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post #10 of Old 10-08-2007
PBzeer
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As a world cruiser, in open water, without bridges, you'd be fine. Gulf Coast, Florida, and Southeast US, you can pretty much write off, as in all those areas I've had times when I was glued to my depth sounder, and I only draw 4'6". And I don't even want to think about raising the main on that boat if the electric winch fails (and I can't imagine it doesn't have one). Or for that matter, trimming the genny. Not with just your family on board. In some ways, I think that would be more of a concern than the bridge clearance or draft. Could your wife handle that much boat, if you were incapacitated?

John
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Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
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