Shelter from NW – N
Indicative Anchoring Position
35° 17.4’S 136° 54.0’E
Note. Indicative anchoring positions are for reference only and should not be used as waypoints. The best position for anchoring depends on many factors including vessel draft, tide, and forecast wind.
Cable Hut Bay is a wide open cove about 2.5 miles south west of Stenhouse Bay. It is very exposed to the westerly swell but is a good anchorage in northerly conditions. The bottom is rocky close to shore, so the recommended anchoring position is in 6 to 8 metres of water where the bottom is sand and the holding is good.
It is an extremely useful anchorage in strong N and NW winds while waiting for the passage of a front. As the front passes and the wind goes west the anchorage quickly becomes untenable, but it is only a 5 mile sail to a secure westerly anchorage at Althorpe Island.