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Old 04-06-2009, 08:00   #16
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Hummm... That's distressing. At 1600 on 6/1 there was approximately +.9 feet at Boca Grande so if you followed the given route in the survey, you should have been seeing over 6 feet. Seem's another survey is in order.

What are you seeing in Roosevelt Channel? We were able to carry 6.5' a bit past Tween Waters the last time we were in there but with the news of Pelican....

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Old 04-06-2009, 16:00   #17
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We stayed at 'Tween Waters Marina in Captiva but took our dinghy all the way down to Santiva where they are dredging. We measured with our oar (not perfectly accurate) along the way and it was a little over 4 1/2 feet in the channel most of the time. The channel is very narrow. This was at low mid tide. There were several boats anchored out past 'Tween Waters and there was plenty of depth there. There are four derelicts are in the anchorage area. There is also a new channel into South Seas from the ICW. We're now in Naples and headed to Key West on an overnight tomorrow if the weather does what is predicted.
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Jan--

Thanks for the note. It sounds like Roosevelt has shoaled a fair amount as well. (Did you get into the Lagoon at Buck's Key?)

On your way south it's almost inevitable that you'll run into squall lines between Cape Romano and Smith Shoal. They usually come off the Cape around 1800-1900 and reach the rhum line between 2030 and 2100 being ranged in an echelon left all the way down (we usualy see an average of 5 coming off the Everglades). We try to leave a wide margin at Cape Romano and keep an eye on the radar. If you haven't got radar your first warning of the onset will be a cool breeze from the east that will come on quite suddenly to replace the sea breeze. As soon as you feel that first easterly cool draft, roll up your headsail and be ready to blow the traveler or mainsheet. We usually set the first reef but since your boat is a bit more stiff, feathering the main may be all you need do. Frankly, I hate that stretch of water as we've never been able to get through there without playing dodge-squall.

Good luck and have a safe trip.

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Thanks for the good advice. We are on our way and expect to be dodging squalls later today. We do have radar and have been successful in avoiding storms so far. At least the winds are in our favor today.
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