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Old 28-02-2010, 00:05   #1
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G'day from Darwin

Hello everyone. Just cruising the web and noticed this site. We have a Catana 42S that we are bringing around from Cairns to Darwin in April.

Darwin offers good access to Asian cruising ground with Bali about 4-5 days away and Singapore 10. There are also many good anchorages in the Northern Territory but the crocs make the swimming a very quick process.
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Old 28-02-2010, 00:54   #2
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G'Day Ian,

Welcome aboard!

Local practice for swimming from your cat in crockie waters is to place a ramp from the water to your bridge deck, then tether a live chook in the helmsman's seat. All the crocks climb up onto the boat to get at the chook, and then you can safely swim.

See... this is the kind of great advice you can get on the CF!

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Old 28-02-2010, 01:05   #3
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Jim and Ann,

Thanks for the advice. Will try it out on the lizards.

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hi Ian from a fellow oz i remember many yrs ago they started putting croc gages in the water around darwin harbour to catch and relocate the crocs are they still doing it
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