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Re: Powerboaters Are Funny

Looks like these were taken at the eastern entrance to the C&D canal. Both were posted to different Facebook accounts today. Note that it's two different boats - on the same day?:



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Re: Powerboaters Are Funny

same boat.. it just looks different because the blue bottom comes up under the swimplatform
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Re: Powerboaters Are Funny

FWIW, I entered the canal last night at about 2200, after riding the flood up from Cape May... That jetty was completely awash/underwater, something I usually don't see...

The RR lift bridge at Summit was also lowered, I think that's the first time I've seen a train cross that thing in decades...

While headed up the bay earlier, I passed a Bristol Channel Cutter headed downbound... The thing was equipped with a freakin' Leisure-Furl boom...

A Leisure-Furl on a 28' BCC??? I think it is safe to say, I have now seen EVERYTHING there is to be seen under the sun... :-)

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Seeing boats hung up on a jetty was a more less common site years ago at Barnaget Inlet. The North jetty disappeared for a few hundred feet at high tide only to reappear for another few hundred feet near it's ocean end. I never heard of any injuries from hitting the jetty but it wrecked a lot of boats. Being a Boston Whaler fan ( is there a 12 step program?) I was saddened to see a brand spanking new 28 foot BW hauled up on the rocks one day. First time in new boat for a new skipper. There was a hard lesson!!! Being a BW, once it was hauled off the jetty it was able to make it's own way back to the dealership 10 miles south. More amazing in that both outboard motors were also severly damaged. Those Boston Whalers, they do take a licking!!!
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Seeing boats hung up on a jetty was a more less common site years ago at Barnaget Inlet. The North jetty disappeared for a few hundred feet at high tide only to reappear for another few hundred feet near it's ocean end. I never heard of any injuries from hitting the jetty but it wrecked a lot of boats. Being a Boston Whaler fan ( is there a 12 step program?) I was saddened to see a brand spanking new 28 foot BW hauled up on the rocks one day. First time in new boat for a new skipper. There was a hard lesson!!! Being a BW, once it was hauled off the jetty it was able to make it's own way back to the dealership 10 miles south. More amazing in that both outboard motors were also severly damaged. Those Boston Whalers, they do take a licking!!!

Not just powerboats have been caught out by the North Jetty at Barnegat, a beautifully restored Alden Challenger on her maiden voyage was sunk there 2 years ago...

Boat Sinks off Barnegat Inlet


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Not just powerboats have been caught out by the North Jetty at Barnegat, a beautifully restored Alden Challenger on her maiden voyage was sunk there 2 years ago...

Boat Sinks off Barnegat Inlet

Ouch!!!! That's sad. looks like foggy conditions in the pic. It is a dangerous inlet regardless! Even more amazing is the fact that commercial fishing boats have been lost in this inlet. The Pro's so to speak.

Before it was rebuilt it was even worse. The south jetty ( on the left side of the pic) ran out at about a 45 degree angle to the shore line. The prevailing wind is southwest so the sea just roared in when the wind was up. Huge breakers in the inlet were not an uncommon site. While it was, on many days. a fun place to play with the Hobies, it was anything but fun for other boaters. it doesn't help that the entrance channel from the ocean side hugs the north jetty.

Though the Whaler in my story was outward bound and cut across the jetty, it is more common for southbound boats entering from the ocean to not see or not know there is a jetty under that water. add in some poor vis or running the inlet at night.

Another problem with this inlet is the likelihood of high following seas. Things can get steep with the wrong combo of wind, tidal current. This inlet has mean reputation for a reason.

OTOH it is a knock out Striper fishing location!!!! That's Rock fish to you Maryland boys!

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Re: Powerboaters Are Funny

what is really sad.. that is one of the better inlets in NJ. We are blessed with many that completely impassable
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