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ICW: Ramshorn through Watts Cut

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13. Ramshorn Creek STM 570 As you pass G39 and R40 there are reports of shoaling near the red. It is recommended that you stay on the green side if your draft is over 6 feet. On our track on the green side, we saw 7.3 feet MLLW. A deep draft sailboat with us was too close to the red and touched bottom just to the north of R40.

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14. Ashepoo Coosaw Cutoff STM 518 R 180 to R184 Our track through here was along the visual center of the cut. On our track between R184 and G 181 the shallowest we noticed would be 6.1 feet MLLW. This is significantly better than the 4.5 feet saw heading south, which tells me that that the depths you see are a function of the track you take. Moving left or right 30 feet may yield quite different depths. Recommend that you have some tidal help and transit on a rising tide.
As you get to Rock Creek, stay in the visual center until you are out in the creek. There appears to be a shoal building out from G177.

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G 172 to G168 we stayed in visual center NOT chart center. There is over 10 feet MLLW.

15. Watts Cut STM 505 Halfway between G137 and G 135 we saw depths which would work out to 6.3 feet MLLW. There will be less water if you stray from center. Transit here on a rising tide. 

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