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#246594 - 12/03/2006 11:55 Missing East Coast Waverider Bouys
slushpuppy Offline
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Registered: 12/03/2006
Posts: 351
Loc: Tweed Coast, NSW
Manly Hydraulics Laboratory seems to have "LOST" the Bouys at Byron Bay and Crowdy Head also the Brunswick River Tide Monitor is off line and has been for months now.

Does anyone know if these are Symptoms of a Shortfall" in Funding?, The recent "Wild" Weather? or a "new" NSW Govenment Policy of further Privatisation of Information?

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#246595 - 12/03/2006 12:12 Re: Missing East Coast Waverider Bouys
TOM1111 Offline
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Registered: 27/10/2004
Posts: 2789
Loc: medowie near williamtown-octob...
they always get lost or loose signal and have to wait untill its calm before they fix them.

byron bay is always down so i would guess dodgy equipment is the cause for that 1 but crowdy head is ussually good

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#246596 - 12/03/2006 14:27 Re: Missing East Coast Waverider Bouys
slushpuppy Offline
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Registered: 12/03/2006
Posts: 351
Loc: Tweed Coast, NSW
Quote:
Originally posted by boardrider_17:
they always get lost or loose signal and have to wait untill its calm before they fix them.

byron bay is always down so i would guess dodgy equipment is the cause for that 1 but crowdy head is ussually good
Thanks!
so, it looks to be a bit of all the problems combined! wink

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#246597 - 12/03/2006 18:48 Re: Missing East Coast Waverider Bouys
TOM1111 Offline
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Registered: 27/10/2004
Posts: 2789
Loc: medowie near williamtown-octob...
yeah it gets annoying when they go down.

aslong as the buoys to the south are going im happy so i can see when the big S swells are coming.

but in your case all the buoys are to the south lol

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#246598 - 12/03/2006 19:58 Re: Missing East Coast Waverider Bouys
thermalben Offline
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Registered: 17/04/2001
Posts: 769
Loc: Tweed Coast
Byron Bay is in a tricky spot due to its proximity to the East Australian Current (EAC). When the current is flowing fast, it's not uncommon for the buoy to actually be located underwater - and this places enormous strain on tethering system by which the buoy is mounted to the seafloor. It's been a very unreliable buoy for many years, but it's also a key location for SST data so I'm not sure whether they're likely to keep persisting with it or not.

Crowdy Head has only recently gone down, and this could be due a number of factors - both at the buoy and on land. It's possible that a boat may have hit the buoy (disrupting the internal mechanisms), or perhaps it's just stopped working like electrical devices do from time to time.

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#246599 - 13/03/2006 16:52 Re: Missing East Coast Waverider Bouys
TOM1111 Offline
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Registered: 27/10/2004
Posts: 2789
Loc: medowie near williamtown-octob...
how far off the coast is the byron bay buoy??

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