Redwing

  • 31 Mar 2018 03:39
    Reply # 6008936 on 644008

    Graham what price are you chasing? I sometimes come across someone after a boat.

  • 28 Mar 2018 11:00
    Reply # 6003727 on 6003722
    Gary Pick wrote:

    Graham I have an eye operation sometime in the next 12 weeks and I will be out of action for at least a month after it apparently. So I hope when you get down to Moreton you hang around for a bit.:)


    Hi Gary.  Good luck with the eye op.  Long waiting lists in our hospitals!  I have no firm date for going anywhere at the moment, as I have been sick most of the summer, so have not done any work on Arion.  I need to slip first, which I hope will happen in May.  A friend is going to help but I need to be better than I currently am before working on the boat or sailing.  There are days when I would give the boat away for $5K or less, but I am hoping I make some sort of recovery when the cooler, drier weather arrives.  I seem to have lost my ability to cope with heat and humidity.  I have always loved the tropics.  But hopefully, if the boat does not sell, I will make it down there a couple of times this winter  I may only stay a month each time then come back here, but it is an easy daysail in the right weather into the bay and back.  I am dreaming of a glass boat for my final years but nobody is even looking at Arion.  I'll keep you posted!
  • 28 Mar 2018 10:44
    Reply # 6003722 on 644008

    Graham I have an eye operation sometime in the next 12 weeks and I will be out of action for at least a month after it apparently. So I hope when you get down to Moreton you hang around for a bit.:)

  • 09 Mar 2018 09:49
    Reply # 5929104 on 5925876
    David Webb wrote:

    Hi Graham,

     we are building a house on Russell Island and would love to meet you if and when you are in the area. We spend the winters in Australia and will be back there around the end of May. When will you be in the Moreton Bay area? 

    We know Gary quite well as I have helped on Redwing and he has helped on my house build. I have sailed on Redwing quite a few times. So maybe we can have a Moreton Bay junket and Dieter who has his catamaran at Victoria Point could also attend. I have a 12 foot dinghy that I intend to put a junk rig on when I get back to Australia, maybe even get the sail made here in New Zealand before I return.

    Let me know what your anticipated schedule is.

    All the best, David.


    I expect I'll come down sometime in May and stay through June at least.  I need to be back in Mooloolaba in September for a medical review, unless I head further south, which is unlikely.  I'll let you and Gary know when I get underway.
  • 09 Mar 2018 04:20
    Reply # 5925876 on 644008

    Hi Graham,

     we are building a house on Russell Island and would love to meet you if and when you are in the area. We spend the winters in Australia and will be back there around the end of May. When will you be in the Moreton Bay area? 

    We know Gary quite well as I have helped on Redwing and he has helped on my house build. I have sailed on Redwing quite a few times. So maybe we can have a Moreton Bay junket and Dieter who has his catamaran at Victoria Point could also attend. I have a 12 foot dinghy that I intend to put a junk rig on when I get back to Australia, maybe even get the sail made here in New Zealand before I return.

    Let me know what your anticipated schedule is.

    All the best, David.

  • 09 Mar 2018 02:48
    Reply # 5924804 on 5922510
    Graham Cox wrote:
    Gary Pick wrote:

    Making a new tiller extension, bamboo with a snap shackle on the end. I made one using a length of plastic conduit and it worked quite well so figured it was time to get a bit arty about it.

    http://www.junkrigassociation.org/resources/MemberAlbums/3245291/Redwing/preview/20180308_142913.jpg


    Looks good, Gary.  I am still in Mooloolaba. I am hoping to get down into Moreton Bay in May for a month or two - doesn't look like I will be going north this winter.  My health is pretty shaky and longer passages would tire me too much at the moment.  However, I have bounced back before so who knows?  I'll let you know when I am heading your way.
    We plan to be up that way around then as well.
  • 08 Mar 2018 23:34
    Reply # 5922510 on 5912583
    Gary Pick wrote:

    Making a new tiller extension, bamboo with a snap shackle on the end. I made one using a length of plastic conduit and it worked quite well so figured it was time to get a bit arty about it.

    http://www.junkrigassociation.org/resources/MemberAlbums/3245291/Redwing/preview/20180308_142913.jpg


    Looks good, Gary.  I am still in Mooloolaba. I am hoping to get down into Moreton Bay in May for a month or two - doesn't look like I will be going north this winter.  My health is pretty shaky and longer passages would tire me too much at the moment.  However, I have bounced back before so who knows?  I'll let you know when I am heading your way.
  • 08 Mar 2018 09:21
    Reply # 5912583 on 644008

    Making a new tiller extension, bamboo with a snap shackle on the end. I made one using a length of plastic conduit and it worked quite well so figured it was time to get a bit arty about it.

    http://www.junkrigassociation.org/resources/MemberAlbums/3245291/Redwing/preview/20180308_142913.jpg

  • 21 Jan 2018 10:00
    Reply # 5693469 on 644008

    Just thought I'd mention what I've been doing, which basically has been slowly working away at getting Redwing ready for her next Moreton Bay trip in Autumn. There is still a bit to do and I've barely tackled the refit under the new cockpit. Today I repaired the last bit of "known rot in the cabin top and I would have had the new grab rail back on but I'd beveled the base the wrong way and sadly I couldn't just turn it around. A quick pass across the tablesaw will fix it. I haven't been for a sail since July but as soon as I have the fuel tank fitted under the starboard side cockpit seat I will remedy that. I guess my non boat life has been a bit busy.

  • 22 Jul 2017 23:50
    Reply # 4990041 on 4989333
    Annie Hill wrote:
    Graham Cox wrote:
    Steve Talbot, some years ago, bought Fantail's bermudian rig from Annie, but in the process fell in love with junk rig (I knew it was contagious!) and has been dreaming of a junk-rigged catamaran ever since.  I don't think Heather is going to allow him to convert their current cat, Inforapenny, though!
    I thought the name rang a bell, but couldn't place it.  Small world, eh?  Funny that he should now like junk rig.

    I suggest you take Heather for a sail - that would probably convert her, too!



    That might be possible, but she still wouldn't convert Inforapenny, as it is a very expensive, luxurious boat with a "brand name" (A Lightwave 48).  Steve's idea is to build a new boat from scratch, he is a professional composite boatbuilder, so that would be easy enough for him.  But I think Heather is in love with her luxurious catamaran.  It will be interesting to see what develops.

    Edit:  I HAVE taken Heather and Steve for a sail, in Sydney Harbour in 2015.  She was interested, but not converted.  Steve though loves the rig.


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