How much water to launch at Balla Balla

 Hi Guys,


Does anyone know how much water you nead to launch at Balla Balla Min Tide level for a 6m ali



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Be very careful of the Mud, i

Sat, 2013-03-23 14:17

Be very careful of the Mud, i would only launch, on the High Tide.

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Springs or neaps?On the

Sat, 2013-03-23 15:20

Springs or neaps?

On the springs you may have to go through a bit of slushie mud to reach the "mud ramp".  If the tides are springs I would use the rock ramp and need to be pretty close to high or at least half.... if that makes sense


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30 miles from samson

Sat, 2013-03-23 15:35

if you are unsure, or dont want to shake your boat to shit on that track, less time by sea from samson and awesome ramp. safe to leave car there as well.


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About 3m

Sun, 2013-03-24 07:39

of tide plus, the rock ramp is a shallow slope but at the end is mud and then the drop off into deeper water.  If you time that one right you can go down the rock ramp, keep your front wheels on the rocks, traler and back wheels on the mud, launch the boat.  For a retrieval wait for water to come up to end of rocks, just park with both wheels on the rock and winch boat onto trailer, but end of trailer might be a bit high as ramp is shallow.

For the mud ramp further over, walk the path to it first to make sure its not just crusted over.  Best time is about 2 days into start of neaps as the top area doesn't get covered in seawater and dries out then you can get across to mud/shell ramp which is steeper and better.  From there you can launch and retrieve just about anytime, just keep your wheels on the shell parts and walk it first.  Be careful of the drop off at the end if the tide is low.  If its too low or tide is on the way out, leaving where you need to be wet, just wait for tide to turn, it will dry out a bit and then retrieve.  Putting in is generally easier as there is no weight on the trailer.  Make sure you park you car and trailer on high ground and lock up for obvious reasons.  There is often a guy there camped near the rock ramp with a converted minibus, his name is Terry and he will look after your car and trailer if you ask him and park it near his camp.  Just give him a fish and a beer, he's a great guy.  The road in is now generally well maintained (unless there has been rain in which case do not attempt it).

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+1Spot on Wagyl 

Wed, 2013-03-27 10:51


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 thanks for all the advice,

Sun, 2013-03-24 16:31

 thanks for all the advice, sounds like a rec mission is in order first to get the lay of the land

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just tell us what day you are

Sun, 2013-03-24 17:36

just tell us what day you are going and we give you a time to launch!