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Old 30-01-2016, 16:58   #1
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Has Anyone Used Temma Harbour on Tasmania's NW Coast?

Hi, everyone,

I have not been able to find any chart for the bay, and I am wondering if the Forum has any local knowledge of it, particularly the anchoring depths and quality of holding.

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Re: Has Anyone Used Temma Harbour on Tasmania's NW Coast?

It's like a day and a half ago, and here I had such great hopes of you adventuresome Tasmanian sailors and fishermen. Maybe this lack of response is telling me something about what I thought I saw when I Googled it....

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Re: Has Anyone Used Temma Harbour on Tasmania's NW Coast?

I think fishermen used it occasionally and at one time a cray fisherman had a boat there on a slip and he would pull it ashore. But that was in the 1950s I think. Like most of the West Coast anchorages, they're barely harbours and probably OK in winds from North east to South East.
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Re: Has Anyone Used Temma Harbour on Tasmania's NW Coast?

Hi, Cherp,

Thanks for the answer.

It is very open to anything west, and on the day of the Google shot, clearly the refracted swell was fairly good size, so not a place likely to be comfy, in any event. I can certainly imagine the guy hauling his boat for the big storms of winter! I understand that this summer's fires are burning down to the sea, there, so it probably won't be very pretty, right now, either.

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The man's name is Des French. I was chatting to him at Stanley on the north west coast only a few years ago. He is getting on. He fished for Crays out of that remote spot, while the rest of the cray boats were based at Stanley. The fires have hit that area.
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The man's name is Des French. I was chatting to him at Stanley on the north west coast only a few years ago. He is getting on. He fished for Crays out of that remote spot, while the rest of the cray boats were based at Stanley. The fires have hit that area.
Thanks again, Cherp. That's something to follow through on somehow or other.

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Re: Has Anyone Used Temma Harbour on Tasmania's NW Coast?

I knew a fisherman that I think had a mooring there for a big steel boat for a while, but don't quote me on that. It was a few years ago that I last talked to him.

They are a tough mob those fishermen, and the anchorages they seem happy with would scare me so much I'd probably rather spend the night at sea, not to mention the rolling...

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It's like a day and a half ago, and here I had such great hopes of you adventuresome Tasmanian sailors and fishermen. Maybe this lack of response is telling me something about what I thought I saw when I Googled it....

Dang!

Geez. The youth of today are so impatient.


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Re: Has Anyone Used Temma Harbour on Tasmania's NW Coast?

Yeah, Ben,

They are a very brave and tough lot, that's for sure.

Still, I'd sure like to know about the bottom, and the holding, if I can find out. It's sort of silly, I admit, 'cause this year, we're northbound up the west coast, so not likely to have conditions that would make us want to go there., being able to use modern trip planning aids from Macuarie Hbr. It is one of my failings, I guess, that I like to see what's over the top of the hill [never mind it's just more hills], and the same feeling about, well, just around the next bend...... So I'm curious about the place. If something happened that required flatter water than the sea to fix, and one were southbound, so you knew the wind was shifting west to east, it'd be nice to have been in there before. It's been a long time since we scouted out new hurricane holes, too.

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Re: Has Anyone Used Temma Harbour on Tasmania's NW Coast?

Yeah, I hear you Ann, I suffer from the same affliction..

Good to get info from the horses mouth, and ask a few fishermen in Port Davey or Straughn.

I've often had some very good info from the local fishermen over the years, if you catch them when they aren't flat out!

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