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Shoaling Warned in Ponce de Leon Inlet, near AICW Statute Miles 843 and 839

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-19-2014

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This warning of shoaling in Ponce de Leon Inlet comes from SeaTow’s Facebook page. To see that posting, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/SeaTowDaytona/posts/697592116939014:0

Ponce Inlet (as it is known to all the locals) intersects the Waterway at Statute Mile 839.5, with a second southerly intersection near St. M. 843.

Shoal Warning:
Heavy shoaling exists beyond the posted shoaling markers in Ponce Inlet. Please take caution when transiting the area, as shoaling may not be visible. Keep south off the shoal markers and keep them 150’ off your beam to avoid running aground. The yellow line illustrates our recommended course.
***Note: Sand bar conditions can change at anytime and Sea Tow Daytona/Ponce is not responsible for the current accuracy of map.

Ponce Inlet

Ponce Inlet

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Good Words for Seven Seas Marina and Boatyard, AICW Statute Mile 835

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 02-14-2014

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Seven Seas Marina & Boatyard lies east-northeast of AICW marker #56, and just north of the Port Orange high-rise bridge. And, their transient dockage rate of $1.00 per foot, per night is almost unheard of these days!

We enjoyed our stay. People were friendly. And the Pat’s Café was great. Easy walk up the street to the beach and bus route. Had to push ourselves to leave. No Pumpout.
Galen s/v Spindrift

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Good Visit to Inlet Harbor Marina, near AICW Statute Mile 840

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 12-09-2013

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Inlet Harbor Marina is located in the northern branch of Ponce de Leon Inlet, northwest of Ponce Inlet’s unlighted nun buoy #2A. The northern branch of the Inlet connects with the Waterway at mile 839.

Great stop over for the night! There is a long face dock for tying up and getting fuel. Best fuel prices in the area. There can be a strong current but the dock is an easy approach. The food at the restaurant is very good and they have live music on the weekends (not too late so we slept fine). The staff was extremely helpful. Will stop here anytime we are in the area again!
Pam Neff

Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Inlet Harbor Marina

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Good Depths found in Ponce de Leon Inlet, near AICW Statute Miles 843 and 839

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 12-05-2013

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Dredging was completed on the Ponce de Leon Inlet Channel in June of this year and, from Captain Ted’s report, the channel appears to be holding, but shoaling is always an issue here. Ponce Inlet (as it is known to all the locals) intersects the Waterway at Statute Mile 839.5, with a second southerly intersection near St. M. 843.

Passed thru the Ponce de Leon Cut today. Stayed mid channel and saw least depths in the mid teens 1 hour before hi tide.
Ted

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High Praise for Seven Seas Marina and Boatyard, AICW Statute Mile 835

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 11-08-2013

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Seven Seas Marina – Click for Chartview

Seven Seas Marina & Boatyard lies east-northeast of unlighted daybeacon #56, and just north of the Port Orange high-rise bridge. And $1.00 per foot is almost unheard of these days!

A “GREAT” marina!! The set up is nice and so are the people. Lots of beautiful flowers and trees, they give you rides to Publix to stock up, found everything I needed in the [ship's] store up front to do a few repairs to the boat, Pats Cafe for a delicious breakfast, and OMG… the sunsets. Went for a nice walk on the beach (close by). Cheap rates too ($1.00ft). Very happy!!
Marina Mike

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More Good Words for Rockhouse Creek Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 842

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 10-27-2013

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Rockhouse Creek is just north of New Smyrna Beach and northeast of Marker #12. This anchorage is not listed in our anchorage directory, but we have received a number of favorable reports. Our thanks to Mo and Mike for their report and the excellent photos.

Greetings, heading down to meet friends in Vero. Currently had a bit of a bumpy ride down from St. Augustine Inlet from Sebastian and we are now anchored in Rockhouse Creek. Great spot, thanks for the advice. Looking to provision between here and Vero and/ or anchor if we just poke along and make it a two day trip.
Mo and Mike

Not always the best on weekends. Frequent high speed local traffic. Folks “day anchoring” often anchor badly given the current and with stereo blasting.
Chris and Janet

Rockhouse Creek Facing East

Rockhouse Creek Facing the ICW

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Good Words for New Smyrna Beach Marina, AICW Statute Mile 846

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 07-25-2013

New Smyrna Beach Marina, 201 N. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, 386-409-2042

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New Smyrna Beach Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, is located on the New Smyrna Beach waterfront, west of AICW marker #38

We are fond of New Smyrna, just south of Daytona. Reasonable dockage, right downtown, easy biking to the beach, water taxi to Ponce Inlet ( you can take bikes aboard ) and an excellent farmers market on Sat right across the street.
David Doyle
MemoryMaker too

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Good Words for Adventure Yacht Harbor, AICW Statute Mile 837

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-24-2013

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Adventure Yacht Harbor is accessed to the east from the Waterway through a narrow channel marked with private markers beginning midway between ICW markers #58 and #60 south of Port Orange.

ADVENTURE YACHT HARBOR MILE 836 PROTECTED QUIET OLD FLORIDA RUN BY NICE FOLKS FUEL FOOD DRINK STAY OVERNITE OR MONTHS GREAT SPOT
Steve

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Quick Word about New Smyrna Beach City Marina (Statute Mile 846)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-11-2013

New Smyrna Beach Marina, 201 N. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, 386-409-2042Here’s a very quick look at SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, New Smyrna Beach City Marina. Brief as they are, Captain Peter’s words are right on the mark!

New Smyrna Beach municipal marina is very reasonable. Great town to visit.
Peter

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Good Words For Halifax Harbor Marina (Daytona Beach, FL, Statute Mile 831)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-11-2013

Huge Halifax Harbor is certainly “the” place to coil your lines in Daytona Beach. Its two dockage basins are well sheltered, and the staff’s performance, in our experience, has always been exemplary.
If you want something a little quieter, with superb on-site dining, you might also consider SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Adventure Yacht Harbor, a touch farther to the south at Statute Mile 837.

Daytona Beach Municipal, Halifax Harbor, is a great place to stay. Fixed piers are more inexpensive, floating piers very nice. A well maintained facility it has 24 hr security, it is one block from Downtown with about 4 or 5 blocks of businesses, restaurants, city library, post office, 1 mi walk from the beach, easy access to the bus, and airport (2.5 mi). It’s a well protected harbor.
Roman Donald

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Ponce De Leon Inlet Discussion

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-23-2012

Ponce Inlet (as it is know to all the locals) intersects the AICW north of SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, New Smyrna Beach Marina, near Statute Mile 839.5, with a second, southerly intersection near St. M. 843. I have sounded this passage for years, and I would personally vote for Captain Jay’s comment about this not being “the most friendly inlet,” but, as you will see, others have a different opinion.
This string was copied from the Cruisers’ Forum.

Is Ponce Inlet good? We’re heading north. We could duck in at Canaveral and up the ICW and back out at Ponce Inlet. Looks too far to daysail out of Canaveral and back in at Ponce. We draw 5′ 6″.
Thnx

Ponce isn’t the most friendly inlet. Current can run 4-plus knots. I’d only chance it at high tide, with fair weather and with local knowledge.
Dennis Jay

Well I live in New Smyrna and go out of Ponce all the time. Its a safe inlet although will get rough on an outgoing tide with E to SE winds but not normally unsafe. Hug the jettys on the north side of the inlet and follow the channel markers in/out and you will be fine.
C Skip R

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Bargain Dockage at Seven Seas Marina and Boatyard, AICW Statute Mile 835

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-06-2012

Seven Seas Marina & Boatyard lies east-northeast of unlighted daybeacon #56, and just north of the Port Orange high-rise bridge. And 90 cents per foot is almost unheard of these days!

A nice friendly marina which is inexpensive in an expensive area. The bathrooms are nothing to write home about, the laundry works, and above average ship store, but 90 cents a foot. A good compromise.
John Pholeric

We stayed at Seven Seas Marina several times. We got stuck there a couple of years ago in bad weather and had a great time. Very nice people. We made some good friends. The beach is within easy walking distance. Publix is a bit of a haul to walk to, but if you don’t mind to walk you can do it.
Claudia Young

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AICW Shoaling Reported North of Ponce de Leon Inlet, Statute Mile 838.5, 4/1/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-01-2012

The shoaling reported by Captain O’Richard below seems to lie approximately 1 nautical mile north of the Waterway’s northern intersection with Ponce de Leon Inlet.

New hazard just south of marker 68A ICW just north of Ponce Inlet Florida. Shoaling depth less than 5 ft at 2 hours after low tide.
Captain O! Richard

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Another Take on Boardings by FL Law Enforcement

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 01-30-2012

More food for thought on the subject of boardings. This all goes back to the story of a very unsettling boarding which took place during November of 2010 in Volusia County, Florida (see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=45038). This incident caused an uproar here on the Cruisers’ Net, and elsewhere. Captain Greer’s note below is in response to this incident.

While I agree that boarding cruising sail boats the way these law enforcement personal have done is unsettling at the least. we must remember that it is Florida, the drug running capital of the world and this is why it happens. The smugglers are skilled and trying to look like ordinary recreational vessels. Therefore, while sailing in these waters the best thing to do is always be prepared to cooperate with the authorities that are trying to make the area safe and keep illegal drugs out of our country. just food for thought. If we were boarding a boat that might be a front for drugs. knowing that these people will shoot first if possible. would we give them any warning? or would we want to secure all personal on the boat as quickly as possible? I know I know. It feels like a violation of our basic rights. but it’s their job.
Mickey Geer

And, appropriately, LOTS of other points of view from the cruising community:

If the drugs were legal, the drugs could be regulated then taxed to pay the regulators to tyrannize the drug dealers. Instead the boaters are legal and taxed to pay the regulators who tyrannize the boaters in the War On Drugs. In the immortal words of Earl Pitts…”WAKE UP AMERICA”
David Burnham

It doesn’t only ‘feel’ like a violation it IS a violation. Yet another apologist for jack booted thugs. I’m very happy I don’t live there.
Bosunj

It is not their job to violate anyone’s rights. I do not know the particulars of this situation but I am just saying that it is not their job to violate anyone’s rights. Their job is to enforce the law within the limits of the constitution. In the USA we draw lines and fences. They cannot cross the basic rights fences. It is for very good reason that we do this. I am curious, is a search warrant required to enter somone’s boat without their permission?
Edward Trzebiatowski

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AICW Shoaling Reported Near New Smyrna Beach (Statute Mile 848), 1/6/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 01-06-2012

This report of shoaling concerns the extension of an existing shoal on the east side of the Waterway c. 2 miles south of the New Smyrna Beach fixed bridge.

On the other side of the bell curve, I was heading into anchor at a likely looking spot I found on the chart just before New Smyrna Beach. This bird is standing on that spot (“x” on the chartlet):

I noticed something slightly different about the wave pattern ahead. You can almost see it in the photo. I did a quick “U” turn and then had the idea of just continuing around in about three 360 degree turns. This set up a bunch of waves and, when they went over the shoal, I could clearly see that there was very little water there.
I anchored a little closer to the channel than I planned and saw the birds walking along the shoal a few minutes later. It now extends from the day marker all the way to the point. Lat / Long provided in the lower right corner for anyone passing this way.
Roger Long S/V Strider

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Report on South Channel Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 843

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 05-12-2011

The South Channel departs the Ponce de Leon Inlet and intersects the Waterway at green/red marker east of red marker#18 at Statute Mile 843 near New Smyrna Beach, FL. This anchorage lies just north of the South Channel – AICW intersection. We rate it as having poor foul weather protection weather rating.
I suspect the shallow depths encountered by Captain Mason are part and parcel of the shoaling that has been taking place here for some time at the South Channel/AICW intersection. Deeper water would probably have been found a bit farther to the north, BUT you still have to bypass the unmarked shoals, and the tidal currents Captain Jason notes below are very much for real!

Tide moves too fast and there is bad shoaling. Boats go through sideways during a flow. Hit bottom 2 times with 5.8 keel, then finally got through with local help. You would be safer crossing the gulf stream with a north wind.
Skipper Jason

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Praise for Seven Seas Marina and Boatyard, AICW Statute Mile 835

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-26-2011

Seven Seas Marina and Boatyard is located east-northeast of unlighted marker #56, just north of the Port Orange high-rise bridge.

Nice small operation. VERY helpfull staff! Nice and quiet. Easy access from ICW and great breakfast restaurant on site. No glitz (a good thing !!), and the price is unbeatable for around here.
Off Our Rocker

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Good Words for Rockhouse Creek Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 842

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-09-2011

Rockhouse Creek is just north of New Smyrna Beach and northeast of Marker #12. This anchorage is not listed in our anchorage directory, but we have received other favorable reports.

Just past this point [marker #19] we enjoyed a very nice anchorage in Rockhouse Creek in 10-12 feet of water, plenty of swing room if there are not too many sailboats there.
Skipper Doug Cordello

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