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  1. Imminent arrival of new baby means the Windrush 14 has to go. Comes with registered, galvanised, Tracer trailer. Comes with 1 main, 2 jibs, 1 trap harness. New tramp was fitted 3 years ago by previous owner and is still in very good condition. Have recently put new all new lights on the trailer, reconditioned two 10inch mini wheels and put on brand new tires less than a month ago (hasn't even been driven out of the driveway since!). Boat used to sail out of PKYC. I'm in Camden, NSW. About 50 minutes from Sydney or Wollongong. 2 1/2 hrs from Canberra. I'm looking for $900 but open to
  2. Hi Louise, Sail number is 777. It is a bulkhead boat. 4 hatches i.e. 2 per hull. Unlikely I'll be home in daylight hours until later this week. Will try a get some hull pics then. Any areas of particular interest you want me to photograph? Cheers Mick
  3. Imminent arrival of new baby means the Windrush 14 has to go. Comes with registered, galvanised, Tracer trailer. Comes with 1 main, 2 jibs, 1 trap harness. New tramp was fitted 3 years ago by previous owner and is still in very good condition. Have recently put new all new lights on the trailer, reconditioned two 10inch mini wheels and put on brand new tires less than a month ago (hasn't even been driven out of the driveway since!). Boat used to sail out of PKYC. I'm in Camden, NSW. About 50 minutes from Sydney or Wollongong. 2 1/2 hrs from Canberra. I'm looking for $900 but open to
  4. Thanks everyone. Have been sussing out options and watching this conversation. Turns out I may be able to pay my work a rate and gets private use of the work vehicle, a 2012 dual cab diesel 4x4 hilux. Get good fuel consumption unloaded (comparable to my wife's 2009 forester) and I've towed 2 tonne off-road for work so know it won't have issues uphill towing a windy. Interested in potentially putting a ladder rack on it and car topping but not sure I could be bothered undoing it all and putting it back together again weekly! Also not too keen on the salt water dripping on the vehicle on the d
  5. anyone had any experience towing up and down hills with a Forester or Outback? AWD and manual sounds like a good towing combo but I'm not sure about how the engine and transmission would stand up to regular towing.
  6. Thanks Pirate, I considered larger 4WD like the Cruiser but figure i'd go with something with a tray if i go down that route so i get some additional practicality out of it. We've already got a forester in the stable for shopping/camping/carting kids so the interior storage/boot isn't so important. 11L/110km is much better than I would have expected from the V8. I was looking at V6 VY wagons as they're probably in the price range. Would like a VE sportswagon but won't be able to enough cash together for a good one I don't think. What do you mean by 'waste' a little fuel? Does you consu
  7. Thanks Knobbly, I think I'm probably in the market for something a bit larger. I like the economy i would get from the small 4 cylinder on my work commute but would be worried about the wear and tear on the engine and transmission using it to tow up and down hills on weekend. wouldn't mind a small diesel but everything I've read says you're better to get a slightly larger engine that you expect to need for towing to reduce engine wear and the huge jumps in servicing requirements and fuel consumption when towing and as the engine slowly dies.
  8. I'm wondering what vehicles people use for dragging their boats around. I'm in the market for a 2nd hand car that will be towing my Windrush, hopefully on a weekly basis. I'll be driving for at least an hour each way at 80-100km/hr including a large descent/climb (Mt Ousley near Wollongong) as I head to Port Kembla Sailing Club. At the moment I'm thinking a 2nd hand diesel ute (Hilux or similar) would work well, as i can also put it to use for gardening and work and the fuel economy wont be ridiculous when going uphill, but would like to hear what other people are using before I spend th
  9. Thanks Tony and Paul, I've got commitments for the next few weekends so planning to be at the club one Saturday in February to start with. Also gives me a few weeks to get the trailer back to a standard I'd consider safe for trips up and down Mt Ousley most weekends - springs & axle have heavy rust so will look to replace them and a number of lights missing so think I'll just rewire it - but that's another story! I might drop a note on here about a week before my first trip to the club with the boat to see who will be around and happy to talk. AM a very novice sailor so will join
  10. Thanks Paul, I was hoping to bring it down one Saturday, rig it up on the beach before or after the race and get some advice/info about it. I wouldn't be looking to get it wet that day, just having some expert windy folk give it the once over and me some advice on what to tinker with before I put it in the water. Would you be willing to give me some info on the history of the boat one Saturday at the Club? Cheers Michael
  11. Hi Tilly. Just picked one up closer to home tonight. Sorry. Good luck with the sale
  12. Thanks guys. Picked one up this afternoon. Needs some attention but can be sailed as is. You may have come across it before as the previous owner mentioned he had sailed at pksc a few seasons ago. Sail no . 777. Name: obsession 7. Am hoping to have it at pksc in February. Am very new to sailing so am hoping some of the old salts will be liberal with the advice!
  13. Great, thanks, will drop him a note.
  14. HI all, I'm hoping to add to the windrush numbers at PKSC, either later this season or for next season. Am a beginner sailor and looking for something i can singlehand as well as occasionally take others out on. Was looking at dinghys but Trevor from PKSC tipped me off to windrushes when I came to check to club out yesterday. They look like the perfect boat and trevor said there is a good bunch of people sailing them at PKSC. Just need to find myself a basic boat now on a registered trailer and I'll be there. Any tips for buying or do you know of any boats for sale in the area that I coul
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