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Old 19-11-2013, 19:24   #1
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Gov Cut to Channel 5 via Hawk Channel

I plan to sail out Gov Cut to Channel 5 the first week of December. The last time I took Hawk Channel I was going the other way and in the dark. I swore I would not do that again! I want to break this up into two days so I can jump to the Gulf side in daylight. I have 5' draft, where can I safely stop on the first day before dark? btw, I will leave Miami at about 06:00.
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Old 19-11-2013, 20:55   #2
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Re: Gov Cut to Channel 5 via Hawk Channel

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I plan to sail out Gov Cut to Channel 5 the first week of December. The last time I took Hawk Channel I was going the other way and in the dark. I swore I would not do that again! I want to break this up into two days so I can jump to the Gulf side in daylight. I have 5' draft, where can I safely stop on the first day before dark? btw, I will leave Miami at about 06:00.
Not a lot of choices on the outside. Rodriguez Key is about the only choice. It's ~49nm from Govt Cut, then ~27nm on to Channel Five on day 2.

Hopefully, the winds cooperate for you.
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Old 19-11-2013, 20:57   #3
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Re: Gov Cut to Channel 5 via Hawk Channel

You can duck inside at angelfish creek or snake creek. Go in both on a rising tide because there is some 5 foot ish depths at both ends of both crreks. If you chose to go in angelfish there is a tributary on the north side just a few hundred yards from the ocean side inlet. Head up that about 3/4 mile and you will come to a fork. Anchor in the fork and you have protection all the way around and virtually no boat traffic. We use this is our night before a bahamas crossing pitstop. The current can get pretty strong in those creeks so make sure you get a good bite on your ground tackle.
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