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Engineers Cove

I was aground in Engineers Cove at the city dock in mid June,I need 4 foot of water and it did not matter where at the entrance we went the water was too thin,also the locals told us that the 4 free slips in the rear of cove had less than 2 foot of water,hopefully thing have been addressed.
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OK with noon or late morning Sunday departure. Commodore Barry or even Marcus Hook to Essington after sunset is outside the main channel with a lot of light spill from the PA side. Just make a mental note of the new rip-rap at Commodore Barry as we go down river.

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We may have to wait until the dredge is complete later this month for good information on the entrance to the basin (I will contact town dock later this month for latest information, the dockmaster is currenty reporting a hump at the middle of the entrance).

Preliminary Events Schedule, weather dependent;
Friday night; meet at resturant/bar with deck
Saturday late afternoon through sunset; picnic (I will check with Town Hall for location)
Sunday morning; breakfast at resturant with deck.
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Since slack water doesn't coincide with extremes of tide trying to work out currents from tide tables is unnecessarily hard.

NOAA has great tide tables online. I cut and paste relevant information into a document and print it to take along.

See Tidal Current Tables . The site has many more current stations listed than you'll find in Eldridge or such. Watch the directions of ebb and flood at the top of each location page so you don't have to worry about which direction counts as what in the canal.
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From Dock Master at Chesapeake City;
The basin has been dredged. The depth in the entrance at low mean water is 10' Enjoy your stay.
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Thanks for the link, time to do some more study.
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there's the answer I needed! time to shop for a new boat! BIGGER! LOL not really.
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My friend who lives in Chesapeake City is likely to be able to join me for the trip down on Friday. He knows all these places and the people that run them pretty well, and has some opinions about the quality of restaurants/facilities and the business practices of the owners. He says getting a transient slip at Chesapeake Inn will be virtually impossible. He said if he were planning it he would go to Summit North due to better facilities, restaurant, and better management of the marina. It's also closer to the middle of the canal. The only downside is no anchoring there - we'd all need to get slips.

Was there a reason we knocked Summit North out of consideration?
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the cove is free "parking" is the best reason. I've heard summit has a shallow entry also. (imho) sailors can survive without paying fees to park for one night.
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The 10 foot depth at entrance was the answer that I needed. Thanks for the research once again Ulladh and 1st hand experience report 2redtrek.

Once say, 6-8 boats arrive, is there a reasonably good chance there will be room in the anchorage in 8-ft depths for at least two of us? I'd hate to get "waved off" because the next stop for me would be Reedy Island for the night. Pardon me but, Ugh!

That was me - from personal, 1st hand experience offering the shallow water pox on Summit North Marina. That said - there is no reason for a Chesapeake deep draft boat to nix a Delaware SailNetters location. We could join you for the next one, if SNM is the best choice.

You CAN get in SNM on the tide, but will set at list in the mud almost half of your stay if you draw 6' or more. Each time I pass I radio and ask the approach depth and add another 6" of draft to my requirements. They inevitably say "plenty of water - hail us once inside for slip assignment". I am now 7'6" deep. I think they mean "plenty of water" in the x & y dimension - not so much in z.

Dave I will plan to arrive Friday about 6:00 pm to maximize the tide and hit pretty close to slack water before ebb at the bar. We anchor at 39°21.93' x 75°58.69' in Turner Cove of the Sassafras R. the night prior if interested in a raft-up.
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I should be arriving late afternoon Friday and will anchor.

Perhaps shallower draft boats, I draw 4ft, should do a loop of the basin and select an anchorage clear of the deeper sections of the basin. The dredge contract for the basin called for 10' MLLW with 1' overcut.

Chesapeake City is free anchorage, no dinghy dock fee, and more intersesting stuff to do within walking distance than Delaware City or Summit North.
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