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St Marys inlet

I've been day sailing my 19 foot Mariner in the Cumberland Sound (GA, FL line east coast) for a couple of months. There's not much area to move around as the waterway is pretty narrow and shallow and the currents are very strong, making it not the best conditions for my little boat.

I was thinking of getting a bigger keel boat (25') with a 4' draft and venturing out into the Atlantic through the St Marys inlet. I've only been through that inlet once on a 27' keel boat during my ASA103 course. It seemed pretty benign at the time - is that normal or an anomaly?

I'll be single handing most of the time. I don't really know whether having to go through that inlet whenever I want to go sailing is a practicable or not based on the normal conditions there (I know some FL inlets can be quite precarious). I don't know many sailors in this area so I don't have anyone local to ask.

Can anyone with knowledge of this area give me some advice?

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