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Old 03-10-2012
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Re: Tell me about the Delaware Bay

If the intent is passage through Delaware Bay as quickly as possible then it will either be unpleasant or boring,
While I would not recommend the bay as a destination for most sailors the wide waters mostly exceeding 20ft depth but some very sailable waters at about 9ft, and steady winds can be a delightful place to set your sails and stay on a single tack for half a day.

Fortesque was schedule for dredging by NJ last year, but I don't think it happened. The State Marina at Fortesque reports 9ft water, but the approach to Fortesque from the bay is a bit to shallow for my comfort, I swear I bounced of the bottom in a two foot swell with 4ft draft a few times last time I was there.

I will try it again this summer, and should be OK two hours before and after low tide.

Update;
Fortesque bulkhead was repaired, but dredging is still at the planning stage.
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Last edited by Ulladh; 03-11-2012 at 09:50 AM. Reason: Update information
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