Originally Posted by markpierce
I say, stay near the middle of the channel unless there's an important need not to. (Here, supposed 8-foot-deep channel through 2-to-4-foot shoals.)
Where the guy went over the red buoy... is about 75 feet wide between the buoy and the sod bank...inches deep on the inside of the buoy and its a 90 degree turn in the ICW.
Towards the bottom of the picture about the same width is a sandbar that high and dry at mid tide also.
In the pic yellow is the ICW the red object is where the buoy is.
It's a challenge to tow barges and dredges with 1000 foot dredge pipe around that sucker.