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    Default Anyone going to the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart?

    I will be jumping on the motorbike on the 1st of Feb and riding down via the Snowy Mountains. I have been promising myself to head down to Tassie for the boat festival for years, and decided I shall not delay it any further.

    I was hoping to sail down on the HMB Endeavor (sailed on this lovely lady before) or the James Craig but both are fully booked. So decided to opt for one of my other passions, motorcycle touring. I am planning to stay in tassie for 2-3 weeks, however this may stretch out a little depending on work!

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    I am taking two wooden strip built kayaks down to the AWBF.

    I sail on the Spirit on Mon 26th January and will be there for about 3 weeks.

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    I will be there and will have two boats on display.

    10 ft Oughtred Puffin gaff rigged clinker dinghy, and 16 ft Suffolk Beach Punt, clinker, gaff yawl.

    My boats will be be located at Princess Wharf shed I think, and I won't be far away for most of the 4 day festival if anyone wants to have a look and a chat.

    Cheers, Cameron.

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    My kayaks won't be far away from there. They will be on the boardwalk out the front of Princess Wharf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearo View Post
    I will be jumping on the motorbike on the 1st of Feb and riding down via the Snowy Mountains. I have been promising myself to head down to Tassie for the boat festival for years, and decided I shall not delay it any further.

    I was hoping to sail down on the HMB Endeavor (sailed on this lovely lady before) or the James Craig but both are fully booked. So decided to opt for one of my other passions, motorcycle touring. I am planning to stay in tassie for 2-3 weeks, however this may stretch out a little depending on work!
    I went down on the Endeavour, well not really and you're probably lucky you didn't get a berth. If you saw "Helicopter Rescue" on Ch7 on 3-12-15 it featured our little voyage. One woman so ill from sea sickness and complications she nearly died. Motoring into an East Coast Low with 5mtr seas and 40-50knot head winds, it was incredibly rough going and even half the professional crew were sea sick. The Capt'n said they were the worst conditions he had encountered on Endeavour. We didn't get there because approx. 100 nautical miles off the NSW-VIC boarder she rose over a wave and dived into the next which rose too quickly, the wave washed over he foredeck but the real problem was that it snapped the sprits'l yard like a twig. If you're familiar with this it guys the jib boom which stays the top & t'gallant masts. We had to come out of the weather and set sail to place forward pressure on the rig so back to Sydney we went.

    The Craig didn't make it because she doesn't carry enough fuel for the whole voyage so turned north instead. She tore a stays'l in her efforts.

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