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.


18 June 2010

Up the Mary River

Rose, Jan and Bevan at Queens Park
Maryborough Marina (below)
Well, we are now in Maryborough after an interesting 20 miles up the Mary River. At the beginning the chart did not quite match the marks on the river, but we overcame this small glitch without running aground (just). We are on a mooring provided by the marina, the marina couldn't accommodate us so the mooring is fine. Been for a walk around the town, quite a decent size place with all the usual shops and facilities. Found a car exhaust place that made up a piece of stainless tube to fix our leaking exhaust, all good now at a car price, not a boat price, even better. We plan to spend a week here doing the tourist thing as we have never been in Maryborough before. The rain is patchy so not too bad, we get some sunshine in between which helps with the battery charging.
Till next update.

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