It’s always important to accommodate a safe inlet passage. Whenever planning to enter an inlet that I have not been through in a while, I call the local Sea Tow or BoatU.S. to get any status updates. Most inlets can be easy on a bright, calm day but turn sketchy on the bad ones. I like to use Daytona Beach, Florida’s Ponce Inlet on deliveries, but the conditions can change quickly, especially in any easterly wind and an outgoing tide. The main channel is deep, but on the south side, shoaling is prevalent as you approach the Intracoastal, so staying centered with the markers is vital.