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Old 05-02-2014, 13:26   #1
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North-side Guadeloupe, sailing inside the reefs...

Has anyone navigated the inside of the large area of reef off the northern coast of Guadeloupe? I like a bit of shallows dodging and have a 3 foot draft. Seems like a potentially less tedious and more interesting way of getting to the eastern wing of the butterfly...
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Re: North-side Guadeloupe, sailing inside the reefs...

Lots of good gunkholing in the area for a shallow-draft cat. All you need is a good eye and some clear weather. I used CYC's C32A for a general chart. Good diving on the outer reefs north of Ile Caret. Ilet Blanc is kinda cool might have it to yourself. Lots of mangroves to explore over towards Petit Canal and Vieux Borg.
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Re: North-side Guadeloupe, sailing inside the reefs...

You will be fine with 3'.

The bridges open too early for me though ;-)

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Re: North-side Guadeloupe, sailing inside the reefs...

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You will be fine with 3'.

The bridges open too early for me though ;-)

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The bridges don't open at all right now and not til further notice. Maintenance. It's why I asked really, I'd like to get to the NE tip of the island to get a better angle to Antigua and thought a bit of gunkholing inside the reefs along the north coast might be fun.
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