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Old 07-14-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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A Trip to St Augustine

We just did over 200 miles last week.

Planning another trip up to St Augustine. I haven't calculated distance yet.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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We just did over 200 miles last week.

Planning another trip up to St Augustine. I haven't calculated distance yet.
I usually figure about 50 miles from St. Augustine to Daytona. Nice to be that close. Great weekend trip.
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I usually figure about 50 miles from St. Augustine to Daytona. Nice to be that close. Great weekend trip.
That's not bad. About a 5 hr cruise.

Not sure about the town marina by the bridge. Seems like the current is fast through there and may be difficult to get in and out of the slip.

Any suggestions near Old City?
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That's not bad. About a 5 hr cruise.
I'm guessing it's more like a 2&1/2 hour cruise in Don's boat unless he runs on the inside.
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I'm guessing it's more like a 2&1/2 hour cruise in Don's boat unless he runs on the inside.
I was thinking inside.

Since we are about 8 miles north of Ponce Inlet now.
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2 hours inside for us including waiting for the Flagler Beach bridge. Easy trip.

The city marina, I understand, has installed a breakwater near the Bridge of Lions. Depending on when you arrive, I would ask for a slip that you can enter against the current. If they have one open they will usually let you have it. You can tie up temporarily at the long fuel dock to look the situation. For a short stay, this is the best place. The marinas on the San Sebastion River are a long walk. The City Marina puts you right in the middle of everything. Their staff is usually very good, too. I love the place.
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2 hours inside for us including waiting for the Flagler Beach bridge. Easy trip.

The city marina, I understand, has installed a breakwater near the Bridge of Lions. Depending on when you arrive, I would ask for a slip that you can enter against the current. If they have one open they will usually let you have it. You can tie up temporarily at the long fuel dock to look the situation. For a short stay, this is the best place. The marinas on the San Sebastion River are a long walk. The City Marina puts you right in the middle of everything. Their staff is usually very good, too. I love the place.
2 hours inside? Your boat must fly!!

I'm thinking the only draw bridge is the rt 16 one? Right?
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2 hours inside? Your boat must fly!!

I'm thinking the only draw bridge is the rt 16 one? Right?
Yep, I think it is right behind Flagler Beach. It has a very low clearance. We usually cruise at close to 30mph. Take out some time for no wake travel through there. It will probably average about 25 mph. I am quoting mph because the ICW is marked in statute miles.
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... I am quoting mph because the ICW is marked in statute miles.
That's interesting. I never knew that. Is that along the entire length or just in the Area of NASCAR Influence (ANI) south of the Mason-Dixon line?

Don, your boat's so fast, you should have a blue spoiler (with the Confederate flag, of course) on the back to keep the transom down. Maybe HH can help us all visualize that one.
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Yep, I think it is right behind Flagler Beach. It has a very low clearance. We usually cruise at close to 30mph. Take out some time for no wake travel through there. It will probably average about 25 mph. I am quoting mph because the ICW is marked in statute miles.
The bridge in Flagler Beach is Rt 100 and it's a high bridge.

South at Highbridge, in Ormond Beach is a drawbridge. I forgot about that one.

You do have a fast boat!!!

I probably average 15-17 mph
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That's interesting. I never knew that. Is that along the entire length or just in the Area of NASCAR Influence (ANI) south of the Mason-Dixon line?

Don, your boat's so fast, you should have a blue spoiler (with the Confederate flag, of course) on the back to keep the transom down. Maybe HH can help us all visualize that one.
No transom just a net there to keep down wind resistance. No flags but courtesy flags when cruising. They don't last very long. We will display colors when arriving. I've shredded a lot of pennants, burgees, and flags. Just take them in when getting underway. Courtesy flags always have to be displayed. I have one to stitch up now.
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If your unsure about docking in the current, stay on one of the town moorings. You get dinghy tie up at the town marina (200 yds away), a better view of the town, and privacy.
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If your unsure about docking in the current, stay on one of the town moorings. You get dinghy tie up at the town marina (200 yds away), a better view of the town, and privacy.
Haven't added davits or a Dinghy yet



Guess I should remove my flybridge to try and keep up with Moonstruck???
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Haven't added davits or a Dinghy yet



Guess I should remove my flybridge to try and keep up with Moonstruck???
Come on. It's been pretty lonely out there.

They have a water taxi that works the mooring fields. Notice that the mooring fields are both north and south of the bridge.
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Come on. It's been pretty lonely out there.

They have a water taxi that works the mooring fields. Notice that the mooring fields are both north and south of the bridge.
Makes sense. We will finally try out the genset.

What time does the taxi run to?
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Makes sense. We will finally try out the genset.

What time does the taxi run to?
Not certain about the hours. I think it runs every 2 hours, but I don't know how late. Better phone the marina.
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Not certain about the hours. I think it runs every 2 hours, but I don't know how late. Better phone the marina.
We will, thanks.

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Very much like Moonstruck. I followed that boat through Worth Creek one time.
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Very much like Moonstruck. I followed that boat through Worth Creek one time.
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