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#1 L00seM00se

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:51 AM

Howdy, I'm thinking of planning a trip up there to get the family onto the idea of cruising with a day trip or two around Able Tasman and Motueka looks like the closest most suitable launching area.

Looking on the charts the depth looks ok, I draw 0.46m with the keel up. Are there any other things to be mindful of? Is the bar tricky?

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:36 AM

Nah, you'll be fine. The bar can be working, especially in an outgoing tide and onshore wind. Common in the afternoon, as a sea breeze. As always check the forecast. Heaps of trailer yachts in Able Tasman, many dry out in the lagoons, usually using lagoon legs. It's a great place! The family will love it :-)
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:37 AM

Kaiteriteri is easier and closer to the park mot has a lot of current and is very shallow at low tide.Bark bay is awesome you can get in behind spit at high tide and dry out beside toilets and cooking area
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#4 L00seM00se

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:43 AM

Kaiteriteri doesn't have a jetty though does it? Driving off is near impossible on my yacht as reverse is like running an unguided missile.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:53 AM

we did the same as you are proposing a couple of years ago - the mot channel goes a fair way out and on the return trip some unexpected rain/poor visibility made it a bit tricky to find the first bouy, otherwise a nice sail.


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 10:03 AM

No jetty at kaiteri just a nice wide ramp sheltered from the sea breeze would be my first choice uusually no wind in there
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#7 L00seM00se

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:40 AM

Thanks guys. Looks like I've got some planning to do, the first step is convincing the boss😂
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:35 AM

Keep an eye out for another Trailer Sailor by the name of Hawkeye. That's my Cousin and he has just moved from Wellington back to CHCH, where he grew up. He and his own family have spent yrs sailing from Wellington Harbor across to Able Tasman and this last summer, he Towed the Boat up there. So he will have lots of good info for you. He will also be spending a lot more time sailing Lyttleton harbor where he grew up Sailing with his Parents and siblings sailing.


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#9 L00seM00se

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:32 AM

Hi wheels what's he sailing?
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:58 PM

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