NJ Inland Waterway - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Destinations > US Northeast
 Not a Member? 

US Northeast New York City to Maine


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-25-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
jfitzgerald is on a distinguished road
NJ Inland Waterway

I'll be heading north from Cape May in early June. If I'm stuck at Atlantic City, can I go north inland to Barnaget? To Manasquan? I carry 4.5 draft and 51 ft mast hight? If doable, any info on duration and conditions would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-25-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,933
Thanks: 4
Thanked 34 Times in 34 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Tempest is on a distinguished road
Re: NJ Inland Waterway

You can certainly do Barnegat to Manasquan...
I've done little egg to Manasquan..but I wouldn't recommend LE as an inlet without current local knowledge.

I believe you can do Barnaget to AC there are several bridges..narrow channels and shoals...

Chart 12316

Here's the charts..

I think there are folks here on SN who have done the ICW south of Barnegat...that stretch has never appealed to me in a sailboat. I'll let them fill you in.
__________________
Tempest
Sabre 34
Morgan, NJ
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-25-2012
chef2sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6,966
Thanks: 29
Thanked 54 Times in 50 Posts
Rep Power: 7
chef2sail will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: NJ Inland Waterway

I have done that stretch as recently as 3 years ago. It is fraught with shoals (1 ft) narrow channels (20ft) and shifting markers. It was an unpleasent trip for us and I will never do it again. Some shoals are in the channnel between to markers. I have a k/c with 4'6" and 8' draft.

I used to sail the stretch from Barnegat to AC yeears ago when I kept my Islander 28 on Barnegat Bay as was very suprised how much it had deteriorated and was virtually impassable now to a keel boat.

We also had use Little Egg Harbor inlet back then, but I also agree with Tempest it is a shoaled inlet where the CG moves ball bouys ( very hard to see in the afternoon breeze and breakers) continously weekly due to the shifting shoals. I have seen a big Viking (the factory is across Great Bay and up the Mullica River) hit hard ad run aground in the inlet a few times when they are taking them out for their sea trials.

I would stay put in AC until you get the right conditions. We have used Kammermans there if you want to be connected to land in Clam Creek and dont want to pay for the Farley Marinas 5 bucks a foot. You can also anchor across the channel from Clam Creek, but the current does roar through there.

Dave
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-26-2012
smurphny's Avatar
Over Hill Sailing Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
Posts: 2,853
Thanks: 55
Thanked 63 Times in 61 Posts
Rep Power: 6
smurphny is on a distinguished road
Re: NJ Inland Waterway

NJ Bays are really too shallow for sailboats with any kind of draft. Even if you can theoretically make it, staying in the channels (it ain't the blue Bahamas) is difficult even in a powerboat if you don't know where you're going. As mentioned above, wait for a weather window to go outside, well offshore either way, whether in Sandy Hook or Cape May/Delaware Bay. In June you should have stretches of SW winds, no TS threat yet.
__________________
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.

Last edited by smurphny; 04-26-2012 at 06:03 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 04-27-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 353
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
gershel is on a distinguished road
Re: NJ Inland Waterway

Quote:
Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
I would stay put in AC until you get the right conditions. We have used Kammermans there if you want to be connected to land in Clam Creek and dont want to pay for the Farley Marinas 5 bucks a foot. You can also anchor across the channel from Clam Creek, but the current does roar through there.

Dave
Just FYI, When entering Clam Creek in AC, the very first left turn brings you into Gardners Basin, and the Municipal marina. I think they charge about $1.50/ ft.
Marc
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jax to Okee Waterway to Gulf brettapatterson Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 05-01-2008 02:00 PM
Sailing up the Intracoastal Waterway danielh Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 0 03-11-2008 04:25 PM
TenTom Waterway tumblebug General Discussion (sailing related) 2 07-12-2006 06:24 AM
Intracoastal Waterway Sue & Larry Cruising Articles 0 03-26-2002 07:00 PM
Inland Waterway larry Mathews Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 07-05-2001 04:47 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:55 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.