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Old 11-08-2018, 01:55 PM
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Default Looking for Guidance on Oregon Inlet

As anyone been out of Oregon Inlet lately? I purchased a boat in Manteo and I had some work done at Spencer Yachts in Wanchese. I am planning to go down Sunday evening and deliver the boat to Ocean City MD on Monday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the forecast holds.

I have hired a captain to lead me from Spencer's yard, under the bridge and through Oregon Inlet. This will be helpful, but he said "Once you get to the Bar you're on your own." I have never been out of Oregon Inlet.

Any local knowledge on getting over the bar outside Oregon Inlet? I understand the concept of looking for areas where waves aren't breaking, but if anyone has other tips, landmarks, advice etc it would be much appreciated.

Boat is a 44' express and draws about 3.5 feet.

I have come in and out of Hatteras inlet on my old SeaCraft center console many times, but leaving Oregon Inlet in a new boat has me a little nervous.

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Hire a captain to go all the way .
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:36 PM
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High tide is 10:25 am on Monday. You have an incoming tide which reduces breakers. The channel is marked, and you can also ask Sea Tow for local advice. East winds 10 to 15, seas 3' building later. I've been through it on charters and it didn't seem too bad. You have the current in your favor.

I understand your concern, however. You can follow the local fleet out, but they leave early.
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High tide is 10:25 am on Monday. You have an incoming tide which reduces breakers. The channel is marked, and you can also ask Sea Tow for local advice. East winds 10 to 15, seas 3' building later. I've been through it on charters and it didn't seem too bad. You have the current in your favor.

I understand your concern, however. You can follow the local fleet out, but they leave early.
Thanks. Wind, swell and flow should all be moving in the same direction up to high tide. Planning to depart the Spencer yard at 9 or 9:30am.
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Def hire a captain. Daniel or Cliff will know several who would be happy to help you out
I have a recommendation if they don't
charter fleet will be out at first light, so you can't follow them out

Marked channel means nothing.. It's a local knowledge thing all the way
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I’ve been through it several times, but always choose my weather days very carefully. The fleet out of the fishing center leaves very early, but there is still a fairly steady stream of traffic till about 30 min past sunrise. I think as long as the forecast is decent and you follow a boat, you’ll be fine.
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Just ask the guy at Spencer for advise. They are the ones to ask not a bunch of guys on the internet. It’s an easy run from wanchese to the bridge.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by 54bullwinkle View Post
Def hire a captain. Daniel or Cliff will know several who would be happy to help you out
I have a recommendation if they don't
charter fleet will be out at first light, so you can't follow them out

Marked channel means nothing.. It's a local knowledge thing all the way
Daniel set me up with the captain that will lead us out.
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