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Re: Schionning 12.3

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:28 am
by teamROAM
Looks cool Paul. It will all come together pretty fast now.

That first weekend over at Refuge Cove will be a good one!!!

Re: Schionning 12.3

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:50 am
by coachdaz
Bravo, brother. I can feel the emotion from over here in the USA!
Now breathe...
:D

Re: Schionning 12.3

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:54 pm
by mahnamahna
I made the mistake of breathing in there without my mask on. The Jotun looks great on but I reckon it has some nasty stuff in it.

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Heaps more pics on my blog.

Re: Schionning 12.3

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:30 pm
by rexd666
Looking awesome Paul, good to see you getting closer to the end.

Re: Schionning 12.3

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:43 am
by Matt L.
Awesome! Rewards will be yours very soon. Well done.

Re: Schionning 12.3

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:32 pm
by mahnamahna
Happy Australia/invasion Day. Launched Wednesday and motored around Brisbane Waters for the day to be sure we were comfortable we could motor the 8 hours from Gosford to home at Wyee on Lake Macquarie.

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We (Terryk), another friend and I motored up yesterday to her temporary home at Wyee Point Marina until my mooring is ready about 100 meters south and about 100 meters from our lounge room.

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Words dont adequately describe how good it feels to get on the water. Months of work ahead to finish it but that will be a pleasure. Thanks for all the support, advice and encouragement along the way. 12 years is a long time but to those still going, keep going. I have only had two days on the water on her and its already been worth it.

Re: Schionning 12.3

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:17 pm
by 44c
Congrats Paul. We've had our disagreements, but I'd still like to say, well done on getting her launched!

It's a real achievement, and something to be proud of.

Must be the time of year, we launched Jan 25, eight years ago.

Re: Schionning 12.3

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:29 pm
by mahnamahna
Thanks Allen for a while I am taking your advice and am leaving it a power cat albeit a 20hp power cat. We maintained 6 knots for most of the way (8 hours) on a little over half throttle, both motors, into 10 knot breeze and 2 meter swell and we used about 2 litres per hour per motor. Quite happy with that. At one point coming out under the rip bridge we were doing 9 knots with the out going tide. I think I would still like to sail one day if for no other reason than the quietness of it but will see how I like motoring a while. Either way it’s great fun.

Re: Schionning 12.3

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:28 am
by 44c
What engines have you got?

Re: Schionning 12.3

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:39 am
by mahnamahna
I have 2007 Yamaha 9.9 high thrusts. My guesstimate on usage was not scientific and on reflection perhaps closer to 3 litres per hour (24l tanks not full to top, after 7 hrs topped up and were not yet empty and topped up about 1/4 tank each). I refueled the tanks underway so did not accurately measure how much I filled nor were the tanks measured accurately on departure or when topped up and nor have I fitted my tacho/hour counters yet. But over the coming months I will find their optimal revs for speed vs economy to get an accurate range and I will buy 2 more outboard tanks so we don’t have to fill as we go while connected. Doing that caused me to get close to seasick. I took over the helm and recovered quickly but I would probably like to avoid that. All in all it was a really fun cruise up.