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Old 17-02-2013, 02:16   #1
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Hi from Albany Western Australia

Just retired and ready to sail away on my 34 foot yacht RENE. Have sailed in the waters from Shark Bay down to Albany WA for the past 30 years. Now ready to sail accross the Great Australian Bight to the eastern states and beyond, starting this April 2013. The boat is almost ready to go, but having a few issues with the wind vane">Aries Wind Vane steering system when sailing downwind - hope to have it fixed in the next week or so.
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Old 17-02-2013, 02:21   #2
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Welcome to Cruisers Forum, RENE AQ270! We sailed from Adelaide in November 2011, so if we can help with any info of anchorages in that area let us know. Make sure you stop at Kangaroo Island if you can

Good luck with your preparations!
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Old 17-02-2013, 02:41   #3
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Thanks s/v Bass Voyager, we wouldn't miss Kangaroo Island for anything
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Old 17-02-2013, 03:23   #4
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Welcome... Let us know if you are calling into Coffin Bay, will come and see you.
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Old 17-02-2013, 04:04   #5
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Rene.
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Hi Rene..
Welcome to CF... I remember Albany.. stopped for a few days last Nov.. was full off seriously 'HOT' females...
Wotname was worried his boat would not get to Tassie for me tripping on my tongue...
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:23   #8
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Re: Hi from Albany Western Australia

G'Day Rene,

Welcome aboard and keep a lookout for Insatiable II when you get further East.

Good traveling, mate!

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Old 17-02-2013, 16:06   #9
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Re: Hi from Albany Western Australia

Welcome aboard, Rene! Looking at the chart...where on earth is ROO island? The islands of Australia are: Whitsunday, Lizard and Heron (all on the Great Barrier Reef, one of my favorite dive destination)...oh yes, forgot Tasmania! <taking cover, before Aussies start shooting at me!> Mauritz
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Re: Hi from Albany Western Australia

Dont worry Teknav, we dont carry guns in Oz!

Kangaroo Island is Australia's third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia 112 km (70 mi) south-west of Adelaide at the entrance to Gulf St Vincent. Its closest point to the mainland is 13 km (8 mi) off Cape Jervis on the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Kangaroo Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oh, and its a totally wild, awesome place to visit!
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Re: Hi from Albany Western Australia

Welcome aboard, Rene! You are setting out on some of the best Aussie cruising. Plenty of Nature and isolation from the herd.

Best advice we can give you is to stop by our website for some of our cruising notes covering that area. Find the "anchorages" tab. Plenty of good goss there. Wish we could join you. Cheers

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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