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Old 31-08-2014, 00:09   #1
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Sailing north to St. Augustine

A question for the crowd - If you we're sailing from Miami FL to St Augustine FL, where would you stop along the way? We've sailed offshore in previous trips and now were thinking of sailing ICW. Any suggestions?

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Re: Sailing north to St. Augustine

Lots of potential anchorages. You could stop at Lake Boca Raton at SM 1047 or Pelican Harbor, SM 1045. lots of places around Lake Worth and West Palm. There are several wide spots on Hobe Sound where you can pull off and drop the hook, Manatee Pocket, Jensen Beach, Faber Cove in Ft. Pierce, a great anchorage just south of Wabasso Bridge. On the Indian River, just pull off to one side depending on wind protection or behind Dragon Point if the wind is blowing hard up or down the river. You can anchor outside the mooring field in Titusville, pick up a mooring or go into the marina. New Smyrna Beach has overninght docks you can tie to for free, and the anchorgae at Fort Matanzas is very nice. And these are just a few. Chuck
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Dont forget peck lake just south of stuart. There are literally hundreds of places to stop. Get good charts and you can make up your own anchorages as you go.
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Re: Sailing north to St. Augustine

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A question for the crowd - If you we're sailing from Miami FL to St Augustine FL, where would you stop along the way?
Not sure where you are leaving from in Miami. Don't forget the Julia Tuttle bridge is fixed 56'. Then, there are 49 bridges (not including the 65' ones) to St. Augustine, including the Bridge of Lions. Enjoy!

As others said, plenty of really good anchorages. Despite the number of bridge openings, we enjoyed the trip. And, St. Augustine is one of our favorite stops.

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Anchorage Guy - thanks for the recommendations. We're now planning to stop at a few if the places you mentioned. We're giving ourselves 2 weeks to explore the ICW before we arrive. I originally thought that was a long time to go 300+ miles but not I'm not sure.

Thanks for all the ideas.
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Anchorage Guy - thanks for the recommendations. We're now planning to stop at a few if the places you mentioned. We're giving ourselves 2 weeks to explore the ICW before we arrive. I originally thought that was a long time to go 300+ miles but not I'm not sure.

Thanks for all the ideas.
Two weeks should be more than enough. Neeltje won't do more than 5 knots under power, and it only took us 5 days of daylight-only motoring to go from Dania Beach to St. Aug. We anchored twice, docked twice and waited for 37 bridges in the process, but all in all, it was a very pleasant and diversified run.

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Good luck on your trip and stay safe. If your in delivery mode, the trip can be done quickly. But if we're on the water, we're always in cruising mode and much prefer to enjoy the journey rather than just get there. If all you want to do is get from point A to point B all the time, jump in your car. It's a whole lot faster but no where near as pleasant. Chuck
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