We have included two examples of anchorages and maps for you to view. These examples can also be accessed through the "Purchase" page under "terms and conditions".
To view the above anchorage files click on the one that you want to view. This will take you to your Adobe Reader. The latest version is available at www.adobe.com . If you want to navigate the file with ease right click on the drawing when loaded and select the hand icon. Often there is more than one page included in the drawing.
About the author of Cruising Anchorages Australia
Author Ray Perry has drawn from his many
miles of experience - living the
cruising lifestyle. He has extensively cruised, including
|Ramble from the author:||Recommended system requirements|
I started my
addiction to cruising in 1972 after I went for a sail on a
Trimaran. I purchased my first boat and a bound copy of a cruising
guide and after reading cover to cover
started my dream. Over the ensuing years I realised that existing publications
had excessive useless information and sometimes were a little suspect. Because I
wanted to do a circumnavigation of
The wireless broadband card, with an external antenna,
laptop computer is an excellent way of phoning, receiving emails and
getting the latest weather reports
where ever reception is available. If you identify any faults or mistakes in my
drawings and commentary I would be sincerely appreciative if you
with the changes. The cross-checked
corrections will then be included in future releases of
Cruising Anchorages Australia. Because some of
my files have been obtained from second hand knowledge, but checked, I make no
claim to their accuracy and hope prudent seamanship and commonsense prevails. Be
reassured that there is an anchorage and sometimes because of your boats
draught or configuration and prevailing weather conditions there might be a better anchorage. All open anchorages are subject to weather
conditions and prudent seamanship must be
observed. Make sure your paper or electronic charts are corrected. With all
the updates and new anchorages to come, I hope, Cruising Anchorages Australia
will become the benchmark publication for cruising anchorages in
Signed Ray Perry January 2008 Townsville.
Text change December 2009, April 2010 and October 2010.
Cruising Anchorages Australia has been designed for optimal viewing and performance with the following settings and versions of Windows:
The resolution of your computer monitor is very important because you can zoom in to view the fine details of the guide which are just not available in a printed paper format. If you are unsure what resolution your monitor is set at you can do the following: You can change this in Settings, Control Panel, Display, Settings tab and then change the resolution.
Cruising Anchorages Australia uses the latest technology available for the user interface and therefore it is advised to update your browser to the latest Internet Explorer which is available here. It is also advised to update to the latest Adobe Reader which is available here.
You can find more information about the various Marinas around Australia at www.marinasguide.com.au - Australian Marinas. Every Single One of Them.
For information and helpful advice about all forms of boating follow the site www.cruisersforum.com
To download a free chart plotter navigator for your computer go to www.opencpn.org This is the best free software for navigation that I have used.
This is a link to a collage of cruising ideas and views via the efforts of Norm & Dawn Walker. http://www.youtube.com/user/normandawn1?feature=mhee