Good news from Australia ' I just got my new replacement rudder '...................
Is what I will post when I get my new replacement rudder.
( sorry fellas, I was bored. Sorry if you got a bit over excited )
You've got an AI and they don't really need a rudder replacement.
As one of the first TI adopters I'm hoping the replacement program is based on first in, first served (upgraded)!
I'd be up for JB again and Broughton is a must do. The 5 guys from work (as featured in the slomo clip) are keen to get to Broughton as well. As I sold my second AI I'm thinking of launching from Sandy Point and shuttling them over.
PS- Good to hear you're back on deck Mickey.
G'day Stringy & thanks for best wishes.
I reckon I'll be 100% the day I have fitted my new rudders
I'd be keen to do JB and Broughton again - if they fit in with existing plans. I think we are going to have a big AI season down here. The gang has grown substantially and we go out on 1 - 3 day o/nite camping/fishing trips on the Gippsland Lakes. We are also looking at Lake Tyers and other destinations like Mallacoota & Two Fold Bay (Eden).
I think I could be talked into doing the Tassie trip - island hopping. I have read several sea kayakers logs and they give me reassurance that we could do it, with good preparation & planning. My neighbour has a 40ft classic wooden boat he has restored and has stated he would go as our mothership. I think my dutch sailing mate would be in it too, however the remainder have said they will fly/ferry and meet us at the other side
I know I will have my confidence in the yaks restored with the new rudders installed. I really haven't used the TI enough to feel totally confident in it - particularly in relation to its structural strength.
Good to chat - look forward to hearing more about the trips.