steep point trip Sep-Oct 2017

Hey guys,
was looking at heading to steep point in september-october from karratha with a mate some time this year ( 2017 ) have a few Q's. Want to take my boat a 460 quintrex renegade sc ally trailer. any thoughts on towing something like this? launching sites ( any tips ) and the big one weather that time of year?? i know it will be windy from what i have heard. and any bad or good experiences ? have read alot of forums but want to get the latest info or direction to a good link maybey!?!
thanks in advance for any info guys, i know its a very broad subject!




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Thu, 2017-04-13 13:59

It is usually windy at that time of the year, SE winds of 15-20 knots in the morning turning SW 20-25+ knots in the afternoon. These tradewinds start blowing around mid August and continue through to the end of February mid March with only small breaks in between, if you are lucky you may catch one of the quiet periods. A place to look for past records is to go on the BOM radar site and double click on Denham or Carnarvon to get the data you need

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Thanks canarvonite! some good

Thu, 2017-04-13 15:18

Thanks canarvonite! some good info i will look into!!
seen a few of your posts helping other guys out cheers again!



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Camp setups

Sat, 2017-04-15 21:32

Any hot tips for camping at Steep Point?
Anything that should definitely be taken?
Things not to take?
I’m not talking about the obvious like beer and bog paper, but are good tarps required for wind protection etc.
Also what does everybody do for fridges and freezers? Are chest freezers and generators the go?
Or does everybody just have good 12v setups?


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Steel tent pegs

Sat, 2017-04-15 23:50

We camped at Shelter bay last time and the ground was hard, used star pickets, were the only thing we could drive into the ground that wouldn't bend or break.

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Cordless drill

Sun, 2017-04-16 05:16

 I carry a drill with a masonry drill bit to put tent pegs in ..... Quick !!!!! When I was staying at Denham a lot saw  me throw the tent up so quick they want to borrow the drill ......

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Sand bags

Sun, 2017-04-16 17:06

 We take sandbags as well as tent pegs. Cant always get pegs into the ground or the wind keeps pulling them out. If you do use pegs make sure they are large .

Cordless drill as said above, great for fixing stuff too, ( with a few tech screws )

For towing, make sure every bolt on the trailer is tight and I double nut every single one. Still had a few come loose. Make sure the boat can not move around or you will wreck the hull, with the corrigation on the road in .

That time of year is windy as said above, but can still fish quite a few spots, the best thing is , it is prob the quietest time of the year without all the crowds .



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What about the beers?

Sun, 2017-04-16 18:31

Awesome guys thanks for your help,
but Kempy and myself are still seeking some advice about the most important topic.
how does everybody keep the beers and the fish cold?
we are thinking a generator running a large Waeco and a medium sized deep freezer.


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 A generator is a must, power

Wed, 2017-04-19 08:38

 A generator is a must, power for everything.

3 x Engel, 240v 100l Freezer,  lights, kettle, phone charging, can all be done on a 2Kva.

Sand bags are just too easy, better than pegs, and there is no shortage of sand.

Sunscreen, mozzie nets, bug spray and snorkel mask and flipper, the free diving is exeptional.