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Old 05-08-2016, 15:04   #16
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Re: North Channel Curtis Island QLD, Australia

Originally Posted by Ann T. Cate View Post
That should do you.

Sometimes, when there really isn't enough room, we've taken out a secondary anchor, to limit the boat's moving into the 'wrong' area, by limiting where it can swing to.

Anne, do you mean two anchors off two rodes off the bow?

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Old 05-08-2016, 20:20   #17
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Re: North Channel Curtis Island QLD, Australia

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We're in Graham Creek now. Have the whole place to ourselves! We are in the inner anchorage which is wider and shallower. We are in about 2.7 meters at low tide. Just drive around in circles until you are happy. The outer anchorage seemed a little deep at 9 meters (high tide) and not wide enough for LOTS of chain.

After a few days dragging up and down the Burnett River at Bundaburg, we are a little weary of deep narrow spots haha

Bugs not too bad either!! The old mosquito coils are working and some fish bitten off my line twice, will be trying the wire leader tomorrow.
Ps. You can hear the LNG plant over the hill but you can't see it
I have dragged in Graham Creek in the outer anchorage so now I go to Targinie and anchor down the south end. The crabbing is better, it's a bit further away from the gas plant and the TV and phone reception is better.

Parts of both the Mary and Burnett Rivers have poor anchorages due to their shingly bottoms in places. The inside of the bends just downstream of the bend usually provides a bit of mud though.

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Re: North Channel Curtis Island QLD, Australia

We've anchored in Black Swan creek (? the creek just south of Black Swan island).

Found it to be very sheltered and decent holding. More secluded than Graham creek.

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