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Hell Gate Georgia

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by aeronautic1, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. aeronautic1

    aeronautic1 Member

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    Just passed thru Hell Gate Georgia on a 46 Black Pearl SF catamaran drawing 3.4'. I departed Thunderbolt to time me passage at 3.2' above Vernon View tide datum. The Garman sounder is set for +2.5 to compensate for transducer depth. The least water I saw was 3.2' making the least waterline depth at about 5.5'.
  2. Capt J

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    That's REALLY bad for an area that has 8' of tide. Hell's Gate is really bad and so is right in front of the defunct marina in Jekyll Island.
  3. aeronautic1

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    Timed it pefectly and arrive No. 19 Jeckyll Island at high tide (25 st. mph southbound from Hell Gate) and never saw less than 8.5'.
  4. Sea Gull

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    Deepest water there last November was found hugging the greens. We draw 5' and waited about 30 minutes past low, just to be sure. We saw 6+ feet by staying very close to the greens. Still 200 feet of pucker factor getting through there.
  5. Capt J

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    Yeah but there's 8-8.5' of tide there, so at low tide, there is NOTHING. It's a shame they cannot keep up with the depths in the ICW.

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