First blog post

This is the post excerpt.

Well the next adventure will soon begin. Much work has been completed on Boomaroo in readiness to Sail down the East Coast from Gibson Marina on Pittwater, NSW, across the Great Australian Bight and around to Perth. Hoping to depart on 8th October 2017 and looking at trying to complete the trip in 6 weeks. A lot of work has been done since purchase in July. All rigging has been replaced, Radar has been mounted on the targa bar (not installed in the current photo taken in July), auto-pilot replaced, chart plotter installed, NMEA data bus installed so all instruments can talk to each other. Extra chain has been added to the main anchor. The engine charging system has been changed so as either engine can charge the house batteries. Burnt wiring has been replaced, trampoline repaired. Raw water engine cooling pump on Starboard side replaced. Several battery switches replaced as they were intermittent in operation and causing too much voltage drop. Incorrectly installed bilge filters rectified. Destroyed diode in solar panel removed (solar panel was not charging) and new solar regulator installed. EPIRB registered. Will update site as we travel down the coast and across the bight.


6 thoughts on “First blog post”

      1. AAARRR !! me harties…..tis a ration of rum and port in them there GAB latitudes. Doesn’t seem right drinking whisky out of a tin mug. Just about to head off to the airport. Arrive Sydney 6.30 am Friday. Collect the cryvac meat, do a woolies shopping then head off Sunday after fuel and water fill. Weather looks good for Monday and Tuesday with Northerlies. Will duck in somewhere late Tuesday to sit out a 20-25 knot South Westerly. Then off again for perhaps 2-3 days before ducking in again to avoid a Westerly South Westerly near bass straight.


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