We have just bought a 25 ft. Cal, 1967, and have to pick the boat up at Casey Key on Sunday and sail to Fort Myers Beach. We think the best thing to do is to leave the ICW at Venice inlet and sail in the open to Charlotte Harbor. We plan to dock it there for the night and continue the next morning to Fort Myers Beach. The boat has a Loran and VHF, I have no clue what to do with the Loran by the way, we are intending to get a Gps and Depth sounder when we make homeport at Ft. Myers Beach. Does anyone with experience have any input on this? Venice inlet in particular? I believe the sail in the Gulf should be relatively easy as the depths on the charts show no problems until Sanibel, and we plan to skirt that wide and come in at the first marker entering Fort Myers Beach.
Paul and Valerie Jordan
Shaken not Stired