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Old 04-08-2010, 23:32   #16
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G'Day All,

Well, from what I have seen, the lack of a dedicated Aussie forum hasn't slowed down the postings... seems unneccesary to me, but WTF, if it makes folks happy, so be it.

Trouble is, I bet those pesky Kiwi's would just want one of their own, too!

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Old 04-08-2010, 23:47   #17
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It does seem that "Pacific Ocean and Souh China Seas" encompasses a fairly disproportionate chunk of the Earth's surface.
I think it does.

Pacific Coast of Canada and US, Mexico, South America, Pacific Islands, NE & SE Asia, Australia and NZ all finds it's way in there.
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Old 05-08-2010, 03:02   #18
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There's a social group called "Cruising Australia Waters" started by Marting. I'm a member. Maybe that could be an Australian forum. Need to check with Marting though. Might work.
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Anyone can join the Cruising Australian Waters social group, all are welcome
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yes i would like more after 17 yrs away from home i am heading back to oz leaving the med in november an would like to know more about what is like at westernport bay now ie moorings and how is the entrance to lakes entrance these days
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marting where you based in melbourne i spent a many a yr at Mcrae yacht club and is it true the marina at dromana has gone bust as i remember doing a lot of the earth works there way back in 1985
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Hi

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Once you learn to deal with the tides in the north of WA (that is Western Australia)... The scenery is spectacular ... the fishing, seafood, oysters and mudcrabs and stuff is beyond compare.... enough to feed yourself and crew until you are sick of it.. just watch out for the large mobile swimming lizards (crocs)....

Not really sure why more folks do not stay around the north west... I will be doing a few months of lazing around once I get my act together... I lived up there for 20 years, it is magnificent!!!

One day!!

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marting where you based in melbourne i spent a many a yr at Mcrae yacht club and is it true the marina at dromana has gone bust as i remember doing a lot of the earth works there way back in 1985
Hi beneteau-500. If you mean the Martha Cove Marina it is still going. I have only been there once during construction and I was not that impressed. It was a few year ago and it may have improved.
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Hi Beneteau 500,

Lakes Entrance is a doodle these days, permanent dredge and just about all weather.

An Aussie thread would be very helpful, especially for those intending to come here.

Places to avoid when signing in thru customs, some do not have the best of reputations.

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Hi

First post...

Once you learn to deal with the tides in the north of WA (that is Western Australia)... The scenery is spectacular ... the fishing, seafood, oysters and mudcrabs and stuff is beyond compare.... enough to feed yourself and crew until you are sick of it.. just watch out for the large mobile swimming lizards (crocs)....

Not really sure why more folks do not stay around the north west... I will be doing a few months of lazing around once I get my act together... I lived up there for 20 years, it is magnificent!!!

One day!!

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Welcome aboard Pelm, greeting from Perth , while I share your appreciation of the north, I am looking at the south for a change of scenery, don't ask me why.
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Why?

Why? Whotsname, that's easy.

The best cruising, best weather, best scenery is in the south.

See you in Hobart.

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Why? Whotsname, that's easy.

The best cruising, best weather, best scenery is in the south.

See you in Hobart.

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I guess that explains why I am trying to relocate to Port Huon but other parts of my life keep getting in the way....

Sorry for the thread drift...

But the North is good too, once one gets away from populous areas!
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One thing I have always wondered about is how do those in waters where there is a huge tidal range cope? Northern parts of Australia for example.
I bought my boat in Airlie and sailed it back to NSW. One of my first hard learning curves was about the tide. You really have no choice to have a good look at the maps and plan your passages around the tides and corresponding currents.

You also learn that when the same “assists” you to run aground that you might as well just drop anchor, make a cuppa or have a scotch, grab some sleep and wait for that wonderful sensation of bobbing with the chop as the tide comes back in. In the interim make sure everything onboard is secure as there is a good chance you might be spending a few hours on your side high and dry.
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