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Last year i was blessed to keep the boat in Cape May...this year...i'll be in GE. I assume that inlet was messed up by the 5 or 6 noreasters we got this winter? Does anyone know if there will be dredge-work done on it this spring/summer? Gotta finalize my slip decision soon

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They have been dredging sand off the shoals North of the channel and pumping it to Ocean City beachs all winter. I have no idea what the end product is going to look like, but rest assured that when the wind is against the tide, GE is going to be a mess.
 

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How big is your boat???
Would suggest strongly that you NOT run it at night, on your first trip.
Would also suggest that when you go out on the first trip that you mark all the buoys on the way out on your chart plotter. We do this every year and knowing where they are is a big help in the dark. We keep our boat at Ocean Heights South and check and mark all the markers from the bridge all the way to the bell buoy.
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Welcome to GE. I haven't been through since December 15th and it was very sporty that morning - and in new and unusual places. It should be a new adventure for all of us this year with the storms + dredging.

Keep in mind that the wind against the outgoing tide with the flow from the GEH River system will require a bit of patience coming in.

FmTuna: did the dredges hit the longport rocks area at all?
Thanks, John
 

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thanks

Thanks all - about what i figured.

...Joe - i have a 31ft north coast. I'll be keeping it at Sea View harbor. My family loves the facilities there and i like the 24hr fuel dock. ...but that inlet is interesting. I was up there 2 yrs ago and remember sitting just offshore of the first green bouy and watching waves break on the wrong side of the can. ...so yeah - the whole idea of running out there at night does not thrill me .

I always carefully mark all of the bouys and markers, as well as take careful compass headings and time the runs between markers...radar helps too.

trouble is...you see those breakers in places they shouldn't be during the day and you have a hard time getting it out of your head as your creeping out of there at night.

...i've never tried sneaking out alongisde the rocks on the north side...always used the main channel. ...is there enough water for me to sneak out that way? i draw 32"...so technically, i need at least 32.1" to make it - realisitcally, 5-6feet in calm water would be needed before i'd try it

thanks for all the input guys. Looking forward to Spring

Joe
 

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Joe...i was 3 slips up from you when you were in seaview....29 coastal..ge was tough lst year but if you mark the buoys then running at night is not a major issue! Couple of times we had to run in between breakers when it was really nasty. Had trouble with the cut in my friends 25....we bottomed out and had a wave knock us aroundbefore we got off. not fun. I have given up on the cut at low tide!!! Take your time and you will be fine!!! We moved to a privaste slip in seaview. The 24hr fuel got better last year. Carl spent some dough and put in new pumps. See you around the docks. Brad
 

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Last year you had to take the north cut a little wider than previous years. I didn't have any problems. But the first few trips each year is interesting to see how it changes. I like to take a look at low tide a few times before gunning it and hoping for the best! :rolleyes:
 

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OK.. there is no cut across the Longport rocks.... it is now officially a beach that at low tide extends out a good 75+ yards. There very well may be a channel between the edge of the new beach and the breakers from the offshore shoal there, but noone will know that until some boats get in the water.

Unfortunatly, eyeballing the dredge from the beach put it out just North of the #2 nun... I doubt very much that it will make any impact at all on running the inlet.

By the way, the 24 hour fuel at Seaview is convenient, but there are cheaper places to buy in the neighborhood....
 

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i been fishing the ge inlet for over 20 yrs I know it like the back of my hand. If you have any ?s or hell let me know when your in i'll take a ride with you and show you some ropes ...............Brian 609-287-2650
 

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The suggestion that you chart the buoys on the first trip out is a good one. That said, you'd be assuming that they are in the right place to begin with (which is often the case in GE). Double check your marks with the latest Local Notice to Mariners published weekly by the Coast Guard. You can subscribe to get them via e-mail every week.
 

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ok well heres the deal with ge.....
first of all...like fm tuna said the north cut by the rockpile is gone
i ran through there around dec 20 or so at low tide and had 4 feet
however after these storms that area is now a beach
they are dredging the main channel so hopefully it shouldnt be ttht bad come spring
i tell u one thing...tht damn bend tht is in the channel now really throws me off sometimes it was way easier when it was a straight shot through there
 

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Buoys on chart

From year to year the buoys do not seem to move much, (most of them) The no wake buoys seem to move every year.
Fortunely the trips out in the beginning of the year are out for bluefish. We do not run out in the dark, as like a offshore run. On these trips we check the buoys for accuracy and for any new ones.
Yea, sitting out there trying to figure where to start the run in is not fun, wait till you try in the fog. Like I said earlier we dock behind the Beasley's Point Bridge. We have to navigate through that passage between the markers. Some times only 75' wide in the dark. It usually take us about a hour to clear the bell in the dark.
So take your time and leave your tracks on the plotter for each year.
Joe Termite
p.s. see you at the claw
 
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