Re: ICW in a Nutshell
We have done the ICW 4 times now, 6' draft and 50' mast, no problems.
Ditto on Skipper Bob and Active Capt, two of the best resources for this trip.
With your draft dismal swamp should be no problem, to make sure check with corps of engr before you depart Norfolk.
Couple of hints, don't religiously follow the magenta line on chart plotter, use the marks and read the water. Have a mike or handheld vhf in the cockpit, makes life easier for bridges/barges.
In NC, Ga there are some real shallow areas, but with the 7+'tides easy to get past if you play the tides.