Ft Pierce Inlet to Ponce DeLeon Inlet Offshore question

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by ZZ13, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    I am planning to make this ride offshore on Monday, weather permitting, for the first time for me. It looks like from the charts you can get pretty darn close to shore (other than at Cape Canaveral). Is it best to still go out several miles? Any advice or any super secret methods would be appreciated.
     
  2. Third Edition

    Third Edition New Member

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    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Bill, don't have an answer to your question, but would love to hear a report once completed. I'll be making that same run in early June after the Okeechobee Waterway. Are you spending time in the Ponce Inlet area? We live north of there in Palm Coast. Maybe we can get together. Eric
     
  3. Sea Gull

    Sea Gull Active Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    CT
    2015 L650 Fly #509
    CAT C-18, 1,150 HP
    You do have to stand well offshore at Canaveral, but don't necessarily have to go outside the easternmost shoals.
     
  4. mquiet

    mquiet New Member

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    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    Bill you coming north for the summer?


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  5. ttmott

    ttmott Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2000 Sundancer 400DA
    Cat 3116TA
    It's a nice run; nothing technical. You need to know the status of the launch operations when north of Cocoa Beach (Cape Canaveral AFB and Kennedy Space Center). If launch is in process the area will be closed and not passable within a reasonable distance. Another thing there are shoals immediately north of the Cape Canaveral inlet so stay at least 1/2 mile off shore like Sea Gull alludes. Also there are yellow markers around the AFB also stay East of those. Follow the charts.

    As an edit I'll clarify if one should wander into the restricted area during launch operations (launches occur about every three weeks) the wrath from the authorities will be quite severe. You are best served to contact the CG before going North of the Cape Canaveral inlet.
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017
  6. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    Monday was extremely windy. So we just ran up the Indian River with about a 25Mph tailwind the whole way.


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