Easter 4 day cruise: Goolwa Lakes and the Coorong

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Sounds good, what sort of depth is there down that way at the moment?

May be heading back to SA next year and could be a good trip!
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I have fixed keels so draw 0.8m
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Until you heel. :wink:

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Sounds like a great weekend! Thanks for the writeup.
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SG, your autohelm should be able to tack the boat for you, leaving you free to handle the sails.
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You don't need a windvane - just press both port or starboard buttons (I.e. press the +1 and +10 buttons at the same time or the -1 and -10 buttons at the same time) and it will tack the boat through a preset angle (100 degrees is default but is adjustable).
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Re: Easter 4 day cruise: Goolwa Lakes and the Coorong

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That sounds like a very early AH1000 rather than an ST1000 or ST1000+. Unfortunately the cable remote (or the locally developed and manufactured wireless remote!) won't work with the AH1000 (according to the manual which I read when I finished installing my cable remote last night).

And yes, the remote is a very fine thing. I came up the channel into the Mitchell River silt jetties in pitch black before moonrise this evening with GPS and torch, sitting/standing in the companion way for a better view and steering with the new remote.

I've been keen to get over to Adelaide for a sail for years, but this idea of CORAL?? and a lake that's only 9 feet deep is a bit worrying to someone used to touching down in the silt of the Gippsland lakes daily!
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Re: Easter 4 day cruise: Goolwa Lakes and the Coorong

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Haha spider guy I especially like the bit about forgetting gas and other supplies.

Why are gas cannisters so hard to come by when you are away from civilization (and need them) but everywhere when you are in the city?

And why can't you buy them at servos? We had to go to a hardware store. Of course then we brought them home unused!

Your boat sounds great. A great buy!
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Re: Easter 4 day cruise: Goolwa Lakes and the Coorong

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Hey zeb - it's not coral - it's far worse - the bommies down here are limestone!
Fortunately they are only In The coorong ( salt water).

However, the shallowness is in both the lakes and the Coorong
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