Category Archives: Brisbane

Classic schooner

Saw this georgeous schooner moored at Dockside yesterday. She is Neorian, 95′ long, built in Holland and her registered home port is London. Advertisements

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Beautiful river and city

One of my favourite photos, ten Citycats passing under Brisbane’s Story Bridge.

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America’s Great Loop, Aussie Style sales

Over 360 copies have now been sold, including 72 copies of the large format coffee table version. It remains in the top five Great Loop books available on Amazon, with most sales coming from the USA. Not quite walking off … Continue reading

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Rainbow

Rainbow over Shafston House, seen from Sydney Street Ferry  Terminal 

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My father’s first ship

I’m writing my father’s memoirs and came across this photo of the first ship he served aboard as chef in the galley. He did voyages to Halifax (Canada), New York (USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Sydney over a … Continue reading

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Cost of circumnavigating Australia

Thought this cost analysis was interesting. A much bigger boat without the sailing performance of our catamaran. Our expenditure for the exercise came out significantly lower. Similarly the America’s Great Loop was much less too, even allowing for the Lease … Continue reading

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Buy your boat hardware cheaper online

Recently needed to replace the starter motor on Baly’s port engine. The local Yamaha agent quoted me $996, I sourced it via Amazon ex US delivered non priority for $au 212. Delivery was two weeks, same as the agent who … Continue reading

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