Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stay in Pamlico Sound - Little Washington
Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
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Wow! Good job! Thanks for confirming that Ocracoke is too thin, as the charts show. Btw, Ocracoke is a fun side trip if you're in the neighborhood again, and, as you note, Oriental is a great stop, with a free city dock to boot.
Heck, with a big canvas bag of water on your halyard to heel you over a bit, you could make it all the way up and down the ICW between Norfolk and Miami! And some consider the ICW "Mustache" as a badge of honor.
Some fun trivia we picked up, regarding the ICW "mustache" is that the iron content in the soil on the banks in some areas is so high that during the Revolutionary War, the Yanks actually smelted it and got a very low grade iron that they used for cannon balls. Although the mustache may be more from tannin - whatever.
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We went inside at Morehead City Definitely have to go at low tide. We had 68.5 ft on the boards and went under with only the 3ft VHF touching the bridge. Ran up the Core Creek channel again at low tide never touched. Coming back we had to anchor at the Morehead City Bridge and wait for next low tide. Easy anchor had no issues.
Yes they were surprised to see an Amel that far up but we had no problems.
The USCG warned us away from Okracoke even with a 30 day old Corps survey that clained 12 ft. They said their 5ft draft boat was contacting bottom.
We went to Oriental as well staying at the Oriental Marina without issue.
Was a good experience even with the tea stain at the water line...it came off just fine with On-Off in St Lucia.