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Re: Crossing the sandbar at Harrington Harbor North, Deale

Ok. I did this on this mornings high, outgoing tide. I did the straight out from Rockhold creek No. 1 towards the green spider. Never saw less than 7.5 feet.
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Re: Crossing the sandbar at Harrington Harbor North, Deale

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I'll have to try this. What I do is head due east from the green 3 daymark off of Fairhaven. There is an informational bouy near the start of Long Bar. Keep heading east (magnetic). I draw 4.5' and only do this at or near high tide. Depths are nearly 8 feet the entire way.
That cut takes you across the bar in the same general area, and might be easier than looking for the Herring Bay bouy in the haze.
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Re: Crossing the sandbar at Harrington Harbor North, Deale

OK, I finally got the nerve up to do this last Saturday, and it worked like a charm! Travelling on a course of 140 deg from Rockhold Creek #1 at close to a lowish high tide, we saw 8 feet of water through the sandbar. Doing this could really cut down on our motoring time when daysailing! I plan to try it at low tide too--we draw 5 ft BTW.
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OK, I finally got the nerve up to do this last Saturday, and it worked like a charm! Travelling on a course of 140 deg from Rockhold Creek #1 at close to a lowish high tide, we saw 8 feet of water through the sandbar. Doing this could really cut down on our motoring time when daysailing! I plan to try it at low tide too--we draw 5 ft BTW.
And remember that the further north you get, it can get very thin way out. You still need to give the north shore at least 1/2-mile almost all the way.
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Re: Crossing the sandbar at Harrington Harbor North, Deale

For sure. Which is why it would be important to head at 140, which takes you southeast and away from the wider and shallower north end. Just looking at the chart, heading due east from Rockhold #1 would definitely not work.
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