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Old 03-04-2021, 17:44   #1
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Heads up for anchoring in OZ

Behind Gabo island on the Eastern side about half way along,
There is a big flat rock up on the cliffs,
If you have good eyes, There is a fence on the left of it going up the hill,
There is a reef about 100 yards off the cliffs that has excellent holding for anchoring,
The current is running offshore all the time, So you cant hit the cliffs,
Coming from the west, Go past Gabo about five miles and come back along the beach,
The waves beside Gabo light house are horrendous and from different directions,
This is only for bad weather coming from the west,
Both Yachts and Multihulls,

For Multihulls only, Towamba River, Kiah Inlet, Off Twofolds Bay at Eden, NSW,
Its quiet and peacefull with no wind and no waves,
100 Metres inside the inlet, 10 feet deep, Plenty of room to swing on anchor with the current,
Its quite shallow coming thru the entrance, about 4 feet, Low tide,
Ive been here 3 weeks,

Cheers Brian,
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Re: Heads up for anchoring in OZ

good tips, thanks

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Old 04-04-2021, 14:01   #3
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Re: Heads up for anchoring in OZ

The river goes a long way up there. It is a fun dinghy trip (for those of us whose mother boat's draft excludes us from the river).
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Old 04-04-2021, 14:58   #4
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Just asking for a friend?

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Old 04-04-2021, 16:44   #5
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The river goes a long way up there. It is a fun dinghy trip (for those of us whose mother boat's draft excludes us from the river).
Good mooring for yachts behind the Timber Chip wharfe, Protected from most winds and seas surges,
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Have anchored there before waiting out a southerly to move through delivering a boat to Brighton from Lake Macquarie. Nice spot.
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Just asking for a friend?

latest i heard they call it garbage patch.
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Nice photos! Thanks!

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Just asking for a friend?

You mean there’s somewhere else?
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No... Somewhere offshore is about it.
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I recently observed this beautiful and fascinating place from the land. From the 1850’s to the 1920’s it was a very productive whaling station. It was run by three generations of the Davidson family and there timber house is still on the southern shore.. The history of this whaling industry is fascinating and well illustrated in the nearby whaling museum in Eden.
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Nice one , Brian-I often speculated re Gabo anchorage. Your pilotage is appreciated for next passage south. Cheers,Bob
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We from Tasmania might describe our lovely Island as Down Under Down Under!
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Hi Chris Liquid Insanity here stuck in Iluka, do you know where that is?
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