Originally Posted by chucklesR
I've always gone across the bar at the two yellow range marks. Never had less than 5 feet under my keel (7 feet actual). I stay within 30 feet of a straight line to the south side of the towers. My chart shows that as being a maintenance channel with 6-7 feet.
We keep our boat at Gratitude, at the entrance to Swan Creek, and we frequently see boats cutting across the bar. Other than having minimal draft, we couldn't figure out how they were getting across and the path they took (we always noticed from down around GC3 where we have to make the turn so they were probably in their docks by the time we got up there). This helps clear it up. We've only ever seen one boat grounded in that area and it was a 22 footer that had to wait for the tide.