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Old 26-11-2012, 04:01   #1
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Hi all, I'm arriving at the St Augustine inlet this afternoon from Charleston, an incoming tide, no swell. I've never been thru the inlet any recent information would be great, thanks.
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St. Augustine Inlet, St. Augustine, Florida, United States
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Hi all, I'm arriving at the St Augustine inlet this afternoon from Charleston, an incoming tide, no swell. I've never been thru the inlet any recent information would be great, thanks.
Came through just under two weeks ago. There are several buoys in place and if you follow them you'll be fine. There will probably be breakers either side of you but the channel is ok.

We had never done it before and had little information. Fortunately we followed a 120 ft motor yacht in which was transmitting AIS. I was able to use that to verify that the buoy positions were good.

See you later!
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Re: St Augustine inlet

Here are the markers. I used them a couple of weeks ago and they were correct.
Attached are the latest coordinates for St. Augustine Inlet(20-OCT-2012).
Water Depths are listed at 2 hours prior to high tide (1240 Hrs.)
STA Buoy: 29 54.8959 N 081 15.2718 W 42′
Buoy 2: 29 54.9492 N 081 15.6483 W 30′
Buoy 3: 29 54.8153 N 081 15.7006 W 26′
Buoy 4: 29 55.0658 N 081 16.3367 W 18′
Buoy 5A: 29 54.8805 N , 081 16.5523 W 20′
Buoy 6: 29 54.8626 N 081 16.7166 W 25′
Buoy 7: 29 54.6165 N 081 16.9092 W 32′


Buoy 8: 29 54.5684 N 081 17.2124 W 33′
Buoy 10: 29 54.5208 N 081 17.4037 W 30′


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Old 26-11-2012, 08:25   #5
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Thanks for the WP's I loaded them and hope to be at a mooring before happy hour at Pizalley's. It's always great to have local info, again thanks.
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Old 26-11-2012, 09:03   #6
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Mark's info looks good. The channel was recently dredged. Just follow the markers and you'll be fine.
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g before happy hour Pizzalleys.
I haven't been n there because there always someone out front trying to drag people in ... Reminds me of Egypt and Turkey so I avoid it.
Is it ok inside?
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I haven't been n there because there always someone out front trying to drag people in ... Reminds me of Egypt and Turkey so I avoid it.
Is it ok inside?
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Old 13-12-2012, 10:26   #9
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Hello All,

You can access updated information concerning Saint Augustine Inlet (STA) at the Saint Augustine Riverkeeper: Saint Augustine Riverkeeper | Facebook
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Merry Christmas everyone!

In case of entering the inlet at night: Please be aware that the intracoastal marker lights #59 and #60 are visible from the vicinity of inlet marker #4 and creates some confusion. Better use the posted coordinates.

MarkJ: Are you still around St Augustine? Would love to meet you guys in person if you are - I'll be around until Jan 1...
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The inlet is actually fairly easy but pay close attention once inside, making a mistake as to which markers are which will put you in some very shallow waters and the currents are pretty strong so don't let that sweep you out of the channel. Chuck
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MarkJ: Are you still around St Augustine? Would love to meet you guys in person if you are - I'll be around until Jan 1...
Nah, down in Key West.
St A was getting too cold. Great place!


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That would be great! But we can pay our own ways.... Cos I eat like a pig and drink like a fish

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