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Old 13-03-2009, 04:23   #1
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Shoaling in Angelfish Creek?

JAM wrote in in another thread (Anyone Crossing the Gulf Stream in March?)

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We thought we could cross over at Anglefish but there seem to have been some shoaling and the ranger advised against it, so we went on to Channel 5 instead.
Does anyone know anything about this? I'm planning on going through there (Angelfish) next Thursday. thanks, Pete
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Angelfish has always been problematic for keelboats.

“... We re-sounded the Angelfish channel in November of 2004, and discovered some 5-foot MLW depths near this cut's Hawk Channel side entrance, hard by flashing daybeacon #2 and unlighted daybeacon #1. That was upsetting enough, but then we heard by way of a professional captain that he had dinged props in March transiting the Hawk Channel side of Angelfish Creek, while piloting a vessel drawing a mere 4 ½ feet ...”

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Old 13-03-2009, 07:56   #3
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I went through angelfish creek in Jan. 08 at about mid-tide and saw less than 6 feet at the hawks channel side. I only draw 4 so it wasn't a major problem. If you draw 5 feet or more I would only go through at high tide.
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Just to clarify, I go through there regularly (every 6-8 weeks), and I have a 5' draft. I'm just wondering about the source and accuracy of this recent post, since I am going through again next week. I can't imagine who this "ranger" might be. pete
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There used to be a "Ranger" that forwarded SW weather reports on VHF, in of the Bahamas (Nasau). Perhaps ... ?
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Just in case anyone else is interested, I came went through Friday about half-tide, and this morning about 30 minutes before the low. Lowest reading I had (near #2) was about 5.4' Pete
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That sounds about the same as it was 20 years ago. We would leave from there in various boats drawing from 5 to 6 feet; with 5' draft the tide was not much concern, but with 6' draft we would try to go out close to high tide. It sounds about the same now.
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I was bumping the bottom there drawing 4'8" on 9/11/01
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Just in case anyone else is interested, I came went through Friday about half-tide, and this morning about 30 minutes before the low. Lowest reading I had (near #2) was about 5.4' Pete
Thank you for the recent and first hand information.
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