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.


15 October 2010

In Gladstone Marina

Been here a while looking, as usual, at the weather. We are going South as soon as the weather allows. The plan is to be in Sydney by years end, let's hope it happens.

07 October 2010

Out of Mackay - Into Gladstone via the Narrows

At last! The weather was kind to us and we did an overnighter from Mackay to Great Keppel Island. Anchored for the night (Tuesday) and onto the Narrows entrance to anchor for the night and keep the sand flies (no see ems) entertained. We are now safely moored in the Gladstone Marina and hope to be on our way south on Tuesday (weather permitting of course).

Below are some pics from our transit through the Narrows around the Cattle Crossing. This part of the waterway dries to over 2 metres at low tide, so it is not a place for a lunch stop!

Below shows how it is good to go with the tide! GPS showing 7.2 knots (actual speed), Log 3.8 (speed through the water).