The Shank. A Rutter for anchorages in Tasmania’s Southwest.


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> Hard Cover and over 190 pages
> A guide from South Cape to Hibbs Pyramid
> Over 30 anchorages listed including Port Davey
> Stunning aerial images and mud maps

Designed and Published by Andrew Wilson

“Ian Johnston has been navigating the oceans for more years than he’ll care to admit. He has a penchant for the wild places where few people go, and in The Shank he describes some of the wildest. It’s a rutter that you’ll want to have with you, if you and your crew choose to go where the wild things are.” – Paul Cullen, Director, Australian Wooden Boat Festival


Tasmanian Anchorage Guide – The Shank

What people are saying The Shank, a Tasmanian Anchorage Guide.

“For anyone planning a cruise to the exposed south and west coast of Tasmania safety of those on-board is paramount and you need to do a substantial amount of planning and research prior to slipping your lines. The Shank provides detailed sketches and superb aerial photography of some great anchorages that people may not normally consider. In the right weather conditions these anchorages can now be more easily accessed and will add to the already unique experience cruising this magnificent coastline. Ian and Andrew have crafted a ‘Rutter’ that captures the absolute beauty of the rugged south and west coast with The Shank.  This is an anchorage guide with a difference and complements those guides already available. A must have for anyone considering cruising from Recherche Bay to Port Davey and beyond to Macquarie Harbour. Peter Hopkins, General Manager, Recreational Boating, MAST

“One of the most wildly beautiful coastlines in the world has been described here in detail by a man who has travelled the world by sea. A successful collaboration between Ian Johnston and local publisher Andrew Wilson has produced this essential reference for all those mariners who make the pilgrimage to Port Davey and beyond. Richard Bennett, Photographer

“I received the books yesterday and WOW it is a very impressive production! Thanks heaps!” – Dave Ross, Customer