Originally Posted by rwidman
Rwidman is correct. We've taken many trips along this route
and we sometimes sail from Cape May to Atlantic City and then take a few casual days anchoring
out in the New Jersey
ICW from Absecon Inlet, up through Barnegat Bay and back out at Manassquan Inlet. Everyone is obliged to take the outside route
from there to Sandy Hook.
Cape May to Atlantic City is also available for those that can clear the low fixed bridge at, maybe 35'. I don't recall
the actual height as it's off limits for me.
The run that I take from Absecon Inlet to the Point Pleasant Canal is not an opportunity for those with more than a 4'3" draft
. I should also point out that I have not taken this inside route after the "Sandy" storm so I'm not confident that the passage will still allow my 4'3" draft
. I usually would plow though about 50 yards of very soft mud at about a 4' depth
just north of the Manalooking Bridge.