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post #1952 of Old 09-14-2010
St Anna
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
That whole bar crossing thing is insane. It gives me indigestion just thinking about it.

I get all nervous when my ob dies in the fairway. Sounds like I might need to HTHU!

Its part of cruising. SOmething you can learn - reading the surf as a board rider goes a long way towards this. There are courses on the Gold Coast for people to learn how to cross the seaway, which you saw in a less than ideal way. The crossings can be glass calm. Go over at dead high tide = fat swells, plenty of water. Dont think about it as the tide ebbs (as cat sailor did) or wind against tide. When in doubt - dont cross. He could wait until dead high tide or dead low, (there is enough water to cross at low water). Alternatively, he could sail on to Mooloolaba (where I had some fun getting into a few weeks ago)

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