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Old 03-17-2011
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I kept my old 28 Islander, 4 ft drafft, in Barnegat Bay on the Toms River when I lived in Ocean City, NJ for 18 years. Occasionally we went north and Silver Bay, while it does have some spots you can go with locak knowledge is very shallow in most places and not a real sailing area for a keel boat.
Also the ICW up to Manesquan is a pain for a sailboat with a swift current and quite a few bridges. Manesquan is one of the only 3 (Atlantic City and Cape May) fairly safe inlets most novice or people without local knowledge should try inh NJ. It is straightfroward without shoals as you enter or exit. We use Manesquan as a stop off sometimes on our trip to NE or Long Island in the summer. The problem witgh Manesquan and a sailboat is there is no place to anchor without going through 2 bridges.

I would look into keeping my boat onn the south side of the bridge at Toms River. That part called Barnegat Bay is a great place with good winds to sail a shoal keel sailboat. It can be shallow there also, but there is a great N..S run there of 18 miles. You can also use Barnegat inlet once you have learned it well from others. This can be a trecherous inlet though and safety should be first when transiting it. We use Barnegat a lot.

Dave
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