Originally Posted by RayD253
You should be able to cut the corner and cruise
through the Cape May canal. There's a 50ft fixed bridge. ............
Check this carefully and be sure of your vertical clearance. My data and frequent passage
shows that the two fixed bridges in the Cape May Canal are listed at 55'MHW; however there are frequent tides above mean high that have caused me to wait in order to pass with my 54'. I have a 4'3" draft
and depending upon weather
I have entered at Absecon Inlet at Atlantic City (good anchorage inside rum
Point) and proceeded to pass out at Manasquan Inlet with care taken at the shallowest point where there is soft mud north of Mantoloking Bridge. Also care should be taken passing through the Point Pleasant Canal. Contact the two bridges here ahead of time and be mindfull of the strong current
. If the weather is nice, it's a better choice to sail from Cape May to Sandy Hook.
I have been hesitant to take the inside route
from Absecon Inlet to Mannasquan Inlet since Hurricane
Sandy. I would hope someone with recent local knowledge would add information here concerning the navigation
through Barnegat Bay after Hurricane
Cape May, Manasquan and Absecon inlets are excellent. Barnegat Inlet is marginal and I would not recommend Egg Harbor Inlet.