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Besides girlshell Im not saying come to Wilmington I am just letting him know these are very easy inlets and if the drown of the motor becomes to much he can actually use his boat to sail between these points. Since you are the expert on the Icw you know it is a terrible place for a sailboat. You must have also missed when I said no charts was a little extreme. I too have been down the Icw and lukily I did not end up like you, once is enough I like to sail!
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Doug ,Get the best charts you can afford & follow them,along with a good cruising guide and you''ll do fine. By the way,you''ll notice on your charts that Masonboro Inlet goes into Wrightsville Beach,NC
Good Luck ,Marc
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Doug ,Get the best charts you can afford & follow them,along with a good cruising guide and you''ll do fine. By the way,you''ll notice on your charts that Masonboro Inlet goes into Wrightsville Beach,NC
Good Luck ,Marc
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Marc, clear the diesel fumes from your glasses.You should notice on your charts when you come into Masosboro inlet make a hard right into banks channel and yes you are correct ,Wrightsville Beach . If you proceed straight about a quarter of a mile,viola! Wilmington NC. BTW this probally isnt on your charts and wouldnt matter to you anyways ( since your prefered sailing venue is the ICW)but a new inlet is being cut on the north end of Wrightsville Beach.Doug, buy whatever you can afford and remember this is not that ambitious of a trip. Hopefully a channel marker misnumber wont screw you up like it does mark. Just remember north or south its very simple.
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I have not been on the ICW yet but it looks like I should stay clear. You guys are suffering from "channel rage", take a chill pill
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sounds like "CABIN FEVER",i''ve got it to!!!
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You might want to look up MapTec''s Embassy Guide to the Atlantic Coast. I''ve been pleased with my ICW wanderings using the Embassy guide.

Of course you need a chart/guide, unless you''re never planning to anchor out, fuel up, water up, pump out, eat out the entire time down the ditch. I''ve found the Embassy to be reasonably accurate to existing facilities, and right on the money with the charts. Only something like $50.

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Don''t forget the indespensible "Skipper Bob Anchorages & Marinas". I think they cost about $14.
Marc
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We are planning a trip down the ICW from Chesapeake Bay to Miami later this year and have purchased Maptech''s Norfolk to Florida via ICW chart book. We purchased it at a discount at the Atlantic City Sail Expo. It appears to be very detailed and even can even be used if we decide to hop on the outside for a piece of the trip. If it serves us well then we will but the Florida East Coast and Keys for the rest of our trip.

Good luck to you!
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Make sure you carry critical spare parts for the engine cause you are gonna motor quite a bit! Charts are a must have...paper form too as a backup to electronic.
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