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02-20-2007 11:48 PM
HerbDB I am not sure this is true for a lot of sailboats. This is what the Coastal Pilot says about this stretch of the intercoastal.

From Absecon Inlet to Delaware Bay:
clearance, 35 feet at fixed bridges,
Miles 68.9, 84.3,
02-20-2007 09:41 PM
Tropiccafe Bridges all are opening from Barnegat Bay to Cape problem there. Going on a raising tide is beneficial. One consideration is that the outside route is so much faster. The inside route is full of fishing boats directly in the middle of the waterway along with a winding path to follow. The Cape May Inlet is the safest on the Jersey coast and a pleasure to enter in good weather.
12-20-2006 08:04 AM
Jotun Any tips? Or warnings?
12-19-2006 01:25 AM
Not Easy

I did the trip this past year and it isn't easy. I have 4.6 draft and it was nerve-wracking at some points. Doable but not a fun trip.

Good luck!
12-11-2006 04:23 PM
camaraderie Tropiccafe... I had heard sections had shoaled to 3ft. Have you done this recently??
12-11-2006 02:26 PM
Jotun I'd be motoring anyway. But I wondered about the depth and bridge clearances...and if it was even possible to take the ICW from Sea Isle to Cape May without going outside.
12-11-2006 02:01 PM
Tropiccafe Going from Sea Isle City to Cape May with a 4 foot draft should be no problem at out for the numerous small fishing boats though.
12-11-2006 01:56 PM
btrayfors How much clearance do you need?

According to the charts, there's a fixed bridge with a clearance of 35', plus a number of bascule bridges with clearances of 8' or more (presumably, these are opening bridges).

Never done it that way. Maybe someone else here has.

12-11-2006 01:02 PM
South Jersey ICW?

Does anyone know if you can go from Sea Isle City, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, via the ICW in a boat with a 4' draft?

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