boat launching in Broome

Only 4 weeks away from heading to Broome for 2 weeks.

I understand is beach launching up there but where is the most suitable spot to launch a glass boat.

Don't fancy running up on a beach full of rocks

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It's all pretty average.

Fri, 2023-04-07 17:07

It's all pretty average. Entrance point and slipway ramps face in 2 different directions but good idea to have a look at low tide so you can get a good idea of where all the hazards are. 
Id be very cautious if there is any chance of the wind coming up for the retrieve part. Can be downright dangerous there. 
Appalling that such a major town doesn't have any decent facilities.

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Cheers for that. Definitely

Fri, 2023-04-07 17:21

Cheers for that. Definitely worth checking out the ramp at low tide . Don't fancy putting a rock through the hull

They have got a planned ramp in the drawing stage , weather it goes ahead or not who knows

 

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 I've launched a 6.6

Fri, 2023-04-07 19:35

 I've launched a 6.6 trailcraft out from cable Beach. Sand is hard but a third wheel is needed, recover is no problem we pulled it out with a snatch strap. No rocks! Park well above high tide.  Launching near the wharf has a few rocks and more tide dependent,  best way to get into Dampier Creek though.

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 As dodgy said Entrance point

Sat, 2023-04-08 07:35

 As dodgy said Entrance point off the beach but be wary of the wind and incoming tide as it can be hard to hold a boat if windy and soft sand can catch you out on spring tides if incoming. The other ramp (west) at entrance may be better for a glass boat but the current can push you around a bit. Gantheame point is too shallow for launching a glass boat. Everything seems to have gone quiet up here regarding our shit facilities and what they are proposing is an absolute joke that will make it even harder to launch and retreive. 

I won't be here when it finally happens.

Message me when you get here Russ and will give you some info.

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Cheers.  Will do .

Sat, 2023-04-08 09:23

Cheers.  Will do .

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 I've been involved in

Tue, 2023-04-11 12:27

 I've been involved in launching and retrieving a few times from Entrance Point and also retrieving from the slipway ramp. Just be very mindful of the wind Russ as it makes it bloody tricky at times.

I believe the funds were lined up for a proper ramp but there was some issue and the funds built a lovely marina that is not used enough at Augusta. Only basing this on what I've heard.

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 Augusta gets as busy as any

Tue, 2023-04-11 19:11

 Augusta gets as busy as any other ramps on the good days,especially holiday seasons.plus there's the pro boats that work out of there.quiet days are usually due to the good old southern ocean getting angry with its 4m+ swells and a 30 knot breeze to go with it

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 Fair enough Bodgy. I've only

Wed, 2023-04-12 11:03

 Fair enough Bodgy. I've only been there a couple of times and it looked like a bloody good facility without a lot of boats. I'll take it from someone who knows!

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 Politics in play Dave labour

Tue, 2023-04-11 18:04

 Politics in play Dave labour member here not down there at the time.That was 10 years ago. What is proposed now is just straight out a bandaid that will be bloody dangerous with the tides and prevailing wings all year around. A lot of negative groups that want Broome to be a backwater for ever but they have a lot of say as to what happens up this way.

Not going to worry me as out of here in a few months and sold the big boat a few years ago now, as I was over the expense of wrecking a car every year or so. The 3.7 cartopper works for me nowadays. 

It is sad as this is a world class fishery with a huge potential.

Will point Russ in the right direction when he is here.

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Heading

Tue, 2023-04-11 18:08

 Where are you heading?

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 Alos a bit annoying when you

Wed, 2023-04-12 11:05

 Alos a bit annoying when you go on a charter and have to beach launch and retrieve the boat!

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 Bridgetown to freeze my arse

Wed, 2023-04-12 05:34

 Bridgetown to freeze my arse off. Head back up for run off then who knows for winter.

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 Great town, have spent some

Wed, 2023-04-12 08:00

 Great town, have spent some time down there. God's country.

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Treechange

Wed, 2023-04-12 10:17

Very good. 

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 Be a bit different fishing

Wed, 2023-04-12 10:55

 Be a bit different fishing wise but thats part of the fun. Time to explore a different part of this great state.

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 Don't forget your beanie

Wed, 2023-04-12 08:08

 Don't forget your beanie mate,balmy 12 degrees forecast on Friday 

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 After 25 years up here thats

Wed, 2023-04-12 08:54

 After 25 years up here thats the one thing I'm not looking forward to, but time for a change( over wet seasons) and spend a bit more time with family down that way.

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 Fishing for trout in the

Wed, 2023-04-12 11:07

 Fishing for trout in the rivers and streams in that area is one of my favourite things to do. Those who do it regularly and get local knowledge do bloody well.

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