appreciate the advice. have decided to do the hawks channel afterall. Plan on leaving out first thing in the morning 04/26 and plan on anchoring at Rodriguez key then up into Biscayne Bay to following day. Time is not a problem but I don't want to spend too much of it waiting for BoatUS to come drag me back into the water. first big push (not so big I guess) by myself, wish me luck.
Melrna, not familiar with Phillip and Allison, sorry