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Old 23-06-2016, 04:49   #61
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Re: Cat on the rocks

I intend sailing thru there single handed, so all info is appreciated as I have never sailed up there,
Im glad they posted the piccy up on the rocks,
It shows what can happen on a tide that rushes out very fast if your not aware,

I wasnt aware of those White ant type of rock formations being there,
The one he is stuck up on,
Its the first time I have seen a piccy of them,
Great post, Very informative,
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Old 23-06-2016, 06:52   #62
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Today we motored through a passage water speed 5 to 6knt gps speed 16.3knt with it being more a spring tide its better because all obstacles are seen in the movement of the water if you know what to look for but on a neap tide this may be harder to pick. All things considered like sun light, water movement, charts information good or not so many boats have come unstuck in these waters; even seasoned mariners. My advice would be to use as many different charts /google earth/ Apple maps and sounding as possible to navigate. I am even considering forward scanning after our close call the other day when depth went from 40 to 4 meters in 5 seconds.


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Old 27-06-2016, 04:39   #63
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Re: Cat on the rocks

A little more information here including some stuff from the crew.

Sadly appears as though one person injured.

From AIS it looks like the boat is being lifted out at the repair facility.

Hope everything goes well.

Catamaran stranded on a reef in Kimberley region, WA | Daily Mail Online
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Old 27-06-2016, 04:44   #64
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Re: Cat on the rocks

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A little more information here including some stuff from the crew.

Sadly appears as though one person injured.

From AIS it looks like the boat is being lifted out at the repair facility.

Hope everything goes well.

Catamaran stranded on a reef in Kimberley region, WA | Daily Mail Online

Well then that's pretty damn public. I don't think we need to worry about them being named on CF then.
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