Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-01-2016, 15:10   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 16
Charleston to Fernandina Outside

Planning transit for end of February. Will leave Charleston 0800 and arrive at St Mary's approach buoy approx 25 hrs later. Will have a couple of inexperienced sailors with us so we have the North Edisto River as a bail out point on the first day if needed. We will leave Charleston on a flood tide in order to make St Mary's inlet on a flood. Any comments from those that have made this transit before?


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
IOPSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2016, 15:38   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Charleston SC
Boat: 1979 Pearson 323
Posts: 72
Re: Charleston to Fernandina Outside

Did it in reverse last April. Quite a few cruisers were heading north so we had some company. Nothing really to note other than the traffic in and out of Savannah. We passed Savannah at night with no AIS and it was fine.
__________________

__________________
cofc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2016, 15:41   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Jersey City
Boat: C&C 121
Posts: 31
Re: Charleston to Fernandina Outside

Same here - have done it in reverse. Other than subs, nothing to fear.

Pick your weather

John
__________________
Paws is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-01-2016, 06:40   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Boat: Saugeen Witch, Colvin design vessel name: Witchcraft
Posts: 383
Images: 14
Re: Charleston to Fernandina Outside

Pick your weather and off you go. We had no problem except we could have used a little more wind. We had a good trip and would do it again.
__________________
witchcraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-01-2016, 07:51   #5
Marine Service Provider
 
Inkwell's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: St. Simons Island, Ga.
Boat: Hunter Legend 37.5 1993
Posts: 241
Send a message via Skype™ to Inkwell
Re: Charleston to Fernandina Outside

Be watchful of shallows north of FB. Don't cut in too close to Cumberland Island and Jekyll especially. Lots of skinny water and sand bars off those islands. I recommend coming in the St. Mary's entrance at R2 or R 4 for a straight in approach. Oh yeah, don't be surprised by the navy gun boats if a sub is near by.
__________________
Eat Well. Savor Life.
Inkwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Charleston to Jacksonville outside JohnnieBsailing Seamanship & Boat Handling 6 20-12-2014 17:35
Charleston SC to Fernandina Beach/Jax on Thursday SailorKeddy Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 7 11-11-2013 16:27
Newport RI to Charleston SC-Outside Captain Jeffry Navigation 3 21-10-2013 15:17
Charleston to Fernandina Beach duncan_ellison Atlantic & the Caribbean 11 10-11-2010 17:18
Charleston, SC to Fernandina, FL Heron Atlantic & the Caribbean 2 18-11-2007 10:24



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:22.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.