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My first sail

1336 Views 5 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  travlin-easy
As long as I can remember, I have wanted to do a multi-day trip along the Georgia coast. I may finally have my chance. I hope to leave this Wednesday. I have a 24' Venture MacGregor with a 9.9 Yamaha. I have taken this boat out by myself twice.

I plan to sail by myself and leave Saint MArys GA and travel up the coast past Cumberland Island and Jekyl Island and cut in towards Brunswick and anchor for the night. Next morning to sail north to above Blackbeard island and anchor for the night. Friday I plan to sail home in one day if possible.

1. What currents should I expect while going north and south up the ga coast? I plan to sail about 4-5 miles off the coast.
2. Will I be able to catch any fish trolling on my way?
3. Any hazards you are aware of?
4. Suggestions?

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Gary, Thanks for your comments. You got me more excited! I bought a little two Burner Coleman stove today. Hope to have a little fish fry with me and myself!
I hear you about observing the markers going inland. Thanks!

Is it always better going through inlets and into backwaters during high tide?

I hear you on anchoring during low tide. Most water height change is around 6 feet I think- Also- my boat has a crank up keel so I may not be leaving on time if anchored in low water but as long as the keel is kept up, I don't think I would have any problems. Am I wrong?
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