SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: Shoaling in NC ICW at N River?? Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

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.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
03-15-2007 04:34 PM
camaraderie the website forums there is a thread called EAST COAST ALERTS which is updated every 2 weeks or so and provides a LOT of good ICW update info from Tom and Mel Neale.
03-15-2007 03:19 PM

I appreciate the info. We will probably not go much north this year, as we get used to the area (enough excitement where we are for now!), but some friends in the MD area were concerned as they contemplated a southern journey. I will copy and send your findings on to them. Thanks again!
03-15-2007 02:21 PM
camaraderie Actually I did the trip a couple of months ago...found no real shoaling SOUTH of coinjock but it was quite shoaled in just north of Coinjock. Just barely made it through the narrow part when a tug forced me wide into a soft grounding.
The problem area is just before and as you enter back into the Currituck heading north from Coinjock. I carry 6 ft. so it may not be a problem for you...just go slow and favor the red half of the channel there.

Reading through that site I find a lot of reference to the magenta line found on chartplotters and some charts. There may indeed be shoaling along that line. I never follow it...just work from marker to marker using sweeping turns and staying to the middle of the "VISUAL" channel rather than the one on the charts which I have found most unreliable as it is so old.
03-15-2007 02:03 PM
Shoaling in NC ICW at N River??

On another site there has been a secondhand report of significant shoaling in the NC ICW North River, south of Coinjoick (see, click on North Carolina link). Anyone have any first hand experience with this in the last 6, or particularly 3, months?? With the "great spring migration" about to start up, not to mention our own first sailing season in NC, any info would be greatly appreciated!

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 On

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