLD coast.
Cheers Rick
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Post by Peter Yates » Apr 15th, '19, 12:49

Welcome Rick,
You are obviously a man of good taste since you favour the Investigator.

As you may have read, I am on my third I563 and they do tick a lot of boxes. I have never had a problem with the draft or manoeuvrability. Launching has been OK at even some shallow ramps (as long as I remembered to lock the centreboard up) and beaching is also quite OK in a lot of places. If you do run aground, the water will only be thigh deep.

I ended up with Tricksy despite having a lot of fun with my minimal TS which was a CAL14 and the main reason was safety. One of the big ones was the fact that the I563 will float upright no matter what and it has a boarding ladder to climb back if I was to fall off. They are also quite OK to sleep in.

They sail OK too if the sails are in good nick. Although they are not fast, we regularly see 5 knots in any wind at all and up to more than 6 knots if it is fresh.

In terms of weight on the trailer, they will all push the 1200kg limit. Mine is exactly 1200kg and it is not fitted with lots of heavy gear and that was without the outboard.

In my younger years I had no trouble with standing ahead of the mast and hauling it up on my own. I don't know how fit and young you are, but at 72, I would probably struggle to do that now or at least pay dearly for it the next day. So you may want to shop for one with a mast raising system such as Zebedee has designed. If you are at all handy, you can easily fabricate one yourself too. I can easily rig and de-rig and launch/retrieve now on my own.

Good luck in your search.
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Post by Nanango » Apr 15th, '19, 14:08

Thanks for the reply,
Yes, I know I am pushing the 1200Kg. I will definitely be getting a weighbridge certificate. If I have to the outboard will reside in the boot as will other heavy items. I initially looked at the I563 then because of the weight a Careel 18, but the I563 definately comes out ahead if I can get one at 1200 or less. I am still pretty fit so raising the mast should be OK, if not I will design something that will do the job. I don't see that as a problem at the moment. Did not realise we were the same age. Most of my travels to coastal regions will be in the truck / motor home will happen from next year on and weight will no longer be a problem. The car will only be used for short trips or trips to visit the grandkids.
Thanks once again
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Post by Peter Yates » Apr 15th, '19, 14:20

Let us all know when you land your I563!
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Post by Swanny » Apr 19th, '19, 22:43

I've been trolling the TrailerSailerPlace site for several weeks. I've had a 4.5 metre runabout for a few years, and met my wife. Every time we take the boat out, she tells me we should do more of this, she also tells me we should buy a caravan to get around.
We've had a cancer scare, dealing with it, and decided to do more of living life rather than existing.

We've put our dibs on a Sabre 22 today, now we're going to give her a new paint job, learn how to rig her up and then learn to sail.

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Post by Peter Yates » Apr 20th, '19, 08:13

Welcome Swanny, lots of good stuff on TSP as you know and unless you have sailed before, you will need some help along the way.

But one thing is for sure, sailing is so much better than stink-boating.

Good luck with the Sabre.
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