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Marine history all at sea the fee and we pay for power consumption only. “The very day the harbourmaster retired the original notice was reinstated without any warning and back dated. We had budgeted for the cost of the power not the berthing fee. Tasports also had wharf renovations being carried out at the berth so we had a limited tenure at Inspection Head.� Months were then spent unsuccessfully looking for a berth at Melbourne. The same result came from inquiries at “ports from Portland to Eden�. Tasports was then under pressure to move the Wyuna or face penalties for holding up contracted port works. It finally seemed a berth was available at the old Hydro wharf in bell Bay, only to see the opportunity disappear when the pilot decided it was unsuitable. “We had inspected the wharf with the representative of the owners and deemed it suitable [but] apparently we were not qualified to make that determination,� Mr Bryant stated. The pilots eventually called to say Wyuna would be sailing within hours and told Mr Bryant to organise a crew. “How they expected me to muster a volunteer crew in such short notice I have no idea,� he said. “When this was relayed to the pilots they said they would use a tug to move her and place the vessel on anchor in the bay. I made it quite clear we were not in a position to not only fund a tug but did not have the infrastructure set up to man a vessel on anchor, this was also relayed to the harbourmaster still they went ahead. “Wyuna was unceremoniously dragged away from the wharf by a tug and taken out in to the bay and dropped on anchor where she rests.�

THE two vessels integral to the success of Victorian Maritime Centre being built at Hastings are in trouble. The Otama, an Oberon class submarine, is anchored off Crib Point and needs new mooring cables by May if it is to survive winter storms. Cost of the cables is put at $50,000. The other vessel owned by the Western Port Oberon Association, the Wyuna, was built in 1953 and donated to the association in 2013. Although extensively refitted and undergoing sea trials she remains in Tasmania because there is no berth available in Melbourne. Association president Mx Bryant said the Wyuna is a classic 20th century design and spent 26 years with the Port Phillip Sea Pilots before being used as a training ship for the Australian Maritime College in Launceston until 2004. Several other plans for the use of the Wyuna fell through until it was given to the association which wants to use it as a school camp. In his end of year report Mr Bryant sees the latest instalment in the Wyuna’s history as a “sorry tale ‌ laying at anchor unattended in Bell Bay where Tasports dumped herâ€?. Mr Bryant said the Wyuna was partly restored and then “ran beautifully at over 14 knots downriver to Beauty Point ‌ {before] completing sea trailsâ€?. “During this period the berth in Melbourne at Docklands disappeared due to proposed wharf renovations being brought forward by Melbourne City Council. We ended up stranded; thankfully Tasports came to our aid and allowed us to stay alongside at Inspection Head. The Tasports management at that time thankfully were aware of our financial situation and after initially issuing a berth notice of a fee of $442 a day agreed to waive

All tied up: The Wyuna, top, has been refitted and made seaworthy to be brought from Tasmania to Victoria but there is no berth available. The submarine Otama, left, is already in Western Port but unable to be brought ashore at Hastings because of a mixture of red tape, planning rules and lack of money. The two vessels are the planned centrepiece of the Victorian Maritime Centre.

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FENCE EXTENSIONS

T/Pine 70x22 KD ACQ ........................... $2.05mt T/Pine 90x22 KD ACQ ........................... $2.50mt T/Pine 140x22 KD ACQ ......................... $5.50mt Merbau 70x19 Random ........................ $4.25mt Merbau 90x19 Random ........................ $5.65mt Merbau 140x22 Random .................... $10.75mt

Cedar 190mm....................................... $4.95mt Primed Baltic Pine 170mm ................... $3.20mt

Yellow Tongue 3600x900mm ............... $44.00ea Plyoor 2.4x1.2x15mm ........................ $54.50ea

2400x500 ............................................ $22.00ea

DOOR JAMB SETS

KDHW DAR SEL GRADE

2400x500 Woven ................................. $32.00ea

FIBRE CEMENT SHEET UNDERLAY

Meranti 110x19mm ............................. $33.00ea Primed MDF 110mmx18mm .................................... $19.25ea Meranti Ext. Unassembled w/out sill ........................ $75.00ea

1800x900 ............................................ $16.25ea

CYPRESS PINE

42x19 ................................................... $3.00mt 65x19 ................................................... $4.50mt 90x19 ................................................... $6.00mt 110x19 ................................................. $7.50mt 135x19 ................................................. $9.75mt 185x19 ............................................... $17.95mt

4.5MM

125x75 ................................................. $7.95mt 100x100 ............................................... $8.25mt 125x125 ............................................. $13.25mt 70x19 Blanks........................................ $2.00mt

1800x900 ............................................ $12.00ea 1800x1200 .......................................... $16.00ea 2400x450 .............................................. $8.00ea 2400x600 .............................................$10.75ea 2400x900 ............................................ $16.00ea 2400x1200 .......................................... $21.50ea 3000x900 ............................................ $20.00ea 3000x1200 .......................................... $26.75ea

6.0MM 1800x1200 .......................................... $23.25ea 2400x900 ............................................ $23.25ea 2400x1200 .......................................... $31.00ea 3000x1200 .......................................... $38.50ea

BLUE BOARD 2400x900 ............................................ $27.50ea 2400x1200 .......................................... $36.75ea 2700x900 ............................................ $30.75ea 2700x1200 .......................................... $41.00ea 3000x900 ............................................ $33.75ea 3000x1200 .......................................... $45.00ea

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KDHW F17 90x35 ................................................... $5.15mt 90x45 ................................................... $6.65mt 140x45 ................................................. $9.85mt 190x45 ............................................... $14.60mt 240x45 ............................................... $20.50mt 290x45 ............................................... $24.95mt

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OBHW F8 50x25 ................................................... $1.25mt 75x38 ................................................... $2.75mt 125x38 ................................................. $4.65mt

MDF CRAFTWOOD 2400x1200x3mm ................................ $11.00ea 2400x1200x6mm ................................ $18.00ea 2400x1200x9mm ................................ $24.00ea 2400x1200x12mm .............................. $27.00ea 2400x1200x16mm .............................. $30.00ea 2400x1200x18mm .............................. $33.00ea

PARTICLEBOARD 18mm 2400x450 ............................................ $12.00ea 2400x600 ............................................ $16.00ea 2400x1200 .......................................... $32.00ea

POLYESTER “GREENSTUFF� POLYESTER BATTS BATTS

R1.5 12pc 16pc $29.00 $29.75 per bag R2.0 R3.5 R3.0 6pc 8pc $25.75 $34.50 per bag

MERBAU 90x19 SHORTS DAR 1.8 & 2.1mt LENGTHS

$4.75 plm MELAMINE - EDGED 16MM

TREATED PINE SLEEPERS

2400x300 ............................................ $11.00ea 2400x450 ............................................ $17.00ea 2400x600 ............................................ $22.00ea 1800x450 ............................................ $13.50ea 1800x600 ............................................ $17.00ea 3600x450 ............................................ $26.50ea 3600x600 ............................................ $35.00ea Not Edged 2400x1200 .......................................... $40.00ea 2400x1200x3mm ................................ $18.00ea

200x50

PINE LINING 140x12 VJ/Regency .............................. $1.95mt 140x19 VJ/Floor.................................... $3.30mt

PINE DAR STD GRADE 42x19 ................................................... $1.10mt 70x19 ................................................... $1.45mt 90x19 ................................................... $1.80mt 120x19 ................................................. $2.20mt 140x19 ................................................. $2.65mt 190x19 ................................................. $4.00mt 240x19 ................................................. $5.75mt 290x19 ................................................. $7.95mt 140x12 ................................................. $2.15mt

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2400x500 Oriental ............................... $26.00ea

TREATED PINE R/S 100x12 Paling....................................... $0.65mt 150x12 Paling....................................... $0.95mt 150x25 ................................................. $2.00mt 75x50 ................................................... $2.40mt

PRIMED MDF MOULDINGS

T/PINE F7/MGP10 – LASER CUT

S/Bevel 42x15 ...................................... $1.00mt S/Bevel 67x15 ...................................... $1.30mt S/Bevel 67x18 ...................................... $1.35mt L/ Tongue 67x18 ................................... $1.35mt L/ Tongue 92x18 ................................... $1.95mt L/ Tongue 140x18 ................................. $3.25mt B/nose 67x18 ....................................... $1.35mt B/nose 92x18 ....................................... $1.95mt

70x35 ................................................... $2.70mt

CYPRESS PINE PICKETS 70x19 900mm ....................................... $1.80ea 70x19 1200mm ..................................... $2.30ea 70x19 1500mm ..................................... $2.85ea 70x19 1800mm ..................................... $3.30ea

DESIGN PINE - PRIMED T/PINE 18x18 Quad/Fillet/DAR .......................... $1.50mt 42x18 DAR ............................................ $2.50mt 66x18 DAR ............................................ $3.50mt 90x18 DAR ............................................ $4.75mt 138x18 DAR .......................................... $7.15mt 30x30 Int Stop ....................................... $2.95mt 57x30 Ext Stop ...................................... $5.25mt 42x42 DAR ............................................ $4.75mt 66x42 DAR F7 ....................................... $7.25mt 90x42 DAR F7 ....................................... $9.50mt 138x42 DAR F7 ................................... $14.25mt 185x42 DAR F7 ................................... $18.95mt 230x42 DAR F7 ................................... $29.50mt 280x42 DAR F7 ................................... $35.50mt

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T/PINE FASCIA PRIMED 190x32 D&G... ...................................... $9.50mt 240x32 D&G... .................................... $18.50mt

PINE MGP10 70x35 Long .......................................... $2.45mt 70x45 Long ...........................................$3.15mt 90x35 Studs ......................................... $2.15mt 90x35 Long .......................................... $2.45mt 90x45 Studs ......................................... $2.95mt 90x45 Long ...........................................$3.35mt

PINE MERCH 90x35 ................................................... $1.25mt 90x45 ................................................... $1.60mt

PINE F7/MGP10 – LASER CUT 140x45 ................................................. $5.75mt 190x45 ................................................. $8.25mt 240x45 ............................................... $11.25mt

GALV SLEEPER CHANNEL ‘H’ SECTION $40.00MT ‘C’ SECTION $24.00MT

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