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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:12 pm    Post subject: Lockwood Update Reply with quote

Here's the latest centerline update from COE. Have a call in to see what the future holds, but no return, yet. As always, NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION! You hit sompin, it's on you and not me or the Corps. And the centerline shows about 200' from the danger buoy, not really sure how far that is from Bendigo. I probably won't be blasting through there on the lower half of the tide ...

1. LW-1 N33 55.234 W78 14.287
2. LW-2 N33 55.154 W78 14.253
3. LW-3 N33 55.043 W78 14.248
4. LW-4 N33 54.882 W78 14.327
5. LW-5 N33 54.430 W78 14.388

Danger Buoy N33 54.681 W78 14.313
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was out there Saturday afternoon, mid-tide. I didn't see any danger buoy and I was looking for it. As close as they were dredging to the Bendigo, if they don't mark it they will have a lot more submerged wrecks.  
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just going by what COE is publishing, won't have been there until this Friday ... :?  
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Lockwood Update Reply with quote

Curmudgeon wrote:
Here's the latest centerline update from COE. Have a call in to see what the future holds, but no return, yet. As always, NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION! You hit sompin, it's on you and not me or the Corps. And the centerline shows about 200' from the danger buoy, not really sure how far that is from Bendigo. I probably won't be blasting through there on the lower half of the tide ...

1. LW-1 N33 55.234 W78 14.287
2. LW-2 N33 55.154 W78 14.253
3. LW-3 N33 55.043 W78 14.248
4. LW-4 N33 54.882 W78 14.327
5. LW-5 N33 54.430 W78 14.388

Danger Buoy N33 54.681 W78 14.313


thanks for publishing, where did you get the coordinates, they didn't have them on the corp sight for may 9th, is there a more current site to check?
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here: http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/nav/INLETS/LOCKWOODS_FOLLY/Lockwoods_Folly_Inlet.pdf

Coordinates were just recently added ... wink
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I'll be updating my path out the inlet this weekend !  
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update. I might follow some of the regulars out till I get the use to the change, or till the markers are replaced.

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 2:47 pm    Post subject: USACE just updated the sched - Merrit will be back 6/3-6/9 Reply with quote

I did my own informal survey on Sat in my 13' whaler at low tide
* No danger bouy - but Bendigo was visible
* It gets real skinny and shallow: 3 - 4.5' for the final stretch near WP #1 so be careful at low tide
The sched says 7 days in June and 7 more at the beginning of Sept...
So maybe it will get better... but at this point - I wouldn't care if the sandbar builds the beach all the way out past the iron age and the same idiots who stole the storm drain grates in my neighborhood drive out there and haul off all 3 wrecks in the middle of the night! :D
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: USACE just updated the sched - Merrit will be back 6/3-6 Reply with quote

Windy7 wrote:
I did my own informal survey on Sat in my 13' whaler at low tide
* No danger bouy - but Bendigo was visible
* It gets real skinny and shallow: 3 - 4.5' for the final stretch near WP #1 so be careful at low tide
The sched says 7 days in June and 7 more at the beginning of Sept...
So maybe it will get better... but at this point - I wouldn't care if the sandbar builds the beach all the way out past the iron age and the same idiots who stole the storm drain grates in my neighborhood drive out there and haul off all 3 wrecks in the middle of the night! :D


Well if 20 something days didn't get a path what will 7 days get???
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if 20 something days didn't get a path what will 7 days get???

I believe the dredge got pulled out early to go save the Hatteras ferry, so June has been added back. They screw with the schedule so often the dredge crews must never know where they'll sleep next ... 8O
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heading down to Holden next week. Anybody have any more guidance on Lockwoods?

During spring break we just bit the bullet and drove down to southport. I would like to save the fuel and time this trip if the inlet is better... but not at the expense of a lower unit.

Looks like it might be nice if the weather holds.


thanks, brian
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heading down to Holden as well Brian. If you are going deep post it and maybe we can buddy boat or stay in radio contact. Planning on heading out tuesday and wednesday, or tuesday and thursday.  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds good. say a little prayer for the weather. looks like one of the nicest 7 day reefcast forcast i have seen for my week off.

We will be in a Marlago 31. 'Offshore Outlaw' out of Holden Beach Marina for the week.

We will be hitting it hard with the way the forecast looks so I am sure we will overlap the days your are out.

Drop me a note at briancarter.6c at gmail.com
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved the dredge back til the 21st now. Guess they haven't got CBI deep enough yet.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Lockwood Update Reply with quote

Curmudgeon wrote:
Here's the latest centerline update from COE. Have a call in to see what the future holds, but no return, yet. As always, NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION! You hit sompin, it's on you and not me or the Corps. And the centerline shows about 200' from the danger buoy, not really sure how far that is from Bendigo. I probably won't be blasting through there on the lower half of the tide ...

1. LW-1 N33 55.234 W78 14.287
2. LW-2 N33 55.154 W78 14.253
3. LW-3 N33 55.043 W78 14.248
4. LW-4 N33 54.882 W78 14.327
5. LW-5 N33 54.430 W78 14.388

Danger Buoy N33 54.681 W78 14.313


Anybody checked these #s lately? going out tuesday and thursday and would like to go through lockwood to save some time.
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used last weekend. They were good.  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still good as of Saturday. Higher tide (outgoing) was a no-brainer, saw 3.5' (adjusted +2 for transducer location) at about dead low. Word of caution: if you're not going to be on the 195/015* line, cheat to the west. I wouldn't want to go over Bendigo at high, much less any lower tide.

Second caution: flounder pounders were anchored all over the channel from about Waypt 5 in.

Caveat: Tide/wind were in sync when I transited, the entire character of the inlet will degrade with any tide/wind opposition ... :?
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Lockwood Update Reply with quote

Dredging is now scheduled for 21 Jun - 5 July. If that's not enough time to clean it up, then it may never happen ... 8O  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone been using lockwood since the dredge showed up?..hows the channel? Is it pretty much where it was? Thanks  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it pretty much where it was? Thanks

That depends, where do you think it was. Seriously ...
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just meant, if it was near the waypoints i had last year...i know the cans are gone so was just looking for a little advice...  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the new path they are working on now is NO where near where it was last year!  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strongly suggest you not use the numbers from last year. The lat/longs shown earlier in the thread are the last ones published by COE, I would expect an update next week after the post-dredging survey is complete, buoys to follow after that. As always, not certified for navigation, use at your own risk ... wink  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talked to the dredge Capt on the radio today. Said they are staying until next tuesday to try and get it wider, they are happy with the depth but it is narrow near the ocean side.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dredge is still hard at it..I used Lockwood all week and had no problems. I did see two boats stuck on the sandbar on the oak island island side of the channel. Hopefully buoys will be in soon to help.  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The buoys are in place and pretty much mark the waypoints shown earlier in this thread. Bendigo is about 50' east of red buoy #6, and the channel gets a little narrow from there on out. Buoys appear to be located right at the channel edge, so use some caution to keep the center line, the bars pinch in really close at a couple of places. Also use some caution for the flounder pounders anchored along the edges but fishing in the channel, even at the skinny part. And this was a Friday, can't wait to see the obstacle course tomorrow ... 8O



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