Scotland Island energy
reliability project Delayed
Project update and
The backup electricity
cable to Scotland Island is in the final stages of design and we are
preparing to start construction.
We have been advised by
the contractor, Dunstans, that there is going to be a delay to start of
work from our original August date.
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New Vessel for Marine
Rescue Broken Bay
Voting closes on the 15th
Marine Rescue Broken Bay, covering
Pittwater, are currently working towards funding a replacement
boat for the unit.
We have put a submission
into the State Governments My Community Project funding scheme.
All submissions put forward for an electorate are voted on by
Everyone voting will vote for a minimum of 3 projects.
The attached flyer contains details to vote for the Marine Rescue
Broken Bay project.
Voting does close on the
Iconic Kayaks for Sale
Hi Everyone Linda and Jonathan are selling two of their kayak
A strong caveat – these are NOT beginners kayaks. But if you have kayak
experience and have always wanted to experience the style and elegance
of the swept bow and performance of the Brit ‘Valley’ skeg sea kayak,
we may have something for you?
Two separate boats from the same company;
The ‘Avocet’ RM (roto
molded) – the go to boat of the late nineties for moving water,
nimble, fast for it’s length. We have used these as our Pittwater
playboats, it’s stiff strong construction is perfect for exploring the
shoreline or mangroves and you can drag it up the beaches of choice
without fear of damage. This boat can accommodate paddlers from 60kg to
90kg but it’s smaller length and profile ideally suit a paddler of
smaller stature. This model is highly sort after as it went out of
production in 2010 and those that have them aren’t giving them up.
This boat is Lava Orange.
The ‘Nordkapp’ RM –
may well be one of the most iconic kayaks in the world. In 2015 the
Nordkapp celebrated 40 years of constant production, a testament to the
original design and breathtaking performance in rough water. A little
longer and greater load carrying capacity than the Avocet. Paddlers of
65kg to 100kg and of larger stature are easily accommodated by this
boat, the RM version is no longer in production, making this particular
boat rare and desirable. This actual boat has crossed Bass straight
twice (once in each direction over two expeditions). Multiple day trips
can easily be achieved with it’s multiple compartments and bomb proof
hatch covers (recently upgraded on both boats)
Both boats are ‘Skeg’ boats that deploy a pivoting skeg below the
waterline (controlled by a slide mechanism on the deck). This skeg need
only be deployed in cross wind and current circumstances, in Pittwater
it is rarely called upon. Without skeg deployed they have a clean
underwater profile and with the absence of a rudder can be paddled
backwards almost as easily as forwards (something not always achieved
in rudder boats).
Both boats have ‘Reed’ skirts, upgraded footplates and air switch
actuated bilge pumps (extremely rare and very desirable). Have always
been stored undercover and well cared for.
Linda and I were hoping to find interest from our local community,
however in the absence of such, these boats will go to the open sea
kayak market in September.
Linda’s Avocet was bought new in 2010 asking $1,400.00
The Nordkapp took me years to find and I have owned it after the
original owner hung up his paddles in 2011 asking $1,600.00
They are of course available to inspect and for serious consideration a
test paddle could be arranged. Paddlers will need to provide their own
PFD (life jacket) and paddle.
Contact Jonathan (Scotland Island) on 0419 232 913 to discuss
The Offshore Photo Gallery
has a New Home
We are always looking for submissions to continue to build a
photographic record of life in our unique part of Sydney.
If you have images of offshore living that may be of interest please
contact the firstname.lastname@example.org
I will let you know the best way to get the highest resolution images
Hansa C7 CLX Chipper / Mulcher for sale.
Powerful chipper / mulcher
that will chip branches up to 65mm diameter.
In excellent condition. 2016 model. Hardly used (3 times).
Always covered and well maintained.
Heavy duty cutting blades. Pneumatic tyres for easy manoeuvring.
Honda 4 stroke petrol engine.
New replacement cost $2900 + delivery and shipment offshore
Our price $2300 ono.
Already situated on the Island with easy access to the road (weighs
Please call Richard 0414 560 505
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