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PostPosted: Oct 19th, '17, 19:53 
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Silly question - does anyone know the clearances under the bridges in Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra?

I checked with the NCA today who said that readings under the Commonwealth Avenue bridge were 7.3 and 6.4 m for the inner and outer spans respectively. Anyone have any idea on the Kings Ave bridge?

I'm thinking about testing the new gull at Grevillea Park this weekend - going to stay away from the busyness going on at Lotus Bay.


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I've only seen dinghy's and off the Hobie Wave's go under the bridge. Never seen a trailer sailer between Commonwealth and Kings Ave Bridges. When I had the Farr 6000 there was not enough clearance to get under Commonwealth.
Its also very shallow east of Kings Ave.

It will be a zoo with the ACT Opti Championships this weekend ~ 100 dinghy's last year! How about heading west and sailing up between Spinnaker Is and Government House?

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Burley Griffin
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duncanhayward wrote:
I've only seen dinghy's and off the Hobie Wave's go under the bridge. Never seen a trailer sailer between Commonwealth and Kings Ave Bridges. When I had the Farr 6000 there was not enough clearance to get under Commonwealth.
Its also very shallow east of Kings Ave.

It will be a zoo with the ACT Opti Championships this weekend ~ 100 dinghy's last year! How about heading west and sailing up between Spinnaker Is and Government House?
Eek. To be fair, the gull IS a dinghy, but the ramp out of grevillea park did look distinctly shallow. There's no bowsprit either to collect optis with.

Is the ramp at Orana park any good?

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Burley Griffin
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I've only used the one in Lotus Bay. :D

If you launch there and head out to the north side of the lake and then follow the north side around you should miss the Opti's . . . no bowsprit sounds good though.

Standard rule at the YC . . if you hit an Opti during the Sunday afternoon competition, you sponsor a race!

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Burley Griffin
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My bad - a week ahead of myself. This weekend is clear. ACT Championship is 28-29 Oct!

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duncanhayward wrote:
My bad - a week ahead of myself. This weekend is clear. ACT Championship is 28-29 Oct!
That leaves enough time to install a bowsprit then...

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So months later, finally managed to get the boat in the water. Used the ramp at Orana bay, which was pretty good. Double width, parking space across the road for rigging, and there's a couple of jetties a little further up. Just watch out for a million off lead dogs.

Happy with the Gull so far; exponentially easier to get about than a proper trailer sailer. Looking forward to taking it to Narooma, Jervis bay and broken bay over the summer. Yet to test its funky double rudder setup, but looking forward to exploring!

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