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Old 29-01-2011, 21:13   #1
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Slam Dunk - Brisbane

as if you guys haven't had enough on the east coast of aus
looks like this one is gonna be the slam after the dunk a few weeks ago.

our prayers are with you,i have got family in brisbane.

cat 2 cyclone antony but whats behind it



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Old 29-01-2011, 22:48   #2
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Brisbane will not have a problem. different story for Central and NQ.
The cyclone following Anthony by Wedensday/thursday is the worry.

Check current position here

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Old 29-01-2011, 23:54   #4
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Currently anchored off of whitsunday island, winds are high teens to high 30's at the moment. I have all the chain out, a heavy duty anchor snubber (was a mooring line) and am hoping the forecast track map is accurate^^.
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Old 30-01-2011, 00:35   #5
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Exactly where troymclure, track has come a bit south from earlier and Whitsundays is in dangerous quadrant.

Hope all vessels have moved from Airlie Beach.

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Mid lower part of whitsunday island on the western side. Forecast past few days has been townsville hit so i stayed here due to thinking i'm very well sheltered from any sort of easterly wind where i am, and too leeward i have a few nautical miles of 5-7m of muddy ground. Of course thats all a bit moot if the wind direction changes...
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Hope youre anchored in a nice safe place mate. Its looking a bit yukky up there atm. Plan for some decent shifts too. It looks like it will be from the south at first but could back to a somewhat northerly direction if the track stays the same.

AS you look at the map remember the wind will be going anticlockwise and inwards slightly. So as it passes its likely to back somewhat.

Let us know how you get on.

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Old 30-01-2011, 01:15   #8
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as if you guys haven't had enough on the east coast of aus
looks like this one is gonna be the slam after the dunk a few weeks ago.

our prayers are with you,i have got family in brisbane.

cat 2 cyclone antony but whats behind it



http://www.met.gov.fj/aifs_prods/gms_ir.gif
The one further east over Vanuatu is going to be trouble for anyone in its path around --500nm diameter . Its looking particularly nasty and makes Anthony look like a puffy cloud at only 200nm at best.

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yeah that 2nd cyclone is worrisome, not that the current one isn't^^.

Though so far so good. Hamilton island which ain't far from my current loc and actually further south (and so further away from the eye) is reporting gusts of up to 50 knots. So far highest i've seen where i am is 40, though my knotmeter is in the cockpit and i'm sitting inside so only checking every now and then. Anchor seems to be holding alright and i've got the engine going just in case. Will keep ya posted ^^.
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I have done the hammo series a few times and think I know the bay youre tucked in at, I forget its name, but its nor'east of henning. Is that right? You should be nice and safe up in there. Lots of high hills, very little fetch for waves and at worst some nasty bullets.

It stands to reason Hammo would be getting higher readings. Dont they take recordings at the new yacht club? Its quite exposed to any breeze coming up dent passage or accross the runway of course.

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Yep northeast of henning though, not real close. henning is on south side of whitsunday island looking at my chart and i'm on the northwestern side, ie macona and nara inlet are north north west of me and sawmill bay is south of me. I can see the passage between hook island and whitsunday island north of where i'm at. There is a bay northeast of henning called gulnare inlet which I might head too in prep for that 2nd cyclone. Still it's alright here right now. Not much fetch, few hundred metres south or any easterly direction and some decent hills. Plus the wind has just dropped as well, only 15 knots or so at the moment got a gust up to 42 about 15 minutes ago but pretty quiet all of a sudden.
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ok so actually the wind has picked up again ^^. Acording to BOM's latest track path i'm currently sitting in the south quardrant of the most intense bit right now and it kinda does feel like it. I should have secured stuff inside the boat better as even just the force of the wind has made the boat heal quite a bit and had a few spillages (including a rather large jar of honey and the bread machine, ah well at least thats the only damage so far and i'm halfway through (hopefully) so should be right.
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Ah.. so youre more like Cid harbour?

I notice that hammo has had a few gusts up to the 60s+ bit of a puff alright.

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ60...01.94368.shtml

Thats a shame about the Honey mate. that stuff is a nightmare to get up. And with the breadmaker taking a hit , hopefully the worst for you will be no honey sangas tomorrow.

Once that dangerous SE quadrent moves on, watch out for any shifts mate. As I said, it can back up a little. Though by then you will only have a couple of hours to put up with it.

yeh Gulnare looks like a great spot to sit it out. Assuming there is a good spot to get a pick in.

Glad its all going well

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Gulnare is an excellent cyclone hole, but can be a bit hard to get into if you draw too much. Good luck
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Just above the cid harbour north of the headland that makes cid harbour a harbour .

Gotten pretty rolly atm as the cyclone has passed and waves are getting pushed this way, and still some pretty strong winds but i'm feeling pretty good, might even go too sleep in a bit.

Also gulnare: i draw 1.8 i figurei could probably get in there on high tide but what about the anchorage? My charts show only a small bit that is 2 metres and if there is going to be a few boats there will there be space? Otherwise i was thinking about a creek or maybe a marina, hamilton or airlie. anyone sat out a cyclone in a marina before? that one near fiji atm looks like it could be a kinda hectic...
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