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Re: Fairlee Creek entrance with 6' 3" draft?

I agree with the other posters. If you must do Fairlee, do so at high tide. Hugging the beach is best but there is a hump just before the end of the spit that you need to go around. Be aware that there are strong currents as you pass through the cut. Turning to go through might be a challenge if you are bucking the current. We draw 5' and have had difficulty as had the others. Call Great Oak Landing for more detailed instructions but I would strongly consider Worton Creek as a more viable alternative.

Good luck.


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