Originally Posted by Big Macca
Too shallow? Great for cats, though! There's a visitor's mooring off Shoal Bay in Port Stephens that's so shallow we could hear the seagrass swishing against the hulls at low tide.
Well, I did say "keel boats" or such! But really, even though there are some boats (cats or centerboarders) which can utilize that mooring, it's kinda a bad usage of public funds to not put the mooring where all can safely use it. There's no advantage to anyone to put it where it is now.
And last time I checked, one (maybe two) of the three moorings off Nelson Head
in Pt. Stephens was also in pretty close to the beach and in shallow water
And while I have my whinger's hat on, folks seem to view them as long term solutions to their mooring problems, and stay on them for days on end. Now in Towlers bay and the two courtesy (24hour) moorings have been occupied by the same two boats for the three days that I have been here (anchored), and no sign of departure.