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.
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30 September 2009
Last night, Tuesday, the dolphins attacked, the fish that is. About 3am we awoke to the sound of "things" striking the hull, then the sounds of very loud "breathing". An inspection from the deck revealed dolphins herding up fish for their early breakfast, or late dinner. The sight was amazing, as the fish tried to flee the marauding dolphins the water lit up with phosphorescence, it looked like tracer bullets heading for the good ship Quinco. Of course, in their haste they couldn't navigate around the hull, so lots of the fish hit Quinco side on. This rampaging by the dolphins went on for half an hour, keeping us awake. An inspection this morning showed little of the event last night other than a few patches of scales still clinging to the hull near the water line. Next thing we hear, via a sked on the HF is that we are under a Tsunami watch in New Caledonia. There was an earthquake measuring over 8 in Samoa and the "waves" would reach us at 0916 local time. All ships were advised not to approach the coast during this event. We were not concerned as we were sheltered by Grande Terre and as 0916 came and went, not a ripple was to be seen.
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