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Thread: Hauroko drowning

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    Hauroko drowning

    https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/southl...-boat-accident
    One of the most beautiful and untouched lakes we have. Also notorious for severe local wind effects.
    RIP.
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    its not a lake to take lightly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    its not a lake to take lightly.
    I did not know - I see its the deepest Lake in NZ
    Maybe Southern Hemispher ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    I did not know - I see its the deepest Lake in NZ
    Maybe Southern Hemispher ??
    Yes also potentially one of the windiest.

    Very Sad.

    Check out the river that runs out of the bottom of it...all the way to Te waewae bay.

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    nearly went down that river in a 19ft hartley hull with a stern leg when the radiator hose blew off the motor. 18hp aux was at full throttle just holding us in the current about 50m down the river was a tree right across the river about a foot under the surface.when we where going down the lake we had to turn back twice as it got that rough . ten minutes after reaching teal bay the lake was mirror calm after having 6ft waves travelling up the length of the lake.

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    a long time ago,we came up the lake with 2 -2.5m swells, and the intervals were bloody close, wickedly rough
    thankfully we were with a commercial operator, But we had to split the load up before crossing the open section back to the jetty,

    another time the lake level was low and our boatie forgot the shallow section out from the teal bay hut and we shine'd the the ally prop well and truly
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