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Old 03-12-2010, 19:32   #16
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The Bowen Strait lay to the South of Crocker Is. Be aware than the charted deep of more than 5 meter can be less than 3 meter. So you have a motor boat so I will pass the comments made by John Knight and Alan Lucas mostly made for sailing vessels.


The bowen Strait got down to 9' where I passed over at rising (half) tide. The eastern end has banks you have to read before attempting.

Lucas and Knight have not been there for many years I believe. What I thought initially was an overflow, turned out to be a reef [ a few miles to the west of the hole in the wall] and was miles away from those on the charts. So 'eyeball' navigation is needed.

Thanks for the info, I see my-self filling 20 liter cans out of that hose.

The hose is a fast flow - what the big trawlers use. The tip is too large to fit into a Jerry cans' opening .

You can fill jerry's at the service station at seisia. They may drive you back to the beach if you ask them to. Its a beaut spot to watch the world go by.

Where did you get to on your trip?
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:12   #17
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That day it blew at more than 30 knots.
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Hey Chala,
In the Bwen St, I had less breeze, but I flew through there at better than 7kn. I went the southern side of the reef.

Nice area, but I was on a mission to keep going while the weather was OK.

As for the depth, So 3.4 m on the northern side of the reef and 9 feet to the south! All sounds good.

We've been through the same bit of water, mate.
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Hey Chala,
In the Bwen St, I had less breeze, but I flew through there at better than 7kn.
Not bad for a 36 footer trying to go slow.
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Not too shabby!
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