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Old 03-10-2015, 09:29 AM   #81
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A relatively naive question for you seasoned boaters. Being a newbie and heading north next month, are these "hot spots", low water - mud spots, shoaling, etc. also a concern heading North? I would assume so, but thought I would ask anyway.

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Old 03-10-2015, 11:00 AM   #82
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Rt, my Grandson in college at St. Augustine fishes around the inlet. He tells me that they have reset the markers in the ICW at the intersection with the inlet channel. Just watch the markers as they may not match the chart.
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A relatively naive question for you seasoned boaters. Being a newbie and heading north next month, are these "hot spots", low water - mud spots, shoaling, etc. also a concern heading North? I would assume so, but thought I would ask anyway.

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Nope, they're only on the South bound side. Put there intentionally to discourage Northerners from coming South.

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Nope, they're only on the South bound side. Put there intentionally to discourage Northerners from coming South.

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Ted, if the mud doesn't get those Yanks, the green head and deer flies usually send 'em packing.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:47 AM   #85
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My pops would call northerners "damn Yankees" They come south and never go home!

I call them, as I am.....snowbirds! This year has special meaning for you all on the east coast...

Have fun RT and remember: It didn't happen if there are no pics...Are you really in FL? mmmmm
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:52 AM   #86
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Ted, if the mud doesn't get those Yanks, the green head and deer flies usually send 'em packing.

Pardon this from a left coaster but what is the "green head"?


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Pardon this from a left coaster but what is the "green head"?


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Old 03-10-2015, 11:57 AM   #88
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Or did you mean this?

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Green head and deer flies are hybrids especially bred in the South as Yankee deterrents. Then we have our stealth weapon the no see'ems. You can't see them but they pack a wallop that drives Yankees crazy.
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A relatively naive question for you seasoned boaters. Being a newbie and heading north next month, are these "hot spots", low water - mud spots, shoaling, etc. also a concern heading North? I would assume so, but thought I would ask anyway.

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The water is plenty deep going north. Only shallow going south.
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The water is plenty deep going north. Only shallow going south.
Just like the cows in the mountains that are bred with two legs shorter than the other two so they can stand on the side of the hill.
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Greetings,
Arrived palm Coast Marina (~20 miles north of Daytona) @ 16:00hrs. Put on shorts (NO pictures in deference to the young ladies on this site) AND the AC (air conditioning for you incorrigible reprobates who would surely infer something rude) and planning supper...Hmmmmm. No greenheads, no gators and I'm cookin' up some 'taters...
Mr. 106. Yup, mud sticks same on BOTH directions. Do NOT follow the magenta line on your plotter. Download the Active Captain app, buy a current Waterway Guide and watch your depth sounder and the tides like a hawk! If you haven't already, buy one of the towing packages and do it NOW!!!!! Lots of new "temporary" bouyage south of St. Aug. (which we passed through with the 13:00hr. bridge opening.
Admiral is currently doin' the 'rithmatic to cipher the fuel usage... Will report.
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If you haven't already, buy one of the towing packages and do it NOW!!!!!
And do not wait to use the towing company until you're aground. If you have questions about an area, there is no better source than the tow captains and they're glad to help.
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And do not wait to use the towing company until you're aground. If you have questions about an area, there is no better source than the tow captains and they're glad to help.
Very good point!

What's a tow company? Do we have those on the west side?????
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Very good point!

What's a tow company? Do we have those on the west side?????
Actually Vessel Assist does have coverage in Washington and even to Vancouver, BC, in Portland, and down the coast. Vessel Assist is part of Boat US Tow.
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But we have deep water what the heck do we need a tow company for???? BTW I have Sea Tow.....
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Back when living in South Carolina, I had a skiff with a bimini top. One day looked up and the underside was covered in horseflies. But they were not really bothering me. So I left them alone.

Next day at high noon looked up and there were pinholes in the top!!. Those buggers were eating my bimini top!!
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Mr. S. I'll bet those horse flies were in cahoots with the no-see-ums. THOSE buggers can get through a screen door! A good reason never to wash your screens. Looks like heck but you won't itch. Anyway, Admiral is still ciphering...3, carry the nought, plus 2, carry the nought....
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Watch out for this bad boy in May & June in SC. He will put a whelp on you. Looks like the common house fly but 10 times larger and if you smack him, blood will go everywhere! You will find him in a lot of the anchorages that have the grassy shores.
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Numbers...
running hours 105.3 hrs
gallons used 426
fuel usage (including gen') 4ghp
average rpm 1750
average speed (including tides+/-) 8knots
aprox. mileage 775 statute
Best we can figure out...
Twin Lehman 120hp. Onan 15kw. Boat weight 25 tons full displacement.
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