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Old 02-18-2012
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If you have crew, then I'd go out at St Marys Inlet and head south (weather permitting). Jacksonville Inlet is within easy reach, if problems or weather come up. Go in at St Augustine and do a thorough check of the boat and get a good nights rest.

Back outside, Ft Pierce is an overnight run, or Miami a two night one, then Key West another overnight run. From there, it's a question of weather. If you do the Gulf, you'll probably need a SW heading, and then back up to Galveston. If you head up the Florida coast, or straight up to the Panhandle, the Inlet at Destin can be tricky and the bridge is fixed, so you need to head for Panama City or Pensacola. Go outside from Pensacola to New Orleans for the ICW. Next stop is Houma, then Morgan City. What we did between Morgan City and Lake Charles is follow a barge overnight. Past Lake Charles is a lift bridge with 50' clearance and requires, as I recall, a 4 hour notice to open. If the weather is good, just go out the Calcesuea (sp) River out to the Gulf and head for Galveston.
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