May 01, 2009: Our sojourn in Newcastle ended Thursday 11th, when Sea Eagle was again fit to go to sea.Insurance sorting took time, finally resolved by assessor Michael, who came and saw and questioned and assessed and adjudicated, for part value of the wind generator, radar and wind instrument.A new wind generator was installed with the help of electrical engineer Kevin, but the temporarily-repaired wind tra... » read more14 posts (4664 words) 30 photos 1 comments
Perfect one day . . . . . Brisbane to Fraser island
July 15, 2009: As strong winds were forecast that afternoon 25-30kn and to continue for 3 days (we had listened to the latest VHF forecasts in the morning) we thought it best to head over to Urangan and get a spot in the marina.We pulled anchor around 9:00 and headed off thinking there was no hurry. We had sailed up Fraser island though further than we thought and it took a while to get back to Moon pt i... » read more11 posts (3858 words) 4 photos 0 comments
Early May 2011 from Scarborough Marina in Brisbane we plan to head towards Cairns, stopping off at the Whitsundays and various other islands en route.
August 01, 2011: From Montes Resort we headed into Bowen for three nights to catch up on washing and water and watch SA get thrashed by NZ in the pub. Bowen was used for many of the scenes in the movie ‘Australia’, and is characterized by wide virtually treeless streets and a long wharf. From Bowen we sailed to Cape Upstart, where we spent the first night anchored right at the bottom of the bay with... » read more5 posts (2759 words) 69 photos 0 comments
Scarborough to Sandy Straits to Lady Musgrave to Middle Percy to Mackay to Magnetic Island to Cairns to Cooktown to Thursday Island to Lizard Island to Cairns to Mackay to Whits...
July 01, 2009: The engine room has been overhauled, with new main and secondary fuel filters, new fuel lift pump, ventilation in the engine room re engineered, all oil and diesel leaks all rectified.Have just finished fitting the furler for the steady sail and awaiting for the life raft to return after servicing.Cmaps have been uploaded to the AIS class B system and is working well and inconjunction with... » read more4 posts (670 words) 9 photos 1 comments
The work has really finished and we are heading north at last. We don't have an itinerary, we don't have a time frame, we are just heading north and exploring lots of new places...
May 01, 2009: There is another beach just around the corner “Yarrabah” and we decide to head there for a look. Very disappointing after Turtle Bay. We had to anchor a long way out, there was a lot of mud and not much going for it. So after a brief explore we up anchored and headed to Yorkey’s Knob and the Bluewater Marina which will be our home for the next couple of months. I suppose... » read more89 posts (13782 words) 193 photos 5 comments
Just spent last 14 months in Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast. A year of work to spend some money on the boat and get ready for trip north, departing this week comm 7 June. Hope we can...
October 21, 2010: Sailed in company with Cleopatra (a sister to Koshin) and Goondiwindi from Port Clinton to Monkey Bay – Great Keppel Island, onto Rosslyn Bay – Keppel Bay Marina, Sea Hill Point, The Narrows, Gladstone (cheapest marina of the trip and one of the best as far as amenities) and then Pancake Creek before we planned to leave for Lady Musgrave the following day.Anchored 23.11.47S 150.56.0... » read more39 posts (5508 words) 65 photos 12 comments
We leave Wednesday, weather permitting. First destination will be Pancake Creek.
May 01, 2009: We left Bundy for Pancake Creek at 4.30 am on Wednesday 11 June with 63nm to cover. We had a southerly 10 kn breeze and slight SE swell. In the afternoon the wind changed to SSE and 15 kn and the swell increased to 1.5 to 2 metres which wasn’t pleasant. When we used the engine it ran unevenly as if there was air in the system and we expected it to die any minute. We... » read more2 posts (275 words) 0 photos 1 comments
Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Newcastle,Pittwater, Sydney
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