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Old 10-07-2007
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Originally Posted by retclt View Post
That boat would not be fun here in Texas, interesting but not fun. Most of the Gulf Coast would be a problem. The ICW is supposed to be deep enough but . . . you know how it is. Getting to places off the ICW like the SYC in New Orleans or almost any public marina just a few feet off the ditch would be a high tide thing, if then. It doesn't sound like you're heading this way but I would imagine the East Coast wouldnít be a lot deeper. I haven't been on the East Coast ICW but I can tell you that the Gulf Coast has a lot of fixed bridges at 65 feet so that boat is a double negative in these parts. Iíve seen them but itís very very rare.

Be careful in and around Nassau Bahamas. Iíve been stuck in the sand there with much less draft.
I have hit bottom INSDE the ICW with 5'4 draft. No joking. I ran aground all day long with 5'4. I cannot imagine 7. Truth is that he would not even get close to the ICW!! He would run aground beforehand.

Nah, no thanks. Believe me... take my word... you don't want that. Well, I will take all that back: THIS IS JUST MY OPINION... YOU DON'T WANT THAT.

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