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10-31-2012 03:55 AM
Re: Cruising Guides - Australia

Jack and Jude have now published an electronic SOUTH AUSTRALIA Cruising Guide.

here's the write up

Or go direct to the website

09-06-2012 11:48 PM
St Anna
Re: Cruising Guides - Australia

Thanks Jack , and Jude,

greatly apprecated.
09-06-2012 09:16 PM
Re: Cruising Guides - Australia

At last an Australian cruising guide that can be updated ~ view it straight off the net !

South Australia
Mud maps for Kimberely

We're working on the Top end and NW WA. Contributions very welcome.

This Tasmania Guide
is also available in 3 formats, printable PDF, iPad or kindle.

Of the others we have found the WA guide to be accurate and useful, updated by contributions. has anchorages listed for the isolated WA south coast. Plenty of photos to bring reality to the words and diagrams.
01-06-2012 04:23 AM
Ilenart If you are not familiar with the Gippsland Lakes they are not bad. My copy (4th ed 1994) contains 26 mud maps plus detailed instructions on each section, ie Paynesville Harbour has a detailed map plus a page of instructions / details. Looks like the latest ed is the 7th.

Creeks and Harbours of the Gippsland Lakes Victorian Government Bookshop

01-06-2012 12:12 AM
sctpc Ilenart was it any good there almost $50 each and look like an exercise book.
01-05-2012 10:02 AM
Ilenart Creeks & Harbours of the Gippsland Lakes by Richard Hawkins was the one I used when I used to regularly spend time at the lakes.

01-05-2012 07:09 AM
aeventyr60 We used a really old Lucas guide book while cruising the Coral Coast is 07/08. Good humour in Lucas's style and description of the coast 30 years ago or so...Get up to date charts, Lucas info good, but will be a bit dated. I left my guide book at the Darwin Yacht club, so there is a freebie around, as well as my charts.
01-05-2012 04:00 AM
sctpc Ok its an old post but im looking for books on the Victorian coast.
Are the only books I can find.
01-18-2011 03:51 PM
tdw These are the three Tassie guides I have. Lets be honest here, I've not used any of them in anger so I cannot vouch for the things. Cruising Tasmania is the one f182 mentioned.

All of them available from Boats Books which is where I lifted the pics. Links below.

Boat Books Australia

Boat Books Australia

Boat Books Australia
01-18-2011 03:49 PM
St Anna
Originally Posted by SimonV View Post
One guide I find helpful is "Going Troppo" Using all the guides together seems to work the best. One thing I have noticed with cruisers who use Lucas's book is they all want to anchor on his anchor symbol.
Aint that the truth!!

Also, they follow tracks from one of his symbols to the next. He writes in the way the old pilots used - You have to read b/w the lines a bit. Eg - if he says 'good in neaps', he means forget in springs!

However, saying this, I have used his books like a bible for decades now and could not have more respect for Alan and the others who put their boats into spots so others can follow.
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