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Old 05-14-2013
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Advice Asked - Don't want to Push it

I am sailing to jax beach down the st. Johns and wondering if the next two or three days is the right time to head from jax beach to st aug and new smyrna? The forecast are for southern winds 10for to 15 starting tonight and going through friday and i know the currents are flowing the same direct. ion.. should i do it now? I haveengine is smonly 8hp. Would thei icw maketo a difference i doto not wantthe to beyou tacking every 2pptimr yards but ii do likeyou the oppurtunityrun to anchoryou or dfind a dockday if needyou be. Im very sorry the terrible englidh is due to my smart phone auto editing things. Basically should i wait to sail south or can i make sufficent progress averaging 4.5 knots sailing all day?
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Re: Advice Asked - Don't want to Push it

You have not indicated what type of boat you have nor your experience, but from your question, I would assume you have little coastal experience. There is a southbound counter current that runs inside the gulfstream, close to shore. However it is pretty narrow and should you venture into the gulfstream in a southerly your 4.5 knots average could very well be in the wrong direction! I have seen a southerly wind speed up the current in the stream to 8+ knots!
I would wait for an easterly or westerly wind to go south and stay in the counter current if your coastal navigation skills are up to it. Otherwise run 3 to 5 miles offshore and bite the bullet regarding the current.
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Re: Advice Asked - Don't want to Push it

The ICW would involve a lot of motoring but I think you would still make better time than outside in those conditions. At least it would be easy to park for the night.
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Re: Advice Asked - Don't want to Push it

If you take the ICW, expect to motor a lot, the channel in most areas between the St Johns and St Augustine gets really narrow. If you haven't seen it before, make sure to keep a keen eye out for the entrance to the ICW off the St Johns, it isn't exactly obvious.

Pay for Sea Tow, too. I'd say there is a high chance you'll run aground given the state of the ICW in some of those areas.
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