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 Post subject: Mponr
PostPosted: Feb 19th, '18, 18:48 
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It's less than a month away, can we start the bench racing yet?

Current entry list looks impressive - TWENTY ONE noelex 25's :shock: If only we could get them all lined up to block those pesky castles :wink:

For those of you who have entered / ordered t shirts already - well done! A little bird tells me they look great this year ( and nice material) . Anyone hoping to pick one up on the day should get there early!

My own personal preparation has been a lesson on why I should enter each year! I missed last years pre mponr boat maintenance....so far I've found an empty pfd gass cannister, a flat strobe battery, and a couple of frayed bits of spectra. Looking forward to finishing my boat prep tomorrow.

Now....how do we post pics on tsp now that tapatalk isn't playing the game?

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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
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One extra Castle to pester you this year :-)

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One extra Castle to pester you this year :-)

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I'm already working on excuses :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
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Launching ramp and surrounds at LWYC has been dredged. Gala dinner on the Friday night in Sale. Family day with food vans and music on the Saturday and presentation dinner on the Sunday in Paynesville. 123 entries as at 17 Feb. Let's make it 200. Check out http://www.mponr.com

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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
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Mel; is there any way for people not racing to assist on a casual basis, beyond the obvious stuff like standing on the wharf at the King Street ramp with a boat hook and catching incoming boats at dawn?

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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
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Mel; is there any way for people not racing to assist on a casual basis, beyond the obvious stuff like standing on the wharf at the King Street ramp with a boat hook and catching incoming boats at dawn?


Enter and sail the course? :D :wink:

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I'm really not a racer, the boat isn't currently equipped to the required level, my outboard is in several pieces right now (though I hope the parts will arrive this week to reassemble it) and frankly, I figure helping out and perhaps letting someone else race who might otherwise not be able to is a better way to go...

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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
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Hi Zeb,
Thank you ... I'll pass on your details to event coordinator, Col Svenson. :-)
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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
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Thank you to the amazing Mr Zebedee - now a pin boat for the start line! :-)
There is also a gala dinner on the Friday night in Sale, $40 head, lots of race memorabilia and photos, plus interviews with past sailors. Should be a great night. Tix via www.mponr.com

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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
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Thank you to the amazing Mr Zebedee - now a pin boat for the start line! :-)



Zeb is now the official tsp start line photographer, as well as the only castle the rest of us can leave behind at the start.

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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
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One extra Castle to pester you this year :-)

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Going to be another Hartley TS16 there too.Me.My first time.Look for the pirate flag hanging from the antena.

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First time for my boat. The plan is to launch at Sale, take the car and trailer to Paynesville and then get a lift back to the boat from a friend. We'll cruise down the river and overnight at either the Latrobe River entrance, or the Perry River and then mosey on over to Marley Point early afternoon. My question is, if the lagoon is full and there's an onshore wind, how does one manage to sign on - my boat is cantankerous at anchor and I worry about her getting too personal with other craft. Am I better off overnighting in the lagoon instead?

Edit : I have a second crew member arriving late afternoon, so I will have to make a landing.



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First time for my boat. The plan is to launch at Sale, take the car and trailer to Paynesville and then get a lift back to the boat from a friend. We'll cruise down the river and overnight at either the Latrobe River entrance, or the Perry River and then mosey on over to Marley Point early afternoon. My question is, if the lagoon is full and there's an onshore wind, how does one manage to sign on - my boat is cantankerous at anchor and I worry about her getting too personal with other craft. Am I better off overnighting in the lagoon instead?

Edit : I have a second crew member arriving late afternoon, so I will have to make a landing.


The lwyc guys run a water taxi service for people who can't get into the shallows ( by donation) .

They also run a shuttle bus from paynesville to marlay point on the saturday which makes the whole car shuffle thing a LOT easier - so have a good think about launching at marlay point, perhaps doing a friday trip out to the avon / perry and then returning / parking in the cutting friday night. Saturday you can do the car shuffle / bus trip and perhaps do some car based tourism during the day ( eg sale has a music festival on in the botanical gardens on the saturday ) +/- try to get some sleep on the boat.

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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
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The Latrobe River was part of the big sell for half my crew and I've booked a friend to drop me back at Sale Friday morning. The water taxi sounds good. I suppose I should just wait and see what the weather is on the day and not get ahead of myself.


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There will be four rubber ducks acting as taxis this year for those not able to get in to shore.

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Cool, no problems then. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
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Enquiring minds must know - what modifications have been done to creme caramel to shift her cbh from the usual noelex 0.725 up to magnum territory ? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
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I hadn't heard that. It must be that I was honest and noted in my application that I have a loose footed and full length batten main. I can't imagine that it makes me much faster.
The Noelex specs are very fussy. I think you have to carry the heavy table etc etc And I think the type of cloth in the sails has to be the old fashioned stuff.

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I hadn't heard that. It must be that I was honest and noted in my application that I have a loose footed and full length batten main. I can't imagine that it makes me much faster.
The Noelex specs are very fussy. I think you have to carry the heavy table etc etc And I think the type of cloth in the sails has to be the old fashioned stuff.

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PS: I'll be using my symmetrical spinnaker, not the asymmetrical.


Ian, if you want to race at class cbh, I can lend you my spare peter green main ( it's still perfectly functional ) . I can't imagine it'd be very hard to replace the sail stickers. Two reefing lines, class legal. ( it's the one in the picture madmission posted in " pictures of other peoples boats" )

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Thank you for your very generous offer, Paul, but we are going to have enough trouble even just getting to the start. I am not really into racing - this will be the first race in Creme Caramel since I bought her twenty years ago. It won't matter to me to have a different handicap and it is extremely unlikely that we will be in the lead at any stage. For me it will be more of a fun cruise with a difference. If I get the bug I'll be back next year with a different sail!

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Mundane question. What / how do people do the numbers for the race?

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We used ply but in this day and age coreflute would be the go.

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bachus wrote:
Mundane question. What / how do people do the numbers for the race?


bachus (and any others): I own a vinyl plotter so cut my own numbers out every year and stick them on the hull...

I could do vinyl on coreflute fairly cost effectively. If anybody is interested send me a message.

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Thank you for your very generous offer, Paul, but we are going to have enough trouble even just getting to the start. I am not really into racing - this will be the first race in Creme Caramel since I bought her twenty years ago. It won't matter to me to have a different handicap and it is extremely unlikely that we will be in the lead at any stage. For me it will be more of a fun cruise with a difference. If I get the bug I'll be back next year with a different sail!

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Now, now, Ian, those who have seen you sail know that when on the water Creme' Caramel is very quick off the mark and sailed most competently. There is a race on when two yachts are in the water. You'll be in your elements doing what Creme' Caramel does best, Sail. :lol:

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bachus wrote:
Mundane question. What / how do people do the numbers for the race?


Many years ago I( my recpetionist) printed one digit per a4 sheet ( huge text) and laminated the individual sheets. Each year I drag them out of storage and tape them to the cabin .

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