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About peterhodgson

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    Townsville, QLD, Aus
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    Caper Cat\'s / Cruising Cats
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    Sales Assistant Ray White
  1. Hello All! Just thought i would post a quick update on the Sail 4 Palsy Adventure. There has been a huge number of changes and events since last time information was posted in the event. Please visit www.sail4palsy.org for the full outline. Be Sure to check out the Gallery (www.sail4palsy.org/gallery) for our latest photo's, the Blog for the latest updates and events page for what is coming up! Remember the more sailors the merrier! If you are interested in joining in on the Sail, for part of or the full week, please visit www.sail4palsy.org/jointhefleet. Offer your advice, information and tips! I would love to here from the sailing community - www.sail4palsy.org/contact! Peter Hodgson Sail 4 Palsy
  2. Hello All! Just thought i would post a quick update on the Sail 4 Palsy Adventure. There has been a huge number of changes and events since last time information was posted in the event. Please visit www.sail4palsy.org for the full outline. Be Sure to check out the Gallery for our latest photo's, the Blog for the latest updates and events page for what is coming up! Remember the more sailors the merrier! If you are interested in joining in on the Sail, for part of or the full week, please visit www.sail4palsy.org/jointhefleet. Offer your advice, information and tips! I would love to here from the sailing community! Peter Hodgson Sail 4 Palsy
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    Sail 4 Palsy - Join me on a trip!

    Are you interested in Sailing from Townsville to Cairns to raise money for Cerebral Palsy? I invite all fellow sailors to join me on a trip along the coast to raise money and awareness of Cerebral Palsy. Visit www.sail4palsy.org for more information. Please send me an email and i give you a call to discuss the trip! Supporting Cerebral Palsy is particularly dear to me. My sister Karen, 26, has cerebral palsy. I aim to raise awareness of the Disability and money toward research. Let's get a convey of sailors together for an enjoyable trip and support a worthy cause! I hope to hear form you!
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    350+ Km sail on 14ft Caper - advice?

    Thanks for your interest! I would love for you and anyone you know whom is interested to join me on the trip! I invite all fellow sailors to join me on a trip along the coast to raise money and awareness of Cerebral Palsy. Visit www.sail4palsy.org for more information. Please send me an email and i give you a call to discuss the trip! Supporting Cerebral Palsy is particularly dear to me. My sister Karen, 26, has cerebral palsy. I aim to raise awareness of the Disability and money toward research. Let's get a convey of sailors together for an enjoyable trip and support a worthy cause! I hope to hear form you!
  5. Are you interested in Sailing from Townsville to Cairns to raise money for Cerebral Palsy? I invite all fellow sailors to join me on a trip along the coast to raise money and awareness of Cerebral Palsy. Visit www.sail4palsy.org for more information. Please send me an email and i give you a call to discuss the trip! Supporting Cerebral Palsy is particularly dear to me. My sister Karen, 26, has cerebral palsy. I aim to raise awareness of the disability and money toward research. Let's get a convey of sailors together for an enjoyable trip and support a worthy cause! I hope to hear form you!
  6. Are you interested in Sailing from Townsville to Cairns to raise money for Cerebral Palsy? I invite all fellow sailors to join me on a trip along the coast to raise money and awareness of Cerebral Palsy. Visit www.sail4palsy.org for more information. Please send me an email and i give you a call to discuss the trip! Supporting Cerebral Palsy is particularly dear to me. My sister Karen, 26, has cerebral palsy. I aim to raise awareness of the Disability and money toward research. Let's get a convey of sailors together for an enjoyable trip and support a worthy cause! I hope to hear form you!
  7. Are you interested in Sailing from Townsville to Cairns to raise money for Cerebral Palsy? I invite all fellow sailors to join me on a trip along the coast to raise money and awareness of Cerebral Palsy. Visit www.sail4palsy.org for more information. Please send me an email and i give you a call to discuss the trip! Supporting Cerebral Palsy is particularly dear to me. My sister Karen, 26, has cerebral palsy. I aim to raise awareness of the Disability and money toward research. Let's get a convey of sailors together for an enjoyable trip and support a worthy cause! I hope to hear form you!
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    350+ Km sail on 14ft Caper - advice?

    Hi Guys, Just a quick note to thank you all for your valuable feedback. I sincerely appreciate the time you have given to offer your sailing advice! I will be certainly taking the information on board. One change i will be making is inviting fellow sailors along - what a great idea. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING US? I would like to invite all sailors interested to contact me and discuss the trip! If you are interested in sailing in the evetn, please check out the website! www.sail4palsy.org. It will give you a good outline of the event, myself and info about cerebral palsy. Also send me your interest on the site and i will contact you! I will certainly be asking more questions in weeks to come! So please keep an eye on the topic! Thanks again guys!
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    350+ Km sail on 14ft Caper - advice?

    Thanks for your advice - appreciate your time. I have ensured the mast is sealed, to stop turtling in addition to having mast top float. I will be wearing PDF at all times, with the Marine UHF attached to the vest. I certainly have plans to be carrying necessary safety equipment. Does anyone have any hand held Gps Units, Marine equipment they would recommend or have experience with? I have 6 years sailing experience, mainly ocean (around 3 years with the caper). However, over the next 3 months I propose to sail with a couple of experienced sailors (one being a gentleman who sailed capers for around 10 years). I will have the boat inspected by a gentleman at Townsville Slip way, to check for serious weaknesses. I will the have the overhaul carried out, then re inspect all repairs/changes and rigging. As you suggested i will be replacing all bolts, strengthen tie down points etc. I appreciate the suggestion about the deep water rudders. Does anyone have any suggestions where i could purchase these? Or anyone have any for sale? Likewise with Jib Roller Furling? Any for sale? Or Know where i could purchase one? I will have a Crew to meet at the major points along the way. However, for the intermediate landings I will have to carry supplies. I understand the boat will be relatively heavy and do not expect a speed of more than 3-6 knots average. I read the story on Jesse Martin, quite a great read, http://www.jessemartin.net/Jesse_Martin_-_Adventures.html. Guys sincerely appreciate the advice - anymore where that came from? Certainly helps. If any of you are based in townsville, please send me an email peter.hodgson1@jcu.edu.au or call 0400 528 326 - love to catch a coffee. Cheers
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    350+ Km sail on 14ft Caper - advice?

    Evening all! I propose to sail from Townsville to Cairns on a Caper Cat to raise money for Cerebral Palsy Foundation Australia. I endeavor to complete the trip on my 14 Ft Calypso Caper Cat between December 13th to 18th 2010. The cat will be inspected by a marine specialist (here in townsville) and overhauled within the next 2 months. However, I would like to have all of your opinions and advice on changes/recommendations for the boat and the trip. I was contemplating upgrading the original main sheet to have a boom-less main sheet? Also upgrading the Jib to have a roller furling Jib? Thoughts? Also from your experience, is there any major weaknesses on the Caper that should be noted? I will be strengthening all rigging and adding two forestays. The boat is equipped with an outboard mount, i will be fitting it with a 3 or 5 hp outboard for emergencies. Also any suggestions on the trip itself? Or of Marine Equipment? The trip is labelled "Sail 4 Palsy". I would sincerely appreciate your advice and opinions on the boat and the trip. If you are interested in more information or getting involved please feel free to contact me. Email peter.hodgson1@jcu.edu.au or 0400 528 326. Looking forward to hearing from you all. Regards, Peter Hodgson
  11. Evening all! I propose to sail from Townsville to Cairns on a Caper Cat to raise money for Cerebral Palsy Foundation Australia. I endeavor to complete the trip on my 14 Ft Calypso Caper Cat between December 13th to 18th 2010. The cat will be inspected by a marine specialist (here in townsville) and overhauled within the next 2 months. However, I would like to have all of your opinions and advice on changes/recommendations for the boat and the trip. I was contemplating upgrading the original main sheet to have a boom-less main sheet? Also upgrading the Jib to have a roller furling Jib? Thoughts? Also from your experience, is there any major weaknesses on the Caper that should be noted? I will be strengthening all rigging and adding two forestays. The boat is equipped with an outboard mount, i will be fitting it with a 3 or 5 hp outboard for emergencies. Also any suggestions on the trip itself? Or of Marine Equipment? The trip is labelled "Sail 4 Palsy". I would sincerely appreciate your advice and opinions on the boat and the trip. If you are interested in more information or getting involved please feel free to contact me. Email peter.hodgson1@jcu.edu.au or 0400 528 326. Looking forward to hearing from you all. Regards, Peter Hodgson
  12. Evening all! I propose to sail from Townsville to Cairns on a Caper Cat to raise money for Cerebral Palsy Foundation Australia. I endeavor to complete the trip on my 14 Ft Calypso Caper Cat between December 13th to 18th 2010. The cat will be inspected by a marine specialist (here in townsville) and overhauled within the next 2 months. However, I would like to have all of your opinions and advice on changes/recommendations for the boat and the trip. I was contemplating upgrading the original main sheet to have a boom-less main sheet? Also upgrading the Jib to have a roller furling Jib? Thoughts? Also from your experience, is there any major weaknesses on the Caper that should be noted? I will be strengthening all rigging and adding two forestays. The boat is equipped with an outboard mount, i will be fitting it with a 3 or 5 hp outboard for emergencies. Also any suggestions on the trip itself? Or of Marine Equipment? The trip is labelled "Sail 4 Palsy". I would sincerely appreciate your advice and opinions on the boat and the trip. If you are interested in more information or getting involved please feel free to contact me. Email peter.hodgson1@jcu.edu.au or 0400 528 326. Looking forward to hearing from you all. Regards, Peter Hodgson
  13. Does anyone have any rolling furler parts they wish to sell? or know of where i can pick up one relatively cheap? looking forward to your help!
  14. Does anyone have any rolling furler parts they wish to sell? or know of where i can pick up one relatively cheap? looking forward to your help!
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    Rolling Furling Jib - Help

    Hey Guys, I have a caper cat and was looking a fitting Rolling Furler system. Does anyone have the roller and the swivel for sale? Or know of where i could pick one up cheap? I appreciate your help! Regards, Peter
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