I-95 Flyover in Ft. Lauderdale - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 08-28-2007 Thread Starter
Senior Member
night0wl's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 1,503
Thanks: 0
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 12
I-95 Flyover in Ft. Lauderdale

Hi All,

I'm buying a house which happens to be on a canal that supposedly has ocean access with only one fixed bridge...that being the I-95 flyover. By the way, this happens to be in Fort Lauderdale in the Lauderdale Isle's neighborhood...one of the few canal communities *WEST* of I-95. The bridge has 55' of clearance, so I was hoping to get advice on 40' boats with 5 foot drafts that have less than a 55' mast height.

I'd use this boat for coastal cruising down to the keys, up the east coast, some ICW...and hopefully the Caribbean once I get a better hand of it. I'm going to own the house and boat for at least 10 years, so I'm willing to get a large boat and learn with it.

That being said, for those that are local to Ft. Lauderdale and know the New River bridge, whats the straight scoop. Is the clearance truly 55' of is that there to scare people? Will a boat typically sit lower than the mast height (is that # just for when its completely empty without people, gear, equipment?) Any/all advice is appreciated!
night0wl is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 08-28-2007
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Believe it !!!!! One of the tricks they do on lower the St. Johns river is to lean the boat over by weighing down the boom. Swing it to port and crawl out on it. It will buy you a couple of feet and the cheers of any onlookers.

You could always go under the bridge and measure with a laser range finder (Stanley FatMax). Then you have your own data, be sure to do it at high tide. That area IS affected by tides. That was my old sailing ground before NC.

Lake Norman, NC
LakeEscape is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Classes in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in January? rv6pilot Learning to Sail 1 10-27-2004 10:55 AM
Ft. Lauderdale to Annapolis in late April Yooks Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 05-22-2001 01:18 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome