Newly Mine headed North - SailNet Community
Introduce Yourself Welcome to the - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 09-21-2008 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Newly Mine headed North

We just bought a 36' Hunter and are planning to head from the Keys to Jekyll Island. We could use any advise on the trip. We've bought all the requisite charts (paper and E types). But we're still feeling like really new guys. The guide books make one a little nervous about the whole trip. Recommendations/suggestions appreciated.

From the NEW Newly Mine crew


Mary and Chuck
meandmary is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 09-21-2008
camaraderie's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 18
Welcome, Congrats and good luck!
Suggest you stop in Ft. Lauderdale and visit Bluewater Books and get the ICW Guide (southern edition) by dozier and the Skipper Bob's guide to ICW anchorages on the ICW which also gives you bridge opening times and shoaling spots. You don't say if you are gong ofshore or taking the ICW but I am assuming mostly the latter. If you are jumping outside for portions of the trip Doyle's Guide to SE US Inlets is a great resource as it has EVERY usable inlet with waypoints and pictures as well as chartlets.
If your mast is higher than 56' you MUST go outside from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale as the Julia Tuttle bridge is that height. Fortunately that is a day trip so you can just wait for good weather and make the run.
Good places on the way up to stay if you are marina oriented
Muni Marina at Coconut Grove
Las Olas Muni Marina or Moorings Ft. Lauderdale
Titusville Muni Marina
Halifax Harbor Daytona
Oyster Creek Marina St. Augustine
Fernandina Muni Marina.
Golden Isles Marina St. Simons

I suppose you know that the ICW shoaling in Jekyll is very bad north of the bridge so if you are not keeping her south of the Bridge...wait for mid tide!
Safe travels!

No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
camaraderie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
North Channel - Lake Huron mwolf7 Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 7 05-05-2009 09:03 PM
Depth Problems in North East River Channel NTitledII Chesapeake Bay 6 10-30-2007 02:53 PM
Magnetic Variation SEMIJim Seamanship & Navigation 54 07-21-2007 11:21 PM
North San Diego County Community News Briefs: VHS class of '67 to ... - North County Times NewsReader News Feeds 0 06-28-2007 01:15 AM
North Star 23'' brioooon Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 04-10-2001 08:11 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome