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post #8 of Old 01-16-2009
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Originally Posted by jasper View Post
Since it is 0* outside,, I am reading and researching ..

The boat is near Rehoboth beach .. as I look at the google map,
don't have any charts yet .. the first crossing is the Delaware river.

So,, tell me about the Delaware.. what to expect crossing from Del to
Cape May NJ..

Will build from there
I have never "crossed" Delaware Bay, I have made several trips between the C&D Canal, Salem NJ, and Cape May. There are numerous shoals on the Cape May side, so it is important to study the chart well. Also, you need to be on the lookout for the Cape May/Lewes Ferry that goes back and forth in these waters. Delaware Bay also has a good deal of commercial traffic, so you should be prepared for that as you cross the approaches to the shipping channel. I am guessing you are going to enter Cape May Inlet, but if you are using the canal, there is a fixed bridge with a vertical clearance of about 50 ft.

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