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Harry Watson Smith
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I sail an Adams 42ft yacht Last year I sailed from East coast USA to Australia mostly alone.
I sail an Adams 42ft yacht Last year I sailed from East coast USA to Australia mostly alone.

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Plans written in the sand at low tide
2017 is upon us but it would not be right to let 2016 go without a review of some of the milestones of the past year. My beloved V6 3L VW combi came to a halt in the heat of December on the way to the coast.  It has carried our family across the plains of A...

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Take the Drama out of the Dream
It has been a long time since I posted because I have been battling the local environment so to speak.  The post was to be called "Who is behind bars now?" but I refrained from writing about my tribulation with the local marina manager. I decided to take a ...
Take the Drama out of the Dream
Take the Drama out of the Dream
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Locked behind the Bar
The Clyde River enters the ocean at Batemans Bay where Malua is currently in the marina.  I have to cross the bar to get out to sea.  It is quite a benign bar as sea bar go with little swell and very few breaking waves BUT the bar is shallow.  And when I sa...
Locked behind the Bar
Locked behind the Bar
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Malua Anchorages
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Malua Finally on the Hardstand
 Coming out the water While cruising in Europe and the USA I would take Malua out of the water for the winter and return to Australia for the summer.  This worked very well in that the boat only spend six months or so in the water and the anti-fouling work...

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Malua in Marina
Malua has not moved for many months not because I did not want to put to sea in a sailing boat but the propeller was not secure and I cant sail across the Clyde River bar. Things have been progressing on the upgrade of Malua.  The three sails have been take...

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Hull Construction
David at Bluewater Yachts purchased the original mould for the Adams Naut 40 and made some additions and extensions.  These proved to be an enhancement on the original design.  The raised saloon and the sugar scoop at the stern where the best improvements. ...

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Asin Limani
After we left the shelter of the Bodrum Marina we went back to in front of the St John's castle but that night was rock and roll so the following day we sailed round to a quiet bay to the west of the city.  There where other cruisers who we met.  It was a b...
Asin Limani
Asin Limani
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Marmaris to Bodrum
Malua left Marmaris and soon fell into the cruising routine and things again worked like clockwork. While in Marmaris I had installed a remote anchor windlass switch at the steering console so I could raise and lower the new anchor without leaving the wheel...
Marmaris to Bodrum
Marmaris to Bodrum
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Malua on Slip
After a short sail in the bay I dropped anchor in Chain Bay for the night to wait for the morning's high tide to cross the bar.  I dived over the side to clean off some growth from the bottom and the propeller and I noticed that the one blade of the Autopro...
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