Bakers Channel Update .. Still Pushing Boats

If you are using Bakers channel at low tide on the Rehoboth Bay side entrance, expect to get stuck. There is a very small area that is deeper than the rest of the shoaled in area. You can see it in one of the pictures.

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You can see the water is a little more than knee deep for the boater standing next to his boat in Bakers Channel

The channel will be fixed when the dredging happens this fall (if it happens). During high tide the channel isn’t as bad, but low tide is a definite risk of getting stuck. You can see the thin area that is dug out form boats passing through the channel.

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Baker’s Channel shot on Friday at low tide of the shoaled in area. … photo by Driscoll drones

Powering through the area to get out of the mud and sand is all find and dandy. However this is killing your engine’s water pump etc. It is best to just avoid it and go around through Masseys Ditch.

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Baker’s Channel shot on Friday at low tide. … photo by Driscoll drones

The entrance side of Indian River bay for Baker’s Chanel is fine, it is the Rehoboth Bay side that is shoaled. The sand bars everyone likes to hang out on are easier to get to from the Indian River Bay side.

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Baker’s Channel shot on Friday at low tide. … photo by Driscoll drones

Tides at Indian River Inlet

2019/07/27Sat04:34 AM2.33H
2019/07/27Sat10:23 AM0.41L
2019/07/27Sat5:27 PM2.94H
2019/07/27Sat11:35 PM0.66L
2019/07/28Sun05:34 AM2.36H
2019/07/28Sun11:18 AM0.29L
2019/07/28Sun6:25 PM3.14H

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