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Old 22-03-2012, 15:54   #1
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Sandy Island

On C-Map charts at around 19' 15"S 159'56"E (about 70nm east of Chesterfield reef) there appears to be a pretty large island. But as you zoom in it dissapears.

It's also there on Google Earth, but as you zoom in there is no definition. It remains, but becomes a blocky mess, labelled as Sandy Island.

Anybody have any Idea what the story is here?
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Old 24-03-2012, 02:57   #2
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Re: Sandy Island.

My garmin has that position as a shallow region - not out of water.

The chesterfields have been known to be vicariously charted. Eyeballs needed....

A pommy cruiser came to grief a few years ago because the cmap level he was monitoring didnt show a reef in that area.
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interesting what you find randomly on utube

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interesting what you find randomly on utube

You haven't had your UK funded partial lobotomy yet have you Atoll?
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You haven't had your UK funded partial lobotomy yet have you Atoll?
i'm still rolling around on the floor,trying not to wet myself
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