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Old 20-10-2014, 05:37   #1
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Hey trying to get down to Cape May and I was wondering about the conditions at the inlets Barnegut, Little and Big Egg, Atlantic City etc...? Anyone been inside in lately?
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Atlantic City inlet is easy just watch the tides and try to avoid the ebb.
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Also what is Cape Helopen's Breakwater harbor like as a place to wait out a blow?
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Is barnegut doable?


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Re: New Jersey Inlets report

Line up your approach with the one mile mark, head straight in. Once past the light house stay close to the break water by the coast Guard Station and look for moorings due south, that's Meyer's hole, good holding eight feet of water. Heading into the Bay is probably best left to the locals although the Oyster Creek Channel was dredged this summer.
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Also is it possible to take a sailboat with a 5 foot draft down the nj icw from barnegut to Atlantic city?
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I believe there are low bridges and lots of very shallow water. Everyone waits for a weather window and runs the gauntlet outside!
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What weather window? There are no weather windows!!! Sorry. I'm getting frustrated. Upon looking at a chart it looks like you have 6feet and no bridges between barnegut and ac


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Re: New Jersey Inlets report

What's the rush?

Where are you trying to get to?

Where are you leaving from?

Is your boat fully functioning?

What about your crew?
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The rush is it's beginning to feel a lot like winter in the NE and there a limited number of windows before there are no more windows and it's winter. But largely I'm just joking around and going slightly stir crazy on a boat in some rainy weather. Monday potentially looks good.

And yes, the boat is fully functioning. It kicks ass!

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Re: New Jersey Inlets report

I've made the run twice, overnight both times.

I've not been into Barnegate in decades, but did stop to admire it from the shore. The advice you got above is pretty good, but the last time I was there ( on land) the current was really running hard.

I grew up around Little Egg Harbor. That run you described may or may not be possible. The south end of LBI around to AC can move significantly. I would feel much safer off shore.
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Re: New Jersey Inlets report

As some added info read this blog
https://gilwellbear.wordpress.com/ca...t/new-jersey/n


You have to go out sandy hook and enter at Manasquan. Sandy did lots of damage to the area and Army Corp was working to restore channels and remove debris.

I suggest you contact the Boat US tow guys that cover the route and check depths and bridge status before commiting.

Here is the first one at manasquan
Budget Boat Towing & Salvage, Inc.
P.O. Box 1345
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-1345
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(732) 899-5859
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https://gilwellbear.wordpress.com/20...07/new-jersey/

Link broke, I tried to fix it, look real good.
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Look at the forecast for Sat Sun Mon winds out of w/NW at 15-20 and diminishing
But wave heights are good close to shore. I would suggest this weekend for an attempt.
I think you can do it in 20-24 hours to cape may inlet. As a bright spot, when you go out of Sandy Hook, if it looks too intimidating you can turn around and wait inside the hook.

Yes, I know its getting cold, I did the trip a few years ago.
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