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Old 31-05-2011, 15:40   #31
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Re: Abacos to Daytona Beach - Best Way In ?

I have done that stretch about 10 years ago with 6'5" draft. Did a little plowing here and there... oh and ran aground going into the entrance to Harbortown although they said "no problem come on in"
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Re: Abacos to Daytona Beach - Best Way In ?

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oh and ran aground going into the entrance to Harbortown although they said "no problem come on in"
Same history in Harborsquare where my baot is now waiting for me, my centerboard touch the bottom in the entrance of the marina. But with my centerboard up I have only 2 feet of draft so it was ok at the end.

Thanks a lot for you answer.

I have read that the thunderstorms was frequent in august. What do you do If one arrive with all your electronic like VHF do you unplug them ?

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Re: Abacos to Daytona Beach - Best Way In ?

I wasnt there in August (thank goodness!) It's hard to figure what to do about T'storms. Seems like they occur starting about 3pm many afternoons. I guess it's the luck of the draw really...unless you have an easy way of disconnecting everything every afternoon! I also hit a very hard solid object (directly accross the channel and a little North from the Harbortown entrance on the East edge) the next time I passed there. I was hanging to that side due to shallow water the previous time. Bang...very solid hit..not like most the ground in Florida! Maybe it's a sunken wreck or junk...??
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Re: Abacos to Daytona Beach - Best Way In ?

During a real bad thunderstorm just hang on! The wind gusts can knock you down under bare poles. The rain can limit your visibility 50 to 100 feet. The last storm I was in, we kept the same channel marker in view at all times and yes, the wind gust knocked us down. You can see the storms coming but sometimes the storm stops once it hits the ocean. Many of the storms are formed over the hot inland areas and move Eastward.

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