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Started by tjspiel, May 24, 2023, 08:16 AM
Quote from: Brian N. on May 24, 2023, 08:32 AMAll-in-all it appears that you enjoyed the trip. What make of boat did you sail on? How did it sail?
Quote from: Riggerdood on May 24, 2023, 12:51 PMMakes for much easier getting on and off the boat.
Quote from: Riggerdood on May 24, 2023, 11:43 PMYes, I see the gangways in the pic. Only option there with no dock fingers, and I suspect they don't want those expensive Beneteaus any closer to the seawall! Oh, I meant to ask what kind of tidal range is there where you were?Yes, the best beach anchoring in FL is where there is "deep water" close to shore, so you can back right up to it w/o your keel hitting bottom, but you can still hop off the stern onto shore. Most of the cruising grounds in FL, such as the East coast ICW, Charlotte Bay area, Santa Rosa Sound, and others have very little tidal fluctuation. One glaring exception is the 10,000 Islands area, where tides are 8-10 ft or more. There are great beaches to anchor to, with deep water right off the beach, but beware the falling tide. How did I find this out? The hard way, of course! West side of Panther Key, and my personal "walk of shame" ... ;~P