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Re: Clear water anchorages on the east coast USA?
The question just doesn't sound answerable. How would you travel anywhere along the East Coast of the USA just to clean your boat?
More practically, its seems the issue is psychological. Poor visibility creeps people out, more than being a real impediment. Generally, you don't need more than a few feet of viz to work, as long as something is gently wisking the silt away.
But, having the creepy feeling that critters may be all around you can get into one's head. I was once certified for black water rescue. You didn't even bother bringing a light or at least trying to use it. In fact, the light itself was more likely to attract the critters.
A full body suit helps most get over much of the anxiety. Thickness should be relative to water temp, but even a thin 2 or 3 mm suit will prevent a sting from anything in the water. Fabric as thin as pantyhose will prevent a jellyfish sting. A hood and gloves and you're invincible. Seriously.
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