heading out the entrance

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heading out the entrance

Post by phil1818 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:38 pm

Hi guys just looking for a bit of advice on heading out offshore through the western entrance in a 5.5m crownline bowrider. I have gone up there a couple of times now but backed out after watching some decent sized rollers come through right up near Flinders, I assume once you boat through and get to the other side it much like the bay? rather be safe then sorry so any advice on how to go about getting out would be appreciated. cheers :cheers:



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Re: heading out the entrance

Post by smile0784 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:42 pm

Whats the weather forecast

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Re: heading out the entrance

Post by phil1818 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:47 pm

north/north easterly 12-14 knots apparently seas below 1m swell 1-2m

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Re: heading out the entrance

Post by rb85 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:00 pm

Run out tide will be wind with tide but could push the rollers up if there’s any significant waves above the forecast.

Run in wind against could be a bit tricky. But you should be ok

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Re: heading out the entrance

Post by blacklab99 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:02 pm

My advice, for any bar or entrance trip for the first time, Take someone with you that's experienced and has done it a few times.





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Re: heading out the entrance

Post by phil1818 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:07 pm

Is it basically a stretch of dodgy water then calms back down on the other side?



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Re: heading out the entrance

Post by Lightningx » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:09 pm

blacklab99 wrote:My advice, for any bar or entrance trip for the first time, Take someone with you that's experienced and has done it a few times.





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Re: heading out the entrance

Post by smile0784 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:17 pm

Thats probably the roughest condition i would head.out in.
If your pulling lures its bit better but just floating can roll a.bit

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Re: heading out the entrance

Post by 4liters » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:35 pm

I've done it in a kayak in 2.5m swell coming in against the tide, you'll be fine
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Re: heading out the entrance

Post by phil1818 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:46 pm

4liters wrote:I've done it in a kayak in 2.5m swell coming in against the tide, you'll be fine
Now iam just embarrassed :o_0:



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