'Sea Lady' Ranger 45 Townsville to Launceston Jan 2020

January 2020...

Rocky and I arrived at the Rosshaven Marina Townsville and was met by extremely hot and humid weather and a vessel which had a lot of maintenance recently done however there were still several issues to sort. With the help of the local shipwright and mechanic, we got her to a state of readiness in just one and a half days.  So we headed off to the Breakwater Marina to refuel and departed the second evening after we arrived. Thank you owner Stuart who didn't baulk at the purchases I asked for which I considered absolutely necessary.

We had no significant further issues and was fortunate to have absolutely perfect weather for the entire 1650nm apart from a minor southerly which was around for only 12 hours south of Sydney.

Sea Lady was very economical burning as little as 13 lt per hour at 1500 rpm and 7.5 kts in flat water. The sunset shot blew is off Green Cape and was typical of the conditions for the entire Bass Strait crossing. We did purchase a new manual bilge pump which was expertly fitted by Rocky - Thank you.

   

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