Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-04-2012, 14:27   #16
Moderator
 
Boracay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pelican Bay, Great Sandy National Park
Boat: Steel Roberts Offshore 44
Posts: 5,175
Images: 18
Re: advice and help to cross the tasman

Have you contacted any shipping companies for quotes?

For a big boat it's a very short hop across the Tasman, and they hardly notice weather that would have me searching for deities to invoke.

It would probably be more expensive, and take more organizing, but would be far safer.

If cost is a concern would it not be better to import and register the boat in Australia? I understand there are tax agreements that could make this beneficial.
__________________

__________________
Rust never sleeps
Boracay Blog.
Boracay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 03:48   #17
Registered User
 
matauwhi's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Boat: Mason 53
Posts: 652
Re: advice and help to cross the tasman

G'day, mate. If/when you do decide to sail across, be patient and keep an eye out for a weather pattern similiar to what is developing this week in the Tasman. A nice high pressure system is moving across. Be ready to leave N.Z. when the Southwesterlys start to hit the north island and then turn to the SE as you head towards Brisbane. If this high pressure tracks as predicted, it would give a good 6 to 8/9 days of sailing. All the best. Cheers.

__________________

__________________
matauwhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 11:07   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,105
Quote:
Originally Posted by matauwhi
G'day, mate. If/when you do decide to sail across, be patient and keep an eye out for a weather pattern similiar to what is developing this week in the Tasman. A nice high pressure system is moving across. Be ready to leave N.Z. when the Southwesterlys start to hit the north island and then turn to the SE as you head towards Brisbane. If this high pressure tracks as predicted, it would give a good 6 to 8/9 days of sailing. All the best. Cheers.
Memory of queen's birthday storm 20 odd years ago. Boats sank, lives lost. Not much warning. So get life insurance just in case if you have any dependents.
__________________
reed1v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 06:59   #19
Registered User
 
stillbuilding's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hong Kong
Boat: Custom Freya 20m
Posts: 961
Quote:
Originally Posted by savoir

Really ?

What was the last cyclone to hit Mooloolaba or even as far up as Bundaberg in December or January ? I can remember David in January 1976 ( which crossed the coast near Mackay but there were a couple of ugly days in Mooloolaba ) but apart from that . . . . .
1981 cyclone went right over Mooloolaba just one month after i bought a yacht there.
__________________
stillbuilding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 07:48   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Boat: Able 50
Posts: 3,057
Re: advice and help to cross the tasman

Not relevant. That cyclone was in February. I have never recommended that anyone approach the coast of Queensland in February. If OP does what he says then he will arrive in Queensland in mid January.
__________________
savoir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 07:57   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 249
Re: advice and help to cross the tasman

Weather systems seem to move acroos at 6-7 day intervals. While the paths seem generally to the NE sometimes they are from the NW. In rough terms one might estimate the W-E component at say 8 knots phr. To that add the boat speed for that type of boat to get a relative speed of 12 knots/hr. That gives a system change of four to five days. Since the trip EW would take 12-15 days that gives three systems at least. Probably a low in the middle and the first part of one at the end. Coming the other way one might stay in the system for 12 or more days staying in one high.
I doubt that one would get 9 days in a high going EW. Of course some are slow moving but I wouldn't expect one in Sept. One might do better going somewhat north. There are monthly charts of the prevailing winds that should be referred to in planning. I am not going into that detail.
I just suggest EW is harder and while you are unlikely to get a cyclone, you are likely to get a rough patch with a long fetch so big waves. You may also have a bit of a wait for a better weather window. Hence the quite strict cat one regulations and the need for experienced crew.
__________________
chris_gee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:27   #22
Certifiable Refitter/Senior Wannbe
 
Wotname's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South of 43 S, Australia
Boat: Van DeStat Super Dogger 31'
Posts: 7,331
Re: advice and help to cross the tasman

Quote:
Originally Posted by savoir View Post
Not relevant. That cyclone was in February. I have never recommended that anyone approach the coast of Queensland in February. If OP does what he says then he will arrive in Queensland in mid January.
Where did you find this bit of information? I have not seen anything in this thread to this effect.
__________________
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangereous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. T.E. Lawrence
Wotname is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2012, 02:50   #23
Registered User
 
matauwhi's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Boat: Mason 53
Posts: 652
Re: advice and help to cross the tasman

G'day, mates. This high pressure system that I mentioned above has yielded favorable sailing to NE Oz for over 10 days now. 2 boats cleared out of Opua today and are heading to Bundaberg. Again, if you can be patient and wait for a favorable system, a decent passage should be able to be had from this time in the year until around mid November. All the best. Cheers.
__________________
matauwhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2012, 07:39   #24
Registered User
 
chall's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Boat: Martzcraft 35
Posts: 141
Re: advice and help to cross the tasman

Thanks Matauwhi, that is good information in general.
__________________
chall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2012, 21:16   #25
Registered User
 
matauwhi's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Boat: Mason 53
Posts: 652
Re: advice and help to cross the tasman

Thanks, mate. I have learned a bit from Bob McDavitt, who recently retired with over 40 years from the New Zealand MetService, over the years. He is still posting a weekly weathergram and you can sign up and get it emailed directly. Currently there is no charge for these weekly updates. Cheers.
WEATHERGRAM
__________________

__________________
matauwhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Props and Engine RPM GSwannell Multihull Sailboats 20 25-04-2012 15:01
What is the functional limit ExPzKWCDR OpenCPN 6 20-04-2012 09:22
Thinking outside the (ice) box Jetexas Provisioning: Food & Drink 16 12-04-2012 15:09
New to Sailing, Looking for Answers! seanmc30 General Sailing Forum 4 08-04-2012 07:59



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:52.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.