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Re: ICW Latest Info

Originally Posted by CoralReefer View Post
Just made that trip. We left Friday from Palatka and anchored out at the Buchman Bridge in Orange Park. Saturday we we left at about 8:00am and docked at Comanche Cove in St Augustine around 5:00pm. Saturday we were against the tide and only avg @ 4.5 knots plus we were held up by a freighter being pushed out at Dames Point. Sunday we left St Aug @ 9:00am, made the 9:30 opening at Bridge of Lions. Cresent Beach Bridge opened as hailed. made it to our home port in Flagler Beach @ 4:00pm. Very nice and relaxing trip.
How was going under the San Pablo Bridge? That is the only place I am having concerns. How wide is the channel for going through? God forbid I run aground trying to go through because my 8 HP motor gets pushed by the current too far to either side.
I dont have a big engine like 90% of other boats. I am undersized and under powered so I have to get this right the first time.

I have full membership to towboat US but I dont want to need them.
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