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Old 15-01-2011, 05:10   #16
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The Lake Worth inlet is blessedly short, but make certain you have timed it correctly. Wind against tide produces huge standing waves. Study your charts ahead of time as there are some turns to make.
We are not going to discuss how I know about the standing waves.
Fernandina Beach is a longer inlet, listen for calls about subs entering or leaving...they produce huge waves, but we certainly did not find it difficult. Good weather is important for all of them,
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Old 20-02-2011, 21:32   #17
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Re: Florida East Coast - Safe Inlets and Inlets to Avoid ?

I am planning a similar trip but heading on to galveston... I was curious how much the north atlantic current was going to mess with me.
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Old 24-02-2011, 06:30   #18
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Re: Florida East Coast - Safe Inlets and Inlets to Avoid ?

Ft Pierce inlet is pretty nice. Very good depth, not very long, not a lot of traffic, well marked, and you have some good anchoring options and a couple nice marinas at the end of it.

Like a lot of other inlets it can be rough when the wind is against the tide, but from the locals I've talked to you really need to watch it when the wind has a northernly component since that tends to put waves against the break wall at the entrance.
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