Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Herrington Harbor, MD
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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.
s/v Virginia Dare
Last edited by wwilson; 08-06-2010 at 12:59 PM.