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Yeah, we saw the restrictions and are planning on either going to Dundalk and docking overnight the night before so we can approach the show from the East or getting on the water early and leave the Anchorage Marina during the open transit window before the show.
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Ahhh...I'm often reminded that we made the right choice of boat with a draft just over 4'

Now if I can just get it back in the water!!!

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I was considering a transit through the narrows from Magothy River to St. Michaels for my upcoming charter. Sounds like this might be a little too risky for my first-time charter, right?


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It's my first-time charter too. My rational for not going is that I'd rather have a relaxing sail and not worry. I've been through the narrows a couple times and it's a good hour of motoring in some relatively strong current, depending on how you time it and you are usually surrounded by a lot of traffic on the weekends. The southern route around Kent Island can be sailed and is a bit more scenic.
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Question for you Chessy Bay folks. Why don't they dredge channel for the narrows on a periodic basis?

I mean if it is at 4-5 ft at some of the shallower spots, why not dredge to a consistent 6 to 8 ft. I remember going through there a few times with my dad in a power boat and it was touch and go in some areas that were narrow when other boats were coming the other way.

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Question for you Chessy Bay folks. Why don't they dredge channel for the narrows on a periodic basis?

I mean if it is at 4-5 ft at some of the shallower spots, why not dredge to a consistent 6 to 8 ft. I remember going through there a few times with my dad in a power boat and it was touch and go in some areas that were narrow when other boats were coming the other way.

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http://www.dnr.state.md.us/dnrnews/d...ist_fy2010.pdf
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Shawn is spot on. And due to the strong current and other reasons, that channel silts in very quickly. They would almost have to keep a dredge on call all the time and, well, that ain't happening.

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I was considering a transit through the narrows from Magothy River to St. Michaels for my upcoming charter. Sounds like this might be a little too risky for my first-time charter, right?
I have gone through a few times on OPBs. It can be a wheel gripping adventure, to be sure. Not just the channel but dealing with getting under the bridge when a large percentage of other boats have no clue about the rules of the road and everyone's in a frikken hurry.

We plan in extra time to go around the outside.

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Restriction zone is west of the Key Bridge. Dundalk is in that zone so make sure your times are correct.

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