We hit bottom at low tide at the entrance to this marina

This image shows the bad spot with us leaving early (at high tide) the next morning.

Palm Cove Marina

ICW mm 747.4

Jacksonville FL

We came in at low tide. That was a mistake.

There is a 2-foot offset for our transducer, and a rise and fall of 3.5 feet. So, hitting was inevitable at dead low.

Unfortunately, there was no chance of knowing from all the cruising guides we checked.

This business is well-established, clean, and their fuel was reasonable.

But, be mindful of the tide if you opt for this marina!

My suspicion is that this sign tells customers what they can expect for depth on their way out. (The dockhand wouldn’t confirm.). They should put one at the entrance!

Hitting bottom… Never fun.

Luckily, no “serious” new vibrations, the next morning underway.

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