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Old 08-05-2012, 04:47   #16
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Guys,

Live in Wollongong but Sweet Chariot is moored in Gwawley bay, (Botany Bay, Taren Point).

Am keen to do it again, timing is the issue. Could possibly arrange it for October, with notice of course.

How long were you intending to stay on LHI.

Allow 5-6 days for trip out and same for trip back. This gives allowance for bad weather etc. took us 6 to get there and 4 to come home.

Need to keep in touch and confirm details as the year progresses.

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Old 08-05-2012, 04:58   #17
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Guys,

Live in Wollongong but Sweet Chariot is moored in Gwawley bay, (Botany Bay, Taren Point).

Am keen to do it again, timing is the issue. Could possibly arrange it for October, with notice of course.

How long were you intending to stay on LHI.

Allow 5-6 days for trip out and same for trip back. This gives allowance for bad weather etc. took us 6 to get there and 4 to come home.

Need to keep in touch and confirm details as the year progresses.

Steve
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One of the options that Steve and I would look at after spending time at LHI is to carry on may be to Norfolk Island or beyond.

I know Gwalley Bay well, my son played for Gawley Bay soccer club and I lived at Miranda.

Cheers Ines & Steve
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Old 08-05-2012, 16:40   #18
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Re: Lord Howe Island Trip

Thanks Ozmate
So its looking like Feb, March, April? or late October/November.
Does anyone know how to get general weather info covering those months & LHI?
Is there a website which looks at this?

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Old 14-05-2012, 03:02   #19
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Re: Lord Howe Island Trip

We would probably prefer oct/nov as we are planning another winter in the Whitsundays

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Hi where going to be heading to LHI around Feb or Mar 2013 ? Could change we live aboard Argos so timing not an issue , we use bouy weather it's the most reialeble thar we have found to date. Happy to sail with you we only travel at about 4.5 to 5 knots.
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Old 14-05-2012, 18:17   #21
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Re: Lord Howe Island Trip

We will have to say "Maybe" at this stage, we are very new at cruising and living aboard so we need to get use to it and adjust lol.

Wattsailing we we average 4.5 -5 knots too, on the odd occassion we do 7 lol
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We just just go with the flow right now where at Batemans bay will be here for about 6 month need some more money hmmm have to work (bang head)
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Hi Wattsailing,

Could be interested in doing the trip in February also.

Don't know if you remember me, but we met recently in February, at Bermagui, on my way solo to Tasmania. I was rafted alongside a vessel very near to yours.

I was in the yellow Swanson 32.

Sorry to hear you have to stay in Batemans Bay for so long.

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Re: Lord Howe Island Trip

The Race is held at the end of October, so I am thinking we schedule a departure (Weather dependant) in the week before October, which will give us an easy 4 weeks before any clash with the race. We view the for weeks as a window to do the trip in rather than any schedule to be religiously adhered to.
It will allow time to wait out bad weather on the return if we need to.
Its early days and these are my thoughts, what do you think?
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Re: Lord Howe Island Trip

If you are planning the Lord Howe trip, be aware that strip of ocean can be most uncooperative and have a fully prepared seaworthy yacht.
Also, try to dodge the seamounts.
I have tired that trip twice, once in 92 and again in 02 and turned back both times.

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Re: Lord Howe Island Trip

Hi Richard.
What time of year did you make the attempts?
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Re: Lord Howe Island Trip

From memory both times were November, but if I am aboard tomorrow will check the log.
First time was in 1992 out of Port Hacking, turned back 120 miles out as we got sick of bucking a really strong north easterly.
Second time out of the Clarence when we ran into a strong Southerly. That time we went out 70 miles before turning into Coffs and sheltering there for a week.
Neither times were dangerous, just very uncomfortable and would have taken much longer than we had planned.

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Hi Wattsailing,

Could be interested in doing the trip in February also.

Don't know if you remember me, but we met recently in February, at Bermagui, on my way solo to Tasmania. I was rafted alongside a vessel very near to yours.

I was in the yellow Swanson 32.

Sorry to hear you have to stay in Batemans Bay for so long.

Steve
Hi Sweet Chariot yes we remember you did Tasmania go well for you? Well the need for money kinda gets in the way lol.
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Hi Wattsailing
Trip went well apart from auto pilot failure and getting held up in Batemans bay for 5 days due to bad weather. Saw Argus moored in the river when I was there.

Have a read about my trip on my blog at www.sweetchariot.blog.com

Could make Lord Howe Island from 5th February through to 25th February if that suits your agenda.

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Re: Lord Howe Island Trip

Thanks for sharing, great blog.
I've read that the lagoon can be quite lumpy, but your blog seems to indicate that it is only bad a high tide.
Is this true?
Also how do you book a mooring there?
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