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Old 10-11-2016, 10:54 AM
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I Know some one that is running down from Maryland all the way to Texas in a boat he just bought up way up there.
Had to wait a few days before departing because of the storm track, but they headed out Monday
What kind of hazards from Matthew need to be looked out for when heading down the Inter Coastal Water Way right now?

I know I have seen lots of debris in water ways after storms along the gulf coast states in the past.

Are there websites that would post problem areas or other info?
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:03 AM
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With all the flooding from VA to FL there will be plenty of crap in the water. He will need to keep a sharp eye out for most of his trip. I thought I read that sections of ICWW are closed.
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Thanks for the reply.
have any Idea where to look up that info?
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:09 AM
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Not sure where you can find the info but I did read it here on this thread.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/carolina...uge-inlet.html
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:13 AM
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It will be a miracle if he doesn't foul his running gear.

I'm still seeing sections of dock floating back and forth, and I'm on the St Johns River. The Intracoastal would be 10X worse. No way would I make that run now. Maybe in a week or two?
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:58 PM
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From The-Triton:
The U.S. Coast Guard is working to reopen the ports of Savannah and Brunswick in Georgia.

USCG Sector 7 reported that about 50 navigational aids were damaged or destroyed and several major navigational buoys were pulled off station by the storm.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are conducting underwater surveys of channels to confirm they are clear of obstructions and the depth is sufficient for deep-draft vessel traffic.

Charleston City Marina in South Carolina is up and running, according to dock office manager Stephanie Collins. Electrical power was out until Monday, Collins said, but damage was minimal.

“We’re fully operational,” she said. “We had a little flooding in the dock office, but we took the office equipment home. And there are downed trees and power lines.”

The marina has resumed regular activities.

“Our fuel tanks are full, the power is back up and we’re taking transients,” marina general manager David Rogers said. “We’re busy because there are fewer marinas open in the area.

“We’re blessed,” he said. “The staff did a great job with pre-storm and post-hurricane clean up. We’re cleaning seagrass off the docks, now.”

http://www.the-triton.com/2016/10/ma...icane-matthew/
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:11 PM
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Alligator River is dangerous on a good day and after this weather I would not be willing to risk my boat right now. Logs and stumps are known to be in Alligator.
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:23 PM
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Check out Active Captain. They have up to date info on the ICW, marinas, ATON's etc.
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North Carolina is a mess right now. No way would I run the ditch.
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Waterway Guides is posting daily updates. I agree with others about the risks. I love on the Me use river on the south side of New Bern and tons of stuff are washing up on our beach with more to come.
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Old 10-11-2016, 04:41 PM
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Got an Email from a wife of one of the guys on board, says they made 80 miles yesterday and 90 today.

seems they are at Hampton now

I mentioned my concern of debris in waterway before
Hoping for the best
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
Got an Email from a wife of one of the guys on board, says they made 80 miles yesterday and 90 today.

seems they are at Hampton now

I mentioned my concern of debris in waterway before
Hoping for the best
So they haven't left the bay yet.

The fun will begin after they pass through the locks in Great Bridge.
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:05 PM
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Water still high and very dirty in the Indian River Lagoon...Many docks were destroyed and all the debris are floating some where......Careful out there.
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
Got an Email from a wife of one of the guys on board, says they made 80 miles yesterday and 90 today.

seems they are at Hampton now

I mentioned my concern of debris in waterway before
Hoping for the best
What type of boat are they moving south?
Deep draft will be problematic now that they're entering the ditch.
As stated above, nav aids have been knocked off their stations and i'm certain
that some channels have shifted significantly vs. paper/electronic charts.

While Active Captain and Waterway Guides are great tools - I would highly advise your friends to hold in Portsmouth, Va until they can either follow more experienced commercial boats south or have an "all clear" from USCG/Corp of Engineers.
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trawler is all I know
Do not know what the draft is

\Good thought on following another boat
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:59 PM
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There is going to be lots of random debris, that kind of stuff won't show up on a website because it moves. Go slow and keep an eye out. Don't run at night.
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A friend is running his trawler down the east coast as we speak. He holed up near Jax during the storm in a little creek and now he is underway again approaching Daytona. He said the ICW near St Augustine is a mess. Lots of debris and some out of position nav aids. If you have a plotter with current charts loaded, use it.
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run the outside if possible.... the north wind we are having should help.

It will be a mess around oriental where it goes into adams creek and again from snows cut to the moth of the cape fear river. There were lots of trees floating around before the storm. Will be bad come this weekend.
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Originally Posted by wahoo wacker View Post
run the outside if possible.... the north wind we are having should help.
yeah - if it were me, I would be on the outside from the jump
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Old 10-12-2016, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by myyellas2k View Post
yeah - if it were me, I would be on the outside from the jump
Watch out for debris there as well, lot of damage to piers in SE NC and along Myrtle Beach
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