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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby Dolphin » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:41 pm

Hi Di,
After a bit of searching I found the document that will explain it all.
The graph is taken from the pamphlet.

The pamphlet can be downloaded from;
http://www.livinglakemacquarie.org/file ... hannel.pdf

I hope it all makes sense.
Greg.

Ps next time you come up to the lake you must drop in to Belmont South.
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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby SeaLady » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:58 pm

Thank you Greg.
As of Monday I am a local.
No furniture. No fridge. Till Tuesday.
Will have a stocked esky and a floor sleeping party. :D
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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby Shaun » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:50 am

Dolphin wrote:Gday Di,


Be really careful of Tuggerah Reef, its just off The Entrance about 5miles to sea from memory.

Have fun enjoy the trip.

Greg.


Greg, I could look at the charts I suppose but....Is Tuggerah Reef real!??, cant find anything near 5 miles off The Entrance on Google Earth. Got co-ordinates?
Or is it just another cunning rouse to scare the Sydney-siders off coming Nth of Broken Bay?
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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby bearmcnally » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:39 pm

Party at Di,s house !! :D .............................................ahhh Di what's your address :? ????

You just need your yacht up here ,the Lakes no fun without a boat! Sand Islands ,wine and a sail ? Oh I'm doing that tommorrow :lol:

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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby Dolphin » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:19 pm

Gday Shaun,
I don't have a chart near me but a search shows Tuggerah Reef at 33°21.92S 151°32.076E. Sounds about right.

It breaks in a reasonable swell. It's a Lot closer than 5 miles maybe one or two, sorry.

Capt. Wrongway.
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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby Dolphin » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:59 pm

The government has just awarded a contract to dredge the Swansea Channel between Pelican and the Drop Off before Christmas this year.

Story;
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/43156 ... ed/?cs=305
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Sailing Sunday 18th December

Postby SeaLady » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:57 pm

Well the day has finally arrived.

Setting sail at dawn or a bit earlier on Sunday morning.
Dave (ex Peppercorn) on board with me.
Expect to get a 3pm ish bridge into Lake Mac.

I am so looking forward to joining you sailing paradise.

Please keep your fingers and toes crossed for our voyage.
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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby Shaun » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:45 am

Good one Di!,
The forecast looks pretty good for a quick trip.
The sooner the Southerly front comes through this evening the better it will be for you tomorrow, I reckon.
I'd be staying in a nice protected anchorage tonight (where you don't have to bash into any S'therly's before you get out to sea). I'm not sure but The Basin should be good, wouldn't it?. I'd also be putting in my reefs this arvo.
Have a good sail, photos please 8-) or even a video!! 8-) 8-)
Cheers, wish I was going sailing this weekend :mrgreen:
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Sea Lady is in her new home in Lake Macquarie

Postby SeaLady » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:14 pm

Thank you Shaun

Yes, spent overnight in The Basin.
7 hours sailing, head to head.

The wind dropped so low we had to motor part of the way.

BUT.... THE WAVES!!!!!

I am officially a wimp.

My body told me to be terrified.
Dry mouth and throat feeling like sand paper.
Was sipping water all the way.

When most scared a pod of 4 dolphins turned up and played around Sea Lady for about 30 mins.
Which I considered to be a good omen and calmed down .....a bit.

Dave kept telling me that the seas were not that big.
I relaxed when fully in the lake.

My shower cubicle at home was rocking. :roll: :roll:

Looking forward to some pleasure sailing and exploring sheltered waters.
And perhaps a Lake Mac Top Hat get together?????

You intrepid ocean sailors who like big seas can keep it to yourselves.
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Re: ?Moving to Lake Macquarie?

Postby bearmcnally » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:42 pm

HI DI '

I said you had to go through hell to reach paradise so

" WELCOME TO YACHTIE HEAVEN "


Oh !! forgot to tell you Lake Mac does get a little choppy over 15kts . but the good news is ? you don't need your mainsail any more as Lake Mac yachties only use furling headsails :D The bar wasn't that hard now ,was it ?
So welcome to Lake Macquarie and I will look for you and vise versa .I'm moored in Croudace Bay ,Valentine

Cheers Bear
PS Paripa really is just a oversized Top Hat ;)
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