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Frances Bay Mooring Basin

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Frances Bay Mooring Basin

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The Frances Bay Mooring Basin, commonly called the Duck Pond, is a marina mostly used for fishing and commercial vessels. The basin is tide-free and accessed through a 35m by 16m lock. It has 85 berths for vessels up to 30m long. It has showers and toilets but no fuel facilities.

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-12.45493 N, 130.84748 E
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Berth Size
20m+
Manoeuvrability
Tight
Approaches & Channel Marking
Fair
Catamaran Berths
No
Dock Type
Fixed
Current/Tidal Flow
Beware
Weather
Wed
5AM - 9AM
24 April 2024
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E 5–9 knots.
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24–28°C
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Calm sea
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UV Index: 0 - Low
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Mostly fine
Wed
9AM - 1PM
24 April 2024
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E 8 knots decreasing to 6 knots.
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Increasing from 28 to 32°C
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Calm sea
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UV Index: 11 - Extreme
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Mostly fine
Wed
1PM - 5PM
24 April 2024
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E 5–8 knots backing N 5-8 knots.
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29–32°C
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Calm sea
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UV Index: 10 - Very High
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Cloudy
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