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  • in reply to: Looking for WA crab pots in Darwin #1760

    XTsea
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    When I was looking, I found good ones at

    Craig’s Fishing Warehouse
    2/1 Berrimah Rd, Berrimah NT 0828
    (08) 8947 4867

    However, I suspect crocs get most of the bait.

  • in reply to: Boats Sailing to the Kimberley in 2015. #1731

    XTsea
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    XTsea has survived the Kimberley and we are currently off Streeters Jetty in Broome waiting on some mail.  It’s been over a week and my parcel has only made it from Melbourne to Welshpool(Perth mail centre).

    Plenty of opportunities to give the hull and props a lookover during our trip as we managed to find ourselves high and dry four times. One of those we actually meant to do!

    A poor wet season contributed to not a lot of water over the various falls, and a lack of fish. If you want to know more, take a look at our blog at http://www.xtsea.com.au

  • in reply to: Boats Sailing to the Kimberley in 2015. #1695

    XTsea
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    Just departing eastward from near Wadeye. 100nm to Berkely. 10-15 knots hopefully.

    (And FYI Telstra 3G phone/internet service works for me quite well in the Wadeye region. No idea where the next connection will be, but we expect to be in the K’s for a couple of months.)

  • in reply to: The Cold Fish Curry Law. #1671

    XTsea
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    Here’s the issue that highlights how silly this is for me.

    I pull in a legal Barramundi.  You ripper! That’s dinner sorted.

    The wife and I can only eat so much, so to remain on the right side of the law, I fillet off 300 grams or so, and immediately whack that on the BBQ to eat straight away.

    What do I do with the rest of the fish?  Toss it overboard.

    Stupid and wasteful.

  • in reply to: The Cold Fish Curry Law. #1667

    XTsea
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    The minister in charge can be reached at

     

    Honourable Ken Baston MLC
    Minister for Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

    Address: 7th Floor, Dumas House
    2 Havelock Street
    WEST PERTH WA 6005

    Telephone: (08) 6552-5000
    Fax: (08) 6552-5001
    e-Mail: [email protected]

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  XTsea.
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  • XTsea
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    Ours just arrived.  $80 with free postage from http://www.chartandmapshop.com.au/2807744/Western-Australian-Cruising/9780957908420

    Looks good. Getting excited about the trip just reading it.

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  • in reply to: Boats Sailing to the Kimberley in 2015. #1638

    XTsea
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    SV XTsea currently on a mooring in Sadgroves Creek, Darwin intending to depart for the Kimberleys in the first fortnight of May.  Colleen and David and croc-bait (dog) Molly.

    We have been in Darwin since late November and have a car which we will be selling before we head off, so if KCCYC members can make use of us, let us know.

    Onwards to Perth after that.

  • in reply to: Moorings in Darwin? #1339

    XTsea
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    Just updating what happened with this.

    After contacting Ports to ask about moorings we were told there was a waiting list of about 10 yachts ahead of us.

    We eventually found someone on the hard at Dinah Beach who had a fore-and-aft mooring in Sandgroves Creek that was free. He was kind enough to offer that to us for the wet season for free.

    The tides make it somewhat of a challenge to get ashore during springs, but we are secure and comfortable.

    We have purchased a cheapie car which we will resell before we head off to the Kimberly’s in April or so.

  • in reply to: Moorings in Darwin? #1332

    XTsea
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    Hi Ross,
    Southern Goulburn Island as I write. No reply from the ports as yet, I’ll phone them in the morning to see if I can get a real person to speak to.

  • in reply to: Moorings in Darwin? #1330

    XTsea
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    Still in Weipa Kevin/Janie.

    Trying for a mooring at the moment with the ports.

  • in reply to: Greetings – XTsea #1327

    XTsea
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    Hi Barry, We are Weipa now. Haven’t had internet since your messages.
    Calling you now…

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