Montys Marina

A brief description, your experience, costs (don't forget a rough time of that pricing), stand fees, food, water, fuel and general accessories that are readily available. Unless positive, please refrain from using names
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Montys Marina

Post by mySerenity » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:57 am

A few nm's up the Caboolture River. Could be a problem with deep draught vessels. We used the high/outgoing tide and had heaps of clearance.



Launch cost - around $140 (late 2008) which included two days on the stand for erecting the mast (the second day came after some careful and kind negotiation). They only launch 20 minutes either side of high tide - no exceptions. It definately pays to see them in person rather than call for availability and pricing.



The amenities are little with very few items in the chandlery. But carry the necessary stuff for getting back on the water. Welders and machinists available. We did not ask about power and saw no power connection where we were on the ramp. Closest shops at Beachmere which also has fuel (no chandlery). Would guess about $25 in a taxi. Would I use them again...Definitely.



We stood our mast at Montys and that took a full day. We used Caboolture Crane Hire which came in at $300 for 3 hours. Would I use them again... Apart from cost, can't find a reason not too.



Transport was with MacDonald House Haulage. Very competitive in their rates and were very good with loading/unloading. It was our first experience with transport and can only give positive comment about them. Ask for Dean (owner) or Peter, both have experience with catamarans and keep their loaders well instructed. McDonald House Haulage P/L, ph 5502 9394, fax 5502 8560. Would I use them again...Definitely.
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Post by mySerenity » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:04 pm

Just a follow-up on this one.



There is a public bus that runs from the gates at Montys to and from Caboolture (15mins) and Beachmere (5mins). Both these places have grocery, pharmacy and bottle shops.
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Re: Montys Marina

Post by Mick@itc » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:43 pm

Anyone recommend a Victorian haulout spot?

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Re: Montys Marina

Post by Ross » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:32 pm

There is a place in Victoria called Allcraft marine. You can do everything you want there. Can haulout all year round and stay as long as you like, cheap rent too. Only good for multi's though

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Re: Montys Marina

Post by 44c » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:39 am

Currently doing some work at Monty's. (Not on our boat) Keep expecting to hear the sound of duelling Banjoes.....

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Re: Montys Marina

Post by Ross » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:19 am

Great spot in Victoria is Allcraft Marine at cannons creek. launch into top of Western Port Bay

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Re: Montys Marina

Post by mySerenity » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:31 pm

44C
Currently doing some work at Monty's. (Not on our boat)
When is 'Out' going to be 'In'. Is it keeping the same name?
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Re: Montys Marina

Post by 44c » Sat May 04, 2013 4:30 pm

We've done most of the major structural work already. The boat was put back in the water temporarily a couple fo weeks ago, and moved down the river to be pulled out and trailered into a shed.

Have to say, Duflex is incredible stuff - the boat had about 6 metres of hull bottom ripped out, the entire daggerboard case and side deck torn out, most of the sheer panel taken out, and yet the rig tension was pretty much normal! Then just a few hundred hours work, and it's structurally back together again!

Bryan is going to do some land cruising, and take some holidays, so the boat isn't going to be relaunched till around this time next year. There's still a lot to do, th eboat needs one hull interior rebuilt, faire and painted, the new hull side and bottom faired, and th ewhole boat repainted. I'll also be doing a twin engine install very similar to my own.

We'll do most of this work early next year though, since the boat isn't going to be used anyway. We still get to do a winter cruise north! :)

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Re: Montys Marina

Post by 44c » Sat May 04, 2013 4:37 pm

Some pics of the damage done.

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Re: Montys Marina

Post by 44c » Sun May 05, 2013 7:59 am

The repair to the hull and the boat ready to be moved downriver:

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