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post #7 of Old 01-25-2009
BlueWaterMD
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I went through Okeechobee in November. Water was very high then. Right now there is still plenty of water to make it through. Vertical clearance is 49 feet. I had a good time going through Okeechobee. It is an interesting place and definitely worth seeing at least once. It is protected and very easy to navigate. The downside is that the canal is narrow, and you motor nearly the entire way. If you are headed to more northern destinations in the bahamas, this would probably be the quickest route.
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