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I have a 27' sailboat with a 4' draft. I am curious as to how difficult the Carolina Beach Inlet is to cross over into the open or is it a safer bet to head up to Masonboro Inlet? Also, how strong is the current? Too much for a 27' sailboat in the Atlantic heading from Baldhead Island to these inlets? Is it even worth the effort?
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Re: Carolina Beach Inlet

Here's a picture of the inlet: Carolina Beach Inlet, Myrtle Sound, North Carolina, United States

I would go up to Masonboro myself. As to currents/tides, I don't see a problem for you, especially if you're used to the Cape Fear River.

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Re: Carolina Beach Inlet

+1 for using Masonboro Inlet. It's just 6 miles north and easy to navigate. Carolina Beach Inlet is unmarked with shifting shoals.

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Re: Carolina Beach Inlet

Thanks for the tips! I avoided Carolina Beach inlet like the plaque. Unfortunately the storm off the coast caused a bit of a chop so I just stayed on the inside. The weather was perfect. Maybe next time I'll head outside via the Masonboro inlet.
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