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Old 06-02-2017, 04:05 PM   #21
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Buy one new impeller every year, date it. Have 2 spares on board. Replaces the impeller every year with your oldest spare.

Don't save used parts as spares. Have new parts as spares and rotate them into use based on engine hours or age (calendar years).

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We do similar to what you do. The last thing we want is a problem because we used an old impeller.
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:06 PM   #22
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Old 06-02-2017, 06:58 PM   #23
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Like all the unmerciful marinas out there... .

Well, at least balance that some of us are lucky to find.....
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:01 PM   #24
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Sebastian Inlet is marked Local Knowledge for a reason... Especially a low speed boat, although speed can cause other problems. If it says Local knowledge on the map and you don't have it, pass it by.

It would have been far better to shoot for Port Canaveral, anyone can do that one. Just dodge the subs and cruise ships.
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:22 AM   #25
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Jupiter and Boynton tie for worst man-enabled inlets on FL east coast. St Lucie strong 3rd worst, Sebastian is maybe 4th. Worst of any FL "inlet" is Matanzas. Natural, shifting, shallow, but not busy.
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:41 AM   #26
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Makes you want for live Webcam at every inlet.

What some cruising guides say and what some boaters pass along either are snapshots of an inlet at its worst or that it falls outside of some secret criteria.

The inlet near my hope dock is often touted as "bad", unmarked and dangerous, etc.... yet to me is one of the nicer inlets I have passed through...even without local kniwledge. On any given low wind day, in good visibility it is easy peezy....unless you are scared off by all the writings.

Sure it's not as wide as some where cruise ships enter, sure there is a couple knot current, sure there is a goofy bridge close to one shore as you enter the ICW.... but as long as you don't go DIW, or loose steeming and can follow buoys and negotiate a drawbridge....you are fine. Every year complete newbies do it all summer long.

So why the bad rep? So without personally trying all these other inlets up and down the coast...what's a transient to do but to avoid them....which limits cruising options that it shouldn't.

Wonder who would sponsor inlet cams?
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Old 06-03-2017, 12:00 PM   #27
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My draft is much to large to even attempt Matanza inlet and I have local knowledge of that one. I used to take my small Sea Ray out of it. Now I do St. Augustine.
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My draft is much to large to even attempt Matanza inlet and I have local knowledge of that one. I used to take my small Sea Ray out of it. Now I do St. Augustine.
Even Matanza with a small boat is impressive!
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Old 06-03-2017, 12:17 PM   #29
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Certainly understand that.

For the last 2 years, have taken St Augustine inlet a couple times in nice weather...as usual in nice weather...a nice inlet...

Yet people still talk that it isnt a Class A inlet...whatever that means and who cares if you use it in fair weather.

People still talk about NJs Barnegat inlet from the 60s like it even remotely resembles those times. It really would be nice to see any inlet, real time with your own eyes before transiting .

I get tired of people making their limitations everyone else's.
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