Offshore Yachting : April May 2008
Camden Haven Camden Haven is at the mouth of the Camden Haven River, 13 miles north of Crowdy Head. It has a bar accessible to reasonably sized vessels in good weather. The town of Laurieton is located inside the inlet and has some facilities for visiting vessels. Port Macquarie Port Macquarie is 15 miles north of Camden Haven and is located on the Hastings River. Serviced by an airport with daily flights to Sydney, Port Macquarie is a town that is very attractive to all who visit. Quite large vessels have crossed the bar but caution should be exercised in strong easterly swells when very large waves can develop. There are numerous boating facilities available once inside the Hastings River including Port Macquarie Slipways, a full service shipyard located five miles up river. Trial Bay Trial Bay is a good anchorage in calm weather or weather from a westerly or southerly direction only. It is exposed in a northerly and easterly. Anchorage with good holding properties can be found in depths of more than 10 metres. Trial Bay has the town of South West Rocks and the mouth of the Macleay River on its southern shore. South West Rocks South West Rocks has a small jetty that smaller vessels or tenders could use and access is gained into the South West Rocks creek over a bar. South West Rocks has a NSW Maritime regional office with a BSO in full-time attendance. Macleay River Access into the Macleay River over the bar can facilitate access to the town of Kempsey that is 22 miles upstream and could be reached by tenders or smaller vessels planning their trip subject to tides. Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour is a large town positioned roughly midway between Sydney and Brisbane. It has a large airport with daily flights to Sydney. It is a designated port and has Customs facilities. NSW Maritime has a full-time office there with a Regional Manager. Coffs Harbour offers reasonable access and protection for vessels with a draft of four metres or less. The harbour entrance is exposed and consequently the main harbour is affected by a swell and surge which may sometimes be as much as two to three metres. The harbour has been dredged to a depth of 7.3 metres but recent hydrographic surveys indicate depth one to two metres less than indicated on the chart. DESTINATION The worldʼs your playground. You'll only accept the longest lasting multi-season antifouling for your boat. That's why you only use Micron Extra. Less maintenance, more boating. Micron Extra is the world's leading polishing ablative antifouling. It wears away continuously like a bar of soap. So you'll always have a fresh surface of biocide to stop fouling... you'll never have to remove old layers of paint... and you can haul and re-launch next season without repainting. That means less maintenance, more playtime. What's more it's formulated with Biolux® Technology. All of this gives you exceptional protection, even in high fouling areas. Don't risk your playtime to any other bottom paint than Micron Extra. Endless play For more information: yachtpaint.com Free Technical Helpline: Australia 1800 251 431 New Zealand 0800 808 807 Pacific Islands + 61 7 3892 8888 ® International ®and Biolux ®are registered trademarks of Akzo Nobel.
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