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Bound for Abel Point Marina Airlie Beach

Running low of food we decided to visit Airlie Beach, that was until we broke the drive shaft. Another job to fix before we can get a beer.

Yacht Travel Australia

Sailing a yacht around Australia and through the Southern Ocean has provided Tin Tin with great adventures

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Trying to fix the Autopilot in Southern Ocean Storm

Erno Day 18 - big storm approaching fast

Cooking Tips from a hungry sailor

Day 15 - 17 before the big storm

Day 13 Southern Ocean Adventure

TinTin Southern Ocean Adventure Day 13 reflecting on being ship wrecked in Antarctica

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Our Yacht Tin Tin

Learn more about Tin Tin our beautiful 41 Ft Kestaloo Dutch built alloy ketch.

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Its Whale time in Australia

Tin Tin is safely tied up in Hervey Bay and its time for the Humpbacks to visit.

If you want the best whale watching experience visit Peter and Jody aboard Blue Dolphin Whale watching tours. I am sure Peter is feeding these whales crack, just amazing!!

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Tin Tin using preventers to stop crash gybe

Tin Tin and 50 Knots Storm Fronts Albany

Finnish Sailing 101 in a 50 knot gale

Day 7 Augusta to Albany 6m Swells 30 knts wind

Southern Ocean Sailing

The Southern Ocean a time to reflect if you an survive

Augusta Marina

Visit Augusta and stay at the Augusta marina if you are sailing or motoring between Perth and Albany.

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Mandurah Sailing

Mandurah yacht club a great place to start our Southern Ocean adventure

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Saturday Yacht Racing Mandurah

Another beautiful day in Perth or today lets call it Mandurah, 60km South of Perth City.

We went around the bouys a few time as part of the Summer racing series.

I had recently moored my own yacht their whilst I prepped for my Southern Ocean trip.

The Mandurah yacht club is a great place, none of that uppity bullshit you get at some yacht clubs just easy going people who enjoy boating.

It's a great location for a weekend sail from Perth, with the Easter Weekend coming up I would expect the club to be packed with visiting yacht and who can blame them. Great protected location, good food, cheap booze, great attitude and a 5 minute walk to the pubs clubs and some great cafes all on the waterfront.

Worth a visit, but if you draw more than 2.5m forget it and it you draw over 2m ensure you enter the channel on high tide. High tide will reduce you stress levels. If you do draw more than 2.5m you might get up the main channel and can anchor mid channel and dinghy into the cafes for dinner.

If you draw over 3m, anchor just outside the channel in the small bay. There are loads of moorings. It is only a little under 1km from there the cafes. You can more at the cafes

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Wharton Beach, Esperance Western Australia

The most beautiful beach in the world, Wharton Beach in Cape Le Grand near Esperance W.A.

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How To Buy a Yacht

We answer your ? How to buy a Yacht is a question I am often asked by people who have a dream to explore and live an incredible life.

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Qld is getting a pounding from Cyclone Debbie

My yacht Tin Tin is safely tucked into Hervey Bay Marina a 3 day sail south of Mackay, we had planned to store Tin Tin in the very well build and managed Mackay Marina.

As we were going to be leaving Tin Tin for a few months we decided to push further South. It was a tuff slog at the time as we endured head winds for a week.

I do hope we are far enough South to avoid the worst of Cyclone Debbie.

Our thoughts are with the folks in Mackay and the very friendly staff who run the Marina. With its huge sea walls and protected entrance we hope our all the yachtys get off lightly.

Extra ropes - When ever I leave Tin Tin I always lock every thing down tight and add double ropes fore and aft and additional springs on both port and starboard.

There is no point leaving those ropes in a locker when they could be working to protect your dream machine.

I am also amazed at tight ass boat owners who spend huge sums to purchase a yacht or motor boat then only buy cheap thin mooring lines. Rope is cheap.

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  1. Bound for Abel Point Marina Airlie Beach

    Sep 12, 18 06:24 AM

    Running low of food we decided to visit Airlie Beach, that was until we broke the drive shaft. Another job to fix before we can get a beer.

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  2. Yacht Travel Australia

    Sep 06, 18 08:42 AM

    Sailing a yacht around Australia and through the Southern Ocean has provided Tin Tin with great adventures

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  3. Trying to fix the Autopilot in Southern Ocean Storm

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