Sailing Adventures

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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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From our special correspondent (James Burgin) who was on location in Phuket, Thailand to film these unique Long-Tail Wooden Boats. Take note of the wavy jetty! These long-tail wooden boats are hand made from local timber and have powerful water cooled petrol engines. It’s always a good day to go boating and fishing at Franklin […]

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Sea Shepherd  vessel “Bob Barker” tied up in Hobart,soon to go south to help protect Antarctic Whale population from Japanese slaughter. An ex Norwegian whaling boat Bob Barker is a tough machine off on a heavy mission with dedicated crew,may Hewey protect them. Latest scuttlebutt is $28mil from Tsunami fund redirected to help Japaneses whaling […]

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This Headlight has 183 Lumens (enough to stop a possum in its tracks!) with range of 96 metres and a cost of $85.50 at Franklin Marine.   Adjustable beam flood or spot (handy for checking halyards aloft) it can also dim and light can be tilted down.   Always remember to dim and tilt down […]

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Red Dawning Sailors Warning

by Ian Kuhl on September 5, 2011

in Franklin, Sailing Adventures

With a warm Northerly blowing this dawn over The Huon River In Tasmania it gave the clue to a Southerly Front on the way. Sure enough 15 minutes later in it came – not a strong one though! One reef in the main and a number three would have been enough! In Tassie, the strength […]

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Heading South crossing Bass Straight in 2008 Sydney to Hobart Yacht race on “Arctos”, looks like some wind ahead.  

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