Have seen some steep ramps in my time!

But this one tops my list of incredibly steep.......would never even consider it in anything less than a  fourby, you must have negligable swell .....yet this is on the Great Ocean Road a little east of Port Campbell (and that is another story as they use a crane to lift boats in and out) and hence on the Southern Ocean.  Two boats had braved the conditions when we were there and the Southerly was just building up......stuff that for a game of soldiers!

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 certainly not a ramp for the

Fri, 2018-01-05 17:19

 certainly not a ramp for the novice, 

remember seeing on tv about a few places they use a crane to launch boats off the dock. 

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I think I remember seeing that ramp

Fri, 2018-01-05 18:11

 Did the great ocean rd about 10 years ago. Awesome road trip!

there was a single lane small little narrow ramp that was near the end of the coastal section. Not all that far from a place called Kingston. 

I remember Kingston because they must catch heaps of crays down that way! They sold fresh crayfish sanagas at the servo, and there was a photo of a 5.1kg crayfish on the wall. 

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 If you had  seen the boats

Fri, 2018-01-05 18:57

 If you had  seen the boats required to fish that area,weather and swell change in a flick of the eye.A matching truck 4x4 to pull it out a no brainer.It would only be for locals who don't have to travel far.

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Look out here we come

Fri, 2018-01-05 21:34

If things go pear shape you are going to be launching your boat at 100kph.

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 Is that the Princetown ramp

Sat, 2018-01-06 05:29

 Is that the Princetown ramp Sunshine?

 

Scano..... Kingston is back in my neck of the woods.....

 

Kingston basically marks the start of the Cooroong, the cray sample has always been big there, 5.2 is a decent cray but by no means as big as they get back that way....

 

Although Kingston has been renowned for the larger sample of crays the best country is Beachport/Southend area IMO, we used to drop net for crays on the flattest hottest days during summer.

 

6 big nets, when its clear you set the ledges even in the shallowest of water, when its still dirty you just set em up a bit deeper with the sounder, wait half an hour and go reep the rewards....

 

13 sized crays was the most I ever pulled from one net!!

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 my old stomping grounds i

Sat, 2018-01-06 09:10

 my old stomping grounds i lived in timboon for 20 yrs thats about 20mins inland from port cambell, my mate runs his cray buisness of port used that crain every day,good squid of the pier just on dark use a squid barb and slide a pillchard on under a float with about 2mtr leader.good gummys of london bridge also but need line gaff to get them up,the ramp is preety steep tho you can drive down and turn around on the sand at the bottom to the right its preety firm laaunched at this ramp many of times with holden colorado and 5mtr quintrex...if you are looking for a few nights accommodation let me no my old girl runs a b+b in scotts creek,i was just back there myself bagged out on the yabbies...enjoy sunshine

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 That place always stuck in

Sun, 2018-01-07 13:49

 That place always stuck in my mind to, only looked at the ramp on the way along the coast but will always remember boat bay.  Got a shock after seeing all the vertical cliffs, jagged rocks and big swells, then saw a sign saying boat ramp, had to stop and look.

Do a search on google maps if you want to find it, in the image theres about 9 cars with boat trailers in the park and looked like a beautiful day

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 Surge.... My nickname

Mon, 2018-01-08 06:09

 Surge....

 

My nickname Timboon comes from working in the area on a 3D siesmic survey back in the day...

 

We were based out of Peterborough but covered most of that area and tried to have on off the wood in most of the little towns around there ( hence the name Timboon after a session in Timboon )

 

We were working for Ray Willox, it was probably around the year 2000.

 

Good part of the world that is forsure....

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 haha funny you say that,i

Mon, 2018-01-08 16:01

 haha funny you say that,i did see you name on here a few times i thought your real name must of been TIM BOON haha,

yeah its a top little area back that way ive had lots of big nights at that pub xmas eve puts on a good show...

are you still doing the same job now?

if you need and spray painting or panel beating done give me a holla got me own buisness in rockingham.........

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 haha funny you say that,i

Mon, 2018-01-08 16:01

 haha funny you say that,i did see you name on here a few times i thought your real name must of been TIM BOON haha,

yeah its a top little area back that way ive had lots of big nights at that pub xmas eve puts on a good show...

are you still doing the same job now?

if you need and spray painting or panel beating done give me a holla got me own buisness in rockingham.........