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Re: Sailboat perishes off Hatteras, USCG rescues crew

Originally Posted by smurphny View Post
The only reason to consider those inlets in a minimally powered vessel is to consider how to avoid them at all cost. Maybe you can think about it in a twin Cat diesel Blackfin that makes 30 knots, draws 3' and has the power to punch through but not with a sailboat with a little aux. diesel.
Yeah it's really skinny water behind Oregon.

I've made the cut through Roanoke channel and Old house channel behind Oregon Inlet drawing 3'11" and touched in a few spots when I let myself get distracted and the current pushed me toward the edge of the channel in flat calm conditions. I wouldn't want to be anywhere near there inside or out in those conditions.

The recreational fishing fleet buzzed by me, in the wee hours heading out the inlet with a lot of local knowledge, no doubt.

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