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Corio, Victoria.

Post by Bill » Apr 28th, '10, 20:53

G'day mates,

Just thought I'd say G'day :D . I'm Bill and I'm new here. I reside in Corio, Victoria, Australia. A retired merchant seaman (engineering) and I would like to learn to sail.
At present I have the plans for a James Brown Sea Clipper 20 Trimaran, I've had my name down for a set of plans since I first found-out JB was developing a new baby, I now have the plans...They arrived just last week :D Jim Brown will have sail #1, a boat builder friend of JB's will have sail #2 and I, an Aussie, will have sail #3 :D and I'm looking forward to building my T/S Sea Clipper20 Tri'.
Now all I have to do is build her :)

So that's me and what I'm up to.

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Post by INMA » Apr 28th, '10, 22:12

Bill, welcome aboard.

Corio is a great place to sail from.

It takes lots of work to make a yacht, we have a few builders on this site to offer encouragement and advise if you ask.
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Post by Bill » Apr 28th, '10, 22:21

G'day INMA,

Thanks for the welcome, it would be great to meet other yacht builders, it's been well over 20 years since I built a yacht, that one was a Captain Cook Cat' by James Wharram, and I never did finish that one...I sold her as an on-going project. This time I'm taking on a much smaller job but still...Any advice I can get on building will be gratefully received, (I'm no expert) so if we have any yacht builders in the Geelong region, I would like to hear from you :D

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Post by Tim » Apr 29th, '10, 08:09

Bill, welcome...

rob540 is located in the geelong-ish sort of region and he has just finished building a Waller TS540, check out the link below

http://www.trailersailerplace.com.au/fo ... sc&start=0

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The T.S.C

Post by Bill » Apr 29th, '10, 11:30

Dilon wrote:HI Bill
im all so in Geelong you should come to the Geelong T,S,C at St Hellens.
you can do some sailing and there is other people building ts there as well.

cheers Laurie
Thanks for the pointer Laurie, now where in St' Hellens is the T.S.C located and when do they meet. Please let me know and I'll get myself down there :)

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Post by Bill » Apr 29th, '10, 12:17

Tim wrote:Bill, welcome...

rob540 is located in the geelong-ish sort of region and he has just finished building a Waller TS540, check out the link below

http://www.trailersailerplace.com.au/fo ... sc&start=0

good luck!
G'day Tim,

That's a real nice boat rob540 has built and he should be pretty proud of his work. My boat will be a bit different being a Tri', she's what James Brown terms as a "knock-about camper Tri". She's a open boat but a 8' x 8' tent can be erected on her deck/s for sleeping and privacy.
Anyway, if I can meet other boat builders in the Geelong region then they may advise me on a few things I'm not to sure about. :( I've finally reached an age when I say, if you're not sure, ask someone who knows! :)

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Post by MoodyBlue » Jul 31st, '10, 21:10

Bill,
I would also get in contact with the Geelong Trailable Yacht Club.

They have a clubhouse on the Northern edge of St Helens harbour.

Maybe track down Jim Bland or Peter Jones @ Powerdrive Marine for dates they meet.

There's usually space and need for extra ballast (crew).

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Re: Corio, Victoria.

Post by HELLICONIA54 » May 5th, '11, 20:08

Bill wrote:G'day mates,

Just thought I'd say G'day :D . I'm Bill and I'm new here. I reside in Corio, Victoria, Australia. A retired merchant seaman (engineering) and I would like to learn to sail.
At present I have the plans for a James Brown Sea Clipper 20 Trimaran, I've had my name down for a set of plans since I first found-out JB was developing a new baby, I now have the plans...They arrived just last week :D Jim Brown will have sail #1, a boat builder friend of JB's will have sail #2 and I, an Aussie, will have sail #3 :D and I'm looking forward to building my T/S Sea Clipper20 Tri'.
Now all I have to do is build her :)

So that's me and what I'm up to.

Bill
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Re: Corio, Victoria.

Post by Bill » May 6th, '11, 12:51

G'day mates,

Things have changed since I got the plans for my Tri', it turns out that I'm not as young or as fit as I thought I was, so I have scrubbed the plan of building the Tri' and have bought a Careel 22. I'm doing a couple of little jobs on Kittyhawk, my Careel 22, then I hope to get her out on the bay, sailing and fishing :D

Thanks for all your tips and I hope to meet you on the water sometime.

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Re: Corio, Victoria.

Post by MegD » Nov 11th, '20, 18:00

Hi all! I'm in Norlane, and have just acquired myself a Botterill Explorer. Planning on St Helens being my standard launching place. See you out on the water!
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Re: Corio, Victoria.

Post by MoodyBlue » Nov 11th, '20, 18:51

I still reckon Corio is one of the better locations in Port Phillip, particularly St Helens harbour. We have our name in the Lagoon Boat Club visitors book on numerous occasions, including one Saturday where we were left in the clubhouse and shown how where to lock up before we left.

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Post by zebedee » Nov 11th, '20, 19:13

Wot Jeff said. Corio is the better side of the bay. Enjoy!
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Post by Johny » Jan 6th, '21, 18:09

On St Helens. We are launching there tomorrow (7th Jan). Does any one know if I can fill water jerry cans there?
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Re: Corio, Victoria.

Post by zebedee » Jan 6th, '21, 23:51

I don't know about taps, but if you hang around there, the Baysiders are due to arrive from Wyndham Harbour tomorrow afternoon.
It's worth getting a tap key for when there's a "vandal proof" tap around:

https://www.bunnings.com.au/kinetic-4-w ... y_p4920162
https://www.bunnings.com.au/fix-a-tap-a ... y_p0130812

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Post by Johny » Jan 9th, '21, 08:50

Just to finalise this little tap bit. There is a pushbutton tap near the Coast Guard hut. It's at the side of the drinking water tap. It takes about 10 minutes to fill a 20 litre water Jerry can. We used something hard between tap and hand to save hands.
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Re: Corio, Victoria.

Post by bachus » Jan 9th, '21, 10:00

Jonny,

I just realised it was you at St. Helens yesterday. Very bad of me to not say hello. I also had the tsp burgee furled. A
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Post by Johny » Jan 9th, '21, 18:08

That's ok Jim. I should have sauntered over but it's always busy getting Kismet retrieved and ready for the road and I wasn't sure if I knew anyone.
Edit: Huh I did see your boat.
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