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Coquina Harbor is home to Myrtle Beach Yacht Club, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, occupying the northerly banks of Coquina Harbor; Coquina Harbor itself cuts into the northern banks of the Waterway, opposite marker #13. Our thanks to Bud Lloyd for this update.
The dredging has been completed in Coquina Harbor, South Carolina. Myrtle Beach Yacht Club is once again accepting transient boats and long term rentals. Our fuel dock is open with the best prices in the area. Top notch facilities; including air conditioned and spotless restrooms and showers, swimming pool, cookout area and a very friendly staff. Reservations are recommended.
This timely discussion and advice re hurricane holes comes from “Bahamas Chatter” on Explorer Chartbooks’ webpage, www.explorercharts.com. Hurricane season is here, so if you have hurricane hole locations/advice to add, please do so. Explorer Chartbooks is A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR!
Nassau/New Providence Hurrican Holes
Published August 26, 2015 | By Strider
Hello, first time cruising the Bahamas and I have Tropical Storm Erika threatening to upgrade to a Cat 1 hurricane and move towards New Providence. The Explorer Charts are great but don’t really point out or suggest any hurricane holes to set up in to wait the storm out. I am currently anchored off of Potter’s Cay, but don’t think that is the best bet. Thank you in advance for any help!
Posted in Cruising Information, Latest, Nassau/New Providence, Questions for Fellow Cruisers
2 Responses to Nassau/New Providence Hurrican Holes
August 26, 2015 at 7:08 am
You might consider Palm Cay Marina, Hurricane Hole Marina, or Lyford Cay Marina.
August 26, 2015 at 7:31 am
Don’t forget Atlantis’¦yes, expensive, but you will have good peace of mind, and you can go on the giant slide, while you wait for the storm. Do not go into any marina that is exposed to the main harbor, such as Yacht Haven or Nassau Harbor Club, as the surge and wave action will destroy your boat on the dock. Get inside somewhere, and be ready to lengthen your dock likes if there is a surge in front of the storm. And, use all your dock lines, but save 2 in standby.
Those inside marinas will fill up in a hurry with local boats, so don’t wait to long, and make sure if it is a local boat, and they are next to you, that they don’t use the black polypro lobster line to tie up there boat with which they all use. That is what the two extra lines of yours are for’¦..good luck
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Hancock Creek and Cherry Point lie on the south side of the Neuss River west of the Waterway’s intersection with Adams Creek at Mile 185. Cruisers traveling upstream to New Bern should favor the north shore and expect to encounter some military traffic and possible delays. These on-going exercises were begun in mid-May.
1. REQUEST THAT THIS NOTICE BE BROADCAST DAILY DURING THE SUBJECT WEEK.
2. FIRING EXERCISES HAZARDOUS TO SURFACE VESSELS WILL BE CONDUCTED DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES AND LOCATIONS IN THE CPOA DURING THE SUBJECT WEEK:
DATE TIME (LOCAL) SURFACE GRIDS AREA BOUND BY
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17 JUL 1000-1300 19 33-49N9 076-30W6
17 JUL 1815-2015 3 35-13N2 075-05W7
These missing uncharted inlet buoys are in the inlet proper and not the inlet/Waterway intersection.
SEC NC BNM 259-19
NORTH CAROLINA – MYRTLE GROVE SOUND TO CASINO CREEK (CHART 11534)
SHALLOTTE INLET BUOY 1 (LLNR 31055) REPORTED MISSING.
SHALLOTTE INLET BUOY 3 (LLNR 31065) REPORTED MISSING.
SHALLOTTE INLET BUOY 6 (LLNR 31080) REPORTED MISSING.
SHALLOTTE INLET BUOY 7 (LLNR 31082) REPORTED MISSING.
SHALLOTTE INLET BUOY 11 (LLNR 31090) REPORTED MISSING.
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Our thanks to Cruisers Net friend, Tom Hale, for his thoughts on surviving a hurricane on the southeast Waterway. His comments were posted on AGLCA’s Forum.
If you are in the Chesapeake Bay during hurricane season here are some places to hide from a storm. The later you can stay on the Chesapeake, the lower the chance you will be caught in a named storm in the low lying coastal areas of NC, SC and GA.
Osprey Marina in Myrtle beach is a good place, but it fills up very quickly. If you are planning to stay aboard there are many oxbow anchorages in the Waccamaw which may protect you. Brunswick GA has a good reputation, but fills up fast. If you are in GA and can get into the St. Johns River of FL you may find some protection, particularly in the oxbows above Palatka.