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Old 14 April 2012, 09:34   #1
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Has anyone ever youtubed passage through the Swellies?

Am sitting here with my tuff chart and my pencil and ruler, swearing to myself. Either end is OK, obviously, it's that bit between the point and the swelly rock, and the bit round the platters that is stumping me. It looks like the only way to get a good line round Price's Point is to send someone ashore there with a huge anchor and club-haul round it.

Self and HeRed have decided we will get this cracked before we come back at half-term. I have done it 3 times on my powerboat 2 course, but it was ridiculously high water so they didn't bother too much with intricate instructions. (Other than "keep an eye on the GPS" )
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From Brittania bridge, keep to the south of the straight & line up the leading marks from cribbin rock, the marks will be behind you if you are travelling east i.e. anticlockwise around the island. When you get to Prices point, follow 87 deg to take you through the channel between the mainland & swelly rock. Essentially you hug the south shore. When you pass Swelly rock, head 80deg to clear the platters.
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Ask tony t or hadd they had there cameras on last time we went I just followed them at 37 kn
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Thanks Avocet. This is roughly what I thought. You have to do quite a gentle curve round Price's point (starting a bit before it is abeam - either way) plus you have to jig south of Swelly rock a fair bit East of the actual marker. I was wondering if there was any "landmark" way of getting that right. It's not like the area is short of landmarks!
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I don't know 'cos I've never done it: but from a purely navigational point of view your dangers are the tail end of the Swellies Rock and the Platters.

The text of the Harbour Trust website gives the definative clearing lines (mainly by reference to the supports of the Menai Bridge). The Swellies Rock (or at least the end of it) should be sufficiently deep for a Rib at anything other than low springs but head for the next point on the mainland side and you'll keep clear of it. So you're only really worried about clearing the Platters which can be done by then heading for the island pillar of the bridge until you're clear to pass through the middle of bridge at right angles.
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Don't turn right too soon to pass between swells rock and shore as prices point sticks out. Then don't veer left to centre of strait after swells too soon to miss platters as it has a tail. Wait until you see boathouse on right shore! Platters is a good few hundred metres from swells rock, it's towards the white cottage.
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