I'm thinking of taking the the boat and the wife (not necessarily in that order) down to stay in one of these cottages
at Hyam's Beach in a few weeks Skymax. They're not real cheap, but a great way to score some Brownie points and go sailing on Jervis Bay at the same time
They're right on the beach, so no problem launching.
Actually Chrisj if you do that can you give me feedback pls? It seemed silly to stay in a place that required me to transport and assemble my AI for each days outing so lets stay somewhere where we dont have to do that, right?
I too am not afraid of high cabin rents if it gives me the convenience of leaving my AI setup next to the cabin. However research indicates this is not really possible at most of the JB tourist sites/cottages. I checked Hyam's cottages, there is no easy access to the beach from those sites, a long-time local told me the only accomodation that might enable that scenario would be the Seaside Cottages in Elizabeth St Huskinsson. most of the rest of the accessible Bay is surrounded by an embankment it would be impossible to drag your AI up.
I spent hours yesterday talking to residents and staring at websites and Google Earth only to find discouragingly that water access in JB is not easy if you are an olfart with an AI. (Unless you drive to one of the two boat ramps)
White Sands park is close to the water but elevated to some degree with a drop of about 2 metres to the beach, there is no direct access as the Park manager told me that wheeled kayaks have to be pushed out through the boom gate and then down the road to the beach where there are several steps down the incline.
He didnt know my AI weighed over 60Kg with all the necessary gear on board and just trying to pull the thing through the soft sand would be bad enough before you reached the staired embankment.
So, if you find somewhere where you can stay and leave your AI setup and you dont have to be Hercules to drag it back again please let me know so I can use it next July.