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Old 07-19-2017, 08:38 PM   #1
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Lake Worth inlet at night.

Sitting here at Lake Worth. Was planning to cross early tomorrow but Chris Parker said tonight would be better. He said chances of lots of squalls tomorrow morning.

I've never done this inlet (or any inlet for that matter) at night so I am worried about that. The inlet looks nice and wide, I have AIS and radar and stabilizing sails that seem to work well.

Anyone done this inlet at night?
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:46 PM   #2
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Anyone done this inlet st night?

I don't even know where it is. I only suggest that you stay within your comfort zone.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:51 PM   #3
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Local advice is often "worth" listening to, but it always feels eerie boating inlets and channels at night when you haven't ever seen it in daylight.
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:08 PM   #4
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Lake Worth is wide, deep and safe. I have used it many times.

You should have absolutely no issues using the inlet.

Where are you headed?
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:14 PM   #5
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I've gone out that inlet several times at night. If you have good charting, good radar, there is nothing to it. Wide and deep and well marked.
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:26 PM   #6
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Cargo ships and megayachts use it all the time. It's well marked with a wide channel. I've used it at night many times with no problems. Ben
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Actually the only issue you may have is the number of boats waiting inside for someone that looks like they know what they are doing and want to follow! All they are looking for is a "bigger" boat.

So don't be surprised if you set off and then look behind you to find a dozen or so following you!
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The inlet itself isn't complicated, but inside the inlet, if you're coming from the north, the area just north of Peanut Island is very shallow.
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I'm in 1000 feet of water headed for Memory Rock.
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I'd guess here.....

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I'm in 1000 feet of water headed for Memory Rock.
Wonderful. Have fun!
Are you heading over quickly or dragging a lure?
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Departing from Lake Worth will give you time to wave by by to most navigation aides.

There are probably more nav aids to see as you depart than you will find in most of the Bahamas.
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As has been said, there should be no issues with Lake Worth.

As for Memory Rock, I'm assuming you are departing at night so that you arrive on the bank mid morning?
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Good luck, have fun.

He is probably stopping at Great Sale given the timing.

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Good luck, have fun.

He is probably stopping at Great Sale given the timing.

[We may not hear from him again until he gets his BTC Card installed!]

True. That's a long run if he's starting at 0230 though.

On a side note, Verizon has added the Bahamas as part of their international plan. $10 a day gets you everything you have stateside. It's a lot easier than messing with BTC.
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Thanks, Benthic
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True. That's a long run if he's starting at 0230 though.

On a side note, Verizon has added the Bahamas as part of their international plan. $10 a day gets you everything you have stateside. It's a lot easier than messing with BTC.
He was already in 1000 feet at midnight, so approaching the stream. Should be just past Memory Rock right now.
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It looks like he is going to see a little bit of a northerly breeze today through mid day according to Windy. what are your thoughts on that? Not enough to worry about? For those of you that I've done this trip in the past what's the course around the north end of the bank and then down into the Bahamas?
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When you say North end of the bank, do you mean say from Fort Pierce to Walkers/Grand, or do you mean the route he is taking - Memory Rock, Great Sale, past Spanish, Green Turtle and into the Sea of Abaco?
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