Some boats fitted with engine hour meters or logs may have a total engine hours, or miles travelled. If so, please let us know in the comments.
The days per month can be less than one. For example if you only use the boat once every two months in winter, enter 0.5. So how much do you use your RL?
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|Boat Name||Boat Model ||Owned boat for (years)||Summer usage (days / month)||Winter usage (days / month)||Yearly Average Distance covered (n.miles)||Comment|
|INMA||RL24||5||5||0||250||Time not always a good indicator 2 years ago I spent 10 weeks with yacht up and down east coast.
Last year was no use. this year will be at least 6 weeks.
I average aprox 4 weeks per year|
|Don Quixote|| RL28||3years||.25||0||25 if that||It is quite sad, dad health is not too good and I am busy with work, the pooor boat is just sitting in the shed. I hope to make use of it in the future, perhaps when work slows down. It will need some TLC before being put back in the water just because it has been sitting so long. Can not bear to sell it as it is set up so well for crusing and do waht to get back into it.|
|Apache||RL24||18yrs||8||4||300||Race every Wed of year and every 2nd Fri in summer. At least 2 campaigns somewhere per year e.g. inside Fraser or Moreton Bay|
|Just for Kix||RL24||3||4||1||600|
|Ruby Jay||RL24||6 months||4-5||4-5||Still trying to get the boat competitively configured. Mast is non standard and sail wardrobe poor. Will be using her more when we can finish races in max time allowed|
|Sandpiper|| RL28||3 years||6||2||1000||We use this boat mainly for cruising. I rarely race it. When we do cruise we often cruise across to, and up and down, the west coast of Fraser Island. We will often go for 1 or 2 weeks at a time and love every minute of it. It takes between 10 and 12 hours to sail from Elliott Heads to Wathumba Creek and the RL28 is the first boat I have ever owned where I am not itching to get off it, and onto land, once we arrive. |
|Liaison||RL24||2||10||4||We use this boat for club racing only - with the Melbourne Trailable Yacht Club.|
|Red Baron II||RL24||25||Not enough||A tough question Keith. I am yet to meet a boat owner who sails as much as they would like. My RL24 is under utilised, but a key reason for buying it so many years ago was so that I could tow it to many and varied destinations. How about a survey for how many states, major waterways/boating areas? The RL24 remains the best combination of on-water performance, cruising comfort, trailer ease and price I have found.|
|Peer Gynt||RL24||25||Weekly||Nil||?||Home port is Wagga Wagga (inland freshwater lake). Due to drought conditions over past seven years, use has been very restricted. Hope to have some rain soon so I can resume weekly racing. Season normally excludes winter months.|
|Charlie Brown||RL24||1||8||4||lots||Great for Wednesday and Friday social sailing at NYRC (with Apache) Now committed to the Bay to Bay and probably Wintersun|
|THIS WAY UP||RL24||11 YEARS||5||0||100|
|Bandit||RL24||Six Years||8||0||Take the boat to Lake Eildon Gippsland Lakes and Blairgowrie Port Phillip bay Just like being on the water|
|Sasha||RL24||6||2||0||100||No cruising anymore - just racing|
|INMA updated||RL24||5 ||5||0||>300 (2008)||Updated data Dec 2008|
|Kestrel|| RL28||1||3-4||1-2||30-50||Time poor and sailing ambitious.|
|Treasure Is;and||RL24||30 years||Nil||Nil||Nil||My RL was damaged in 2003 and I lost all interest. Kids let it roll down the street at 0345 one Sat. Have just commenced to repair not much damage. I'm sailing master on Antara, ships Master on Sydney harbour, part time teacher TAFE, Volunteer at ANMM and Sydney Heritage Fleet so have lots of yachts to play with. Still need to enjoy our RL but interest is low!! Sorry MS|
|Freyja|| RL28||20||5||2||300||Yacht is in Paynesville, (Gippsland Lakes, Vic) and I live in Melb. Normal routine is to have 4-5 days on board every few weeks. |
|tHERESE|| RL28||18||8||3||We sail the gippsland lakes and at times other places|
|Pinnaroo|| RL28||1yr||8-15||6-8||200 n.mls||Use the boat every chance I get. Boat is based in Portland Vic.Cruise Gippsland Lakes for 5-6 weeks at Christmas.Solo mostly. |
|Elanora|| RL28||13||10||3||600 (minimum)||We regularly race Elanora in both around the cans and destination races of the Lower Lakes and River Murray around Goolwa.|