ICW Latest Info - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-11-2013
Harborless's Avatar
Blue Horizons
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 1,052
Thanks: 4
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Harborless is on a distinguished road
Question ICW Latest Info

I am leaving from Arlington Marina Thurs morning unless something holds me up.
Here is my itinerary:
Day 1: Leave Arlington Marina. Travel down St. Johns 13 miles to ICW.
Depending on time and weather I will do one of two:
1- Short trip – Anchor out 4 miles inside ICW at (N 30 19 709, W 081 26 212)
Total day trip: 17.4 Miles
2- Regular trip- Anchor 25 miles inside ICW at (N 30 03 059, W 081 21 951)
Total day trip: 37 Miles

Day 2: Leave Anchorage and travel south down ICW to one of two Marinas for the night.
Depending on day 1 this will either be:
1- (N 29 55 033, W 081 18 467) with a total day trip of 33 miles.
2- (N 29 34 620, W 081 11 607) with a total day trip of 38 miles

Day 3: Leave Marina and travel south down ICW . If I have had to go the shorter of the routes then I will have to stop another night at a Marina
(N 29 34 620, W 081 11 607) – This will put me 75 miles from my start point with 42 miles left on Day 4 to the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Marina.
If I have been able to maintain the longer route schedule I will have two choices of stopping points planned right now. One is north of Ponce Inlet at Inlet Harbor and the other is at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Marina. However in either case I will be pretty much there.
The trip should take 3-4 days max. I will motor down. Sailing is not possible with a Southerly wind and the narrow channel of the ICW. I will have no room for tacking and the ICW is very narrowly dredged in many places. I am hoping for 3.5 knots avg speed- but am planning for 2.7 knots for time calculations. I will be carrying 22 gallons of fuel. 12 in the tank, 10 in jerry cans.

Is there any tips, advice, notes, ect. I need to be made aware of from you guys? Is 3 days practical or is 4 more likely.. The problem with this ICW route is a lack of pull off points if things go south or if night approaches before I am at my next check point.
Any and all advice is very much appreciated. This is my first solo trip of any real length. 115 miles total.
Thank you all.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 06-11-2013
BubbleheadMd's Avatar
Chastened
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edgewater/Annapolis
Posts: 2,897
Thanks: 1
Thanked 56 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 5
BubbleheadMd will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to BubbleheadMd
Re: ICW Latest Info

Have you made note of any draw bridges that might need to open for you, and their schedule? Some I think, will open upon request and some open on schedules.

Just a thought.

Also- What was the condition of your hull and prop? Did you get that cleaned up so that your engine will provide maximum power?
__________________
S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 06-11-2013
Harborless's Avatar
Blue Horizons
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 1,052
Thanks: 4
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Harborless is on a distinguished road
Re: ICW Latest Info

Blissful Bottoms is cleaning today at high tide (12-1 pm)

I will revisit the charts to make sure.

I was really looking for that sort of info and anything else related to recent shoaling, shifts in the channel, outdated or inaccurate markers ect ect.
I would really love to have one trip go without problems.

Last edited by Harborless; 06-11-2013 at 11:26 AM. Reason: i was wrong
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 06-11-2013
Harborless's Avatar
Blue Horizons
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 1,052
Thanks: 4
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Harborless is on a distinguished road
Re: ICW Latest Info

Thank you so much Bubble- I was so wrong. Can you please answer the following:
Is the Bridge of Lions and Bascule Bridge at Crescent Beach fixed? I have to assume they go up because vertical clearance is less than 20'.
I also will not be able to go under:
McCormick Bascule Bridge
Palm Valley Bridge
Lift Bridge South of Vilano Beach
Bascule Bridge below mile marker 815
Bascule Bridge at mile marker 829
Memorial Bascule Bridge
and Bascule Bridge at mile marker 845

So where do I find the information for getting through these obstacles? Please advise.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 06-11-2013
johnnyquest37's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 396
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 3
johnnyquest37 is on a distinguished road
Re: ICW Latest Info

Snowbirders.Net
__________________
[/B]S/V Wind Orchid
Catalina 350 (hull# 273)
Annapolis, MD

LET'S GET SERIOUS ABOUT REMOVING POLITCAL TAG LINES -- NOW!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 06-11-2013
BubbleheadMd's Avatar
Chastened
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edgewater/Annapolis
Posts: 2,897
Thanks: 1
Thanked 56 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 5
BubbleheadMd will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to BubbleheadMd
Re: ICW Latest Info

Follow Johnny' link.

Unfortunately, I only know that bridges are an obstacle on the ICW, I don't know anything about specific bridges or their schedules.
__________________
S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 06-11-2013
PBzeer's Avatar
Wandering Aimlessly
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 20,145
Thanks: 0
Thanked 84 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 14
PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about
Re: ICW Latest Info

Or use Cruiser's Net
__________________
John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Website & Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 06-11-2013
Silvio's Avatar
Battered and Bruised
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 488
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Silvio is on a distinguished road
Re: ICW Latest Info

Or salty southeast cruiser's network, or google icw bridge schedules, or active captain.

Call the bridge by name on channel 9 as you approach to request the next opening, stay on channel 9 until you clear the bridge. When I travel the ICW I write the bridges down in the order that I will encounter them along with opening restrictions, e.g on the hour, on the half hour, not at all between 0700-0830, etc. Take your time, plan in advance and there is no reason for the ICW to be anything but relaxing. Plenty of places to pull over and even drop the hook for the night if needed. Look on Active Captain or one of the other sites already mentioned for anchorages, here are plenty.

Good luck Harborless, I hope you are having a fun, challenging, learning, adventure!
__________________
SV S.S.R.I
It's my happy pill
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 06-11-2013
PBzeer's Avatar
Wandering Aimlessly
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 20,145
Thanks: 0
Thanked 84 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 14
PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about
Re: ICW Latest Info

Quote:
salty southeast cruiser's network
That's Cruiser's Net.
__________________
John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Website & Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 06-11-2013
Silvio's Avatar
Battered and Bruised
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 488
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Silvio is on a distinguished road
Re: ICW Latest Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by PBzeer View Post
That's Cruiser's Net.
Sorry about that PBzeer, I actually wondered that after I hit send

That is one of the better sites imho for truly up to date info.
__________________
SV S.S.R.I
It's my happy pill
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Latest on L&A poopdeckpappy General Discussion (sailing related) 27 04-10-2013 04:26 PM
My Latest Project - New Portlights !! Maine Sail Gear & Maintenance 39 05-19-2008 08:15 AM
LATEST HEADLINES (PlanetOut) NewsReader News Feeds 0 10-16-2006 04:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:23 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.