Originally Posted by tropicalescape
Sweet ,what was the water depth
like on average? looks like fun,how long did it take to do the trip?..
Average was about 10ft. I'd caution anyone that runs through that channel to be extremely weary South of the bridge, in that clip you can see us passing a barge. We tried to stay as close to the barge as possible but since it was so narrow we did touch bottom 3 times (even with the 3.5 wing keel) luckily our speed pushed us through it. Anyone sailing around Pamlico should definitely have up to date NOAA maps / NAV systems. After pulling out of the channel we did come upon an unfortunate sailor that cut along the wrong side of a marker and was stuck (no more than 5 feet on the other side of the marker).
As far as the duration, we departed Washington
NC at about 9AM and pulled into Oriental at around 6:30PM. Would loved to have sailed more but the wind
just wasn't playing nicely. Spent the night in Oriental and then hopped over to Matthews Point just over an hour the next morning.
Thanks for asking and safe sailing to you!