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Re: Introduction

Post by linkage » Mar 21st, '12, 12:08

Hi Dave, yes we'll be racing again this Saturday and the last race is next week. People start to launch from about midday onwards so that's probably a good time to go down and have a bit of a look and see how they do it and what goes on. I can't help you with the boat inspection service I'm afraid but if you buy in this area, you'll probably be able to find someone who knows the history of a boat. See you on Saturday.
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Re: Introduction

Post by davewilliams » Mar 21st, '12, 21:11

fantastic, I will have two king charles cavaliers with with missus in tow

looking forward to meeting you
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Re: Introduction

Post by davewilliams » Mar 23rd, '12, 20:21

Scratch that, I'll be alone :) Khaki shorts and a blue cap

seeya there!

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Re: Introduction

Post by davewilliams » May 20th, '12, 04:40

Hello again All!

Well after a couple of unsuccessful attempts to meet people at the hardstand, I continued my search for a boat and I can finally say that I have made a purchase.

I decided on a Bonito 22 in the end, I think this will suit our needs rather well and can't wait to hit the water and give her a go!

I've cleared a space in the garden for her as a temporary home while I give her a bit of a birthday and attend to all the little jobs that need doing.

Next step is to join TCYC and sort out some hardstand storage :) look forward to hearing any more advice/opinions/tips from you guys

Cheers

Dave

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Re: Introduction

Post by MelN » May 20th, '12, 07:40

Congratulations Dave, that's awesome news! A great boat too by all accounts.
Enjoy this new journey and keep us posted on all your sailing adventures! :-)
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Re: Introduction

Post by HELLICONIA54 » May 20th, '12, 16:46

Welcome to the group.I feel so out of place here.All these big heavy plastic boats,,,LOL My wife and i sail a Hartley TS16.Will cost you around 5 grand,Timber hull.SImageleeps two.Can be towed by your subaru.Weighs only 360Kg's LOL. Just saying.......
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Re: Introduction

Post by MelN » May 20th, '12, 17:26

Off Topic
Actually, having spent all day sanding and painting bits of my Mirror dinghy, I'm leaning towards becoming a wooden boat lover - at least you can see the results of your labour quite quickly. :)
It would be handy for me to become a convert; in addition to the Mirror I have a 1940's, 33' timber work boat sitting in a pen at the Port of Sale waiting to be reno'd...the hull is sound, and it has the original Ruston (I may not have spelt that correctly :? ) engine that went into a lot of the early trains in England and here ... but the rest of it needs a lot of work... :-(
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Re: Introduction

Post by Tez » May 20th, '12, 18:49

it has the original Ruston (I may not have spelt that correctly :? ) engine that went into a lot of the early trains
:shock:
Mel!
You have a TRAIN ENGINE in your 33-footer????

Does it still float?

(Them Train engines is BIG!) :shock:

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Re: Introduction

Post by MelN » May 20th, '12, 18:59

Floats very well thank you! ;-) (Huge fly wheel...very economical to run too... :-) )
Sorry Dave - did not mean to hijack the thread so thoroughly...very pleased about your new boat...have you sailed her yet?
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Re: Introduction

Post by davewilliams » May 20th, '12, 20:06

hahaha no problems! Hijack away!

no I haven't sailed her yet - hoping to get out this week

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Re: Introduction

Post by zebedee » May 20th, '12, 21:52

MelN wrote:
Off Topic
... it has the original Ruston (I may not have spelt that correctly :? ) engine that went into a lot of the early trains in England...
Off Topic
Which gives me the opportunity to say:
"Napier Deltic"

As developed by the British shortly after the second world war for Motor Torpedo Boats and subsequently used in the British Rail Deltic locomotives.

All of which is off topic, but leads nicely to this lovely off topic graphic of the operation of the innards of this boat/train motor:

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That's all, enjoy!
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Re: Introduction

Post by Que Sera » May 20th, '12, 23:38

Hi Dave,
Congratulations on the purchase. The Bonito 22 is a fine boat and I'm sure you'll be happy with her. Here is the link to the Bonito Aquarius 22 owner's forum:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Aquarius-22/

They have rig tuning guides, a database of owners if you're looking for someone near you amongst other things and a helpful forum.

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Re: Introduction

Post by davewilliams » May 20th, '12, 23:45

Thank you :)

I have repeatedly tried to join that group but always fail when making a yahoo ID, it just doesnt continue from that step in the process

I'll try again now but I have tried at least 10 times :(

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Re: Introduction

Post by davewilliams » May 20th, '12, 23:49

No good

I log in and it asks me to create a profile/alias but every name I put in it says "ooops something went wrong"

scratch that, Im in :)

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Re: Introduction

Post by davewilliams » May 25th, '12, 17:54

Hey!

Doing a big clean up of the boat, fitting some led lighting and getting to grips Roth how everything works. I have a couple of questions:

Where is the bilge pump?

Where is the water tank? And where do you fill it up from?

:)

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Re: Introduction

Post by davewilliams » Aug 12th, '12, 06:15

Hi guys, bit of an update

Patience is still sitting in my front garden, and I am showing incredable patience with her!

I've gutted her and the interior is getting a sand and a fresh coat or two of varnish, the seats recovered and the electrical system a little tidy up.

I will wait for the weather to improve before treating the exterior timber and give her a good polish before she takes me on my maiden voyage!

Very very keen for a hookup for the TCYC any time, I would like an intro to whomever will take my money for a membership and use of the hard stand

Anyone keen to help there??

Dave

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Re: Introduction

Post by linkage » Aug 13th, '12, 11:20

Hi Dave,

Good to hear you nearly have your boat ready for the summer!

This is a link to the TCYC website membership area. You should print off the application form and take it down to Sharon in office at the club. Opening hours are from 8.30 to 4.30pm. Lodging the form will get the ball rolling so that you can then be allocated a place at the hardstand.

http://www.tcyc.com.au/?page_id=236

If you need a nominator, tell Sharon that I have sent you along (John Percy) and that if she needs me to nominate you, I will pop down. My number is 0hfourohtriplefiveninesixdoubleone.

Once you have got all that sorted out, you should be able to take your boat down there. If you need a hand give me a call. We often walk our dog down past the hardstand on the beach so keep your eye out for a recalcitrant beagle.
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Re: Introduction

Post by Davey » Feb 9th, '14, 08:37

Hello All!

its been a while - life huh!!!

Well I'm pleased to report I'm a fully paid up member of TCYC and my Bonito Patience is on the hardstand at point peron

I'm even more pleased to report that after 2 long years I finally took her out for the first time last sunday

What can I say? I'm in love! not that it was without its moments

*had a bit of trouble getting her to float off the trailer
*forgot I had my iphone in my pocket while having said trouble
*forgot I had my car keys and garage remote in the other pocket

finally got underway only to have to outboard overheat while in the middle of about 15 moored boats with no sail up :)

talk about a steep learning curve!!

sailed around for an hour or so with just a storm jib up as it was a bit blowy and I didn't want to commit myself too early!

eventually hoisted the main (I'd had the sense to practice this a few times on dry land)

WOW! I don't know what I was expecting but she sails wonderfully, the log wasn't working so I have no idea of the speed but it felt wonderful and there was a grin from ear to ear!

next is a service for the outboard and I'll be out straight away

++ the people I've met from them stopping by for a chat have been awesome! even (briefly) met a chap who had sailed her before and knew the previous owner - fantastic!!
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Re: Introduction

Post by Davey » Feb 9th, '14, 08:38

sorry I should have mentioned I'm Davewilliams

my account was no longer active when I returned here :)
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Re: Introduction

Post by mees » Feb 9th, '14, 08:43

Sounds like you had some fun! good on ya!
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Re: Introduction

Post by sailboatmike » Feb 9th, '14, 09:28

Well done mate;

Sounds like my first day out, however at least your outboard started :D

There is no better thing than learning from your mistakes, my phone took a swim first time out Grrrrrrr

Now the phone goes in the waterproof pouch before the boat goes in the water.

It all gets easier with practice :lol:
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Re: Introduction

Post by Davey » Feb 9th, '14, 10:36

Hahah thanks guys

Annoying part is I bought a heap of dry bags when I was in Thailand. Dry they were..... In the boat!

Oh well!
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Re: Introduction

Post by Tymadman » Feb 11th, '14, 01:48

Good stuff Davey. The sailing is definitely the easy part with a trailer sailer! The outboard and trailer are necessary evils that we have to cope with ;-)
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