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Back Side of Cranes Beach Ipswich Ma.

Old 06-13-2019, 07:35 AM
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Iím looking to anchor up on the back side of cranes beach. I have been told that itís tricky maneuvering the water ways and that itís not marked. Anyone with first knowledge of the best way in and out, please share. Boat drafts 3í minimum to run.
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WTH is Cranes Beach ?
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:43 AM
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WTH is Cranes Beach ?
Ipswich Massachusetts
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:52 AM
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3' = 3 feet. WTF is the Boat? Sounds big to get behind Crane (which I think is actually called Castle Point). I've anchored three different boats back there, nothing bigger than 19'. I guess you could do it, but I would make a run in a smaller boat to scope it out first. On an outgoing tide, the rip around the tip of the point on the backside can be VERY strong. Unfortunately, the deepest water is also at that same spot, so it fills with the bigger boats first. Given the steep drop from shore to the water, you can get a bigger boat there, and very close to land, but ,like I said, it's got a super strong current at times. It also gets a tad crowded on the nice weekends, making maneuvering even trickier.
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3' = 3 feet. WTF is the Boat? Sounds big to get behind Crane (which I think is actually called Castle Point). I've anchored three different boats back there, nothing bigger than 19'. I guess you could do it, but I would make a run in a smaller boat to scope it out first. On an outgoing tide, the rip around the tip of the point on the backside can be VERY strong. Unfortunately, the deepest water is also at that same spot, so it fills with the bigger boats first. Given the steep drop from shore to the water, you can get a bigger boat there, and very close to land, but ,like I said, it's got a super strong current at times. It also gets a tad crowded on the nice weekends, making maneuvering even trickier.
Thanks for the insight. We float in a foot but have outdrives so need 3 to run. Maybe 2í with drives trimmed. According to the charts there should be plenty of water at mid tide and up. Iíve attached the route in Iím thinking and someone with local knowledge said there are buoys that you keep to starboard.

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This SAT image coincides with my experience. I added some detail. But the whole of Essex Bay changes year over year, so this may not be perfect. Also, I came and went from the Ipswich River, so if you're coming from the Essex River, this still holds true, but you will emerge from the bottom Right of the attached image, from the marked channel.

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Pic above is best insight. Another good spot if you're looking for beach is one river over, the Annisquam River. Wingaersheek Beach is a big boat up spot over the summer on the river side. Get there early on weekends!
Also, don't cross from Crane's to Wingaersheek too close, get's real shallow in spots.

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Originally Posted by ProTour View Post
Pic above is best insight. Another good spot if you're looking for beach is one river over, the Annisquam River. Wingaersheek Beach is a big boat up spot over the summer on the river side. Get there early on weekends!
Also, don't cross from Crane's to Wingaersheek too close, get's real shallow in spots.

Happy Boating!
oh Iíve been to Winga. I like to be across from the yacht club but the locals get testy when you raft up large boats. Too much craziness for me. Iíve put grown it. Lol. Guess my age is starting to show through. Lol.
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oh Iíve been to Winga. I like to be across from the yacht club but the locals get testy when you raft up large boats. Too much craziness for me. Iíve put grown it. Lol. Guess my age is starting to show through. Lol.
Just curious, how big is your boat.
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:00 AM
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Just curious, how big is your boat.
we have a couple in our group. Mine is 35 but most are 25-40 at the largest.
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