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Old 03-13-2015, 05:07 PM   #1
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Coast Guard restricts Chesapeake Bay Boating

Has anyone seen this?


http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015...2015-05475.htm
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:21 PM   #2
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The headlines said no boating north of the bay bridge until 15 April. I don't think that is really what the message says. Sounds more like you need to check before you head out. It may be restricted at times in specific areas.

Damn this global warming!!!
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:40 PM   #3
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I skimmed it but I thought it said till April 15, you need to get permission to enter the bay above the Bay Bridge.

The 3 ice conditions would restrict the permitted traffic.

This affects me directly as I have to transit the area to be back to work in NJ by April 15.
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:58 PM   #4
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Ice this year could be an issue.
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:00 PM   #5
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Had not as not headed that way. A common sense decision though. Very few boats in that area would be built to handle ice. Normally you'd only see it in the very shallow coves where there was minimum water flow. A cold cold winter. I make a point to avoid winters.
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Things may have changed in the last few days in that area. In the Del river/Philadelphia area, pretty much all the ice disappeared 2 days ago in the rain/fog/warming wx.
Ches bay is probably close to the same. Set up security zone MAY mean no/restricted transits.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:43 PM   #7
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Things may have changed in the last few days in that area. In the Del river/Philadelphia area, pretty much all the ice disappeared 2 days ago in the rain/fog/warming wx.
Ches bay is probably close to the same. Set up security zone MAY mean no/restricted transits.
Even the description in condition three makes it sound like there may be no vessel requirements but it still sounds like you have to request permission to transit unless the safety zone is lifted.

Or am I just reading it too bearacratically?
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the guy taking the picture in post #4 needs one of these

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Things may have changed in the last few days in that area. In the Del river/Philadelphia area, pretty much all the ice disappeared 2 days ago in the rain/fog/warming wx.
Ches bay is probably close to the same. Set up security zone MAY mean no/restricted transits.
Hey, Jack, if you're still in the area Sunday, let me know. I'll be in Delaware City working on Stella. Like to buy you a beer or two.

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The problem seems to be too many damaged ATONs to list in the LNM.
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Sorry Ian, still in Jamaica! Flying home to Jax on Tuesday. I'll keep you to that offer when we cross wakes. I get my info on ice conditions by phone from colleagues.
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Hey, Jack, if you're still in the area Sunday, let me know. I'll be in Delaware City working on Stella. Like to buy you a beer or two.

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Going to put her back in the water on Sunday???

Would like to see that. May have to walk down and watch / lend a hand if needed.

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Sorry Ian, still in Jamaica! Flying home to Jax on Tuesday. I'll keep you to that offer when we cross wakes. I get my info on ice conditions by phone from colleagues.
Definitely, Jack. Safe travels!

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Going to put her back in the water on Sunday???

Would like to see that. May have to walk down and watch / lend a hand if needed.

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Hi, Tom. Thanks for the offer. Sorry, I won't be splashing her until mid-April. Sunday, I'll just be making sure a pocket that formed on the shrink wrap is draining and doing other minor things. Stop by anyway if you see a ladder leaning on the transom. We're right by the fence. Here's a shot of Stella coming out of the water last Oct.

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I've been watching this as I'm trying to run across just north of the bridge by April 1. It's clearing up really fast and it looks like the only restricted area is pretty far up the bay now according to:

Upper Chesapeake Bay || USCG 5th District Ice Reporting
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I've been watching this as I'm trying to run across just north of the bridge by April 1. It's clearing up really fast and it looks like the only restricted area is pretty far up the bay now according to:

Upper Chesapeake Bay || USCG 5th District Ice Reporting
Thank you!

looks like the C&D approach is still closed to non-steel vessels
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