I normally skip these when I can, sailing offshore
or doing coastal hops, but I do remember singlehanding
through the rockpile once and my handheld VHF
would not transmit. I had to run down the companionway
to the ships radio
to call bridge for opening, then run back to the cockpit
. I tripped coming up, did a faceplant in the cockpit
, and managed to stay with it and pull back into the center of the channel. I injured my knee, head
and face and really struggled to scurry around the decks the rest of that trip.
Last time I went through I was also by myself - cooking
off the stern and having a beer
.. What the hell, Myrtle Beach, dude.
I've sailed out N Edisto to Charleston Harbor to avoid Elliots Cut.