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Re: Marthas Vinyard

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Neat place, but even the OP's 3.5 ft draft is an issue getting in there through the beach cut. 2 to 3 feet at low tide, 5 to 6 ft at high.
I've gone in there many times on a Nonsuch with a 5' draft. No problem as long as you stay in the channel.
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I've gone in there many times on a Nonsuch with a 5' draft. No problem as long as you stay in the channel.
Not my experience, if you've come and gone OK, maybe you come and go at high tide...

Here's what the Coast Pilot has to say:
Lake Tashmoo, a landlocked pond on the northwest
side of Martha’s Vineyard, is entered through a
narrow jettied entrance which had a reported controlling
depth of 2 feet in September 1981. The lake, only
used by local craft, has general depths of 3 to 10 feet. A
private seasonal light marks the east jetty and private
seasonal buoys mark the channel through a shoal area
just inside the entrance.

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Re: Marthas Vinyard

I've taken an Island Packet 37 into Lake Tashomoo many, many times and at low tide there is a LOT more than 2 to 3 feet of water and that was before the dredging that was done about 2 or three years ago. I was just in there a couple of weeks ago and left at low tide. If you stay to the eastern side of the cut there is at least 6 feet of water at low tide.

And once you get past the sand bars just inside the cut the depth increases to about 8 to 12 feet at low tide. Sorry, but the Coast Pilot quote you provide just isn't accurate.
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Well just got back from the trip ..We all had a great time !!!

we loaded up in Norwalk CT and left about 7 pm .
it took a little time for our guests to repack after they saw what our modest 25` catalina had to offer

that day we could have had a nice down wind sail ,
but by the time we got out steady wind was gone .
motored through the night , we got to Block Island about 11 am ..
hung out at the beach for the rest of the day ..
next day we rented bikes and did the island !

day after that we left and stopped at Cuttyhunk , great town

next day we landed in Vinyard haven we tucked up next to the Tanks .
I thought the wakes from the boats wernt bad .
even the ferry wake was not bad .
we walked to oak bluffs first day then rented bikes the second and rode to Edgertown ,
then the ocean side beach for awhile .
we got back to Edgertown about 6pm as luck would have one bike hit the other and the Derailer broke so we called the guy and he said to lock them up and he will get them .
So we stayed to watch the fireworks and took the bus home .

sailing to Watch Hill the next day our friend spent some time over the rail in the swell .
Marthas to Block was the worst then it setteled down ..
we got to Watch hill for dinner in town .
the next day we spent on the beach .

Next morning we set out home by the time we got to Falkner Island we stoped to sit out a stom that didnt come so had something to eat and set out again .

spend the night at Cockenoe Island .
we walked around a bit there before heading in about 1

all and all a Great Trip ,
thanks for all the advice and tips i checked as much as i could .
the Lagoon in Marthas looked nice for a longer stay

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Glad you had a great time. A 16 hour passage up LI Sound at night? Wow. Hard Core.


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Thank you all for your reports. I'm going that way next week, we'll see if we get as far as the Vineyard.
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A 16 hour passage up LI Sound at night? Wow. Hard Core.
it was a nice calm night almost full moon .

super light traffic pretty much just use out ..our company faded about 2:30am once it got lighter out it was easer to stay up !
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