[Amel Yacht Owners] East Coast


Charles MacDonald <c.macdonald@...>
 

Paul and Susan,
My Maramu is 17m in hight and 1.8 m in depth. this seems OK for all bridges in the waterway. A Supermaramu would probably not fit the requirements,
Charles



  

On 24 Jan, 2015, at 6:18 PM, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Charles
We looked at the inter coastal waterway and determined that we were too deep and our mast too high to make a transit. We went outside.
Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362
Currently in ST Martin


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From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:51:49 +0100
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: East Coast

 
Alexander and all,
Thanks for the post re: marinas on the East Coast and for your reply to Ron and Ineke. I intend to sail from the Bahamas to the East Coast by late March on my Maramu #253 and enter the intracoastal waterway with a view to sailing as far up North as time permits (probably crossing the Atlantic by mid- or end of May). I would like to avoid southern Florida, Miami and the Fort Lauderdale area (crowded, expensive to all accounts) and rather hit the coast someway further North like Cape Canaveral or St Augustine even. Any advice?
Charles Macdonald
Sailboat Inuit




amelforme
 

Just saw that you have a Maramu. You will still run aground more than you
will enjoy.





Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE AMEL GUY

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Paul and Susan,

My Maramu is 17m in hight and 1.8 m in depth. this seems OK for all bridges
in the waterway. A Supermaramu would probably not fit the requirements,

Charles









On 24 Jan, 2015, at 6:18 PM, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@hotmail.com
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Charles
We looked at the inter coastal waterway and determined that we were too deep
and our mast too high to make a transit. We went outside.
Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362
Currently in ST Martin

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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:51:49 +0100
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: East Coast



Alexander and all,

Thanks for the post re: marinas on the East Coast and for your reply to Ron
and Ineke. I intend to sail from the Bahamas to the East Coast by late March
on my Maramu #253 and enter the intracoastal waterway with a view to sailing
as far up North as time permits (probably crossing the Atlantic by mid- or
end of May). I would like to avoid southern Florida, Miami and the Fort
Lauderdale area (crowded, expensive to all accounts) and rather hit the
coast someway further North like Cape Canaveral or St Augustine even. Any
advice?

Charles Macdonald

Sailboat Inuit


Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi Charles, Joel is spot on the ICW is no place for an Amel. 
St. Aug is great you can tuck in the major ports as you go along. Await a something south wind be very, very careful not to be on the Gulf Steam when it's out of the north.  (Square big  waves) 
As far as crossing early May in the North Atlantic is cold. Think about a stop in St George Bermuda the head over staying well south of 40deg out of the storm belt. Horta is great in late 
June. Fair winds 
Regards
Capt Richard Piller

On Jan 24, 2015, at 13:42, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Just saw that you have a Maramu. You will still run aground more than you
will enjoy.

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE AMEL GUY

954 462 5869

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Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] East Coast

Paul and Susan,

My Maramu is 17m in hight and 1.8 m in depth. this seems OK for all bridges
in the waterway. A Supermaramu would probably not fit the requirements,

Charles

On 24 Jan, 2015, at 6:18 PM, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@...
<mailto:pflafrance@...> [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...> >
wrote:

Charles
We looked at the inter coastal waterway and determined that we were too deep
and our mast too high to make a transit. We went outside.
Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362
Currently in ST Martin

_____

To: amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...>

From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:51:49 +0100
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: East Coast

Alexander and all,

Thanks for the post re: marinas on the East Coast and for your reply to Ron
and Ineke. I intend to sail from the Bahamas to the East Coast by late March
on my Maramu #253 and enter the intracoastal waterway with a view to sailing
as far up North as time permits (probably crossing the Atlantic by mid- or
end of May). I would like to avoid southern Florida, Miami and the Fort
Lauderdale area (crowded, expensive to all accounts) and rather hit the
coast someway further North like Cape Canaveral or St Augustine even. Any
advice?

Charles Macdonald

Sailboat Inuit

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Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Hi Paul and Susan!

Joel is right about the ICW and the risk of going aground.    My husband and I have done it many times since retiring in 2001, and he has been doing the waterway since the early 80's.  Since 2001, we travelled the ICW in a Nauticat 43 motorsailer and then in a Nordhavn 47 trawler, both of which drew 6' or more.  in all the years that we travelled the waterway, we ran aground twice with the Nauticat, but fortunately had towing insurance to get us off.  By the time we got the Nordhavn in 2006, we had learned that sometimes it is just better to do coastal hops, and then pull into port cities or to be very selective about the portions of the waterway that we knew we could do comfortably.  Joel mentioned 2 cities in FL and we frequently are in and out of the St. Lucie  inlet (FL) but you can also go to Amelia Island, or hop up the coast to Brunswick, GA, or up to Savannah, Charleston, Wilmington, etc.  There  some deep bays in GA and SC with beautiful, secluded anchorages.   Also, you can enter the ICW at Morehead City and make it to Norfolk/Chesapeake Bay without running aground, rather than going around Cape Hatteras, as long as your air draft is less than 65' at mean high tide.  ( On the Nauticat, we had to lean her 5 degrees to get under the bridges -- it was like a Chinese fire drill, swinging out the boom with a water-filled drogue, etc. A foto of one such instance wound up on the cover of a sailing magazine.)

Off hand, I cannot recall the names of the websites that focus on ICW travel from MileMarker 0 (Norfolk, VA from whence we hail), going south, but I am sure you can find them by searching -- they give weekly updates to problem areas, in particular, with shoaling.

Please feel free to contact me at stephiedib@....  in case you stop in Freeport, we live there most of the year, and would enjoy meeting you.  

Fair Winds!
Stephanie DiBelardino
SM 353 Indecent
Lying Grand Lucayan Waterway, Freeport, Bahamas

On Jan 24, 2015, at 1:42 PM, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Just saw that you have a Maramu. You will still run aground more than you
will enjoy.

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE AMEL GUY

954 462 5869

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] East Coast

Paul and Susan,

My Maramu is 17m in hight and 1.8 m in depth. this seems OK for all bridges
in the waterway. A Supermaramu would probably not fit the requirements,

Charles

On 24 Jan, 2015, at 6:18 PM, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@...
<mailto:pflafrance@...> [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...> >
wrote:

Charles
We looked at the inter coastal waterway and determined that we were too deep
and our mast too high to make a transit. We went outside.
Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362
Currently in ST Martin

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To: amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...>

From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:51:49 +0100
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: East Coast

Alexander and all,

Thanks for the post re: marinas on the East Coast and for your reply to Ron
and Ineke. I intend to sail from the Bahamas to the East Coast by late March
on my Maramu #253 and enter the intracoastal waterway with a view to sailing
as far up North as time permits (probably crossing the Atlantic by mid- or
end of May). I would like to avoid southern Florida, Miami and the Fort
Lauderdale area (crowded, expensive to all accounts) and rather hit the
coast someway further North like Cape Canaveral or St Augustine even. Any
advice?

Charles Macdonald

Sailboat Inuit