About the boat "Quinco"

Quinco is an Adams 40 skippered by David and crewed by the Admiral, Rose. Quinco is a wishbone cutter rigged sloop. She was built in Fremantle in 1978. Sailed to the Cocos Islands then moved home port to Pittwater, from there, onto Melbourne then we are where we are, cruising that is! Constructed from "Airex" foam core sandwiched GRP with a ply deck, she weighs in at 12 Tons. Powered by a Nanni 4 cylinder 50 HP diesel engine.


23 December 2007

Sandy Straits to Mooloolaba

After leaving Bundaberg, we ventured into the Great Sandy Straits for the night, anchored around Elbow Point Friday night then up again at 0430hrs Saturday for the journey South via the Wide Bay Bar. The bar was behaving well with no white water and a clearance of about 4 meters of water under the keel. The rest of the trip to Mooloolaba was uneventful and saw us arrive at Kawana Waters Marina at 1630hrs. Next leg will be to Scarborough Marina when the Southerlies abate.

18 December 2007

Heading South, soon!

We have rested and done some more provisioning for Quinco's short trip South. We will be heading into Hervey Bay and into the Great Sandy Straits, exiting the Straits through the Wide Bay Bar and then onto Mooloolaba. We will be catching up with friends there so will spend a day or two at Mooloolaba then head further South to our marina berth in the Scarborough Marina. That will be the end of our cruising for this season, a bit of work on the boat will follow and some paid work to pay for it all. Next season? Who knows? Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all.

16 December 2007


Arrived Bundaberg Saturday the 15th December 2007

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11 December 2007

Galley Slave on Passage Day 3

The Admiral (Rose) preparing dinner on day 3 of our passage from Noumea to Bundaberg Australia.

08 December 2007

Leaving Noumea for Australia - Sunday 9th December

At last! The weather is looking good for a crossing to Bundaberg. We are off in the moring and should arrive next Sunday the 16th December.

01 December 2007

Have a bowl of coffee while we wait on the weather!

The Admiral (Rose) and the Skipper (David) having a coffee at the markets, Port Moselle, Noumea. We are still waiting for the weather to be nice for a smooth trip across to Australia.