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.


08 December 2008

Queenscliff Cut, November 2008

Queenscliff Cut, the new Marina in Progress.
This pic taken from the same place as the main blog image.

07 November 2008

We are at the BlueWater Marina for the cyclone season, next year? Maybe Darwin?

Three's a crowd in this nest built on a cat in the marina!

Located just a few kilometers from the Great Barrier Reef, Bluewater Marina offers a first-rate lifestyle for boat owners traveling to Cairns. Bluewater Marina boasts 108 mono and multi hulled berths, allowing for much larger vessels to be berthed. The berths at 12m (40ft), 15m(50ft) & 18m (60ft), with deep water access are available for casual or long term leasing.The marina management office is onsite and features 24 hour security cameras. Plus, the Bluewater Hub, a state of art retail, restaurant and tavern village is due for completion in 2008.

26 October 2008

Low Islets

Fish swimming next to our boat.

Low Islets
Well, we left Port Douglas this morning and are now on a mooring at the Low Islets, a whole 8 miles from Port Douglas.

12 October 2008

Still in Port Douglas - Marina Mirage

We will be leaving the marina Monday to anchor in the creek, then out to the Low Islets and back. Should be in the Bluewater Marina, Trinity Park by the end of October for a few months.

09 September 2008

Hope Island & Cooktown, then Lizard Island.

Spent a couple of days at Hope Island, then off to Cooktown, followed by Lizard Island. This is a picture of the anchorage, Watson's Bay, Lizard Island. Pretty spectacular.

02 September 2008

The Low Isles

Spent a day and night at the Low Isles, a very nice spot, the lighthouse is automated, so no light keeper but a caretaker in residence. Also some uni students on site doing reef research.

25 August 2008

Skyrail @ Cairns

Took a ride from Smithfield to Kuranda on the Skyrail. This is a cable car going up the mountain to Kuranda on the Atherton Tablelands. Very Scenic.

The marina at Half Moon Bay can be seen and the new Blue waters Marina is also visible from up high.

20 August 2008

Half Moon Bay Marina, Yorkeys Knob.

We are spending a few days at the marina then we will be heading north to Port Douglas.

27 July 2008

Port Newry

Anchored off Newry Island, a great place, totally sheltered and very scenic.

23 July 2008

Mackay Marina

Well, it's raining and blowing and we are in the marina at Mackay. When the wind abates and rain stops we will be heading north to Port Newry.

Curlew Island Anchorage

One of the nicest anchorages so far. Flat water, nice views. But the best overall was Hunter Island, it was dead calm, no roll and no other boats.

19 July 2008

Ghost Ship

This image was taken 0.2 of a mile away, range given by radar as this ship only became visible to the eye at 0.3 of a mile away. This is the second pea soup fog we have encountered since leaving Scarborough.

06 July 2008

Bundaberg Marina - Friday

Bananas in Pyjamas (Fender Covers).

David and Rose.

Bundy Marina, Friday July 2008. Every Friday at the Bundaberg Port Marina is a free BBQ, we were there!

02 July 2008

Hi From Bundaberg!

Tasha D M at sundown in the Straits

Sunset in the Great Sandy Straits

Had a great sail from the Scarborough Marina across the Wide Bay Bar and into Garry's Anchorage for the night ( Sunday). Monday night saw us anchored off Bookar Island then up in the morning for a radar assisted sail through the dense fog into Hervey Bay and onto Bundy. Arrived in the Burnett River, Bundaberg and anchored outside the Bundaberg Port Marina last night, Tuesday. In the Marina today for a couple of days rest etc.

13 April 2008

The Projects Never End!

The crane was called to remove the mast to allow it to go for a sand blast and paint.

While the mast is away, we hauled out for a bottom paint and some sea cock maintenance.

All else was fine, no surprises!

Looks strange without a stick!

08 January 2008

Back home in Scarborough Marina

Well, we arrived back "home" on Sunday the 6th of Jan 2008 after 2 weeks in Mooloolaba waiting for the Southerlies to abate!

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