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Old 04-26-2002
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How Much Draft?

I''m considering buying a boat with 6''9" of draft (42LOA). Most of my sailing experience is in S.CA where there is plenty of deep water everywhere. I plan on cruising to Mexico and perhaps to the Caribbean and East Coast US Chesapeake Bay.

Question: How much will this draft limit my cruising options? (No jokes please, I already know that I won''t be able to anchor in 5 feet of water!) How big a difference does 6-12 inches draft make for anchoring?

Could anyone share a perspective from either point of view (shallow and deep draft)?

Thanks

C.
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