Old photo photo of Baly found online.

I googled our boat’s name and this photo appeared that I hadn’t seen before. It would be about 2014 as the new mainsail is there but the hard cockpit bimini which replaced the soft bimini shown isn’t yet installed.

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Outboard crane on Balakera

I was asked recently for a photo of this arrangement by members on the Seawind owners FB page. It swivels around to get the motor onto the mount on the targa and off the dinghy. We don’t need it anymore as we have a light (13kg) Honda 2hp tender motor. However for those toting larger outboards on their tenders this device would make life much easier.

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Ferry queues

Council is upgrading New Farm Park ferry terminal while other terminals such as Thornton Street (pictured) Eagle Street Pier and Southbank are the ones that have the high traffic issues.

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Passenger care

Encouraging the next generation of Ferry Masters.

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Amazon author page

The link to my Amazon author page is https://amazon.com/author/derrickbaan

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Hazard to shipping

We had to contend with this 6m x 1m concrete pontoon drifting around in Town Reach yesterday afternoon. Fortunately it was towed away and secured before nightfall.

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Neighbour’s new boat

Norm’s new boat is finally parked next door after he needed to put in a new pontoon as it weighs 60 tons. Surprisingly it takes little away from the outlook of our outdoor area as it is behind two palm trees.

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