Well Lake Maquarie to Yamba to be exact.
A friend and I are going to sail his 31" up the coast these xmas holidays. The idea is to get it back to Brisbane
where we live early next year. We are leaving it at Yamba for a month or 2 to complete some more work on it.
We are going down to do some final checks and preparation and some testing on the lake this Thursday, and we have allowed 2 weeks to make the trip. This will be our first longer trip through open waters.
We have all the usual gear
, good maps, GPS
, life jackets, tender
, flares, radios. 2 sets of anchor
chains and rope
. The boat has been fitted with a 20 diesel
I'm looking for some advice on this journey from some experienced sailors. Specially regarding the east Australian current
and what winds we can expect at this time of year on this part of the coast. Currently there are good southerly winds all the way up the coast. We hope they hang around. How fast does the current
move, and how does the distance from shore effect the velocity of the current?
Any other advice on other matters would also be great, such as equipment