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|08-09-2012 10:17 PM|
Re: LA/MS barrier island sailing
We are in Slidell, LA. We have made that trip no less than thirty times over the years in boats from 23' to 35'. The barrier islands only offer protection if the wind has a southerly component, which is the norm throughout the summer months. Even in the summer months, sometime in the early morning hours, almost every night, the wind will come, with a northerly component. The water is skinny also, so it is important to be well off the island when the wind does shift. Should you ground, the bottom is very forgiving and we have never suffered damage. There is really no place to totally hide until you reach the eastern shore of Mobile Bay and enter the ICW there. That is where the best cruising of the area is had.
|07-30-2012 04:27 PM|
Re: LA/MS barrier island sailing
Yes it is very protected, except sometimes you will get a few rough patches while crossing the bays.
|11-18-2011 10:17 AM|
Originally Posted by nolatom View Post
Hey! One reason for having a boat is to go places where We've never been before. Or as that Space Ranger says: To Infinity and Beyond!!
|09-07-2011 10:42 AM|
Kpgraci, have you done your trip yet? You should be able to set yourself up to hop out the Rigolets and hit Cat Island on an easy day trip. I don't know what the draft on your boat is, but I'm guessing it's less than the 4.5 feet I draw. I've anchored up on the south side, but there is also a spot on the north side towards the east end to anchor. So fortunately you have two options based on wind conditions. If you want to go to Ship Island and check out the fort you can anchor on the north side. Horn Island is just past that if you still feel like sailing farther.
If you haven't done that trip yet, holler at me. I have 45 days vacation coming up from late September until the end of October. I plan on doing a bunch of sailing during that time so I'll be out there bouncing around the Mississippi Islands.
Boasun - I've been through Intercoastal City by way of Freshwater City. I broke a belt on my alternator while cutting across the Gulf from Galveston to Tiger Pass. There's definitely nothing back in there!
|08-18-2011 01:47 PM|
Originally Posted by Boasun View Post
No doubt I'm stating the obvious. Enjoy your trip!
|08-17-2011 11:04 AM|
|rats319||Sounds interesting. Let me know when you decide on a date, if you want another boat along, i may be available. I have a 22 Mac, sailing out of New Orleans.|
|08-07-2011 05:58 AM|
|MARC2012||You must like doing the river.Might consider lake Borgne(sp),chandeler sound,battiste collett.marc|
|08-06-2011 12:05 PM|
|Boasun||Near the end of August I will be moving my new (to me) Hardin 45 from the Lake Pontchartrain via the ICW to the River then down to Venice and out Tiger pass going outside to Intercoastal City LA.|
|07-25-2011 12:31 AM|
Originally Posted by kpgraci View Post
I will be purchasing either a 22 Catalina or O'Day in the near future, I'm in Slidell, but maybe in the Spring I would certainly be up for a sail to Ship Island.
|07-09-2011 03:33 PM|
|eddie nelson||Kp have you made your trip yet? I would be interested in making the same.|
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