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Infarred
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Hawkesbury river

Post by Infarred » Sep 4th, '16, 00:40

Hi, I'm new to the forum but looking at older posts, there seems to be lots of really good info. I want to do a trip down the Hawkesbury in November. A few questions. What is the furthest inland we can launch and any boats ramps in mind? If we take the mast, I think about 22' how will we do with bridge clearances? We're looking at staying at B&Bs with maybe some nights on our Farr 6000. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Hawkesbury river

Post by Furstin » Sep 4th, '16, 01:20

Not sure of the rest, but I've gone as far as Wiseman's from dangar and had 10m clearance all the way.
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Re: Hawkesbury river

Post by duncanhayward » Sep 4th, '16, 12:12

Paul,

I'm hoping to do a trip down the Hawkesbury sometime this year. Have a look at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/usin ... index.html - this will give you a link to maps and boat ramps. You can download, but not print them and they should give you some good planning info. Its worth buying them if you do the trip. I planned on the F6 mast height being 9.2m to ensure I kept the windex!

We've looked at launching at Windsor, east of the bridge at either the Windsor Boat Ramp or at the Hawkesbury Riverside Gardens Caravan Park (both on google maps). The latter will allow us to securely store the boat/trailer for a protracted period. As for an end point we were thinking of putting the boat into a marina for a day or so, to allow us to get public transport back to Windsor to collect the car and trailer. Probably the marina at Bobbin Head http://www.empiremarinas.com.au and then retrieve at Appletree Bay https://www.google.com.au/maps/search/b ... a=!3m1!1e3
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Re: Hawkesbury river

Post by duncanhayward » Sep 4th, '16, 12:19

There are also a range of other options including pulling out at Brooklyn which gives easy access to rail to get back to Windsor.
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Re: Hawkesbury river

Post by duncanhayward » Sep 4th, '16, 19:12

And if you want some sailing notes here are some good ones from 1885!
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid= ... 6401&hl=en

And some alternative trips down the Hawkesbury
Raft - http://knoxfamily.com.au/raft/

Open boat - http://www.mysailing.com.au/cruising/ta ... hawkesbury

and Kayak - http://www.traveller.com.au/hawkesbury- ... iver-3891j
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Re: Hawkesbury river

Post by Ken » Sep 5th, '16, 13:01

I purchased RMS maps online, $7.00 posted great resource, have a good sail

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Re: Hawkesbury river

Post by Infarred » Sep 5th, '16, 15:27

Thanks everyone for your great tips, I think we'll launch at Windsor at this stage and head to Brooklyn and maybe down to Newport, if that's feasible. Looking forward to trying out my new (old, around 2002) Honda 8hp, bought yesterday, hopefully nice and quiet.

Cheers, Paul

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Re: Hawkesbury river

Post by Geoff and Family » Nov 15th, '16, 20:42

Hi Paul,

Its now Nov 15 so you're either doing this trip or just about to. We are heading to the Hawksbury for the Christmas/New Year period with full family and another boat joining us. Would love to hear any updates/reports/suggestions on how you went.

Kind regards,
Geoff.

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