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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:51 pm 
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I've only made a couple of mods since our Lake trip. I finished up buy'n the same camera as you. Love it. And it's also beer resistant which I found out at the weekend.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:40 pm 
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Cowsgomoo wrote:
Also got to sort out fixing the inner edge near the forward hatch.

If the sprayskirt is going to be permanent, I would just used a wire-tie on each side to attach the inner rope to the front hatch bungee (close to the hull). If removable, I wait to see what you come up with that doesn't gap.

Also, attaching a small piece of plastic, like from a milk jug where the aka pins rub, will protect the sprayskirt long term from catching and tearing.

Looks quite impressive, black and black!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:36 am 
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Yes, I'll probably use some cable ties first up. I've looked at the rub points. I'm deciding on the plastic sewn in, or eyelets.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:37 am 
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Right back on topic :D , how many we got for an outing on the weekend?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:36 am 
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I'm in. I would prefer Saturday. I know Saturday is a definate. Sunday 80% due to family commitments.
You know the area better than me but on Google Earth, Sandy Bay Rd at Fisher Bay looks like a pretty good place to launch, or am I missing something.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:53 pm 
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Hey guys, I've had this family thing come up that I can't wriggle out of. I'm afraid I won't be able to make it this weekend. Sorry :( .

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:39 am 
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chrisj wrote:
Hey guys, I've had this family thing come up that I can't wriggle out of. I'm afraid I won't be able to make it this weekend. Sorry :( .


Pity you can't make it Chris. We'll have to work on another outing. I'm probably not going to be free until after the new year though.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:36 am 
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Slaughter wrote:
I'm in. I would prefer Saturday. I know Saturday is a definate. Sunday 80% due to family commitments.
You know the area better than me but on Google Earth, Sandy Bay Rd at Fisher Bay looks like a pretty good place to launch, or am I missing something.


Knew my scouting missing would come in handy... :)
Pretty sure there's not much access to Fisher Bay. Sandy Bay is nice but there's bit of a sea wall along a fair part of it and parking could be a big issue. The road is pretty narrow and full of no parking signs from memory. I went for a walk along there back in Sept. No a bad spot if you've got a lightweight yak that you can carry but not so good for a heavy AI. Can't remember if there was a parking time limit.

Top end of Sandy Bay
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Other option is the huge parking area shown here-
http://maps.google.com.au/?ie=UTF8&ll=-33.806687,151.25266&spn=0.001667,0.003422&t=h&z=19

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Standing on beach looking back to parking area-
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Other side of concrete struture (right side of above pic). Looks to be limited free parking.
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Entry into main parking area.
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I parked up near the main gate here and just wheeled my AI down the roadway (shown above) and onto the beach.
Was heaps of room left the day I was there at around 10:30.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:54 am 
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Looks like we may have a new member join us on Saturday too.... :)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:03 am 
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Chris at the Sailing Scene told me about your trip and I have replied to CowsGoMoo's email. I store my AI at Wollarha Sailing Club and can easily sail across to Balmoral. Otherwise I can pop it on the Prado and road freight.

Looking forward to meeting up with you

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PS. broke a paddle in half and lost a sail stay in Rose Bay this evening - nice winds ;-)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:48 am 
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Nice photo's Det.

What software did you use for the map tracking, and the speed vs distance chart?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:13 pm 
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CGM and Slaughter,
I'm struggling to make this outing as well. There is a chance I can get there, it will depend on what sort of a nightshift I have Friday.
Probably best not to count me in when making your arrangements.
Post the meeting details and if I can make it I'll be there. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:32 am 
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How does about 0830 at Clontaf Reserve carpark sound for those wanting to meet up at one spot? We can then head toward Balmoral/Middle Head. If Det wants to sail over we should be easy to spot.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:13 pm 
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8:30 at Clontaft sounds good to me. I'll make my decision to sail over or roof-top portage there on Friday night based on winds forecasts. What direction will you be heading once you launch - in case the winds are not favourable and I am running late where am I likely to intercept you?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:32 am 
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The closer it gets to the weekend, the harder it's getting for me to fit in our trip. I have to finish off our house building before our family come out from UK over Christmas so ever weekend is pretty valuable. I'm trying my hardest ie: working nights, but after being all enthusiastic at first, now I'm struggling to make the time. I'll have to make a decision tomorrow night. In the meantime, where abouts can you turn right off Manly Rd towards the Car Park ?

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