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by Rob Ripley
Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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Re: Seagulls on The Murray

23 November 1528 hrs

Just arrived Clayton bay after a very rough 8 hr ride across the lake

WELL DONE !
by Rob Ripley
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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23 November 0639 hrs.

We have left Wellington heading for the lake.
From the Murray River Pilot....
"protect me, my lord,my boat is so small, your sea is so large "
....seems appropriate.
by Rob Ripley
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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22November 2023 hrs

Arrived at wellington. We have now found a use for our flooded compartment.
by Rob Ripley
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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22 November 1003 hrs. Chip eater heading down river with Gertrude pushing. The side curtains are down because it was raining this morning. What you can't see in the picture is the steady plume of smoke exiting the rear of the boat over the hatch it looks like they are smoking large cigars in the boa...
by Rob Ripley
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
Replies: 90
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Oops ! forgot the map.
by Rob Ripley
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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60 + klms to go !
by Rob Ripley
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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.... Then again there is the Danube or the other silly gutter in the northern hemisphere......

Ah, but we've got the rest of the major rivers in each state to go first .... Might give the river in NT a miss though ...
by Rob Ripley
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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21 November 1956 hrs. This is a picture of Lazy Gull and Chip Eater at the caravan park at Manum. John has removed the fishing line and replaced the seal on Johnathon. He will go back on the boat and 4 am ( called that because that was when the motor was put together from boxes of parts, on the day ...
by Rob Ripley
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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21 November 1518 hrs Johnathon has blotted his copy book. Stopped mid river like the gearbox was seized. Rowed into the bank and pulled him into the boat to find fishing line wrapped around the propeller shaft. Changed him for 4 am and we are continuing down river. John will be busy tonight removing...
by Rob Ripley
Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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[attachment=0]image.jpg[/attachment]Here is a picture of Johnathon doing what he does best. Propelling the boat down river at the frightening pace of 8 - 9 kph.
by Rob Ripley
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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Will any "Seagull" people be about to welcome the boats at Goolwa?
by Rob Ripley
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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21 November 1113 hrs Motored off wednesday morning and again ran into very strong winds we got turned around by the wind and the waves and made it to a semi sheltered sand bar to wait out the worst of the wind. Stayed on the sand bar for about 2 hrs and then decided to head downstream again and make...
by Rob Ripley
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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21November 1048 hrs We got blown away on Tuesday night and had to run for cover. Found a semi protected location up river and pulled in. The boat slammed drown on the chine on what we thought we sand bags but must have been hiding a rock or a fence post. A hole was punched through the side and flood...
by Rob Ripley
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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19 November. 2052 hrs What a day started out near perfect went to stinking hot at midday the to blowing a gale this afternoon. We had lunch at Morgan and then made a run for Blanchtown. The wind started gusting to about 40 + knots the wind was moving us around all over the river and we were using fu...
by Rob Ripley
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seagulls on The Murray
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19 November 0825 hrs Here's John response ... Tuff day, another Wipac coil died, fitted the original Villiers assembly, also changed the head gasket and spark plug. 350 Klms to go, fingers crossed. Water weeping from the join, not a big deal, not sure why it stopped. The motor was very hot, not sure...