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by Pete_AUS09
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: 2014 AUS Canoe Action.
Replies: 5
Views: 13247

Re: 2014 AUS Canoe Action.

I am moving to Newcastle over the Christmas break and have no idea where I will be sailing. Having said that I do plan to get back into sailing canoe's next year. AUS9 should be repaired by the time I get there, AUS25 is sailable now, AUS32 is a repairable write-off that I would like to get sorted o...
by Pete_AUS09
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: World Championships
Topic: International Canoe World Championship 2011 Travemünde / GER
Replies: 63
Views: 67510

Re: International Canoe World Championship 2011 Travemünde / GER

What was the original wording for the intent of the cup? From the era I would have thought it would be like the AC ? (I think) where the defender chooses the venue? Or am I way off the mark? I am tentatively aiming for the next worlds if I can manage to improve my sailing to the point of not being e...
by Pete_AUS09
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: Australia day 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 23208

Re: Australia day 2010

Beginning to look like a 1700 arrival.. Still time for a twilight float though :)
by Pete_AUS09
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: Australia day 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 23208

Re: Australia day 2010

Hopefully the SA contingent will get there by mid afternoon Friday for a float. We will be camping too.
by Pete_AUS09
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: Australia day 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 23208

Re: Australia day 2010

If I can get 32 back together and reliable this weekend I will be there
by Pete_AUS09
Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Buoyancy
Replies: 25
Views: 30234

Re:

The short answer is that you are all correct ! I believe the history has been that wood / csm canoes leaked, so to prevent sinking additional buoyancy in the form of bags were added. Later foam which did not soak up water was used. Then along came thin core foam sandwich, say 6mm thick hulls with w...
by Pete_AUS09
Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: How to......
Topic: How to get hooked??
Replies: 8
Views: 10085

Re: How to get hooked??

Rolf, don't be concerned about the stress level being at a regatta on a new boat. It is pretty inspiring watching experienced guys pushing their boats hard. It also gives you the chance to learn handling techniques through watching and chatting. To put it in perspective, I am not learning to sail an...
by Pete_AUS09
Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: First impressions of a canoe virgin
Replies: 3
Views: 6227

Re: First impressions of a canoe virgin

And look what that got me. I feel like I have been run over by a freight train. On the first day I lost count of the number of times I had to drag myself onto the daggerboard. Using my shin to push the tiller extension through the deck also ranked high up on the list of things I would really rather ...
by Pete_AUS09
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: AUS9 for sale ***SOLD***
Replies: 1
Views: 4802

Re: AUS9 for sale

Well, it's official. AUS9 has a new owner :D

Now to get busy wearing her out..
by Pete_AUS09
Sat May 31, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: First impressions of a canoe virgin
Replies: 3
Views: 6227

First impressions of a canoe virgin

G'day All, today was a very cool day and I felt the need to share :) Today was my first time out on an IC and my first time seeing one afloat (in the flesh), thanks Christian and Kevin. We got AUS9 into the river around 12:30 with a couple of kts breeze tops. Barely enough to drive the sail, but not...
by Pete_AUS09
Sat May 31, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Why do you sail a Canoe
Replies: 5
Views: 10102

Re: Why do you sail a Canoe

I am brand new to IC's. By brand new I mean today was my first time on an IC :D. Very cool. Not enough wind to really enjoy it but a calm day gave me a chance to find my balance and my way around the boat. Oh btw, I am now in the middle of buying AUS9. I perceive the class to be hugely rewarding for...