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Old 04-02-2012
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Re: Marathon vs Stock Island/Key West

i am right on the depth. The channel was dredged and someone forgot to tell the chart folks that. I talked to several harbor master folks about it and depth goes from 12-18' depending on the tide and winds.
Northeast and West Coast folks don't have the depth problem we do down here in paradise. When the snowbirds come down the radio chatter on inquires of depth is most of the topic heard. 7' draft boats have a particular problem down here and must wait for the high tide to get into a lot of places.
I won't do the ICW (inside) down here in the keys with anything less than 5' draft. My charts down here are pretty detailed with my own readings marked on the chart to either verify or update the chart as necessary.
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