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Old 22-12-2015, 21:46   #16
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Re: Anyone in St. Martin?

i like this immigration stamp from last entry to SXM
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Old 24-12-2015, 17:16   #17
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I never got a stamp! Now i really feel cheated!
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Old 24-12-2015, 17:47   #18
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Cheers guys. And only two marks marking the channel from the French bridge through that shallow area.
Waypoints for the <SIK> Chanel up and down the Lagoon (French side)

1 18 03.562 63 05.548
2 .485 .566
3 .455 .586
4 .414 .629
5 .349 .716
6 .282 .803
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Use at your own risk of course......NOT to be used for Navigation
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Old 24-12-2015, 17:52   #19
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HE WAS CHEATING that was arrival BY AIR
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Old 25-12-2015, 06:04   #20
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Re: Anyone in St. Martin?

The St Martin cruisers FB site has some waypoints to get from French bridge through shallow channel to the causeway bridge, it worked for our 6 foot draft last March! That guy at the ferry customs has never been very friendly whenever we had to deal with him! Also I have always found Grand Case is often rolly in the winter and there can be good surge on that dinghy dock!


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Old 25-12-2015, 09:04   #21
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Highland Fling- I love that airport!


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Old 27-12-2015, 10:35   #22
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Waypoints for the <SIK> Chanel up and down the Lagoon (French side)

1 18 03.562 63 05.548
2 .485 .566
3 .455 .586
4 .414 .629
5 .349 .716
6 .282 .803
7 .250 .842
8 .184 .890

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Ha ha! Cheers, i'll give these a go when i leave the lagoon and let you know if it all goes horribly wrong 😊
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Ha ha! Cheers, i'll give these a go when i leave the lagoon and let you know if it all goes horribly wrong 😊
NO! When you leave the Lagoon you go via the Dutch side. It's free and you are much less likely to break your boat.

I was forced to do the French side channel when the French bridge broke and I was stuck inside. Using the hos points and all my concentration the depth alarm went off about a dozen times.

I just can't see how anyone can use that channel who loves their boat.
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NO! When you leave the Lagoon you go via the Dutch side. It's free and you are much less likely to break your boat.

I was forced to do the French side channel when the French bridge broke and I was stuck inside. Using the hos points and all my concentration the depth alarm went off about a dozen times.

I just can't see how anyone can use that channel who loves their boat.
A few of us have no choice
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NO! When you leave the Lagoon you go via the Dutch side. It's free and you are much less likely to break your boat.

I was forced to do the French side channel when the French bridge broke and I was stuck inside. Using the hos points and all my concentration the depth alarm went off about a dozen times.

I just can't see how anyone can use that channel who loves their boat.
No charge? Even with both the bridges that they have now?
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No charge? Even with both the bridges that they have now?
Not out bound. Only charge is inbound.
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Cheers Mark. As usual a wealth of useful information on CF (and some not so useful but entertaining nonetheless!)
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