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Old 06-05-2019, 07:07 AM   #1
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Where is the best place to anchor at Lake Worth?

To stage for a Bahamas crossing. The area is so big it always confuses me.

Last time I grabbed someoneís mooring ball but not with permission.
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Greetings,
Mr. cd. I don't know that area at all BUT it may be to your benefit to head for a more southerly point of departure so you won't be bucking the Gulf Stream the whole way. Ft. Lauderdale or Miami perhaps?
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I've anchored just N of Peanut Island, rather close to Singer Island and Sailfish Marina. Looked around for decent depth as it gets shallow near Peanut, but not so deep to be in the channel.

It's a good jump off spot for WE, you will buck the current a bit, just make your course correction after crossing the highest current part of the stream, or just let it carry you to the NW part of the bank, then clear in Abaco.
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Ok I will check out Peanut on the chart. Thanks.

I left from LW last time for West End (Memory Rock) and worked out OK to me. I guess a little more south would be better but Iím getting tired of the ICW.
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Peanut is almost right across from LW inlet.
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Peanut is one, plus check your charts for the larger anchorage just to the south and east of the inlet. I believe it is on Active Captain and Waterway Guide as well.

We always get a slip at Sailfish Marina so that we can top up and then walk to Publix for a final provisioning, especially of fresh produce. Hopefully for one night, though we have been "caught" there once for three nights waiting for the window.
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Where is the best place to anchor at Lake Worth?

We ended up anchoring here.

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Nice and breezy. Weather looks good to cross tomorrow with S to SE winds under 10 knots, so gonna get up early and head out in the AM around 4 .

If anyone sees something bad with the weather tomorrow let me know!

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Anchoring south and east of the inlet is in the ocean.
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I've anchored just N of Peanut Island, rather close to Singer Island and Sailfish Marina. Looked around for decent depth as it gets shallow near Peanut, but not so deep to be in the channel.

It's a good jump off spot for WE, you will buck the current a bit, just make your course correction after crossing the highest current part of the stream, or just let it carry you to the NW part of the bank, then clear in Abaco.

This is exactly what I did last time, and crossed around Memory Rock and anchored at Mangrove Key, but we left at night around 10pm. Wife wonít let me do that, so gonna try to leave around 4am. I think I can still make it to Mangrove before nightfall, right?
I cruise at around 6.5-7knots.
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Should make it with plenty of daylight. I show it about 78nm as the crow flies, but with stream and weather you will take more time. Leaving 4am figure 12-14hr, gets you to Mangrove like 6pm.

Weather looks pretty good too, about 10kts SE.
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Anchoring south and east of the inlet is in the ocean.
Depends which end of the inlet you are looking at.

He ended up right where AC and WG indicates.
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Where is the best place to anchor at Lake Worth?

Cool thats about what I figured. I still have my bread crumb trail from last time anchoring at Mangrove so that will help.

I canít really remember the entrance to the bank around Memory Rock. Is it pretty easy to read the water in the afternoon? Last time I used the Explorer waypoint.
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This is exactly what I did last time, and crossed around Memory Rock and anchored at Mangrove Key, but we left at night around 10pm. Wife won’t let me do that, so gonna try to leave around 4am. I think I can still make it to Mangrove before nightfall, right?
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You should be fine for arrival in light. I had it at ~90km from Mangrove to Fort Pierce, so ~78KM sounds right from West Palm. Also running from WP to Memory Rock (Middle Shoal) has you running slightly across and with the stream rather than against it, so you will get a little help.

Check this out. Lake Worth to West End about half way down. Showing 7-9 from the SE and 1.5 to 2.5 waves from the NE for some reason, probably previous couple of days residue. Looks great

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Cool thats about what I figured. I still have my bread crumb trail from last time anchoring at Mangrove so that will help.

I canít really remember the entrance to the bank around Memory Rock. Is it pretty easy to read the water in the afternoon? Last time I used the Explorer waypoint.
Do you have the Dodge Guide. Use his MEMRKS waypoint. My latest is on the boat so I don't want to give you an old one here as storms do change that shoal somewhat and he may have changed the coordinates.
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Depends which end of the inlet you are looking at.



He ended up right where AC and WG indicates.


This is why maybe they invented port and starboard.

In any case, it reminds me of lake trail, a great bike or rollerblader route. The north end of the route ends at a dock on the inlet.
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This is why maybe they invented port and starboard.

In any case, it reminds me of lake trail, a great bike or rollerblader route. The north end of the route ends at a dock on the inlet.
Maybe the inside of an inlet should be called an outlet?
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Do you have the Dodge Guide. Use his MEMRKS waypoint. My latest is on the boat so I don't want to give you an old one here as storms do change that shoal somewhat and he may have changed the coordinates.

Oh I see the Dodge waypoint is a bit different. Explorer has it at 26 55N, 79 3W where Dodge is 79 6W. So the Dodge point is better?
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I use paper Explorer chart books in the Berrys, Exuma and all points south. I use Dodge in the Abacos and approaches.

The Dodge Guide gets updated annually (how much and where is hard to tell) but it hasn't let me down in 17 years.
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My Dodge guide is from 2011. Do you have a more updated MEMRKS?
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So my wife is asking why arenít we going to the marina on west end to check in and relax. I told her because I would have to crab against the current to get there, or let the current take me north and come back. Am I being hard headed?
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