Sailing resumes

Under strict group limits and universal distancing regulations.

I’m told that there have been groups of less than 10  daily sailing over the past fortnight at Neangar which is great to hear about even though not everyone might feel the need to come back as yet.

I will wait until STEP  2 level restrictions come into force when outdoor groups will be raised to 20 persons maximum. A bit hard to say when, as there is so much information online it is not that clear. We won’t know until May 30th when the  State Premier will make an official announcement.

Clearly,  that with all the rain we have been getting the lake will be overflowing and the water clearer than ever before. We’ll see.

Here are a few photos from Barry and Greg on how their new boats are progressing. Mine is VERY slowly getting there as for once I’m being very casual about it.

The blog is usually only published following my getting there as well (make sense unless someone provides a report (with photos if possible).

I now have obtained a couple of Hitec winches as the B1226 I’ve always managed to keep a few of are no longer available. They are $68 each(boxed). You may find them a bit cheaper online but be careful that they are Australian sellers.

As many of you know,  I do tend to have some of most things that we use (not DF65 or 95 though) so if I can help, let me know.



Well done Baz,  although it looks like it may have had a few early contacts? [sce emoji=”shock”/] (Just kidding)


Greg is doing a very impressive build indeed.  [sce emoji=”trophy”/]






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2 comments on “Sailing resumes

  1. G’day Jimbo

    You are a virtual mine of unusual information. Keep it up, it adds something unique to our blogging.

  2. Hi all at Bendigo
    Did you no that Dragon 65 and 95 keel bulbs are made from pewter. Which is 85 to 90% tin. This is because markets like USA you cannot sell lead products to minors. Did you notice that when I raced at Bendigo my keel bulbs were only 75% in area to yours. Ah Ah that was because my keel bulbs were lead. Dont worry though because now we use uranium as suggested by that sneaky fellow Brian Deason. Yes uranium is heaveir than lead. Trouble is it glows in the dark. 3D printed radio yachts. This site has STL file downloads for 3d printed keel bulb shells. You then fill these with lead shot and epoxy mix. You can increase size of print to suit in a program like Cura (use increase scale)

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