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Bass harbour Kuah (langkawi)

Bass harbour Kuah (langkawi)

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Bass Harbour is the main anchorage for Kuah Town, it is formed between the S coast of Pulau Langkawi and the N coast of Pulau Dayang Bunting, is 7 miles in length with an average breadth of 1.5 miles and a general depth of 5.5 to 7.5m, mud bottom..
The harbour has two main areas to anchor: just west of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC) or in front of the Bella Vista Hotel.

At two hours either side of high tide, it is very handy for provisioning  by dinghy, either directly to Teow Soon Huat supermarket in the NW corner of the bay, or to any suitable location on shore.

If attempting to land dinghy at low tide, it's best to go Jetty Pelancongan, situated halfway between RLYC and Kuah Town. 

This anchorage is only suitable for doing your shopping then moving out if you want to swim or be assured of a good night's sleep.

BEWARE: The holding ground here is poor and your anchor will drag  in SW squalls of over 20 knots that occur frequently during May-Nov.

DANGER: A dangerous unmarked rock lies just beneath the surface  at Lat: 06.15.10'N  Long: 99.44.90'E (SE of P. Selang at end of Bass habour).

Best months for anchoring:  Dec - April.  Not so good: May - Nov.

14/12/2011
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Bass harbour Kuah (langkawi)
2011:12:10 10:57:38
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Bass Harbour est l'ancrage principal de ville Kuah, elle est formée entre la côte S de Pulau Langkawi et de la côte nord de Pulau Dayang Bunting, est à 7 miles de long avec une largeur moyenne de 1,5 miles et une profondeur générale de 5,5 à 7,5 m , fond vaseux ..
Le port a deux principaux domaines d'ancrage: juste à l'ouest du Club Royal Yacht Langkawi (RLYC) ou en face de l'Hôtel Bella Vista.

A deux heures de chaque côté de la marée haute, il est très pratique pour l'approvisionnement en canot, soit directement à Teow supermarché Bientôt Huat dans le coin NO de la baie, ou à tout autre endroit approprié sur le rivage.


Si vous essayez d'atterrir dériveur à marée basse, il vaut mieux aller jetée Pelancongan, situé à mi chemin entre RLYC et Kuah Town.

Cet ancrage est seulement approprié pour faire vos courses, puis le déplacement si vous voulez nager ou être assuré d'un sommeil de bonne nuit.


ATTENTION: Le sol  ici est pauvre et votre ancre va traîner par vent de sud ouest qui souffle en rafales de plus de 20 nœuds  fréquemment en mai-nov.

DANGER: Un rocher dangereux banalisée se trouve juste sous la surface, à la latitude: 15.06.10 'N Long: 99.44.90' E (SE de P. Selang à la fin de Bass habour).

Meilleur mois pour l'ancrage: de décembre à avril. Pas très bon: de mai à novembre
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