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your second route is the one that is commonly used and the one that I used to use at low tide. A chart with higher detail will show you.. Unfortunately I can't work out how to post a screen shot from mine :(

 

Right.  IT says though that my second route is "a recipe for walking home"...

 

However, do I have it right that the one arrow mark with green light is saying you can pass to starboard or port when leaving harbour, but leaving it to starboard is is the  "preferred" passage.

 

Has to be.  Otherwise the chart is wrong.

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Another thing to consider is where you want to sail most often and the time to get there. Many years ago we shifted from Half Moon Bay to Pine Harbour even though HMB was only a few minutes down the r

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Hold on....even following IT suggestion to go between the two cardinal marks.........any way you cut it, this larger scale chart IT put here is telling me that if I have a 1.4m draft, then at springs low I could well go aground no matter what route I take..........there's 1.2m in places and 1.3m in places....

 

Guess I could always go the long way round on opposite side of river and never have to worry about it

 

 

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Hold on....even following IT suggestion to go between the two cardinal marks.........any way you cut it, this larger scale chart IT put here is telling me that if I have a 1.4m draft, then at springs low I could well go aground no matter what route I take..........there's 1.2m in places and 1.3m in places....

 

Guess I could always go the long way round on opposite side of river and never have to worry about it

:) Well seen a few boat crews there having a cuppa while waiting for the water to come back... But generally its all good albeit narrow...

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Zozza,

Your second route is correct. DO NOT attempt the first at any tide - I have walked a fair distance between the two channels! To avoid confusion - in my screen shot - green route is okay - brown route is not. ( the north route is also okay but suggest you study it - in person!)

 

It’s far less scary when you are passing through than depicted on the charts - straight lining the Bouys is quite normal! The north channel is also quite easy to pass at mid to high tide but suggest you motor through it first to u derstmad the angles.

 

Spend a few hours observing this piece of water and you’ll fall in love with it!

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Zozza,

Your second route is correct. DO NOT attempt the first at any tide - I have walked a fair distance between the two channels! To avoid confusion - in my screen shot - green route is okay - brown route is not. ( the north route is also okay but suggest you study it - in person!)

 

It’s far less scary when you are passing through than depicted on the charts - straight lining the Bouys is quite normal! The north channel is also quite easy to pass at mid to high tide but suggest you motor through it first to u derstmad the angles.

 

Spend a few hours observing this piece of water and you’ll fall in love with it!

 

 

Scottie, mate, thanks heaps!

However, I just went back through my postings on this thread, and I swear IT said my second route was a recipe for walking home!?  But you are saying 2nd was correct.

Dissension in the ranks of CrewDotOrgers!

Thanks again Scottie - I will study this piece of water, and might even see if I can find a boat that goes out that way so that I can observe close up, before I go out in my own boat.

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Scotti's route is correct. The cardinals are generally used by traffic transiting east / west, South of Browns Island, not entering the river.

 

The Sealink ferries will use the western channel and pass Browns Island to Starboard (when exiting) at certain low tides as there is generally a bit more water on that side.

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Scotti's route is correct. The cardinals are generally used by traffic transiting east / west, South of Browns Island, not entering the river.

 

The Sealink ferries will use the western channel and pass Browns Island to Starboard (when exiting) at certain low tides as there is generally a bit more water on that side.

 

Thanks Dagwood.  Ok, so anything other than low springs, my 1.4m draft should be ok.

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