Early morning boat retrieval

Early morning boat retrieval

26 degree water, beautiful.

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Sharks?

Mon, 2008-06-02 17:05

Looks awsome though. Where are you ATM BJ? Exi or further north?.......Maxy.......

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Jaws theme

Mon, 2008-06-02 17:14

I'd be fibbing if I said the thought didn't cross my mind but there pretty well fed up this way Maxy. This i do know because I've lost some good fish to the buggars.

I'm based in Onslow Maxy. I spent the night camped down at Long Island.

John

I head a little FURTHER NORTH each year,
Leave the cities behind, out of sight of mind,
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Based?

Mon, 2008-06-02 17:59

like working out from there or just on holidays from there? Will you be there when we all get there in 2 weeks?.......Maxy.......

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I had to do that

Mon, 2008-06-02 18:00

Last year on thevenard for a couple of days until the tosser managment told me there was a dingy we could borrow!!

To all the virgins..............Thanks for nothing!

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So

Mon, 2008-06-02 18:02

I assume when you come back from the days fishing it's low tide and in the mornings is high hence having to swim out? Why can't you have an extra long rope to the high tide line?.......Maxy.......

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Mooring Boat

Mon, 2008-06-02 19:21

Hey John when we moored our boats at Long we anchored the boat with a huge Sand Anchor and had another rope from the rear of the boat running back to the beach tied to a couple of star pickets. It was easy dragging yourself along the rope and the boat was always pointed out to sea.

Kev

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Are the star pickets always

Mon, 2008-06-02 19:47

Are the star pickets always there or take you own. Depending on the weather I may spend a few nights over there myself when we are up there next week. 

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BYO Everything

Mon, 2008-06-02 20:08

And take it all away with you when you leave Noha.

John

I head a little FURTHER NORTH each year,
Leave the cities behind, out of sight of mind,
.......

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Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch and SOR at Oceanside Tackle & Marine!

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Faith in the anchor

Mon, 2008-06-02 20:04

Yeah there was another boat there that had the rope coming off the rear.

However having spoken to a guy (Darryl Hitchen) who used to run charters based at Long Island out of a 8 metre ali using a single anchor arrangement, I went with the same setup that he used for many a year without incident. 30lb Manson Plough Anchor, 3m 12mm chain, 12mm shackles wired shut and 25metres of 18mm nylon rope (3500kg breaking strain). Very expensive initially ($400), but good piece of mind when your asleep at night.

The water is 3-4metres deep with a nice sandy bottom. Depending on predicted winds you can anchor/camp on either side of the southern end of the island.

Boat had swung out that far because of the morning easterly (in the evening it was 50 metres closer to the beach).

Great place that I'll be visiting a lot more in the future.

John

I head a little FURTHER NORTH each year,
Leave the cities behind, out of sight of mind,
.......

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Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch and SOR at Oceanside Tackle & Marine!

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have a similar set up to

Tue, 2008-06-03 12:17

aaaaaaaaa.jpghave a similar set up to what john has .plenty of chain is the key to a good nights sleep .i quite often use 2 anchors .1 sand 1 reef pick both of the front of the boat.if the boat does drag you can be pretty confident the sand anchor will end up caught in reef not far from the origanal anchor point. big john theres plenty of cheeap blow up canoes on ebay .they make great tenders always in it just the depth that varies

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Invasion

Tue, 2008-06-03 12:30

Looks like a pirate boarding party. Get the photo next time Mitch with the knife between the teeth for added authenticity.:)

John

I head a little FURTHER NORTH each year,
Leave the cities behind, out of sight of mind,
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Great way to wake up for the

Tue, 2008-06-03 12:46

Great way to wake up for the day.  A nice relaxing swim out to the tubSmile

As to anchoring - Sarca - won't go anywhere.  Check their website.

Cheers Pete