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  • IanB273

    • 65, Australia
    • United Kingdom
    • Checked in 5 hours ago
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  • Thistle Doo heading out from Europe and back to Australia

    The decks of Thistle Doo are short of crew, and that she's about to head out soon - not a good state of affairs!! Finishing up the installation of solar and wind generation systems, HydroVane steering and all running rigging ready for passage sailing. Headi...

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  • NationalityAustralia

  • Age65

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications RYA Day Skipper Practical

  • Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000

Started sailing older than most but I've come a long way - basically all on this beautiful Swedish lady. Most of these miles have been singe-handed including my most recent leg, straight across the Bay of Biscay in weather that was far from kind. I can sail alone but prefer not too. Suffice to say, though, I'm not interested in trying to fit a huge crew on board, just a single crew mate or a couple at most. Back in the UK again, seeing off winter and adding equipment for passage sailing; would love to share the journey too

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelHallberg-Rassy 38

  • Length38 feet

  • Berth8

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionsolid, round-bilge, long-keel, blue water cruiser albeit old-school in ways Liferaft, EPIRB, 2 station vhf with AIS, jacklines, flares, radar, solar panels/wind generator, Raymarine Evo autopilot, HydroVane self steering, Chart Plotter... sleeps 8 but I don't want more than 3. She handles like a honey and storms in the North Sea and crossing and across the Bay of Biscay caused no panic in her. Her sails are heavyweight too. I would prefer to run all her lines back to the cockpit but that's not really possible unless I change the mast. Biggest flaw is that she reverses like a drunk pig

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