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Old 25-01-2010, 20:33   #16
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I just looked at my track the last time I did it. From the St. Augustine seabouy to the channel at St. May's between the 3rd and 4th bouy was 8hrs 14 minutes Average speed 6.26 knots. That included a couple of detours around big ships, shrimp boats, and a couple of right whales.

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Old 26-01-2010, 05:37   #17
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Thanks Captain Bill. That does sound very doable. Thanks for looking up your track.

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Old 26-01-2010, 06:03   #18
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Sybil, You'll find a far better anchorage than in Sister's Creek just one mile further up the river to starboard just before Blount Island. Stay close to the starboard shore and pass the range marker at the west end of Little Marsh Island. Proceed north and anchor just beyond the manatee caution sign in about 12' and 30 to 50 yards off the houses. Also, take care not to cut the markers when entering the channel at St. Mary's River. The rock jetties on both sides do extend underwater beyond where they are visable. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Thanks Capt Force for the good anchorage tip and St Mary Inlet entrance discription. Both are appreciated!
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Old 26-01-2010, 07:28   #20
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Originally Posted by Sybil View Post
Hi Sailndive,
We're sailing out of Camachee Cove, too! We do have a dog but he stays behind at permanent residence (where we work) when we go sailing. We come to St. Augustine to play but don't live there.
I don't have an idea of where to anchor at Cumberland. Any suggestions?
The best & most popular anchorage is the ferry dock - which is roughly across from the submarine base and east of the spoil island.

Since the ICW serves as the channel for the sub base, the markers are frequently 'upgraded' - if you have an older ICW chart (paper or electronic), don't be surprised if the channel marker numbers do not match. The best thing to do is (IMO) to check the place out with Google Earth and be familiar with the approach (visually) as well.

I just returned to Minneapolis for a few weeks - should be back at Camachee before you guys leave ,however - if you'd like, I can show you the approaches, etc on the charts. If interested, just PM me - I am at "L" dock.

You are planning on bringing along a dinghy, aren't you?

Fair winds!

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Old 08-02-2010, 15:44   #21
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
It apprears that you've found a lot of good information already.

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