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I took a plane ride yesterday at low tide to see what the inlets looked like for this year.
Cape May is always good.

Hereford looked shut off on the south side, breakers all the way across. The north side looked deep and straight out. Last years zig zag looks like it's gone.

Townsend's has the dredge there now and there is equipment all over the place. I'd go out the north cut. I usually do that anyway.

Corson's looked pretty well shut off, it was white all the way across.
My camera was acting up so I couldn't get pics, but I will when I get it working.
 

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Thanks for the info. Pics would be great!!
 

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There is a south cut in Hereford...minimum depth around 6 feet at a normal low tide.

But it is a zig zag.....last week there were some markers where you head off notheast for a couple hundred yards before turning southeast again and heading for deep water.

As usual...that's just a tiny bit of info and not a recommendation to run an unmarked, uncharted inlet unless you know what you are doing.
 

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thanks Aimless.
Hope you're right about Hereford's!
 

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Aimless, was that you I saw flying north over the bay behind Strathmere at about 3.00 or so? The plane I saw flew over the bay, then circled over Corson's Inlet and headed south along the beach. I was on the beach about six or seven blocks south of the inlet and waved.
 

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Belmo, That was me.
dogmanketo, I only went up as far as Corson's
Mike, I'm going to do a tog trip in a week if the weather straightens out. Then I'll try Hereford in the boat.
 

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Someday we will be able to walk across Corsens. They will have to change the name from SeaIsle City to Sea City.
 

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Aimless, thanks for the encouraging update about Herford's Inlet. We charted the course last year but only went out once in the 34'(and never back in). We did go in and out a number of times in the 16'. Since we are located in the southern end of Stone Harbor it sure would be a bonus to have a clean run out the Inlet this year. The ride through Wildwood is nice but......
Another plus for us to use Herford's is getting under the bridge. We cannot get under the free bridge at any tide even with the riggers down. And since he gets so little business he never seems to mind the opening. We can get under the 2 Mile bridge in Cape May, all except the two hours or so around high tide (mid-tide by pulling down the tips of the outriggers). They use to be pretty good about opening it at high tide, the few times we needed it. IT seems like the bridges are going to be more strict about the rules for lowering any equipment that can OR SHOULD be mounted to swing down. Our last trip under the bridge last November the bridge master warned use that this year they have been told to enforce the rules and reduce the number of openings. Sometimes after along day I really don't feel like climing around to lower the equipment. But I guess I will work on trying to make them a little easier to lower because the potential fines are pretty heafty. Anybody else heard about the enforcement of these rules.
 

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aimless was that you that flew across the ferry jetty in cape may around 11:30 or so, you were about 100 feet of the ground i gave a wave.
 

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Originally posted by Esox1:
Someday we will be able to walk across Corsens. They will have to change the name from SeaIsle City to Sea City.
Thats an interesting point that I have always wondered. Would it ever be possible for an inlet to just fill in? I was looking at Corson's last week and it seems very shallow all the way across with little or no channel. To me it seems that although the inlet might get very very shallow it would be impossible for it to actually close as there is just to much water rushing through there on a daily basis. Any thoughts?
 

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Everybody has to remeber that Winter and Summer have different wind/wave patterns that change inlet bars/depths quite a bit.

Corsons will probable develope a "deeper" spot to pass...

TI while not spectacular on a good, easterly blow is deep straight out for smaller boats....has been since the last dredging...

Hereford will develope it's own cuts...the South side I was just out... escorting the big Agate crane barge and we found a cut that was at least 4 feet at low tide (not a blow out... but a normal low). The North side sounds like it already has a good cut but that may change as the wind pattern changes over to the Summer southerlies (southeasterlies with sea breeze) and may start to fill back in a bit.

Mr. twister...yes inlets do fill back in occasionally just as a good storm can open a new one up somewhere's else given the right conditions....look at Hatteras and some of the last Hurricanes.

[ 03-16-2006, 07:36 AM: Message edited by: Capt. Scott ]
 

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Originally posted by aimless:

Mike, I'm going to do a tog trip in a week if the weather straightens out. Then I'll try Hereford in the boat.
Thanks, let us know how you make out. BTW the ramp should be free, Nob's in Fla. ;) :D

[ 03-16-2006, 08:49 AM: Message edited by: Mike Grabbe ]
 

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Thanks for the report.
I was eyeballing Herefords north cut from Nummies and the Point, I'm glad to hear it looks good from above.
 
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