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Re: South Jersey anyone?

Very shallow ( 1-2 ft with many mud flats and infested with the state bird of New Jersey ........the Green Head Fly.

Suggest you look near Mystic Island Great Bay Marina and sail on the Great Bay. Still lots of flies, but the afternoon you get the good ocean breeze.

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Re: South Jersey anyone?

I have heard the great bay is very nice. Deep (for a south Jersey back bay) and wide open. Even though it has access to the little Egg Inlet, the chop is nowhere near as bad as that behind Ocean City
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Thanks. I'll check it out. Is the water relatively calm (compared to lets say the ICW off Absecon Inlet, which can be evil)
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Re: South Jersey anyone?

I really liked the back bay (western side of the Garden State Parkway bridge). It was fairly low traffic, even midsummer. I have a 15' and have considered bringing it there and to the bay behind Avalon.
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Re: South Jersey anyone?

Great Bay has lots of room. I kept my first keel boat a 28 Islander thre for 2 years before moving north to Barnegat Bay for 7 years. Depths 6 ft , very few power boats.1-2 hour tacks.

Forget trying the inlet its a trecherous one.
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Great Bay has lots of room. I kept my first keel boat a 28 Islander thre for 2 years before moving north to Barnegat Bay for 7 years. Depths 6 ft , very few power boats.1-2 hour tacks.

Forget trying the inlet its a trecherous one.
aye.. Little Egg is not for the faint of heart. better to go south and go out Absecon
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Re: South Jersey anyone?

Hi Ei Leen,
I'm also in Gouc Co. the Sewell area.
I started last year sailing a 17' Newport and like you, looked for a close area to sail.
Probably the best sailing lake in South Jersey is Union Lake in Millville. Close to 1000 acre lake and no wakes to worry about. It's popular with the fishing crowd but it is a state lake and with limits on motor size. Very nice ramp but be sure to get a state usage permit.
About a 40 minute drive to the ramp.
The Union Lake Sailing Club is right on the lake. You might want to check with them about membership and lessons.
I didn't find anything closer other than the river which I did not find appealing at all. We ended going down to the Barnegat Bay and fell in love with that. I also got tired of trailering and ended up with a 25'r in a slip in Barnegat. If you stay away from weekends the BB offers great sailing but can be a bit of work in a boat that size if the wind picks up.
If you can find the time and money you might want to check out the Barnegat Bay Sailing Schoool in Bayville. I took the ASA101 class with them. Learned a lot and got a lot of time on the water. That gave me the confidence to take my Newport out by myself.
Afraid I don't have the time right now to offer to go sailing with you. Maybe after I get my boat in and work eases up a bit.
I do think your best bet is Union Lake and even if you don't join the club there, maybe someone will offer to go sailing with you a couple of times. In fact, if you want, I can probably get you the club president's phone number. One of my work buddies lives next to him.
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Forget trying the inlet its a trecherous one.
Yep. I've come close to praying a few times out there in our power boat and I am not religious.

(I assume we're talking about Absecon Inlet? )

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Thanks SO much. Nice to find someone who knows firsthand exactly what I'm dealing with. I didn't know there is a sailing club on Union. I will check it out. Most of the state parks you don't need a ramp permit if you display a fishing license on your windshield but I think Union might have been one of the few where that isn't true.
The Delaware does not appeal to me, either.
Wouldn't it be nice if one of those beautiful, clear blue sand-mine lakes were available for sailing? You'd think with all the lakes and rivers in SJ there'd be ample options for sailing.
By the way, I am in Mantua. Are you in the real Sewell?

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Hi Ei Leen,
I'm also in Gouc Co. the Sewell area.
I started last year sailing a 17' Newport and like you, looked for a close area to sail.
Probably the best sailing lake in South Jersey is Union Lake in Millville. Close to 1000 acre lake and no wakes to worry about. It's popular with the fishing crowd but it is a state lake and with limits on motor size. Very nice ramp but be sure to get a state usage permit.
About a 40 minute drive to the ramp.
The Union Lake Sailing Club is right on the lake. You might want to check with them about membership and lessons.
I didn't find anything closer other than the river which I did not find appealing at all. We ended going down to the Barnegat Bay and fell in love with that. I also got tired of trailering and ended up with a 25'r in a slip in Barnegat. If you stay away from weekends the BB offers great sailing but can be a bit of work in a boat that size if the wind picks up.
If you can find the time and money you might want to check out the Barnegat Bay Sailing Schoool in Bayville. I took the ASA101 class with them. Learned a lot and got a lot of time on the water. That gave me the confidence to take my Newport out by myself.
Afraid I don't have the time right now to offer to go sailing with you. Maybe after I get my boat in and work eases up a bit.
I do think your best bet is Union Lake and even if you don't join the club there, maybe someone will offer to go sailing with you a couple of times. In fact, if you want, I can probably get you the club president's phone number. One of my work buddies lives next to him.
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South Jersey anyone?

True downtown Sewell near old Post Office.
Yes, a fishing license gives you ramp access on Union Lake. I windsurfed UL for several yrs. Winds can be tricky around the islands which can be frustrating for a beginner. The club has moorings and I think dry storage. A mooring there would be sweet.
Before I tried sailing my Newport there I took it without the mast and motored around the lake. Gave me a feel how to approach the dock, unload and load onto the trailer. Took some pressure off while I learned to do those things. Just don't forget the plug!

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