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Old 17-04-2012, 19:01   #1
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Have just joined and hope I can get in touch with some people that can help with a few questions,
I am planning a trip up to Princess Charlotte Bay from the Gold Coast.
I have been told that there is a boat in Princess Charlotte Bay calling itself "The Ship Shop", wher you can get some general provisions, I'm told it services the trawlers.
Can anyone confirm this for me.

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Old 18-04-2012, 11:56   #2
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Sorry can't help you, but we have a strong Gold Coast gang here I'm sure they will chime in soon. If not, maybe post in the destination section of this forum, that may get you what you need.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Denniskoala.
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Old 18-04-2012, 15:09   #4
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Have just joined and hope I can get in touch with some people that can help with a few questions,
I am planning a trip up to Princess Charlotte Bay from the Gold Coast.
I have been told that there is a boat in Princess Charlotte Bay calling itself "The Ship Shop", wher you can get some general provisions, I'm told it services the trawlers.
Can anyone confirm this for me.

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Greetings and welcome aboard CF Denniskoala!
Fished there about 10 years ago in Northern Queensland sorta like the Gulf of the Coral Sea. Caught limit before noon but did not see any ship selling wares but was 10 yrs ago.
Hope a local can help you!
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Old 28-04-2012, 20:58   #5
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Re: denniskoala

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you posting here. Yes, definitely try in the destinations forum. Just go to the top of your screen and click on forums. Pay no attention to the automatic popup and scroll down to the destinations area and start a new thread.
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Old 28-04-2012, 21:17   #6
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Have just joined and hope I can get in touch with some people that can help with a few questions,
I am planning a trip up to Princess Charlotte Bay from the Gold Coast.
I have been told that there is a boat in Princess Charlotte Bay calling itself "The Ship Shop", wher you can get some general provisions, I'm told it services the trawlers.
Can anyone confirm this for me.

Cheers
Hi Dennis welcome I am sure you will enjoy this forum !!! Re Princess Charlotte bay I had a bit of a laugh at the "the ship shop" sorry mate its a bit remote for that but there is the regular ( every 2 weeks) barge that supplies the trawlers this stops at Flinders Islands and will bring your supplies if you have them delivered to the barge in Cairns also you can get fuel if they have spare. It would be best if you called into "Sea Swift" office in Cairns on your way through and sorted it out with them. If you also call into Woolworths in Cairns and work out how you will get an order to them and how you will pay. Normally you can just shop online but unless you have sat connection for email the last tower and connection is at Cape Flattery well south.

Do remember that you are going to a very remote area but have fun it is great fishing and great crabbing and huge CROCs cheers Jacko
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Old 29-04-2012, 19:09   #7
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Thanks Jacko, I thought the Ship Shop sounded a bit too good to be true but you just never know these days - you have to qualify everything you hear dont you.
I will do some homework on the Woolies/ Barge thing, sounds like a plan to me.
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I am envious. The Ozzie coast from Brisbane to points north is awesome. I sailed twice to Australia, and it's hard to believe how many great destinations there are going up the sunshine coast and the great barrier reef. Too much to do and too little time. I have never seen as many whales as along the Ozzie coast. You are a lucky sailor.
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Old 30-04-2012, 00:40   #9
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Hi David,

Had a look at your website, looks to me like you have nothing to be envious about, boy have you seen some country,
This will be the longest trip we have made in this boat and we are really looking forward to it. I will post a few comments along the way, maybe you might catch them, thanks for your response, I will do some more reading of your website journals.

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You will have a great trip. Move when the weather is favorable and hunker down with a big anchor when the weather is unfavorable. I remember the big currents in many of the anchorages as we headed north from Mooloolaba, and my seventy pound Beugle ancor made it a much more enjoyable trip. Fraser Island is awesome as long as your anchor holds when the current switches and runs fast.
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Old 01-05-2012, 17:47   #11
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Great advice, I have a 15kg Manson that holds exceptionally well (we are only 32ft), and we have no specific agenda so if the weather is not favorable we will be staying put for as long as it takes. With regard to Fraser Island, I know that area pretty well and you are spot on with the current, it fairly rips though the Sandy Straits at times, but what a beautiful part of Australia it is. I hope you had enough time to do some 4x4 driving across the Island, it is truly awesome. If not you will just have to come back and have a look.

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Great advice, I have a 15kg Manson that holds exceptionally well (we are only 32ft), and we have no specific agenda so if the weather is not favorable we will be staying put for as long as it takes. With regard to Fraser Island, I know that area pretty well and you are spot on with the current, it fairly rips though the Sandy Straits at times, but what a beautiful part of Australia it is. I hope you had enough time to do some 4x4 driving across the Island, it is truly awesome. If not you will just have to come back and have a look.

Cheers and thanks for your input

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This is our Defender 130 that we used to tour the Red Center of Australia. We made a 10,000 km trip to the outback, and this picture is in Finke Gorge National Park. We still have the Land Rover in storage in Mooloolaba awaiting more adventures down under.

We never took the ferry across the Sandy Straits to Fraser Island in our Land Rover. We ran out of time, and we had to choose between the Red Center of Australia and other destinations like Fraser Island.

I hope to sail back to Australia, and get the Land Rover Defender over to Fraser. Too much to do and too little time.
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My wife Pam and I are also keen travelers and have been right around Australia and nearly all places within, we actually took 12months off in 1995 and did 45000km with 4x4 Landcruiser and 21ft Caravan seeing just about every corner of this great land, we just love our country especially the outback, we have our boat down here on the Gold Coast but the reason for this trip is so we can base the boat in Cairns and then move around the country again mixing Sailing with caravaning and keeping our home base on the Gold Coast.
Its an exciting plan and as we now have a grand daughter in Mount Isa it gives us a reason (as if we need one) to get out and about.
When you come back to Australia we would love to have a beer with you and pass on a few must see places we know about.

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My wife Pam and I are also keen travelers and have been right around Australia and nearly all places within, we actually took 12months off in 1995 and did 45000km with 4x4 Landcruiser and 21ft Caravan seeing just about every corner of this great land, we just love our country especially the outback, we have our boat down here on the Gold Coast but the reason for this trip is so we can base the boat in Cairns and then move around the country again mixing Sailing with caravaning and keeping our home base on the Gold Coast.
Its an exciting plan and as we now have a grand daughter in Mount Isa it gives us a reason (as if we need one) to get out and about.
When you come back to Australia we would love to have a beer with you and pass on a few must see places we know about.

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That sounds like a plan. Your move to Cairns will be a great base from which to operate. And Mount Isa is within striking distance as well. Good on you mate.

Congratulations on the round OZ trip. I want to make the same trip.

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