Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 20-08-2014, 20:42   #1
Registered User
Sailorman Ed's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Boat: Polynesia 40/42
Posts: 664
Images: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to Sailorman Ed
Oregon Inlet, NC

I am finally bring my "new" boat home to NC and considering going out of the Chesapeake and down along the coast and then in thru Oregon Inlet. This would be my first time and I have heard this inlet can be challenging under some conditions. The wind looks to be near 20 knots out of the east, NE and waves about 5-6 ft when we would come thru. We will have 2 days experience with the boat by then. Anyone with local experience who can comment?

Sailorman Ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-08-2014, 20:47   #2
Registered User
Krogensailor's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Naples Fl
Boat: Kadey Krogen 38 cutter
Posts: 355
Images: 13
Re: Oregon Inlet, NC

Go down the ICW.

Krogensailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-08-2014, 02:31   #3
Sponsoring Vendor

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Heathsville, VA
Boat: Gemini 105Mc 34'
Posts: 1,459
Re: Oregon Inlet, NC

Use the ICW.
Waterway Guide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-08-2014, 03:27   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 741
Re: Oregon Inlet, NC

Oregon Inlet claimed the boat of a friend of mine, the ICW is fun the first time.
Hannah on 'Rita T' is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-08-2014, 03:59   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: NC
Boat: Tartan 30
Posts: 120
Re: Oregon Inlet, NC

First time into OI? Probably better to do it on someone else's boat, no?

Take the ditch, man!
Cogito Ergo Armatum Sum
Flem.S.Coyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-08-2014, 04:18   #6
Senior Cruiser
Captain Bill's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: On the boat
Boat: Endeavourcat Sailcat 44
Posts: 2,100
Re: Oregon Inlet, NC

I was thinking of going out of Oregon Inlet about a month ago but the LNM said hurricane Arthur had taken out all of the markers. I didn't check to see if they had all been relocated or not but I would not do Oregon Inlet even in benign conditions without the markers in place. In the conditions you describe I would use the ICW.

Captain Bill is offline   Reply With Quote


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
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina Ardie General Sailing Forum 14 02-03-2016 07:47
Oregon Inlet (Outer Banks) thomm225 General Sailing Forum 8 15-09-2013 10:03
Sailing from Fire Island Inlet to Shinnecock Inlet Dswerdloff Navigation 5 10-11-2011 06:25
Pic of grounding at Oregon Inlet this week live2kite Atlantic & the Caribbean 23 26-10-2008 09:24
Hello from Portland, Oregon Jim H Meets & Greets 2 27-12-2005 08:15

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:21.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.