Originally Posted by PalmettoSailor
You talking Jackson Creek or Broad Creek? Broad creek was narrow but a prefectly straight shot. It required absolute attention for a few minutes but I never found it particularly problematic (well after running aground the very first time I ever took a sailboat out on my own).
Jackson creek on the other hand is as crooked as a Congressman and requires driving up almost on the beach for one turn.
Broad Creek, used to keep my boat at the old Deltaville Yachts dock, and I too ran aground exiting (overshot the channel) first time out. In 1999 it was barely wide enough for two 30's to pass side to side, let alone a big boat, or a powerboat slewing past at half throttle. My 6' would bounce almost every time, even in mid channel.
Jackson is hairier, but I guess since I was always really paying attention, to all the turns, I never drug bottom there.
Experiences there, though made me a better sailor getting in and out, watching the tides and even waiting on some jerk to barrel down the middle.
Best of luck, JW where ever you end up.