Reports on AICW/Hell Gate Problem Stretch (Statute Mile 602)
May 9th, 2011
Northbound, I passed a little closer to G89 than on previous runs and found better water, never less than 9′ MLW.
I passed about 40′ from R90, then 30′ off G89 and made the slight turn to stbd towards G87 about 100′ north of G89
at the southern entrance, stay on centerline and dont’ cut the corner close to the red, especially with an incoming tide which will push you too far to the red side. as soon as you are passed the red, the current eases off.
Pascal aboard MY Charmer, 70′ 6+ draft
Morning Star transited Hells Gate in GA this morning at slack low water. We passed each mark by about a boat length and found 5′ in one spot.
Regards, Randy Pickelmann aboard Morning Star