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Old 30-11-2013, 06:01   #991
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+1 on entering Charleston during the day. There is a lot of commercial traffic in and out of the port that may or may not see you. Also there are the jettys at the entrance to the harbor to watch out for and several sand bars and islands in the harbor. Plus there is a strong current you'll have to compensate for while docking (usually 2-4 kts).
i cannot make any guess as to how long it will take us to cover the distance from here to Charleston... but when we get close, i will make sure its daytime.

i love current while docking. as long as its not on the beam.
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i love current while docking. as long as its not on the beam.
If you go into City Marina you will not love the current. Your best bet is along the big dock on the inside.
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Since there has been some question of "scooberts legitimacy ( I had my doubts) and without turning this into another "Flyin Hawaiian" thread, I swung by the marine on my way home (passing the Dominoes driver) and lo and behold there is a schooner at the fuel dock. Good onya scoobs!!!
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Old 30-11-2013, 07:09   #994
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If you go into City Marina you will not love the current. Your best bet is along the big dock on the inside.
+1 on that. Scoob, the current in Charleston is no joke. Your best bet would be to try docking at slack tide. And whatever you do, don't try backing against it unless you've got a massive engine.
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i cannot make any guess as to how long it will take us to cover the distance from here to Charleston... but when we get close, i will make sure its daytime.
Hi Scoob, yes you definitely can make a guess based on your average speeds over the past couple weeks.

Do not use my numbers, because they are from memory, but so you get the idea:

140 nm roughly from Snows Cut to the inner harbor in Chas./
5 knot boat speed=
28 hours travel

If you leave in AM, you arrive midday, or if you really are making good time, early AM. If you depart PM, you will arrive in the middle of the night, or right at dark.

Just think of it as more or less a 24 hour run, but 30 hours is a common time for me and others I think (under sail), although I've done it faster. Do it fast, you may just want to keep on going

When you plan a coastal passage, use conservative boat speeds, and consider the outcome if you make a fast trip of it, or slow. You can wait out at sea, or at the dock.., to arrive in daylight.

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i guess we could plan to leave at low tide slack, midnight. then outside for 28-32 hours, and arrive in the early AM.
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No I didn't claim I wrote this. Should have disclaimed maybe. Though it has no copyright.

Not trying out for a tv spot. Just seemed like a well positioned piece for this journey.
Quietly and clearly if you don't get my intent then you are a potential idiot.
It was an excellent piece to post. Many of us probably remember reading it at some point over the years. Only a fool would think you were trying to pass it off as your own. The English is clearly from another time. He was probably just enlightening us as to the authors identity so we may look for other material by him.
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i guess we could plan to leave at low tide slack, midnight. then outside for 28-32 hours, and arrive in the early AM.
Or you could sleep in, leave at high water, maybe catch a little boost down the river (you're looking at tidal currents and not just tides, right?) and be there for a late lunch.
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The wife wants to go to a marina one inlet south of charlston. Something cay marina
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The wife wants to go to a marina one inlet south of charlston. Something cay marina
I thought you said you were leaving her and the boat for a week's to go back to work? If you are, she would be much better off in Charleston. And the only marinas I can think of that way are St John's Yacht Harbor (something like 3 hrs from the sea bouy and Bohicket Marina.) Neither of which would I want to stay at for a prolonged period without transportation.
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mariner k marina
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mariner k marina
Ok. I know which one you're talking about now. Small marina. Very expensive. That "short walk" over the bridge isn't so short. Also not as well protected as the marinas in Charleston Harbor. But it is nice.
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Old 30-11-2013, 12:25   #1003
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Ok. I know which one you're talking about now. Small marina. Very expensive. That "short walk" over the bridge isn't so short. Also not as well protected as the marinas in Charleston Harbor. But it is nice.
we were quoted $400 for a month, with power and water, do you know of a cheaper place?
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we were quoted $400 for a month, with power and water, do you know of a cheaper place?
For your length, no. I think when I've checked with them it was in the high season.
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ah, ok. so your opinion, can 6.5 draft get in there, safely? how would you approach?
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