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Created by cavalier32 3 months ago, 19 Jun 2017
cavalier32
QLD, 18 posts
19 Jun 2017 8:07AM
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Well the time has come for myself Chris and Sue to to sail from Sydney to Redcliffe, weather permitting, this Thursday.A non stop sail, and if Chris's yacht sails really fast, well something just might have to be done so the cavalier stays in front heading north.
And the looser puts up drinks and cooks dinner that night.lol.

EC31
NSW, 219 posts
19 Jun 2017 8:40AM
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Looks like a good weather pattern for the end of this week. Good luck with your voyage.
I will be a couple of weeks behind you.

cavalier32
QLD, 18 posts
19 Jun 2017 9:26AM
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Hi ec31, keep in touch and we can meet up with you somewhere along the way.

Sectorsteve
NSW, 1919 posts
19 Jun 2017 1:40PM
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enjoy the trip! wont be far behind you hopefully....still waiting for someone to move into house!

Jode5
QLD, 479 posts
19 Jun 2017 5:01PM
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All going to plan we leave Redcliffe 2 weeks today.

cavalier32
QLD, 18 posts
19 Jun 2017 6:22PM
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Hi Jode5, we would all like to meet you somewhere along the way.

DAMA
QLD, 164 posts
19 Jun 2017 6:51PM
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Who else is heading North and what's the final destination?

Jode5
QLD, 479 posts
19 Jun 2017 6:52PM
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Hi Jode5, we would all like to meet you somewhere along the way.


Yes, I am sure we will all catch up somewhere. When we activate our Yellow brick tracker I will post the web address.
john

cavalier32
QLD, 18 posts
19 Jun 2017 8:08PM
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Hi Dama, so far there is 2 yachts, anyone is very welcome to join us and we have no exact destination as we are going for about 6 months

Sectorsteve
NSW, 1919 posts
19 Jun 2017 9:30PM
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I. Lizard island. Then to jervis bay.

Jode5
QLD, 479 posts
28 Jun 2017 8:30PM
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All is looking good to get away next Tuesday and head north. Even the weather gods look to be playing ball. 15 to 20 knot southwesterly. High tide at Wide bay bar is late afternoon, so should make a pleasant day sail from Redcliffe . Is there anybody else heading up to the bar next week?

DAMA
QLD, 164 posts
30 Jun 2017 10:53PM
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All is looking good to get away next Tuesday and head north. Even the weather gods look to be playing ball. 15 to 20 knot southwesterly. High tide at Wide bay bar is late afternoon, so should make a pleasant day sail from Redcliffe . Is there anybody else heading up to the bar next week?


Probably Tuesday week over the bar , and then to the Bunker group.

cisco
QLD, 10018 posts
1 Jul 2017 2:38AM
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So it seems it is the season for the southern birds to fly north for warmer climes.

Here in Bundaberg the urge to migrate is hardly felt with the fair borough of Bundaberg being rated as having the best rated climate in Australia and the 5th best climate in the world based on the least temperature change between summer and winter.

Added to that is the beautiful Burnett River, boasting an all weather entry, multiple anchoring options, full and comprehensive yacht services (sorry, no riggers in town except me) and the cheapest provisioning on the east coast due to the town being the welfare capital of Australia. They say it is the fat arse capital of Australia too and from what I see in the streets it is hard to argue the point.

That all being as it may be, those of the Seabreeze community that have met with my good self on their way north or south can only say that their welcome has been warm, hospitality and logistic support offered genuine and generous.

So if any of you southern birds flying north enter the sacred Burnett River, I expect to hear from you.

Jode5
QLD, 479 posts
1 Jul 2017 6:52AM
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cisco said..
So it seems it is the season for the southern birds to fly north for warmer climes.

Here in Bundaberg the urge to migrate is hardly felt with the fair borough of Bundaberg being rated as having the best rated climate in Australia and the 5th best climate in the world based on the least temperature change between summer and winter.

Added to that is the beautiful Burnett River, boasting an all weather entry, multiple anchoring options, full and comprehensive yacht services (sorry, no riggers in town except me) and the cheapest provisioning on the east coast due to the town being the welfare capital of Australia. They say it is the fat arse capital of Australia too and from what I see in the streets it is hard to argue the point.

That all being as it may be, those of the Seabreeze community that have met with my good self on their way north or south can only say that their welcome has been warm, hospitality and logistic support offered genuine and generous.

So if any of you southern birds flying north enter the sacred Burnett River, I expect to hear from you.


Probably won't catch you on the way up as with the forecast at the moment we will more than likely head from The straights directly to Musgrave. Forecast, 10 to 15kt southwesterly for most of the week.

Sectorsteve
NSW, 1919 posts
1 Jul 2017 8:57AM
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cisco said..
So it seems it is the season for the southern birds to fly north for warmer climes.

Here in Bundaberg the urge to migrate is hardly felt with the fair borough of Bundaberg being rated as having the best rated climate in Australia and the 5th best climate in the world based on the least temperature change between summer and winter.

Added to that is the beautiful Burnett River, boasting an all weather entry, multiple anchoring options, full and comprehensive yacht services (sorry, no riggers in town except me) and the cheapest provisioning on the east coast due to the town being the welfare capital of Australia. They say it is the fat arse capital of Australia too and from what I see in the streets it is hard to argue the point.

That all being as it may be, those of the Seabreeze community that have met with my good self on their way north or south can only say that their welcome has been warm, hospitality and logistic support offered genuine and generous.

So if any of you southern birds flying north enter the sacred Burnett River, I expect to hear from you.



Probably won't catch you on the way up as with the forecast at the moment we will more than likely head from The straights directly to Musgrave. Forecast, 10 to 15kt southwesterly for most of the week.


Very nice

Sectorsteve
NSW, 1919 posts
1 Jul 2017 1:50PM
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Jode5 said..

cisco said..
So it seems it is the season for the southern birds to fly north for warmer climes.

Here in Bundaberg the urge to migrate is hardly felt with the fair borough of Bundaberg being rated as having the best rated climate in Australia and the 5th best climate in the world based on the least temperature change between summer and winter.

Added to that is the beautiful Burnett River, boasting an all weather entry, multiple anchoring options, full and comprehensive yacht services (sorry, no riggers in town except me) and the cheapest provisioning on the east coast due to the town being the welfare capital of Australia. They say it is the fat arse capital of Australia too and from what I see in the streets it is hard to argue the point.

That all being as it may be, those of the Seabreeze community that have met with my good self on their way north or south can only say that their welcome has been warm, hospitality and logistic support offered genuine and generous.

So if any of you southern birds flying north enter the sacred Burnett River, I expect to hear from you.



Probably won't catch you on the way up as with the forecast at the moment we will more than likely head from The straights directly to Musgrave. Forecast, 10 to 15kt southwesterly for most of the week.


Hey jode can you do me a favour possibly (if you can be bothered!)raise a phone up mast and see if you can get reception?
Ill still be going out regardless to Musgrave but will be limited to long weekends if no reception.

Toph
WA, 1123 posts
1 Jul 2017 12:16PM
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Hmm.. 10 - 15 or even 15 - 20 is making me envious. I just jumped onto the forums to tell everyone to watch Skip Novaks heavy weather series before they leave. The weather north of Cairns has been horrendous. 30+ at the moment.

Sectorsteve
NSW, 1919 posts
1 Jul 2017 2:23PM
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Hmm.. 10 - 15 or even 15 - 20 is making me envious. I just jumped onto the forums to tell everyone to watch Skip Novaks heavy weather series before they leave. The weather north of Cairns has been horrendous. 30+ at the moment.



yep that series is the best.
Seabreeze weather has shown alot of swell around Cairns

southace
QLD, 3396 posts
1 Jul 2017 2:31PM
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Toph the wind observations on the cape this week have been the highest recorded since 4th June. Pop into Cooktown or hide behind a island for a few days it should settle down in the next few days.

Toph
WA, 1123 posts
1 Jul 2017 12:44PM
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Southace, was going to go Port Douglas to Lizzard but ducked into Walker Bay just south of Cooktown last night. Bit blowy and rolly but secure. I was planing on staying there tonight too to wait out the winds but at about 9 o'clock decided to give it another shot. Was a plesant enough sail heavily reefed but gave the idea of going all the way through another miss as it would've meant getting in just after dark (wife's restriction is no night approaches and anchoring). So we are tucked in at Cape Bedford nice and early. Still windy at 22kts (in a lull ) but secure and not too roley. At least the sun has finally come out.

Are the coral cayes really worth seeking shelter from?? Even the best of them look very exposed.

Sorry for the thread hijack..

southace
QLD, 3396 posts
1 Jul 2017 3:04PM
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Southace, was going to go Port Douglas to Lizzard but ducked into Walker Bay just south of Cooktown last night. Bit blowy and rolly but secure. I was planing on staying there tonight too to wait out the winds but at about 9 o'clock decided to give it another shot. Was a plesant enough sail heavily reefed but gave the idea of going all the way through another miss as it would've meant getting in just after dark (wife's restriction is no night approaches and anchoring). So we are tucked in at Cape Bedford nice and early. Still windy at 22kts (in a lull ) but secure and not too roley. At least the sun has finally come out.

Are the coral cayes really worth seeking shelter from?? Even the best of them look very exposed.

Sorry for the thread hijack..






Cape Bedford I have been tucked in there a few times. Might as well go to lizard for a quick look if time permits. I have done Bedford to Lizard in 15 to 20 knots anymore than that stayput where you are. Some go to cape flattery and then head out to Lizard.
I'm nearly 200nm North on the oposite side of the Cape to you ATM and today the airport observations where showing Due East 15 to 20 .....first due east for about 20 days.
Once you get to lizard and start heading up the coast your heading will be more northerly so life should get better! Don't forget to trawl the Mackrell lines with wire traces!

There is no real overnight anchorages behind cays or islands between you and lizard. We checked them out last August. Lots of bommies and exposed.

Bristolfashion
VIC, 241 posts
1 Jul 2017 3:42PM
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Our little Compass Northerner 28 has made it to Mooloolaba today. Heading to wide bay bar Monday.

A pretty fast sail from Scarborough Boat Harbour today.

Hope to meet some other 'Breezers up North.

Cheers
Bristle

Sectorsteve
NSW, 1919 posts
1 Jul 2017 6:58PM
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does anyone stay at double island point at anchor?

southace
QLD, 3396 posts
1 Jul 2017 7:21PM
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does anyone stay at double island point at anchor?



Yes but be prepared to move if the weather changes. Between the two anchorage marks is safe unless the wind goes North east like it did when we where there after midnight. Google earth is also your friend.


Sectorsteve
NSW, 1919 posts
1 Jul 2017 7:51PM
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Yeah ive been looking at it closely. Mostly for the surf. Alan lucas says you can anchor in there but its not comfortable but stern to waves is some respite. I've just spent all night looking google earth. Its soo good and helpful. Been studying the coastline alot.

southace
QLD, 3396 posts
1 Jul 2017 7:59PM
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I can recall the surf was further towards the point area....stern to waves sounds horrid but won't judge old Alan on his advise. My Spanish mate sailed back to Moolabar due to engine failure when the wind swung northish and I continued to line up to cross the bar at sunrise with a rising tide and a bottle shop that was opening at 10am!

Sectorsteve
NSW, 1919 posts
1 Jul 2017 8:13PM
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Haha. Yeah i guess if weather changed to a northerly youd be a bit stuffed.

Jode5
QLD, 479 posts
1 Jul 2017 8:24PM
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Jode5 said..


cisco said..
So it seems it is the season for the southern birds to fly north for warmer climes.

Here in Bundaberg the urge to migrate is hardly felt with the fair borough of Bundaberg being rated as having the best rated climate in Australia and the 5th best climate in the world based on the least temperature change between summer and winter.

Added to that is the beautiful Burnett River, boasting an all weather entry, multiple anchoring options, full and comprehensive yacht services (sorry, no riggers in town except me) and the cheapest provisioning on the east coast due to the town being the welfare capital of Australia. They say it is the fat arse capital of Australia too and from what I see in the streets it is hard to argue the point.

That all being as it may be, those of the Seabreeze community that have met with my good self on their way north or south can only say that their welcome has been warm, hospitality and logistic support offered genuine and generous.

So if any of you southern birds flying north enter the sacred Burnett River, I expect to hear from you.




Probably won't catch you on the way up as with the forecast at the moment we will more than likely head from The straights directly to Musgrave. Forecast, 10 to 15kt southwesterly for most of the week.



Hey jode can you do me a favour possibly (if you can be bothered!)raise a phone up mast and see if you can get reception?
Ill still be going out regardless to Musgrave but will be limited to long weekends if no reception.


Sectorsteve, my brother was there this week and had no reception at Musgrave and he has a booster with an antenna up the mast. He did have reception at Fitzroy Reef as that is where he rang me from. I will see how my booster goes when I get there as my antenna is 60 feet above the water.

southace
QLD, 3396 posts
1 Jul 2017 8:31PM
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Jode5 said..

Sectorsteve said..


Jode5 said..



cisco said..
So it seems it is the season for the southern birds to fly north for warmer climes.

Here in Bundaberg the urge to migrate is hardly felt with the fair borough of Bundaberg being rated as having the best rated climate in Australia and the 5th best climate in the world based on the least temperature change between summer and winter.

Added to that is the beautiful Burnett River, boasting an all weather entry, multiple anchoring options, full and comprehensive yacht services (sorry, no riggers in town except me) and the cheapest provisioning on the east coast due to the town being the welfare capital of Australia. They say it is the fat arse capital of Australia too and from what I see in the streets it is hard to argue the point.

That all being as it may be, those of the Seabreeze community that have met with my good self on their way north or south can only say that their welcome has been warm, hospitality and logistic support offered genuine and generous.

So if any of you southern birds flying north enter the sacred Burnett River, I expect to hear from you.





Probably won't catch you on the way up as with the forecast at the moment we will more than likely head from The straights directly to Musgrave. Forecast, 10 to 15kt southwesterly for most of the week.




Hey jode can you do me a favour possibly (if you can be bothered!)raise a phone up mast and see if you can get reception?
Ill still be going out regardless to Musgrave but will be limited to long weekends if no reception.



Sectorsteve, my brother was there this week and had no reception at Musgrave and he has a booster with an antenna up the mast. He did have reception at Fitzroy Reef as that is where he rang me from. I will see how my booster goes when I get there as my antenna is 60 feet above the water.

Jode5 I would assume that was with Telstra?

Sectorsteve
NSW, 1919 posts
1 Jul 2017 8:51PM
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I found a cheap antenna/booster. Ill get this and raise it up mast sometimes if needed.

Sectorsteve
NSW, 1919 posts
1 Jul 2017 8:59PM
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Jode5 said..



Sectorsteve said..




Jode5 said..





cisco said..
So it seems it is the season for the southern birds to fly north for warmer climes.

Here in Bundaberg the urge to migrate is hardly felt with the fair borough of Bundaberg being rated as having the best rated climate in Australia and the 5th best climate in the world based on the least temperature change between summer and winter.

Added to that is the beautiful Burnett River, boasting an all weather entry, multiple anchoring options, full and comprehensive yacht services (sorry, no riggers in town except me) and the cheapest provisioning on the east coast due to the town being the welfare capital of Australia. They say it is the fat arse capital of Australia too and from what I see in the streets it is hard to argue the point.

That all being as it may be, those of the Seabreeze community that have met with my good self on their way north or south can only say that their welcome has been warm, hospitality and logistic support offered genuine and generous.

So if any of you southern birds flying north enter the sacred Burnett River, I expect to hear from you.







Probably won't catch you on the way up as with the forecast at the moment we will more than likely head from The straights directly to Musgrave. Forecast, 10 to 15kt southwesterly for most of the week.






Hey jode can you do me a favour possibly (if you can be bothered!)raise a phone up mast and see if you can get reception?
Ill still be going out regardless to Musgrave but will be limited to long weekends if no reception.





Sectorsteve, my brother was there this week and had no reception at Musgrave and he has a booster with an antenna up the mast. He did have reception at Fitzroy Reef as that is where he rang me from. I will see how my booster goes when I get there as my antenna is 60 feet above the water.



Jode5 I would assume that was with Telstra?



Regarding telstra im not sure if its really a better network. I switched from optus recently and where there were dead spots near where I live with optus its the same with telstra. The other week sleeping aboard i was trying to tether in syd harbour to stream a movie but the reception was crap. We used my partners phone which is optus that worked well. And dont get me started on the scam thats the nbn!
In the last 5 min i turned the 4 g off and am on 3g. Its working better on 3g



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