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Old 18-04-2010, 23:23   #1
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Hi Everyone

I've been visiting this site for a couple years without actually registering. I've learn't heaps from the posts but have decided to Register so I can ask some specifics. I currently own a Compass 29 sloop that I sail on Lake Macquarie and also some occasional short coastal hops. I am currently having a 42' centre cockpit yacht built for me by Bluewater Cruising Yachts at Newcastle so I can to do some real cruising in the near future.

I look forward to being part of this very impressive forum.

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Old 18-04-2010, 23:41   #2
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Hi Greg,

Welcome

Lake Macquarrie is beautiful but won't a 42 footer test the bottom? You will have to go crusing!


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Old 19-04-2010, 00:16   #3
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Hi Mark

Yes Lake Macquarie has been great for us. My wife Heidi had never sailed 3 years ago so it's been a nice relaxed introduction to cruising as we live and work 5 minutes form where our boat is moored. Depth at Swansea Channel has been dredged supposedly to 2.5m. Apparently the money has now run out, so who knows how long for?

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Old 19-04-2010, 04:04   #4
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Old 19-04-2010, 05:53   #5
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Welcome aboard.

We sail weekly on Lake Macquarie and love it!

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Old 19-04-2010, 16:57   #6
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G'Day Eleebana,

Welcome to the forum. Ann and I are currently anchored just outside the moorings at Marmong Point doing some varnish and paint work... will be about until the end of the month. If you're about, give us a hoy and come by for a cuppa.

Cheers,

Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Lake Macquarie NSW Oz

PS When we came in about two weeks ago, the least depth we saw at the drop-off was 7.8 feet and that was brief... the rest was 8+ feet. We do hope that it is maintained, so that we can get our 7'2" keel back out!
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Old 19-04-2010, 20:57   #7
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Hi Jim

My current boat (Lulu) is getting hauled out at Marmong at 3:30 pm tommorrow (Wed) so I'll keep a lookout for you.

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Old 24-04-2010, 00:42   #8
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Aloh and welcome aboard!
Isn't this forum great for meeting new folks?
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G'day,
Spent week in Newcastle recently (thanks to Customs and quarantine), now back in Far nth Queensland. ( cooktown to dunk)If you get up this way drop a line and may be able to help, advise, point in right direction etc. Or just have a beer.
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