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post #7 of Old 04-28-2013
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Re: east coast icw

Originally Posted by FSMike View Post
There has been a lot of commentary about those waters you could probably find with a search. One question - why don't you just go down to Marathon and head north? Seems like it would be quicker and simpler.
Absolutely... From Biscayne Bay, down around through the Keys and Florida Bay seems to me a no-brainer...

Gonna be shorter, for one thing... And, you might actually be able to SAIL most of the way...

A 27' Hunter would be an ideal boat for going down the back side of the Keys, which I think is a wonderful trip... No need to go as far as Marathon, cut across Florida Bay via the Yacht Channel, just past Lower Matecumbe...

The Okeechobee Waterway can be a fun trip as well, but is far better done in a powerboat... For this one, I'd definitely go down and around - given reasonable weather, of course...
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