Fraser Pre-pack Paddle

Test pack your sea kayaks for the Fraser island expedition. See if it all fits!

A multi day remote sea kayak trip takes preparation. There is a lot of gear to take and fit into your boat. Buy small sized gear. Pack tight, using every space. Make sure you have enough food and water.

Event ID: 170916
Last Modified: 2017-09-15 08:34:02
Version: 1

We will fully pack our expedition equipment into our boats. This way we will know what fits and what doesn’t. We will go for a short paddle along the shore to experience a fully loaded boat.

Paddle Type Sea kayaking
Start Date 16-09-2017
End Date 16-09-2017
Trip days 1
Trip Leader Martin Wynne
Grade 1
Distance(s) < 5 km
Paddle Outline 7:00 AM Meet club shed
8:00 AM Depart for Redcliffe
8:45 AM Meet at Redcliffe
9:00 AM Pack boats
10:30 AM Paddle along shore
11:00 AM Unpack
12:00 Return to Shed
13:00 Depart.

12:00 Barbecue
2:00-3PM? Head home

Paddle Duration(s) 0.5 hrs
Tide(s) HIGH 6:12 am, 1.72 m
LOW 12:12 pm, 0.45 m
Put in Point Cnr Hornibrook Esplanade and Angus Street Clontarf
Take out Point Same
Departure time (put in) 11 AM
Alternate Take Out Points Take out points are readily available along the Redcliffe shoreline.
Facilities Toilets and water at park
Put in Point(s)
326-Redcliffe Angus St Put in Point map.jpg
Angus St Put in Point


Risks and Management

Sea Kayak Risk Assessment UQ Risk Assessment #45934; ✓ Animals and Plants (major injury);
✓ Animals and Plants (minor injury);
✓ Bad Weather / Weather Change;
✓ Boat Traffic / Shipping;
✓ Capsize;
✓ Carrying Boats;
✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains;
✓ Drowning;
✓ Enter / Exit Boat;
✓ Equipment Failure;
✓ Getting Separated from Group;
✓ Hit by Paddle;
✓ Ineffective Rudder;
✓ Medical Condition(s);
✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects;
✓ Separation from Boat;
✓ Sinking Boat;
✓ Strainers (Overhanging Trees / Mangroves / Fishing Lines / Structures);
✓ Sunburn;
✓ Tripping while walking;
Travel Risk Assessment UQ Assessment #57960; ✓ Becoming Lost;
✓ Breakdown or Breakdown in Remote Area;
✓ Chemical: Unleaded Petrol;
✓ Drowsiness while Driving;
✓ Incident or Accident while Driving;
✓ Injury from Loading / Unloading Equipment from vehicle;
✓ Loads Falling from Vehicle or Trailer, or hitting occupants in accident;
✓ Towing Trailer;
Risk Management
Paddler Requirements ✓ Conditions can be calm, but can change dramatically with winds and tides contributing significantly to this.
✓ Paddlers must advise leaders if they have health issues or injuries that may affect participation. Ensure medication is carried and is accessible. If unsure, they should check with their doctor beforehand.
✓ Participants must be familiar with, and have demonstrated, a wet exit and T-rescue (in a sea kayak) while a member of the club.
✓ Participants must self-assess their, and their equipment’s ability to cope with this grade of club event. The club grading scale is located on the club website. This should be consulted prior to registration, and any concerns or anything needing clarification should be raised with the trip leader beforehand.
✓ Participants need the skills for the grade for the trip, unless modified below (Additional Comments).
✓ Participants should have an appropriate level of fitness. This is a trip that requires a moderate fitness level and a minimum sustained cruising speed as required by the {paddle grade
Emergency Contact Information Coast Guard Redcliffe, Phone: (07) 3203-5522, VMR403, Frequencies monitored VHF 16, 21, 67, 73 and 81
Set your VHF to channel 69 for inter-kayak communication
Nearest Medical Help and Contacts *Redcliffe Hospital, Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe – Phone: 3883 7777
*Scarborough Majellan Medical Centre (107 Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough QLD 4020 (07) 3880 1444)
Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link) ✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water);
✓ Dry clothing (to keep warm);
✓ Equipment Requirements for Grade;
✓ Food adequate for trip duration;
✓ Footwear suitable for paddling, swimming and extra for on land;
✓ Paddle clothes to protect from cold/wind (e.g. thermal/spray jacked or cag);
✓ Review potential equipment;
✓ Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, long sleeved paddle clothes, sunscreen, etc);
✓ Water – 3L per day (4L if camping);
✓ Water and snacks accessible while paddling;
Kayak Equipment ✓ Dry bag;
✓ PFD and paddle;
✓ Paddle tie;
✓ Pump, sponge, bailer, and paddle float;
✓ Sea Kayaking Required Equipment List;
✓ Spray Deck (if you have never used one tell the leader before you register!);
✓ Suitable paddle craft (sea kayak if seakayaking);
✓ Whistle;
Safety Equipment ✓ First Aid Kit;
✓ Hand Pump (at least 1 per 2 boats);
✓ Paddle Floats (at least 1 per 2 boats);
✓ Repair Kit;
✓ Rescue Stirrup;
✓ Spare Paddle;
✓ Torch / Glow stick;
Communications ✓ Flares;
✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ Signal Mirror;
✓ V-Sheet;
✓ VHF Radio;
✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised Equipment Shoes
Sunsmart clothes

Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Boat Loading 16-09-2017 7:00
Boat Loading Location Club Shed
Meet Location Club shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 7 AM
Depart Time (meet location) 8:00 AM
Meet time (put in) 8:45 AM
Go Home Time 1:00 PM
Costs Petrol money (discuss with your driver)
Money for tea/coffee/social stop



Register with: Martin Leader Email Address Location: Committee Contacts Page
Register by: 15-09-2017 Event ID: 170916