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Old 10-12-2014, 08:19   #16
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Re: Class A Florida Inlets.

What about cape Canaveral?


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Re: Class A Florida Inlets.

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http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/ar...as-inlets.html

and a search here at CF will answer your questions
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:52   #18
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Hey am I right in thinking that

St Johns

Cape Canaveral

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Lake Worth

Are all inlets that are navigable in moderate conditions without local knowledge? Would anyone like to add to that list?
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I would add Biscayne Channel to that list, I have been through there in worse than moderate conditions with no problem. If there is a large onshore swell it can be a little hairy, but all of them can...

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Lake Worth Inlet, Ft.Lauderdale ( Port Everglades) and Miami ( Government Cut). Miami requires you to take the shipping channel to the left and not continue straight where the cruise ships are docked, this since 9/11

Miami is strange. If there's only one cruise ship in you can go straight through. If there's more than one you have to use Fishermans Channel which is south of Dodge Island.
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You don't really have to worry about actually counting the cruise ships, if you go down that channel and you're not supposed to, you will be politely asked to turn around... Been there!
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Re: Class A Florida Inlets.

It's interesting I cannot find where the term "class A inlet" comes from yet it is used all the time usually pertaining to east coast Florida. By the way, I have never heard of Biscayne Channel called a class A inlet. Usually it pertains to inlets which ocean going commercial vessels use in all weathers.
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It's interesting I cannot find where the term "class A inlet" comes from yet it is used all the time usually pertaining to east coast Florida. By the way, I have never heard of Biscayne Channel called a class A inlet. Usually it pertains to inlets which ocean going commercial vessels use in all weathers.
I was replying to "inlets that are navigable in moderate conditions without local knowledge? Would anyone like to add to that list?" But in any case I've never understood why Biscayne Channel is rarely mentioned as an inlet. You carry at least 9' all the way through, and once you enter the channel you have large shallow banks on either side that nearly eliminate any surface considerations. And you're immediately in the lee of Key Biscayne (if you head N).
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You don't really have to worry about actually counting the cruise ships, if you go down that channel and you're not supposed to, you will be politely asked to turn around... Been there!

We Had the Sheriff come screaming up in a 900 HP RIB real close and stare us down there, then took off like a shot, we waved, he glared. Such is life
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I would add Biscayne Channel to that list, I have been through there in worse than moderate conditions with no problem. If there is a large onshore swell it can be a little hairy, but all of them can...

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My wife and I went right past a sherif on our rib in Miami. Went maybe within 65 yards of the boat as it was leaving port and the sherif just waved. Have some great pictures of Disney!


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