Sailing Adventures

This is a call to action for all our mainland friends in Sydney and northwards, our friends in Melbourne, Adelaide and the west. It’s time to get ready to cruise south for that trip you have always planned. If you are returning for another cruise you may wish to visit the more remote and alluring anchorages such as Port Davey, Bathurst […]

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Many of us have a faithful companion or two with four legs. Going boating for the day, weekend or longer can be difficult if you haven’t got a baby sitter for your little mate. Depending on the pet and boat it can be very rewarding taking your mate along with you. Pets can keep big […]

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With the loss of daylight savings, it’s time to light up your life with LED. LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology has come a long way. There are many cheap, poor quality LED torches on the market. LED Lenser are the original and the best German designed torches. They feature German precision ground optical lenses that […]

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With the modern meteorological services available online there is no reason not to have a reasonable idea of what weather you will encounter in your sailing or boating adventure up to a week ahead. I have found these various forecasting services extremely reliable and helpful. By watching several information sources side by side you can […]

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When you are offshore passage making on a yacht there are many course factors you need to take into account. By observing the Col Regs you have a good chance of transiting without hassle . Below are the rules you need to know.                         […]

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With the cooler weather upon us it is time to look at clothing and wet weather gear to wear when out on the water. It can get cold on the water at any time of the year in any area but especially so here in Southern Tasmania. If possible wear multiple layers of fibre pile […]

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Great to run at 30 knots through the ice pack at night!!

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Dressed up as a black swan for recent river pageant   Merlin is a restored 8 metre class yacht now moored at Franklin Marina  

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Sunrise on the Huon River warning of strong winds to come Sure enough 5 hours later we had 30knots.

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