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Pancake creek mooring bouys

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Created by oldboyracer Friday, 12 Oct 2018
oldboyracer
NSW, 189 posts
Friday , 12 Oct 2018 5:51AM
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They have recently installed six permanent mooring bouys at pancake creek , two out the front and four just after you enter the back section. After a fast sail from Gladstone single handed and a rough ride in with a runout tide I decided to grab one , big mistake. The bouys have a strop on them suitable for a very big boat , the length would have to be 5 or 6 metres .So if your boat likes to do circle work around the anchor when the wind and tides are opposite the bouy likes to bash on the side of the hull or pop under the boat ,I have a full keel , my mate on a cav 32 had the line catch on his keel . They would be great for a big cruiser or larger yacht , rated to 34 knots and 15 metre vessel ( from memory) or a toy like mine in calm conditions. I moved out the back to anchor and discovered that navionics tide information is vastly different to the tide charts , I'm still floating so navionics in this case was correct

boty
QLD, 408 posts
Friday , 12 Oct 2018 7:41AM
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i was there after gladstone race when they were surveying for them we were anchored right where they were going to lay one so at least they are in the right spot

Eastcoasters
QLD, 16 posts
Tuesday , 16 Oct 2018 8:45AM
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Good to hear about the moorings. The more the better. Pancake Creek has good holding but once you get in the back section there arent to many deeper spots for keel boats if there is more than half a dozen boats in there.



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