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    Fernandina Beach, this was ALMOST me back in 86'.
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  • #2
    Was that on a sandbar, looks high and dry then down under, how?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by LFBB View Post
      Was that on a sandbar, looks high and dry then down under, how?
      No.
      There is a Loooong rock jetty on the North side, it goes awash at HW.
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        • #5
          Oh my.. The second pic, only tower is visible.. Did that beautiful bote sink??
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          • #6
            How did it go from high and dry to sinking? Tide come in and float it off somehow?
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            • #7
              The jetty can clearly be seen in the aerial view, the question is if it is know to be submerged at times is it marked with signs out to the end? If not the owner may have an issue with whatever entity manages that inlet. If it is marked then the guy needs to downsize to a canoe.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Fast Forward View Post
                The jetty can clearly be seen in the aerial view, the question is if it is know to be submerged at times is it marked with signs out to the end? If not the owner may have an issue with whatever entity manages that inlet. If it is marked then the guy needs to downsize to a canoe.
                Same as any other jetty that's been hit lately, it's there, and marked.
                1986, I was bringing a bote from RI to Fla. Mid October, brand new bote, VHF was it, no Loran C, no depth sounder, no cell phone, no GPS. 26 years old, 40' bote, my first trip down the East coast, I was captain, with a mate who was the owners B.I.L (Cheap).
                I DR'd the whole way, plotted and steered a compass course, drove close enough to shore to count inlets.
                i was coming down the coast from Charleston to Fernandina, just turning dark, was late, low on fuel, hungry, cold, on a flybridge with no protection.
                Was running close, inshore of the "kink" in that breakwall. No daymarks, running 40+ nkts. I see the tide rip, don't like it one bit, at the last minute a rock pops up, I go from 40kts to full reverse.
                Made it. Water in my shoes.
                I look waay, and I mean waay off to port? Entrance marker.
                I will FOREVER remember Fernandina Harbor. Forever.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Parker Yacht View Post

                  Same as any other jetty that's been hit lately, it's there, and marked.
                  1986, I was bringing a bote from RI to Fla. Mid October, brand new bote, VHF was it, no Loran C, no depth sounder, no cell phone, no GPS. 26 years old, 40' bote, my first trip down the East coast, I was captain, with a mate who was the owners B.I.L (Cheap).
                  I DR'd the whole way, plotted and steered a compass course, drove close enough to shore to count inlets.
                  i was coming down the coast from Charleston to Fernandina, just turning dark, was late, low on fuel, hungry, cold, on a flybridge with no protection.
                  Was running close, inshore of the "kink" in that breakwall. No daymarks, running 40+ nkts. I see the tide rip, don't like it one bit, at the last minute a rock pops up, I go from 40kts to full reverse.
                  Made it. Water in my shoes.
                  I look waay, and I mean waay off to port? Entrance marker.
                  I will FOREVER remember Fernandina Harbor. Forever.
                  Whoa.. I bet you will remember that..
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                  • #10
                    He's going to ruin those underwater lights with them on and not submerged.
                    I can't help but think if I was a better person I could've been a dog. 🐕

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Parker Yacht View Post

                      Same as any other jetty that's been hit lately, it's there, and marked.
                      1986, I was bringing a bote from RI to Fla. Mid October, brand new bote, VHF was it, no Loran C, no depth sounder, no cell phone, no GPS. 26 years old, 40' bote, my first trip down the East coast, I was captain, with a mate who was the owners B.I.L (Cheap).
                      I DR'd the whole way, plotted and steered a compass course, drove close enough to shore to count inlets.
                      i was coming down the coast from Charleston to Fernandina, just turning dark, was late, low on fuel, hungry, cold, on a flybridge with no protection.
                      Was running close, inshore of the "kink" in that breakwall. No daymarks, running 40+ nkts. I see the tide rip, don't like it one bit, at the last minute a rock pops up, I go from 40kts to full reverse.
                      Made it. Water in my shoes.
                      I look waay, and I mean waay off to port? Entrance marker.
                      I will FOREVER remember Fernandina Harbor. Forever.
                      Wow. I bet you will. Spotting an ugly tide rip really is key sometimes. And agreed. Don’t like that one bit. Good story to learn from. Thanks.

                      Chris
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Parker Yacht View Post

                        Same as any other jetty that's been hit lately, it's there, and marked.
                        1986, I was bringing a bote from RI to Fla. Mid October, brand new bote, VHF was it, no Loran C, no depth sounder, no cell phone, no GPS. 26 years old, 40' bote, my first trip down the East coast, I was captain, with a mate who was the owners B.I.L (Cheap).
                        I DR'd the whole way, plotted and steered a compass course, drove close enough to shore to count inlets.
                        i was coming down the coast from Charleston to Fernandina, just turning dark, was late, low on fuel, hungry, cold, on a flybridge with no protection.
                        Was running close, inshore of the "kink" in that breakwall. No daymarks, running 40+ nkts. I see the tide rip, don't like it one bit, at the last minute a rock pops up, I go from 40kts to full reverse.
                        Made it. Water in my shoes.
                        I look waay, and I mean waay off to port? Entrance marker.
                        I will FOREVER remember Fernandina Harbor. Forever.
                        Wow....

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                        • #13
                          guess the decision is to ask for green LED street signs on every "hazard" to navigation, I mean somebody must be responsible for not lighting that submerged rock/jetty/sandbar/shoal. maybe they can put blue/purple flasher to indicate a real hazard, instead of the typical red/green/MOA and flashing patterns that were implemented before most of the members here were born...…

                          charts these days, I mean how bad can it get!!!! They don't even have reliable auto course navigation like the lady in your Lexus....


                          (this is a funny)
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                          • #14
                            Dude, I almost did same thing coming out of Illinois River in Chicago headed into Lake Michigan.
                            New Motor Yacht, 25 year old El Capitan I was w/a very young mate, on a cold & dark late October night
                            Full reverse, missed it—barely. Cleaned my pants, gathered my composure and puttered on out.
                            You see so many flashing markers your eyes get exhausted, trying to keep up with on chart.
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                            • #15
                              So, that is what the dive door is for.
                              Easy beach access.

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