Originally Posted by RaymondR
I am leaving Darwin in a few weeks time to go Darwin - Cairns and hope to be across the Gulf by early in November. I have had good crossings of the Gulf both ways so far and in 2001 made Gove - Port Douglas in 8 days without a great deal of motoring.
Given the current
conditions and forecasts (and a bit of a punt not knowing your boat!) I would say you should have no problems making that timeline!
I did a similar cruise
Darwin-Brisbane back in 2002. Wasn't exactly cruising but as seasoned and adventurous mono-sailors for (me, [ex] missus and other couple) we only stopped if we felt like it ie saw something interesting - life made easy with desalinator and an abundance of provisions - so made excellent time.
I came across these guys in years after that trip. Admittedly its going Bris-Dwn but their detail and log is invaluable information. In fact, a lot of their info is quite beneficial.