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Old 06-10-2015, 05:20   #1
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New Wide Bay Bar instructions

Like it says above, see attached Notice to Mariners and Local Coast Guard sheets
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Old 06-12-2015, 13:32   #2
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Thanks for that. Seems as though not many readers appreciate how important that information is (to those about to cross it)!
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Thankks for posting the info. I wonder how long this set of waypoints will be valid?

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Yes thats an issue Jim, always pays to check with In Can Bay Coastguard.
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The new waypoints and lead alignment are very good. Deep water all the way.
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The new waypoints and lead alignment are very good. Deep water all the way.
Makes me feel like going down there just to try it. The only time I have been through it was very scary indeed.

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Thanks for that, we will be coming down from Bundaberg and will likely come inside Fraser Island. This will help make us feel more comfortable for this trip.
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Undercutter,

Just be aware that it is best to play the tides at Sheridan Flats when you are going through Great Sandy Straits. We draw 2.2 meters and have done quite a few times. The exit through WBB is easier than the entrance, because you will be able to see the "washing machine" section pretty clearly before you are upon it. Coming in, we prefer to do it in the morning to the afternoon because of not liking the sun in our eyes, blinding us on the entry.

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Thanks Ann,

Will make sure that we go through on a big rising tide and your advice on the timing of the bar is greatly appreciated.

Looks like we are going to haul out next week here in Bundaberg to do the cutlass bearing and shaft bearing. Wanted to pull the vari prop anyway as it hasn't been off for 3 years and the manufacturer recommends pulling it every 2 so timing should be right for the new moon when we get going again.
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Sounds like a plan!

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The new waypoints and lead alignment are very good. Deep water all the way.

Well, that was then. It's moved again. May be necessary to put in a slight dogleg on your entry now.

https://publications.qld.gov.au/data...wnload/101.pdf
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