All Whitsunday Escape bareboats rely on a 12v battery bank to run the on-board appliances, such as refrigerators, lights, water pumps, toilets, televisions, invertors and anchor winches.
Instrumentation is provided as an aid to navigation. Most boating accidents are caused by skippers relying on instrumentation instead of keeping a good lookout and using the charts.
Knowledge of basic navigation is important for safe cruising through the islands.
The more study or reading you can do before your boating holiday the better you will be prepared for your sailing adventure.
The tides affect everything you do when cruising the Whitsunday Islands. The approximate tidal range in the Whitsundays is from 1.3m at neap tides and to a 3.8 m at spring tides. The tides create currents as they ebb and flow. The tides in the Whitsundays flood towards the south and ebb towards the north.