Subject: Re: [harryproa] Doug does the miles!
From: Doug Haines
Date: 4/15/2007, 9:26 PM

Hi Rob,
Mandurah to Bunbury, I was waiting for the right day, tried the day before but thought it would be to tough - mostly on me but also my home designed mast.
Next day was E/NE 10-15, excellent sailing whizzing down the coast at maybe 8-9   average. Wind died a bit soon and was left with a slow beat with a couple of shunts away from shore in a 8-12 knot sw'ly.
Next day hoping that the norherly would be a tail wind, set off for Dunno 40miles across Geographe bay. Turned NW'ly and built a bit of chop. Ended up taking a long time a got very cold and wet. Regardless it was still a flat sailing in that although spray came aboard the bows still went through the waves and overall speed was reasonable at av. 5 knots.
Bit of rain in cold front's now passed, supposed to moderate and get back to Bunbury in avo.
Single run Dunno to Mandurah would be fun on a nice sunny Summer's day day, but really cold at nighht and couldn't handle the long time (prob. 10 hours+) out in the cold wind. Takes a bit of a mental and physical build up to feel ready for it.

Rob Denney <> wrote:
Congratulations, you have now done more offshore /coastal miles in a harryproa than anyone else! 250 kms Perth to Dunsborough.  Very impressive.
Could we have some more details on weather, sea state, speed, handling  etc, please.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2007 9:45 AM
Subject: [harryproa] Deep far south

Made it down to dunsboruogh via Bunbury in Sidecar. Boat really good, fun untill big chops oand head winds, but still handles well.


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