Originally Posted by Laidback
The Torres Strait has been transited thousands of times in both directions - mainly by Australian sailors and countless others including merchant vessels of all types - perhaps it would be in the boat owner's interest to hire a pilot with experience to pilot the owner's boat through the strait - West to East ?
Is it a question?
Yes west to east because I come from west if is still not clear.
Probably it's still not clear that a strait that has 6 kn of current
can be tricky to be sailed and good sailors with intention to give advise in stead to give cheap
comments would probably tell you if it is feasible to drop anchor
some where (and close to which island/reef) if there are peak of current in certain conditions, if small sailing yacht can cross outside the TSS.....
Is when reckless sailor goes around thinking that with so many miles on their shoulders they know all about sailing that accidents happens. I take around a 3 million dollar boat since 2001 with no one single accident
of any kind thanks to my "German approach" to situations. I am not asking you to understand this.
But back to us:
Instead I get a cheap
comment regarding hiring a pilot......
Not very useful comment I got from you!
I have asked you already ones if you have personal experience on this strait, I was expecting a more practical help from you and not a continuos shallow comments but what you actually have experienced Please if you don't have practical experience or useful info leave space to whom has a more constructive answer.