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The things to really watch out for (besides the navigation buoys themselves) are the '+' and '*' symbols closer to shore as these are rocks that show above the surface, some at only low tide.
I know Mattinecock Point quite well from sailing Sunfish and other dinghies by there. Boats like that I would happily cheat G21 but not in a bigger boat that was not mine, especially at night. Hell, I was on a boat that hit a green can in the middle of the Sound in clear daylight. Ship happens if you are not checking the charts and GPS.
Disobey the navigation buoys at your own peril.
Regarding Bloody Point: on the Chesapeake it is even more important to obey the navigation markers as the skinny water can extend for a mile or more from shore. LI Sound gets dangerous near the shoreline (and unseen buoys) but the Chessy is a very different animal and you WILL run aground if you sail there long enough.
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Last edited by CalebD; 10-05-2011 at 09:25 PM.