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post #2 of Old 04-26-2002
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How Much Draft?

On the Chesapeake, seven feet is generally considered a practical maximum but at 7 feet of draft there are a lot of places that you can''t get into. I cruised for years with 5''-6" without problem and I am currently cruising with 6''4 or so and it is OK. Probably the shallowest venue that I cruised was the west coast of Florida where 5 feet was a bit tough at times.

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