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Old 03-08-2013, 10:33   #31
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Re: Lower Florida Keys Anchorages

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

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I wonder how strong the tidal current is?

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

Dirk
Dirk, You are right about Bing, much better resolution, thanks.
The tidal current is about the same as Man of War Harbor in Key West.(West side of Fleming Key)
The Sound is off shore enough to evade the mosquitos and plenty of lobsters. I wouldn't call Bahia Honda Harbor a safe anchorage.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:17   #32
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Re: Lower Florida Keys Anchorages

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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.

what he said. That's why I keep asking... the chart sure looks like thin water
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