Originally Posted by Stormsailor
Thanks everyone for all the valuable input. My friends are well on there way by now as last contact was a departure of Beaufort nc at 12 00 est. The route
as I understand is on the inside but avoiding the one low bridge by some detour I'm not familiar with. Now there are only 3 aboard as the two young ladies left and returned to Charleston. I feel much better that they are at least not trying to do a round of cape hatterass.
Well, I hope you'll follow up, and let us know how they manage to get a 68' stick to Norfolk on the inside... :-)
They could get a bit of assist from the tide at the Core
Creek Bridge, and a bit more at the bridge across to Roanoke Island near Manteo... But high water
at Morehead City
today was at 1330, so they'll wind
up at Core
Creek on a rising tide, very close to HW... But they'll need a really major blowout tide to make it thru Coinjock, and Pungo Ferry
, and the fixed bridge adjacent to Atlantic Yacht Basin is likely to be the most problematic, I've ticked that one with a VHF antenna
in a 42-footer...
Either that mast isn't really 68', or they're gonna configure a means of creating a pretty serious amount of heel, or they may wind
up having to turn back... :-) So, keep us posted, OK?