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06-19-2013 08:15 PM
Re: sailing as i write

What kind of trolling motor do you plan to get? New or used? $$$alt water or fresh? Minn Kota has some rebates on their motors until the end of the month. I got a Endura C30 freshwater motor for $80 after rebate.
06-19-2013 09:26 AM
Re: sailing as i write

Good to read this update...enjoy your adventure!!!
06-17-2013 03:58 PM
Re: sailing as i write

I made it. Im anchored in NSB. Got three interviews tomorrow. Dinghy tied up at muncipal marina, just added chain and pad lock. Once I get job I will move to a mooring or perhaps a marina if it is cheaper than $300.00. Tonight is my grandparents 63rd anniversary, so dinner is in order. I will go ocean sailing this weekend if weather permits. Engine was wonderful, no problem. Got new oars from west marine (90$) and will get insurance and a trolling motor for dinghy as soon as work begins. Thanks all for your support!
Harborless OUT!
06-16-2013 11:57 AM
Re: sailing as i write

Originally Posted by Harborless View Post
Sorry no update yesterday i left comanchee cove and had to stop at palm cove marina bc apparently no marinas or anchorages exist until mile 829out past ormond. I dont understand why no anchorages exist from st aug to south of daytona. -
In my post on the other thread about this trip I pointed out a real good anchorage between St. Augustine and Daytona. No need to go into Palm Coast marina. It's one of the quietest anchorages anywhere on the waterway. We stop there on our way south in the fall and again on our way north in the spring.
06-16-2013 11:04 AM
Sal Paradise
Re: sailing as i write

So Harborless, are you headed somewhere in particular? Apologies, I might have missed it if you said where you were going.... Bahamas? Keys?
06-16-2013 10:24 AM
Re: sailing as i write

I usually try to make it from St. Augustine to Daytona because there are very few spots to anchor. There are a couple of spots at mile 809 and 812 and another at mile 802 very close to the Palm Coast Marina where you spent the night. Few anchorages exist because the channel is narrow with water too shallow to anchor on both sides.

If you have internet connection this type of information is available at the Active Captain and if you don't you can purchase Skipper Bob's Anchorages Along the ICW for $15. It is highly recommended that one have either or both when transiting the ICW.

Reading the reviews in Active Captain on Palm Coast Marina your experience appears to be atypical. You really should join Active Captain and review that marina.
06-16-2013 08:29 AM
Re: sailing as i write

Sorry no update yesterday i left comanchee cove and had to stop at palm cove marina bc apparently no marinas or anchorages exist until mile 829out past ormond. I dont understand why no anchorages exist from st aug to south of daytona. What gives? Palm cove was nice. Pod of manatees were sleeping in a corner slip so i got a few feet away from them. They are shy though. The lady running palm cove office needs to learn her job. No one was monitoring vhf on 9 or 16. When i got half mile out i called from the celly and this lady before telling me how or where to go rushes me off the phone saying she has to get the other line. I hold my patience and call back a quarter mile out like hello where am i going. So she tells me crappy directions saying take a left then a right and look for slip 443. Im like where the hell is that all i see is boats i can t motor down a slip alley blind hoping i find the right one. Again this woman tells me she has to go! So i say f you and pull in the first slip i see and tell everyone how crappy her service was. Anyone going to palm cove beware this lady she is little to no help. I had to dock and de dock solo. Other than that was fine marina.
Today i am pushing to make the full 43 miles. Im doing 4now to 4.5 mph on avg so i figure 10it hours i should be there. I left at 7.15. I plan on anchoring on the left side of the nsb beach bridge. Of course i lost my oars in a thunderstorm so not sure how i will make shore unless i swim with dinghy behind. Well see. Anyway i will update later. Thanks for the interest and well wishes.
btw engine has. Been wonderful. No problems.-
06-16-2013 06:42 AM
Re: sailing as i write

Originally Posted by ltgoshen View Post
Now that's funny. I don't care who ya are.
Well....hmmm... when "Harborless" was anchored by the San Pablo bridge and wondered what time to depart in the morning all he needed to do was observe the water around him to determine the current/tide state. (Fortunately, he still had battery power for his smart phone.) I don't think the centuries old 'tried and true' methods are outdated yet. When I flew small aircraft, I still looked for the windsock at the airport to figure out which way the wind was blowing.
Maybe I missed your point?
06-15-2013 09:58 PM
Re: sailing as i write

Hope you have a great trip. Duck in it you have weather. Ask for help if you need it. and drink plenty of water. Post soon and a
lot we ll want to here the story... Good luck
06-15-2013 09:55 PM
Re: sailing as i write

Originally Posted by Seaduction View Post
Look at the pilings that support the daymark navaids. Barnacles showing mean tide is down from high. Current ripples show on the downstream side of the pilings so you can tell which way the current is going. Not as sophisticated as iphone apps, etc. but it sure works.
Now that's funny. I don't care who ya are.
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