Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-23-2017, 08:23 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
City: SOMERS POINT, NJ
Vessel Name: SOJOURN
Vessel Model: SWIFT TRAWLER 44
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 160
In all due respect to other members who have more experience than me, I wouldn't run the NJ ICW Cape May to Atlantic City nor Atlantic City to Manasquan Inlet. I would, in a pinch, come into Barnaget and run to Manasquan then to NYC.
BI is not that bad of an inlet, but pay attention to the markers.
Running outside from Cape May to NYC or in reverse - I always make sure I have a ditch inlet since the 140 or so miles can change dramatically.
Good luck!!!!
__________________
Advertisement

SOJOURN4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2017, 08:36 PM   #22
Guru
 
High Wire's Avatar
 
City: Cape May, NJ and Englewood, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Irish Lady
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,088
Finding the channel in May, June, and July is easy. It’s where the flounder are and the small boats fishing for them.
__________________

__________________
Archie
1984 Monk 36 Hull #46
Currently moored in Englewood, Florida.
High Wire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 01:14 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
Sabre602's Avatar
 
City: NW Washington State
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Kingfisher
Vessel Model: 37' converted gillnetter/crabber
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 350
Quote:
Originally Posted by aboatman View Post
Is the New Jersey ICW bottom soft or rocks?

I won't lie, we've hit bottom several times, mostly when my wife is driving but I've been able to back off each time (so far). It's a matter of slowing down when the depth sounder alarm sounds, not waiting for the boat to make a sudden stop.
No rocks at all...it's all mud, sand or sedge banks. I grew up on Long Beach Island and used to run up and down the ICW in all seasons. It's really straightforward. The inlets? Yeah, the aforementioned AC and Manasquan are the simplest. My "home" inlet was Little Egg at the southern tip of LBI. It was nothing at all but did require local knowledge.

For running any distance we'd always just go outside. Other than vessel traffic there's absolutely nothing to worry about a few miles off the beach.
__________________
Anson & Donna

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~The Dalai Lama
Sabre602 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 07:15 AM   #24
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: AICW
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 20,794
The NJ ICW isnt any more treacherous to run than quite a few sections of the Norfolk to Fl stretch. GA and NC are full of bad shoaling areas.

I just came out of Stuart, FL and the ICW junction there had me in 4 feet of water where i thought I was in the middle of the channel. Must be a oroblem area with a BoatUS rowboat moored right there on a ball.


NJ just is a long stretch of shsllow water in comparison.

I am not do sure there is a little compounded NJ "dislike" carried over into boating by many cruisers...... and sprinkle it in their waterway reviews......
psneeld is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 08:09 AM   #25
Guru
 
O C Diver's Avatar
 
City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,238
Quote:
Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
I am not do sure there is a little compounded NJ "dislike" carried over into boating by many cruisers...... and sprinkle it in their waterway reviews......
I don't think there's any "compounded NJ dislike", it's a fine state. Now if we were going to discuss some of the residents manners and boating skills, I would probably agree with you.

Ted
__________________
Blog: mvslowhand.com
I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
"Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
O C Diver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 09:42 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
City: Washington
Country: US
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 467
Some folks "dislike" the AICW as well. They call it boring or hazardous because of shoaling. They suggest going outside the whole trip.

To me, looking at nothing but water for a few days straight would be extremely boring. I enjoy the AICW and I'll be on the NJ ICW next spring if all goes according to plan. For us, the trip is the destination.
aboatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 05:01 PM   #27
Veteran Member
 
Propnut's Avatar
 
City: Goldsboro NC
Country: US
Vessel Name: Wave Walker
Vessel Model: 41' PT Europa
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 77
I️ made the run from Sandy Hook to Cape May in about 13hrs. on a 9 kt
Trawler this past May. Wind was out of the West at 15 to 25 kts. , seas 7 foot off shore. We ran about a half mile off the beach in about 15ft of Water and less than 2 ft. waves. Turned out to be a comfortable trip.
Propnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2017, 08:12 AM   #28
Veteran Member
 
Beekeepergreg's Avatar
 
City: Manasquan NJ
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Mayrose
Vessel Model: Mainship 30 pilot
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 89
Avoid Hereford Inlet!
inside between of Stone Harbor and Avalon at Low tide ---no good.
Greg
Beekeepergreg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2017, 08:53 AM   #29
Guru
 
High Wire's Avatar
 
City: Cape May, NJ and Englewood, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Irish Lady
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,088
If you run outside be sure to pass outside each inlets sea buoy! A few are more than two miles off the beach for good reason. Even the closed inlets have them.
__________________

__________________
Archie
1984 Monk 36 Hull #46
Currently moored in Englewood, Florida.
High Wire is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×