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post #2 of Old 10-07-2007
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You won't be able to see much on the ICW and you will always need to go offshore around Hatteras which is the main reason I would not consider a boat with 65+ when we were looking. You WILL be able to enter all of the larger inlets and get to a dock...the 7'6 draft is a killer on the ICW and rules out large areas of the Bahamas as well. Not a problem at all south of the Turks and Caicos and through the Caribe. I don't think that draft is a problem heading on a path through the canal but might be restrictive in the SanBlas and IS restrictive in the Rio Dulce. Can't speak to the south pacific or further on.
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