Originally Posted by bobc99
It was nice to see Kentucky Lake rec'd by a couple people. Anyone know what depth of keel would be maximum for there down to the gulf?
I have been sailing Kentucky Lake since 1981 and while everyone talks about it being a shallow lake, I have found it to be good water in most places. Just like any lake, you can find shallows that you can find your share of grief in. I would not be scared of 6.5 to 7 feet of draft, and if you stay in the channel, you can go to the gulf through the Tenn Tom most anytime. Your biggest problem is bridge clearance, I think about 40'-45' is the max before you have to pull the stick. I'm not going to say it is the best sailing lake, but it is one of the good ones and the eastern shoreline is all TVA ground (Land Between the Lakes) so you can always find some good anchorages that are quite secluded. It is a pretty nice spot in the world!!