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Old 28-01-2013, 07:06   #1
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mattofosho I am so sorry to hear that you lost your boat in Bundaberg. Such a devastating storm. My thoughts go out to you.

I have a boat (I hope still) moored at the marina at Bundaberg Port. I am waiting anxiously to hear if it is still there (I am in Brisbane) and whether it will survive the next few days with the Burnett River flooding as much as it is and reportedly flowing at 40 knots!! I bought it in December and I had just put it back in the water after working on it in the hard stand and have not sailed it yet :-( Has anyone heard about boats at the Bundaberg Port Marina?
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Old 28-01-2013, 08:09   #2
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The water is 2 feet deep in town across the river, Bundaberg itself,
Its about 2 or 3 feet under the road bridge deck, and still rising, I saw it on TV,

Its not good there mate, The slipway hard stand is under water, The floating moorings have gone, The ones in Bundaberg,
Its worse than the 2010 flood,

I havent heard about the Port Marina,
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Old 28-01-2013, 15:37   #3
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mattofosho I am so sorry to hear that you lost your boat in Bundaberg. Such a devastating storm. My thoughts go out to you.

I have a boat (I hope still) moored at the marina at Bundaberg Port. I am waiting anxiously to hear if it is still there (I am in Brisbane) and whether it will survive the next few days with the Burnett River flooding as much as it is and reportedly flowing at 40 knots!! I bought it in December and I had just put it back in the water after working on it in the hard stand and have not sailed it yet :-( Has anyone heard about boats at the Bundaberg Port Marina?
Mark, as of 1630 yesterday (Monday) the marina reported no damage to boats or structures, but that they were concerned about the future.

I suggest that you call the marina office (that's how the above info was gleaned).

Good luck... it is a bugger of a storm!

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Old 28-01-2013, 18:03   #4
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Re: Australian Storm

Plenty of rain. Now Sydney is getting it.

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Re: Australian Storm

We are at the peak of the flood in the Brisbane River right now and nothing much is happening apart from a high water level bringing down trees, smashed pontoons and other assorted rubbish. A few boats dragged last night. There were 4 or 5 all tangled up at Bulimba. Debris is coming down the river but only causing problems to those boats on the outside of the bends. We were going to escape downriver to the bay, but there doesn´t seem to be any point now since it will not be a repeat of the 2011 floods.
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Re: Australian Storm

We had superstorm Sandy hit here in the Northeast U.S. at the end of October. Found my boat a thousand feet away still attached to the mooring but, still floating hope you all have the same good luck.
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I went for a walk down by the Brisbane River last night and saw some yachts anchored out wide on the bends and thought they might get in trouble.

I spoke to the marina office in Bundaberg and they say that the yachts are ok for now but they are concerned when the tide swings. They said boats further out from the office (mine is at the last berth) are having a rougher time of it but fingers crossed. The next few days are going to be a concern with all the debris washing down.
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Bundabergs web cams are down at the moment,
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Bundabergs web cams are down at the moment,
Oh I didn't realise they had webcams but I just looked up and found these....
Bundaberg Webcams :: Check the View from 6 Live Web Cams in Bundaberg, Australia :: AllTravels :: Anywhere You Want to See ::.

there doesn't seem to be one at the port or marina though. Do you know of others Mr B?
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I hope that everyone's boats make it through this storm in good condition!

Here is a video I took yesterday in the Coffs Harbour Marina.

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Oh I didn't realise they had webcams but I just looked up and found these....
Bundaberg Webcams :: Check the View from 6 Live Web Cams in Bundaberg, Australia :: AllTravels :: Anywhere You Want to See ::.

there doesn't seem to be one at the port or marina though. Do you know of others Mr B?
Type in web cams, Then any city along the east coast, There are a lot of them now,

Web cams, Bundaberg
Web cams Coffs Harbour,
Web Cams Forster
Most are live camera's,

They are really good to cross the bars, you get an on the spot picture of conditions,
Whether you want to cross or not, or wait it out till the conditions improve or go some where else,
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I'll add this site for the Gold Coast seaway and others. Coastalwatch :: surfcams :: Seaway Spit
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