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Re: Tasmania - She even has a Wombat Cove!

TDW my boat 'Ca Va' is currently at Prince of Wales Bay Marina which is a few miles upstream of Hobart.
It is a nearly-new marina, all-weather shelter and the manager there is quite helpful. It lacks somewhat in toilet and shower facilities and it is a fair hike to the nearest bus stop, but if you have ground transport it is an excellent place to step off. Also close by are all the paint shops, hardware stores, engineers and chandleries that you are likely to need. The sailmaker even comes to you!
The cheapest way to haul out is to join a yacht club. The membership fees of the smaller clubs are quite nominal. Just check first that the club does have its own slipway.
Mooring in a river seems to really reduce the hull fouling. Maybe the cold water? Last year I left the boat on a swing mooring at Port Huon and after an idle winter, there was just the slightest growth of weed which easily scrubbed off. I will get two full years out of the one anti-foul, though I don't think POW Bay will be as good because the water is not as clean as Port Huon.

Maybe I should not be spruiking the place so enthusiastically. It will be swamped with blow-ins and I am now so used to having anchorages all to myself....

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Re: Tasmania - She even has a Wombat Cove!

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The Wombet is not a morning person.
Um, don't you know a Tazmanian Devil when you see one?
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TDW my boat 'Ca Va' ..... snip ......

Maybe I should not be spruiking the place so enthusiastically. It will be swamped with blow-ins and I am now so used to having anchorages all to myself....
We moor our girl in the Lane Cove River (Sydney) and since doing so I've also noticed a drop off in accumulated hull grunge. Cold water ? Maybe. I've put it down to the volume of fresh water coming down the river.

Huon River is a nice place to be but if we move boat down to Tassie then I suspect we'd want closer to Hobart.

As for spruiking .... yep .... shut up for heaven's sake please. Seriously, Tassie is such a gobsmackingly beautiful place, possibly the best and freshest produce in the country, certainly the cleanest air and other than a couple of dodgey mining and forestry sites the cleanest water as well. Thankfully it is also effing cold and damp at times which keeps the riff raff in Queensland.

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Um, don't you know a Tazmanian Devil when you see one?

I also know a freshly woken Wombet. The difference is not great.
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