Originally Posted by hoppy
Thanks.. although it looks like you cat people will mostly have the place to yourselves, just sharing with lifting keel
and perhaps some shoal draft
monos who can get inside Hardy Reef.
I found this thread about it Hook Reef Coral Sea Australia
Sorry we were without internet
for a while and I never saw this post.
You can certainly get into Hardy Lagoon with any reasonable draught mono. Noelex's comments in that thread about the entrance being 1.5m deep and 4m wide would apply at low tide. (And I suspect it's quite a bit deeper than that, and certainly wider than 4m, our beam is closer to 7...)
You don't enter at low tide, as mentioned, it's a waterfall then. At high tide we see 3-3.5 metres water
on our sounder, and there's quite a bit more in the middle of the channel - our sounder would be looking more at the edge of the channel than the middle.
The only problem with arriving at high tide is that the entrance can be hard to locate, it's helpful to get GPS
marks (I can pm you some if you like) or do a low tide survey
and get a position, which is what we did.