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    Question 1770 - Fitzroy Reef, solo boat ?

    Hey there, with todays modern tech outboards we travel hundreds of miles offshore and never have any problems.

    Is going to Fitzroy Reef from 1770 in a single outboard boat without another boat in company a foolish idea ?

    Once upon a time going out to sea in a single engine outboard boat was considered foolish.

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    Re: 1770 - Fitzroy Reef, solo boat ?

    I've done it a number of times.Foolish?Maybe but I don't consider it so.To me it would be foolish not to throw in spare fuel,not to carry a lot of water and not to carry ALL the safety gear.I also have two radios.All in a 5 metre Cruise Craft.

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    Re: 1770 - Fitzroy Reef, solo boat ?

    I would do it without a second thought.

    Cheers
    rob

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    Re: 1770 - Fitzroy Reef, solo boat ?

    I would do it but would prefer company of another boat or two even just to catch up for beers in the evening

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    Re: 1770 - Fitzroy Reef, solo boat ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchy View Post
    I would do it but would prefer company of another boat or two even just to catch up for beers in the evening
    Makes for a better trip although Mojoes did run out of fuel last time we did a trip to the Breaksea as it added 50kms to our planned journey as we decided to keep Soulfish company 😉 so we ended up making a donation to the VMR.

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    Re: 1770 - Fitzroy Reef, solo boat ?

    Confidence in your gear, weather, crew, and any other variables and I happily go as far as fuel will allow just make sure you factor in some room for heavy fuel usage if weather deteriorates. A second boat obviously adds that little more safety to the trip

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    Re: 1770 - Fitzroy Reef, solo boat ?

    Ive been in pretty remote places in a single engined car!! Keep it serviced, look after it and have confidence in it.

    And carry the right gear just in case you have a drama.

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    Re: 1770 - Fitzroy Reef, solo boat ?

    i have a 5.1 meter and have been out past Boult by myself, my theory is one is enough and two is good company, but always carry more fuel than i need and plenty of water

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    Re: 1770 - Fitzroy Reef, solo boat ?

    Your VHF is critial. Log and and off and always update your position with Marine Rescue Round Hill. Over cater for fuel. Take extra large esky Yep, it can and has been done, even in smaller boats. Chances are, if you are out there, there will be plenty of others about


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    Re: 1770 - Fitzroy Reef, solo boat ?

    No its to far don't risk it 🙃

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    Re: 1770 - Fitzroy Reef, solo boat ?

    All good as long as your motor is serviced and you have confidence in it. There will be other boats out there. Like others have said, take plenty of water, safety gear, VHF, and log in to the VMR. We do a yearly trip out off Stanage which is pretty remote in itself and then go 130 to 140klm offshore. We log in to the VMR and have everything listed above. I have my motor serviced and checked out completely before we go.

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    Re: 1770 - Fitzroy Reef, solo boat ?

    It's been mentioned by just about all and sundry - preparation & your own ability ......

    However - If you need to ask this question you probably need to go with another boat


    If your boat has little niggles ( temperamental starting , has had flat batteries , your radio or bilge pump plays up ) I wouldn't be going till these are sorted & they work 100%

    Chris
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    & he will sit in a boat - & drink beer all day!
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