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Which Mississippi river outlet?
Appreciate the info on the marina at the tip of the river. Let me ask, however, which outlet are you talking about? Southwest Pass is the deepest and has the large ship traffic (also is the way to get to Venice if approaching from the west/southwest). South pass and the east past had about 8-10 feet pre-Katrina from what I understand. I'm a sailboat so fuel isn't really an issue for me on a trip like this. I'm mostly interested in a place I can duck into and anchor if a big norther comes down faster than expected. If I could count on the possibility of stopping over on the delta then my longest offshore time would be about 3 1/2 days which would greatly simplify weather planning this time of year (3 days from Galveston to the Mississippi delta and 3-4 days on to Tampa). If the weather forecast for northers remains clear as I'm passing south of the delta then I would just continue east/southeast for the west coast of Florida.