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Old 05-15-2020, 07:27 AM
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Youtube has some frightening and sometimes hilarious videos of boat jockeys ramming through Haulover. I've not exited the ICW from there yet but it looks challenging. So, a few questions if you don't mind

Is it pretty much rough riding all year long due to the sea floor of the area?

What is the best technique for getting through that area?

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Here are the tips for successful Haulover navigation:

1. Make sure your fenders are still deployed.

2. Have at least one passenger (two is better) riding on the bow with their legs hanging out.

3. Leave your outriggers extended but not secured so they flop around.

4.Dinghy and/or jet ski on swim platform, not well secured. Extra points if it falls off inside jetty.
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plenty of threads on this to research, however the key is to understand the wind and tide. On on outgoing tide and an East Wind, that is where it stacks up in the inlet. You will hear plenty of advice about not turning around and getting out past the inlet to make your turn. It is worth reading and understanding.

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Not year round. I've gone out of Haulover when it looks like a pool flat calm and you can see to the bottom but that is very few times a year.

For the most part, there is always traffic and plenty jet skiers in and out.

Watch the tide and the wind as mentioned above. Try to find the sweet spot on your boat to run through the cut instead of just hammering down on throttle or too slow. After a few times in out, you'll get the gist of it. Perfect time to try is on the weekdays, less traffic for the most part.

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Stick to the sides. Once you start, there is no changing your mind.
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Here are the tips for successful Haulover navigation:

1. Make sure your fenders are still deployed.

2. Have at least one passenger (two is better) riding on the bow with their legs hanging out.

3. Leave your outriggers extended but not secured so they flop around.

4.Dinghy and/or jet ski on swim platform, not well secured. Extra points if it falls off inside jetty.
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Originally Posted by glenncal1 View Post
Here are the tips for successful Haulover navigation:

1. Make sure your fenders are still deployed.

2. Have at least one passenger (two is better) riding on the bow with their legs hanging out.

3. Leave your outriggers extended but not secured so they flop around.

4.Dinghy and/or jet ski on swim platform, not well secured. Extra points if it falls off inside jetty.
GlennCal - Don't forget.. Gun the motor just as you are cresting the top of the standing waves so you submarine the passenger that is riding up front into the next!
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Originally Posted by glenncal1 View Post
Here are the tips for successful Haulover navigation:

1. Make sure your fenders are still deployed.

2. Have at least one passenger (two is better) riding on the bow with their legs hanging out.

3. Leave your outriggers extended but not secured so they flop around.

4.Dinghy and/or jet ski on swim platform, not well secured. Extra points if it falls off inside jetty.
you forgot “ Make sure at least one anchor is unsecured and in the open”
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Originally Posted by glenncal1 View Post
Here are the tips for successful Haulover navigation:

1. Make sure your fenders are still deployed.

2. Have at least one passenger (two is better) riding on the bow with their legs hanging out.

3. Leave your outriggers extended but not secured so they flop around.

4.Dinghy and/or jet ski on swim platform, not well secured. Extra points if it falls off inside jetty.
Dang, now that's good comedy!!! LAMO, I have seen every one of those scenarios on the tube clips.....
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Originally Posted by bumster View Post
Stick to the sides. Once you start, there is no changing your mind.
So true. Instinct tells you to go in the middle of the channel, but the truth is that the key is to stick to the sides.
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Buy a huge boat.
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Originally Posted by glenncal1 View Post
Here are the tips for successful Haulover navigation:

1. Make sure your fenders are still deployed.

2. Have at least one passenger (two is better) riding on the bow with their legs hanging out.

3. Leave your outriggers extended but not secured so they flop around.

4.Dinghy and/or jet ski on swim platform, not well secured. Extra points if it falls off inside jetty.
5. Navigate safely on a 42' Freeman.
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Originally Posted by rtv_73 View Post
So true. Instinct tells you to go in the middle of the channel, but the truth is that the key is to stick to the sides.
Thanks! Is it best to go a bit faster than idle speed, or give it a bit more muscle to power through but not get to jumping waves???
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The fact you have to ask this question and think your going to get "the right answer" on a boating forum leads me to believe you should probably stay in the ICW. Incase you are unaware, the ocean and her inlets are constantly changing, they never present the same scenario twice. Each scenario requires a different response based on both it's presentation and the abilities of the boat navigating it. Maybe consider bringing an experienced capt aboard to assist with this endeavor or just make yourself a good you tube fail
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The fact you have to ask this question and think your going to get "the right answer" on a boating forum leads me to believe you should probably stay in the ICW. Incase you are unaware, the ocean and her inlets are constantly changing, they never present the same scenario twice. Each scenario requires a different response based on both it's presentation and the abilities of the boat navigating it. Maybe consider bringing an experienced capt aboard to assist with this endeavor or just make yourself a good you tube fail
What's the crime in asking and gaining information from other boaters who have navigated Haulover? I'm not seeking the magic right answer, just what others have to say based on their experience.
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Watching those videos is interesting watching how the different hulls cut the waves,then a big sport fish comes through like it is calm seas.
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What's the crime in asking and gaining information from other boaters who have navigated Haulover? I'm not seeking the magic right answer, just what others have to say based on their experience.
The crime isn't in asking, it's when you hurt someone else because you think you have an inlet figured out based on responses from a forum when, in fact, you don't have basic boating experience to even be going through an inlet. You do you bro, I have my own circus to deal with out of Hilsboro
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No reason to run the "Pipe" at Haulover. Been through 1000 times. Outgoing against any wind with an E on it & it stacks up. Depending on your draft you can get close to the rocks without worry. Hug the South side when outbound & hang a right once you clear the rocks. Opposite when inbound.
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Was in Dania Beach last October picking up boat after repower. Same weekend as FLIBS. Decided to run out of Port Everglades and come back in at Haulover to see how it ran with new motors. Nice day offshore, light winds, 2-3. Seen the same wild videos as you. Flat calm coming in. Like maddygsd said, depends on wind and current direction. I had dumb luck that day. If you want to be on YouTube, pick an outgoing, full moon tide at peak velocity and 15+ sustained from the east. Guarantee you'll be a star
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Originally Posted by lovemydog View Post
The crime isn't in asking, it's when you hurt someone else because you think you have an inlet figured out based on responses from a forum when, in fact, you don't have basic boating experience to even be going through an inlet. You do you bro, I have my own circus to deal with out of Hilsboro
I was a Boarding Officer in the USCG. Hmmm. Does that count for experience?
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Originally Posted by Copout@castaways View Post
No reason to run the "Pipe" at Haulover. Been through 1000 times. Outgoing against any wind with an E on it & it stacks up. Depending on your draft you can get close to the rocks without worry. Hug the South side when outbound & hang a right once you clear the rocks. Opposite when inbound.
Thanks! That information is what I was seeking.

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