Question for anyone in the Stuart Fla. St Lucie river area

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  1. Oriderusa

    Oriderusa New Member

    13
    Jan 24, 2017
    Port St. Lucie Florida
    2003 245 Weekender
    5.0 117 hrs
    I just bought my first boat, and looking at the tides here, it seems they don't rise and fall very much. Looks like the difference is only about 6" to 12". My boat is in a Marina down the South Fork, and just wondering if the tides make that much of a difference going and coming back, if you stay in the main channel area.

    Jack
    Port St. Lucie Forida
     
  2. Jack380AC

    Jack380AC Member

    854
    Jan 28, 2008
    West Chester, PA / North East, MD
    2000 380 Aft Cabin
    Twin 454 Mag MPI Horizon MerCruiser
    Best advice on that question will come from others at your marina. Local knowledge is the best.
     
  3. sporters78

    sporters78 Member

    323
    Aug 6, 2010
    Stuart ,FL
    2015 19 SPX
    4.3 merc
    No should be no problems , just stay in the channels and you will be fine. Some low spots outside of them
     
  4. Oriderusa

    Oriderusa New Member

    13
    Jan 24, 2017
    Port St. Lucie Florida
    2003 245 Weekender
    5.0 117 hrs
    Thanks a lot sporters78, I just learned that the hard way. Within 150 yard of the marina, I missed the green and red stripped poles in the water and STUCK. I finally got out of there and after going under the Magnolia Bridge, It overheated a bit so I shut 'er down. Then the wind and current landed me in a great spot with only 2 feet of water. Oh well, I ws going to drop anchor anyway and then do some boat cleaning and stocking. I'm thankful my salesman said GET BoatUS towing. I called and within 15 minutes had me back at the dock. That was the best money spent on their service. I'm so much smarter now..
     
  5. sporters78

    sporters78 Member

    323
    Aug 6, 2010
    Stuart ,FL
    2015 19 SPX
    4.3 merc
    Let me guess your at riverwatch marine.,I have seen a lot of boats stuck there coming out if you don't stay in the channel markers and head west lots of shallow spots outside the channels, you could ask me how I know especially at a moonless night and losing electrical power on the boat. Just go slow if you get stuck you can usually back it out and that was with my 19 not my 340 . Going south east pay attention to your GPS there are oyster beds all over the place all the way down to Manatee pocket
     
  6. Oriderusa

    Oriderusa New Member

    13
    Jan 24, 2017
    Port St. Lucie Florida
    2003 245 Weekender
    5.0 117 hrs
    You are correct, that is where I'm keeping my boat. I never saw those wooden poles to the left of the marina. I DID see them on my tow back in. BoatUS was the BEST thing I have spent on that boat so far.
     

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