Lake Macquarie sailaway/driveaway Sept 2011

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Re: Lake Macquarie sailaway/driveaway Sept 2011

Postby bearmcnally » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:21 pm

Mike

The Lake is fantastic once you are on it , Believe it or not getting out of some of the bays that face west is a real problem in a 15 knt plus n/w ,s/w basically anything with WEST in it !! . The only good thing about a westerly is that it does flatten the sea, If Huey is kind to us it should be a interesting and funny week- end I think ?

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Re: Lake Macquarie sailaway/driveaway Sept 2011

Postby storm petrel » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:49 pm

Shoot its not this week...

OK, Storm Petrel is still a possible provided there are suitable winds on the 2-4th.

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Re: Lake Macquarie sailaway/driveaway Sept 2011

Postby Dolphin » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:35 pm

G'Day all,
here is a sample of what you can do. I sailed last Monday and Tuesday, I started late Monday (lunchtime) and it was raining and windy SE 15 to 20kts. Tuesday was Light 5 to 10 knots NE then SE.
I know its a weekday but I saw only 4 yachts and even one of them didn't have sail up.
The total distance was a little over 20 miles.
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Re: Lake Macquarie sailaway/driveaway Sept 2011

Postby Shaun » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:51 pm

Gday Bear,
A piano onboard Blue Moon, is permanent standard kit, however if I cant find a good upright to exchange for the Baby Grand now onboard I may have to unload the piano altogether :roll: ....as I will need all storage space, as im trying to be self sufficient(as best I can) for 2 or 3 weeks as a bit of a trial.


I will need to hire a car on Tue 6th Sept for 24hrs(quick trip back home for appt'), are their any hire car places around Wangi, Arcadia Vale, Fishing Point (or at the other town on Nth side of Fishing Pt) ?, Sometimes local car yards hire cars??
I like Eraring Bay (have friends at Fishing Point)
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Re: Lake Macquarie sailaway/driveaway Sept 2011

Postby SeaLady » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:27 pm

This all sounds like so much fun, but I do not have a headsail, (yet) nor any crew.
And it is a bit far for me to do solo at this stage.

Does anyone have a spare berth that I can crash on and come and join you all?

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Re: Lake Macquarie sailaway/driveaway Sept 2011

Postby Dolphin » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:05 pm

Shaun,
Sounds like you have a plan to be self sufficient for 2 or 3 weeks?
I'd just take 14 or 21 undies, 14 or 21 T shirts. 14 or 21 tins of spam and 100l of water. Oh and a really big roll of dunny paper.

Greg.
PS. Went sailing today, sorry for those who had to work, saw a small seal between Wangi Pt and Coal Pt. in 10m of water. Excellent day.
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Re: Lake Macquarie sailaway/driveaway Sept 2011

Postby storm petrel » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:14 pm

Weather looks promising at present with a weakish (20 knot) southerly change expected Thursday evening. I only hope that for once the prediction doesn't change as the week progresses.

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Re: Lake Macquarie sailaway/driveaway Sept 2011

Postby bearmcnally » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:35 pm

Hi Hatters
One of the forecasts for the week

TUE Passing Showers. Mostly Sunny. Cool. Breezy. 29 km/h
SE 4mm
(45%) 72% 14 17
WED Morning Clouds. Mild. 16 km/h
E - 62% 14 18
THU Showers Late. Afternoon Clouds. Mild. 20 km/h
SE 2mm
(37%) 73% 12 18
FRI A Few Showers. Morning Clouds. Cool. 25 km/h
ESE 2mm
(37%) 73% 14 17
SAT Partly Sunny. Mild. Breezy. 34 km/h
NNE - 65% 13 19
SUN Partly Sunny Partly Sunny. Mild. Breezy. 28 km/h
N - 76% 14 21
MON Morning Clouds Morning Clouds. Mild. 21 km/h
NNE - 65% 14 22

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Re: Lake Macquarie sailaway/driveaway Sept 2011

Postby SeaLady » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:12 am

Thank you to those of you who have replied re a possible bunk.

Some other things have come up and I won't be able to make it this weekend.
Pity.

Have a great time everyone.

That is an order from Captain Diana!!!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Lake Macquarie sailaway/driveaway Sept 2011

Postby bearmcnally » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:11 pm

Hi Guys
This is the Hunter Off Shore weather

Weather up date ?Tuesday: Southeasterly 10/20 knots. Seas: About 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 metre. Isolated thunderstorms north of Norah Head this evening. Wednesday: East to southeasterly 5/10 knots tending south to southeasterly during the morning then tending east to southeasterly by early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly about 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Northeast to northwesterly 5/10 knots tending southerly around dawn then increasing to 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Winds increasing to southerly 15/20 knots later in the evening. Inshore seabreezes. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly about 1 metre. Outlook Friday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres increasing to 2 metres during the morning then decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly about 1 metre tending southerly 1.5 metres from midday.
Issued Tue 16:05 EST

Seas: Up to 1.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, E

forecast winds
Tuesday: SE 10/20 kts
Wednesday: E/SE 5/10 kts
Thursday: S 15/20 kts
Friday: S/SE 15/20 kts
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