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Turned up in the marina recently, very small indeed

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Makes the 930 look like Ross 40

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Auckland Islands you say?6eb5f01b-d68b-4cd5-a940-dede210b7f5e.thumb.jpg.60c01e738a73bac961b4c9b212e7c702.jpg

Very practical and sorted

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Happy is the man who is content with what he has, why go bigger?

https://boatingnz.co.nz/swirly-waves/

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“I’d read all the books about solo sailors – Joshua Slocum, Francis Chichester, Adrian Hayter, Moitessier, Robin KnoxJohnston, David Lewis, Shane Action, Bill Belcher – and the ultimate DIYer, Johnny Wray. I yearned to get to sea.”

 

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3 hours ago, aardvarkash10 said:

Unsure if he's getting away from Karen or she pushes him out from time to time...

She was a "hottie" back in Radio with pictures.Bugger must be getting old as to who would know what radio with pictures was🤔

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10 minutes ago, harrytom said:

She was a "hottie" back in Radio with pictures.Bugger must be getting old as to who would know what radio with pictures was🤔

Oh yes I remember."

What about "Ready to Roll'

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Apparently he was regular crew on the supply ship to Pitcairn Island, 2nd Mate I think, plotting his next adventure and practicing communing with the ocean as much as he could on a supply ship. Would be an office job, and not a bad way to earn a living and practice for the solitude a of a 4 capes attempt, I guess.

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1 hour ago, harrytom said:

must be 1975 onwards,was it a late Sunday night?? Happen inn early 1970 Saturday night 5.00pm Ray Columbus??

Saturday nights I thought

Anyone back to Fagan....tough little boat, good bloke, will be following with interest

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5 hours ago, harrytom said:

She was a "hottie" back in Radio with pictures.Bugger must be getting old as to who would know what radio with pictures was🤔

We know  because it was the thing to do in the 80's- head around to a mates place where a few people would gather to watch RWP. So much incredible music every week. Good times, Karen Hay has a slot on National these days.

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I saw SW  there last week and wondered if he was going ahead with the voyage that he delayed from two years ago, I am of similar vintage and my back hurts just looking at SW and am worried about finishing the Northern Triangle and Three Kings in one piece so I defo take my hat off to him.

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On 24/12/2021 at 12:29 AM, Psyche said:

Turned up in the marina recently, very small indeed

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Makes the 930 look like Ross 40

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Auckland Islands you say?6eb5f01b-d68b-4cd5-a940-dede210b7f5e.thumb.jpg.60c01e738a73bac961b4c9b212e7c702.jpg

Very practical and sorted

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Happy is the man who is content with what he has, why go bigger?

https://boatingnz.co.nz/swirly-waves/

 

I've just re-read this. You mean in the top photo, the boat next door is a tender, light weight, tippy Ross 930, and the boat infront (Swirlyworld) has been sailed Trans Tasman, to the Kermadecs and to the Auckland Islands, and may very well be sailed around the Southern Ocean passing all 4 Capes?

Faaarrrkkk!

PS, the Ross does look like a 40 in those photos.

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