Tom, I did not realize that the north draw was only 42', but we are 52' so have not checked knowing it was somewhere in the 40's. My chart shows 42' for the north draw but only 50' for the south draw.
We were in Madisonville two weeks ago and found 6 1/2 to 7' in the entrance channel at high tide. We draw 5'1" and had no problem. It can be dicey at a low tide for us, but it is mush. We too keep the Goose at a healthy distance.
Does anyone know the clearance under the major power line on the Hwy. 11 canal, in Slidell, along Rats Nest Road, which cross Pontchartrain along the hwy. 11 bridge from Orleans? Chart 11369 shows only the clearance at the hwy 11 draw bridge in Lake Pontchartrain as 94'. They seem much lower in the canal. The lines are property of Entergy and they have refused to quote the clearance. It is my understanding that you need a cushion of 18' under major lines due to possibility of electricity jumping to the mast.
Last edited by ROSA; 06-07-2010 at 10:53 AM.