ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Now Michael, if you had a drone you could send it out over the bar and film Great Sandy crossing! :D That would be priceless boat porn to keep the punters here happy! :lol:



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Thanks jonnymac, Jeff, Fuzz and Lee.
jonnymac wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:09 am will you sail across the bar crossing or are you motoring at that point. I watched some videos and it looks like a interesting ride even in nice conditions.
We motored across the Mooloolaba bar at 2am, and motor sailed across the Wide Bay bar just before noon.
BarraMan wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:06 pm Now Michael, if you had a drone you could send it out over the bar and film Great Sandy crossing! :D That would be priceless boat porn to keep the punters here happy! :lol:
Holy mother of ducks nuts Lee, I'm flat out safely crossing these bars without attempting to fly a drone. :lol:

We were both stuffed beyond redemption after the two bars in one day caper today, so got our heads down for some shut-eye early this afternoon, and have just surfaced for some diner and a celebratory glass. :D

Pic shows us abeam Double Island Point lighthouse this morning, a couple of hours from the Wide Bay bar.

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Glad to hear you’re safe Michael. :D

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What are those lifelines? Doesn’t look like wire…
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Thanks Lee. :D
Jaysen wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:53 am What are those lifelines? Doesn’t look like wire…
316 SS coated in plastic.

Lay day at anchor today recovering. Strong winds dropped out just before sunset. :D

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As I wait for dawn to break it's nice to see tomorrow's sunset. Thanks for putting the wine down long enough to take the picture.
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Beautiful GB!!! Jeff

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Thanks for taking that beautiful sunset for us. It is museum quality. Can't ask for any thing more as you start your cruise.

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Thanks cape man, Jeff and Tom. :D

We're still hunkered down in Garry's anchorage in the Great Sandy Straits, riding out 3-4 days of strong winds and swells. First time for a long time we've totally relaxed. Just doing small maintenance jobs as our mood dictates. Feeling the better for it. :D

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GB, glad you have some nice weather, enjoy it!!! You guys have a great time!! Jeff

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