St Andrews Sound

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

  1. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    We are on our annual journey to Ft Pierce from Beaufort, SC. Today, I actually didn't have the confidence to cross St Andrews Sound along the ICW. Waves were huge. I was rolling down and up them like that boat in the Perfect Storm. I felt I was going to eventually stuff the bow. I turned around and went to Jekyll Marina for the night. Probably the hardest day ever for me. Cold, windy, low tides, crossed 4 sounds with small craft warnings. Will try again in the morning. Weather is supposed to improve.
  2. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    We went thru there a few years ago during the winter. The fog rolled in so badly I could not see the spotlight on the bow and the waves were rolling nicely. My shoulders were above my head. All I could do was shift from radar to GPS and depth sounder. Actually started out the inlet, not on purpose. Once back on track, came out of the fog, only to see a large Coast Guard cutter sitting there. Figured they were watching us on radar, laughing their a** off at us. Safe trip. Pictures please.
  3. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2009
    Upstate NY (lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    When in doubt, wait it out. Wish we were with you, below zero again here this morning. Safe travels.
  4. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Sounds like the correct decision.

    The winds are kicking around from the north quite a bit this week, has things bumpy,
  5. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    Conditions were projected to be just as bad this morning. So I tried the alternate ICW route which is the left side of this map. It was pretty good except for one short shallow stretch where I nudged bottom at mid-tide of a falling tide. Made it to an anchorage just north of St Augustine.
  6. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Sounds like you made some distance! Did you go back outside once you got around the sound?

    Post a couple pics of the boat!

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