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SWFLA to New Orleans, sailor needed!

Here is the jist of a craigslist ad I've put out. Gimme a shout if you got ideas, warnings, a will to go or otherwise.

I'm just starting to really sail an 83' Catalina 25' with the 4' fixed keel. I've been living on it for less than a year and sailing it seldom as it was an economic move that inspired me to get the boat in the first place. I have a working opportunity around New Orleans that I'd love to get to by boat. If anyone would want to come aboard with me and show me the ins and outs of a good size coastal trip to the city I would be more than excited to share the experience and go for it. The particulars of the trip can be determined and I am flexible, only that I need to get to New Orleans by the second week of Aug.

Gimme a shout if ya feel!
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some of the icw goes thru the oily mississippi sound. mobile bay, oiled. rigolets is boomed off --oill is there----cannot go there. you might consider a trailer for the parts of the icw unable to be used--mobile bay, mississippi sound, pensacola....forget ponchartrain, as the rigolets is boomed off.. oil will ruin your antifouling paint...the time to have done this trip was 3 months ago--and we got oiled then. goood luck. smooth sailing --try to avoid the oil . isnt good for engine or paint or you.
people who work in the gulfport and biloxi area and who reside in the new orleans to pensacola area have told me i was lucky i went when i did--is not the same anymore .my sail partner is a resident of the new orleans area. the place will not again be as it was.
find out from uscg if you will be able to do this--is kind of messy right now.
your best view of the area will be from the windows of a car on the road along the beach from biloxi to new orleans...towing your boat behind you. used to be a beautiful trip.


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Such unfortunate news. I'd figured such would be the case. I looked around online for this information but ultimately decided Id get direct and come here. Much appreciated, I look forward to determining the best course of events. I don't own a trailer for the fixed keel, but sometimes you just have to
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I hope to hear from the gulf coast crowd!
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SixAndChange,

If you find out this is doable, and still decide to go at some point, let me know...I'd be interested in possibly joining you depending on when you go.

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