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Lake George Photos 31-01-12

Created by sailquik > 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012
sailquik
VIC, 3230 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012 13:37
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I took a low cost water resistant camera out for a sail. Sat in the middle and tried to get a few pictures. The lens fogged a bit so the quality is average but it gives you some idea.

Wading into the lake the water was literally glassy. This was in 15-20 knots of wind!!!



Another shot



I sat 3/4 of the way across and shot a few passers by. This was the really rough part of the lake! Kato and Kim approach





Looking downwind





Now I'm a Gybe mark Kato!





Spotty has me in his sights



Nice Gybe Spotty!



Thumbs Up! Choco and Kato. It isn't that deep. They are standing up to their knees in soft mud!



Is this just a Mirage?








evets
WA, 670 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012 11:39
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Thanks for the photos Daffy, I have been following the srite ups and speeds with great interest. Apart from the mud it sounds excellent.

hardie
WA, 3830 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012 11:53
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Aha, looks magic, so jealous

Aus06
SA, 220 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012 15:39
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A couple of shots from the rigging area looking out to the lake...




sick_em_rex
NSW, 1567 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012 16:34
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great shots Daffy, making me very jealous there

kato
VIC, 1955 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012 22:11
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The drive in Day 1



Sand tracks to promised land



Daffy



Dawn day 2



Left overs



Limestone,very hard and pointy. Don,t hit again



Middle island



Daffy



Daffy making Alpha,s



choco
SA, 3115 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012 21:50
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kato said...



The drive in Day 1



Sand tracks to promised land



Daffy



Dawn day 2



Left overs



Limestone,very hard and pointy. Don,t hit again



Middle island



Daffy



hmm looks like choco lol





red
VIC, 682 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012 22:21
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thank god there's only one photo of you head Kato!

sailquik
VIC, 3230 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012 23:19
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I think you are correct Choco. If it was me there would be more spray!

mineral1
WA, 4281 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012 20:31
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Jimbobs own backyard I get withdrawal symtoms every time somebody post a photo.
Lucky lad and its a ripper of a spot.

YP1
SA, 88 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012 23:18
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I posted some photos on the New NM record from lake George thread as well

firiebob
WA, 2696 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012 22:31
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Big thanks for the photos guys

Spotty
VIC, 796 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 01:42
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Some pics of us smoking over the weed Start Drooling Speed Freaks,

Sailed a whole session and did not even see kato, don't crash out here either its a painful slog back in knee hi sludge/mud with weed on top.



Some would SA has always been renowned for quality weed, but this is ridiculous, feeling pretty HI here :), brought some home to grow and find a unused lake.



When, and where to gybe? the choice is easy...



Time to make Rooster Tail spray again....



Time to Pull the Rip Cord and let it GO!!! for another mile....



Strap to Strap gybing heaven on the Holy Cheese, or is it a carpet of Sponge below




boardboy
QLD, 553 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 01:00
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They are super sweet pics. What a grat sailing location, can't wait to sail the lake!

Nice strap to strap gybe too!

hardie
WA, 3830 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012 23:01
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Saliva dripping on my keyboard

choco
SA, 3115 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 07:38
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great pics Guys!! Spotty awesome shots from your mast mounted camera, now people will get an idea what Lake George is about.

sick_em_rex
NSW, 1567 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 10:23
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Fantastic Spotty, that gave a great perspective.

ka43
NSW, 2538 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 10:34
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Drool!!!!!!!!!!

How much farther is the lake from Sandy Pt??

PJCiesa
SA, 72 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 11:16
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Spotty what brand gear did you use to take the snaps? Love to know:-)

lelos12345
NSW, 453 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 12:39
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Nice pics boys !!
I like the way no one mentioned how shallow it looks.. how dangerous it is and turned the post into a negative, it must only happen to me.
funny people from NSW will want to travel all that way wen theres at least 3 places just as good much closer but there too dangerous LOL
good to see ya smiling faces boys :_)
no wind in nsw just lots of rain shame we cant power a rainsurfer I'd be cracking 45 for sure !! ha ha
have fun !! live life keep smiling

AG1
NSW, 24 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 13:00
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Ditto!!!! Leo

Kimba
SA, 448 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 13:44
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lelos12345 said...

Nice pics boys !!
I like the way no one mentioned how shallow it looks.. how dangerous it is and turned the post into a negative, it must only happen to me.
funny people from NSW will want to travel all that way wen theres at least 3 places just as good much closer but there too dangerous LOL
good to see ya smiling faces boys :_)
no wind in nsw just lots of rain shame we cant power a rainsurfer I'd be cracking 45 for sure !! ha ha
have fun !! live life keep smiling


It is a very safe spot Leo as there are only rocks near islands and the weed and mud are at least 50cm in the shallowest places you sail. Only real problem is keeping your eye on other sailors

Grreat photos all...Didn't know you were that artistic Kato!

sick_em_rex
NSW, 1567 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 17:05
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lelos12345 said...

Nice pics boys !!
I like the way no one mentioned how shallow it looks.. how dangerous it is and turned the post into a negative, it must only happen to me.
funny people from NSW will want to travel all that way wen theres at least 3 places just as good much closer but there too dangerous LOL
good to see ya smiling faces boys :_)
no wind in nsw just lots of rain shame we cant power a rainsurfer I'd be cracking 45 for sure !! ha ha
have fun !! live life keep smiling


Leo, you know there is a BIG difference between this place and where you have been sailing. The bottom of Lake George, as is well documented by all who have sailed there, is weed and soft deep mud. Your spots are weed and sand bottomed and a lot less forgiving. I think if you read the posts almost everyone has mentioned how shallow it is. This is no more graphically illustrated than Spotty's pics above.
No one is negative about where you have been sailing, people are just looking out for your wellbeing when you are pushing the boundaries a little. You kind of contradict yourself above saying there are 3 places just as good and closer than Lake George BUT you say they are more dangerous. That's exactly why we don't sail them!
Sorry to thread hijack, I still would love to sail there one day

AUS1111
WA, 2166 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 15:38
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Spotty said...



...., don't crash out here either its a painful slog back in knee hi sludge/mud with weed on top.






I wish you told me that before I went out

I had the two hour trudge back to the car with the wreckage...but it was still a great day

kato
VIC, 1955 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 18:41
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AUS1111 said...

Spotty said...



...., don't crash out here either its a painful slog back in knee hi sludge/mud with weed on top.






I wish you told me that before I went out


I had the two hour trudge back to the car with the wreckage...but it was still a great day



And the wreakage is still on the island. I forgot to get it

Gestalt
QLD, 11647 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 18:04
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awesome photos,

i'd be too scared. it looks shallow

AUS1111
WA, 2166 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 16:24
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Gestalt said...

awesome photos,

i'd be too scared. it looks shallow


There's nothing to hit!

It's difficult to imagine another substance on Earth that would slow you down more gently and safely.

Extracting yourself, however, is another matter entirely...

tony wyn
VIC, 81 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 23:09
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Awesome pics guys. Spotty i reckon you get a job with White Caps! Bloody great shots! Nice to see the weed from mast high where it can't grab onto you and hold you prisoner until the next gust. Did a few runs with what can only be described as a "Hawiian Grass Skirt" weed dress on. Very becoming. Glad there were was no cameras around then. Soooooo keen to go back. How often do the planets line up and make it all work?
Cheers Tony

Gestalt
QLD, 11647 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 22:32
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aus1111. that's good to know.

i love the photo of spotty, screaming along at 40+ knots and what's goingthrough his mind.....

ummm i wonder what the head of the sail is doing, i might just have a quick look.

either that or he has wind.

Kimba
SA, 448 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2012 23:26
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Jimbob is the expert on the weather cycle but apparently you get 4 seabreeze days in a row every week or so(aligning with approaching highs?), water levels are another concern as this depends on the drains feeding the lake and the winter king tide top-up.



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