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Old 02-08-2013, 08:10   #16
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Re: Lower Florida Keys Anchorages

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Did they dredge Similar? The charts show one-foot depths easternward, Looks like threes and fours towards the west side, of the rows of submerged piles, or do I take it you are suggesting anchoring between the rows of pilings?
The rows of submerged pilings are the old road/bridge foundations. Dredging probably occurred during construction an/or demolition. I wonder if anyone has explored the bottom? The incoming tide is quite clear. Look at Google Earth.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:25   #17
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I think he is suggesting to anchor in the channel between G15 and R16, chart shows deep water in between pilings, but I wouldn't try that with a cruising size boat, since the channel seems to go nowhere now, probably anywhere in the channel would work, it's a shame the keys don't have more anchorages on the hawk side.
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I am not suggesting to anchor in the channel or between G15 and G16. I am suggesting anchoring in the Sound North of the Channel Markers. This is probably the best anchorage between Marathon and Stock Island on the Hawk Channel. Show me a better protected location with good holding.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:56   #18
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Re: Lower Florida Keys Anchorages

Here is the location of Similar Sound. From Navionics.

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Re: Lower Florida Keys Anchorages

engine's picture demonstrates what I see on my chart. Ones and twos.

Sansouci, do you have coordinates? Are you at ActiveCaptain, maybe you can annotate your anchorage?
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Old 02-08-2013, 13:35   #20
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Re: Lower Florida Keys Anchorages

NOAA Chart rnumber 11446 - Geiger Key and Similar Sound.

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Old 02-08-2013, 13:42   #21
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engine's picture demonstrates what I see on my chart. Ones and twos.

Sansouci, do you have coordinates? Are you at ActiveCaptain, maybe you can annotate your anchorage?
I am not a Captain, only a owner. Although I do live nearby and I cannot understand why the anchorage is not used.

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Old 02-08-2013, 13:44   #22
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Old 02-08-2013, 15:06   #23
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Not to be picky , but when navigating the devil is in the details, is it R16 or G15 or between them?
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If you stay between the red and green markers you should be in the channel.
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Re: Lower Florida Keys Anchorages

Hiya Souci! It was a good comeback, on the Hemingway Marina using the tunnel! It's unfortunate that very few people have a good sense of humor; life's too short! I got a chuckle. ++

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Re: Lower Florida Keys Anchorages

I really applaud your post. This is the kind of stuff which some of us need. So it is important to understand exactly where this anchorage is and what is the area you think can accommodate say a six foot draft vessel. Maybe you can mark on a chart or draw if referencing markers or other references on the chart. The problem everyone is having and the reason you don't see boats in there is that the chart leads one to believe there is only 1-2 feet of water. This is not unusually for a lot of unknown anchorages.
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Re: Lower Florida Keys Anchorages

We anchored on the west side of the submerged pilings over 20 years ago. Water was a little over 4' deep. I have seen quite a few boats anchored closer to the boat ramp on US1.
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We anchored on the west side of the submerged pilings over 20 years ago. Water was a little over 4' deep. I have seen quite a few boats anchored closer to the boat ramp on US1.
Did you have any difficulty navigating into Similar Sound? Was the channel markers there 20 years ago? Did you visit Geiger Key Marina?
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engine's picture demonstrates what I see on my chart. Ones and twos.

Sansouci, do you have coordinates? Are you at ActiveCaptain, maybe you can annotate your anchorage?
TAMI, I just followed your advise and opened ActiveCaptain, strange that they do not show Similar Sound as a anchorage.
coordinates: 24.35.913N, 081-38.688
Thank you for the link.
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Re: Lower Florida Keys Anchorages

It seems, Bing has the better resolution than Google for this. I can see at least two sailboats with tenders:

Bing Maps - Driving Directions, Traffic and Road Conditions

I wonder how strong the tidal current is?

20 miles further, the Bahia Honda Harbor (Bridge) shows +/- 2 knots, sometimes 3 knots.

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