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Old 26-07-2015, 14:58   #16
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I've checked all my charts and the latest Queensland Transport "Beacon to Beacon" and it looks like you were right where you should have been! Perhaps the shallows now extend north west from the nearbye bank marked by the green navigation light you mentioned.

How did you find getting under the overhead high voltage wires, 20.3m clearance at mid span and its sounds like you were there at high water!

My mast is 21.6m so I have to go at low water and pass near to the pilon. It freaks me out every time....
Our masthead is just at 20 m, plus a VHF whip. The 20.3 metres includes a big safety margin, and is at HAT on a hot day, so we just blunder on through. have done so for years, and while it always looks like the mast will hit the wires, so far, so good! We know of folks with taller masts that have goon under, but it would scare the hell out of me!

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Old 26-07-2015, 15:02   #17
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There are two sorts of sailors in Moreton Bay Jim, those that have run aground and those that tell lies.
Oh, I quite agree, and we've gotten on the putty a number of times sneaking through those waters. Both our boats have had 2.2 m draught, so care is taken, but none the less... But, most of those other groundings have occurred in spots where I knew I was at risk. This time it was totally unexpected, and on a path that I have traveled before.

No harm, no foul...

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Oh, I quite agree, and we've gotten on the putty a number of times sneaking through those waters. Both our boats have had 2.2 m draught, so care is taken, but none the less... But, most of those other groundings have occurred in spots where I knew I was at risk. This time it was totally unexpected, and on a path that I have traveled before.

No harm, no foul...

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Re: Hey! A new uncharted shoal in the Broadwater

I gather then, that the 2 of you are all okay, thankfully. And has I2 had a proper inspection, given the speed of that "real estate argument"?
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Old 27-07-2015, 04:38   #21
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I gather then, that the 2 of you are all okay, thankfully. And has I2 had a proper inspection, given the speed of that "real estate argument"?
Why yes, we're fine! And no, I don't feel the need for a serious inspection after a soft grounding. Been there, done that so many times... a truly robust keel structure and hull structure give great confidence. As I said, it was soft mud and no shock loads were encountered, despite the speed.

Thanks for the concern, though!

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PS The Aussie Hydrographic office was not all that interested it the info. The most detailed chart of the area that they actually publish is pretty vague in that area, but they thanked me for the input. It is Queensland that publishes the detailed charts, and I'm looking for a contact there. Alan Lucas has noted the data...

Right now I'm more interested in the squash zone on the STR right now... not good for transits to New Cal!

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Old 27-07-2015, 04:46   #22
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PS The Aussie Hydrographic office was not all that interested it the info. The most detailed chart of the area that they actually publish is pretty vague in that area, but they thanked me for the input. It is Queensland that publishes the detailed charts, and I'm looking for a contact there. Alan Lucas has noted the data...
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Right now I'm more interested in the squash zone on the STR right now... not good for transits to New Cal!
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Hhhmm. Darn that High and the STR!

Looks like a nice opportunity to relax in Moreton Bay at leat until early next week....
On the other hand, you could go for the "race record" and head out now. 4-5m beam sea and 25+kts on a reach sounds fun (at least for a few for a few hours). Better still, anchor up at the Sand Dunes on Moreton. Should be nice for a few days.
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