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Strahan, Tasmanaia

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Created by Meg1122 9 months ago, 17 Feb 2017
Meg1122
QLD, 285 posts
17 Feb 2017 7:56PM
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I'm moving to Tassie some time this year, wondering what sailing and who sails out of Strahan, I'll be based at Queenstown.

Donk107
TAS, 1689 posts
18 Feb 2017 12:49AM
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Hi Meg

Are you locked into living at Queenstown or or would somewhere else in Tassie be a option

Regards Don

Meg1122
QLD, 285 posts
18 Feb 2017 5:33AM
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Just Queenstown for now.

Donk107
TAS, 1689 posts
18 Feb 2017 9:14AM
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Hi Meg

I have been there a couple of times over the years but have never done any sailing there

When you look on the Navionic online charts in Macquarie Harbour there is a large area of water with a decent depth so it looks ok for sailing and then you have the West Coast at you door step as well

I was talking to a bloke a few years ago from Launceston and he leaves his boat in Hobart and drives down to go sailing because he believed the sailing grounds were better down he so that could also be a option if Stahan was no good for you

Regards Don

rumblefish
TAS, 543 posts
20 Feb 2017 1:56PM
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As far as I know there is no racing there but might be some cruising/leisure boats based out of there

lydia
338 posts
22 Feb 2017 5:41AM
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Buy a motor cruiser.
Either no wind so you motor or too much wind and so you anchor up.
And it rains quite a bit.
However possibly to last great Australian cruising ground which has not been done to death. Save for the Gordon river part.

Meg1122
QLD, 285 posts
22 Feb 2017 6:25PM
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Not really much of a motor sailor person, might end up sailing a Laser, always wanted to try this :) or just have some fun on a Hobie cat, or might buy something small and trailerable to bob around on, I don't really care as long as I'm out on the water and I can sail a bit, get a bit of peace xx.

EC31
NSW, 244 posts
22 Feb 2017 9:13PM
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Small and trailerable would give you so many options. Solves the problem of sailing around the coast, plus you can explore some of the amazing places in Macquarie harbour.

Lasers are hard work and no fun if there are no other Lasers around.

aus005
TAS, 433 posts
23 Feb 2017 7:01AM
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Remember this is tassies west coast usually 4 seasons in the one day

rumblefish
TAS, 543 posts
23 Feb 2017 7:31AM
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EC31 said..
Small and trailerable would give you so many options. Solves the problem of sailing around the coast, plus you can explore some of the amazing places in Macquarie harbour.

Lasers are hard work and no fun if there are no other Lasers around.


Agree with the Laser point. If you want a single handed dinghy to sail in Tassie buy a Sabre.

Cheap buying, comfy to sail and good fleets in Hobart and Deviot if you want to trailer it somewhere for fleet racing

GKandCC
NSW, 116 posts
23 Feb 2017 12:17PM
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aus005 said..
Remember this is tassies west coast usually 4 seasons in the one day


Yeah, and most of those four seasons are wintery!

Donk107
TAS, 1689 posts
23 Feb 2017 8:31PM
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aus005 said..
Remember this is tassies west coast usually 4 seasons in the one day



That is a bit unfair

On average it changes about every eight minutes

I once looked out the front window and it is a beautiful day and ask my wife if she wants to go for a sail and she looks out the back window and says no because it is raining

Regards Don

aus005
TAS, 433 posts
24 Feb 2017 6:50AM
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HAAA yes donk it is very changeable the west coast weather turn around twice and its a different day raining cats and dogs then burn your eyes out.



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