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07-06-2012 09:38 PM
deniseO30
Re: C&D Canal

Wow! that's moving!
07-06-2012 09:18 PM
brokesailor
C&D Canal

No b-fast Denise. We bugged out the next morning early. Made Solomon's by 5 PM.
07-06-2012 07:10 PM
sailordave
Re: C&D Canal

I came through in mid May at night. Looked back and saw what I thought were a bunch of lights on a bridge. Looked back several minutes later and realized it was a composite tug pushing. And overtaking me. As I started to ease over to the side he hailed me on 13 (which I was monitoring) and said he was a coming up on me and would I please step aside. Told him I already was sliding to the right. You shouldn't have any problems w/ commercial traffic. Just keep you eyes open and use common sense.
(okay, some people have trouble w/ that last part!)
07-06-2012 04:14 PM
deniseO30
Re: C&D Canal

Too hot??? don't blame you! Gotta love the Tiki Bar there... if you like crowds LOL. Did you walk up the hill to the bakery and have breakfast? one of my fav places.
07-06-2012 03:52 PM
brokesailor
C&D Canal

We stayed at Ches Inn & Marina. Too hot to anchor!
07-06-2012 10:16 AM
Ulladh
Re: C&D Canal

Good to hear you had an uneventful C&D transit. Did you stay at the town dock or anchor in the cove?

This is the C&D at sunrise, the light are really a lot brighter than in the photo
07-06-2012 08:16 AM
brokesailor
Re: C&D Canal

Well the trip thru the C&D was uneventful. Other than a couple of other boats that we saw we had the Canal all to ourselves. I wish we had crossed it at night so we could have had the nite time effect with all the lights on.
We timed the current coming up the Delaware Bay and the C&D perfectly, sometimes hitting 8.5 kts. Made for a very fast trip under power (Zero wind).
I must recommend Chesapeake City. Chesapeake City Inn and Marina is the closest thing to St. Hogue (Captain Ron) I've ever seen. It was awesome. Just stay out of the heads-NASTY!!
07-04-2012 10:47 AM
deniseO30
Re: C&D Canal

My only fear is having engine failure while transiting the canal even though I've not be down there in 3 years. I love engineers cove and C City,
07-04-2012 10:43 AM
pdqaltair
Re: C&D Canal

The C&D is SO deep, it's very practical for recreational traffic to cruise well outside the marked channel in 20 feet of water. In fact, I find safety in running water shallow enough that big shipping cannot hit me.
07-04-2012 10:39 AM
deniseO30
Re: C&D Canal

silence..... ? ? How was it?
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