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DeniseO30,

My slip on the Tennessee is about $90/month plus electricity. I'm on Wilson Lake. The upper part of the Tenn-Tom has a lot more facilities than the lower section. Once you hit the Tennessee gas, diesel, guest/short term slips are easily found. Lots of good eating too.

If you ever get down this way, let me know.
$90.00 amonth ! I pay more then $90.00 a week !

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wow!

Canoeman cool! I have family in Chattanoga .. I've been thinking of selling all I have and moving there.. maybe flip a house if i can find the right one.

I used to build wooden canoes by the way!

So the Tenn-Tom is like a long long canal? of just boring like one? Anchorages non existent?

I can't imagine how long it would take get from here to there. gad!.. down the Delaware river, C&D, to Norfolk.. down the ICW to fla.. Does fla. have a ICW to the Gulf? (just goes to show how little I know about such a trip )

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Does fla. have a ICW to the Gulf? (just goes to show how little I know about such a trip )

There is one around Stuart Fl, goes through lake Okeechobee to around Sarasota I believe...

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I don't think Okeechobee has any water.

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Ifly....the Okeechobee waterway runs from Pt. St. Lucie to Ft. Myers through Lake Okeechobee. Unfortunately, the route has low bridge clearance so big sailboats can't make it thorugh and drought caused low water right now makes it impossible for a lot of powerboats too.
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The Gulf Intercoastal Water Way (GIWW) runs from Ft Meyrs, FL to Brownsville, TX., with New Orleans being the dividing point between East and West, the Harvey Lock as Mile 0.
The Tennessee River system has 5 major Lakes and is navigatable from the Ohio River to Knoxville, TN, with Kentucy Lake, at 184 miles long, longer than Chesapeake Bay (150 miles). There is also access to Barkley Lake on the Cumberland River at the north end of Kentucky Lake. There is an excellent guide book for that whole area called Cruising Guide to the Tennessee River, Tenn-Tom Waterway, and Lower Tombigbee River by the Rumsey's.

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Ifly....the Okeechobee waterway runs from Pt. St. Lucie to Ft. Myers through Lake Okeechobee. Unfortunately, the route has low bridge clearance so big sailboats can't make it thorugh and drought caused low water right now makes it impossible for a lot of powerboats too.

Thanks Cam.... from 28,000 feet it looks ok, I have never been on any part of it except the Lake east...

I guess you could go through around Marathon in the keys

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I know this is a little of topic of marinas...however I was looking for how long it would take to go north from the Gulf up the Tenn-Tom to Chicago.
I have ordered a Skipper Bob's guide, but prior to that coming in was looking for added info.
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I came down the Tenn-Tom last year from Kentucky Lake in a 24' sailboat. I found the trip interesting, and sometimes beautiful. The only part of the waterway that was a "ditch" was a stretch south of Lake Pickwick. The rest was river and lakes behind the 11 or so locks. I found several great anchorages, but sometimes had to anchor along the river channel. Another thing to concider, is your draft. I ran aground twice near the edge of the channel, and I only draw 3 1/2'. I often saw depths of 6' or less near the sides of the channel, when moving over for the 3 or 4 barges a day I passed.

You can probably pick up a cruising guide for the Tenn-Tom at Dog River on Mobile Bay. The Grand mariner Marina had them and maps when I stopped there. The maps for the Tenn-Tom are in two parts. One for the upper section, one for the lower. I didn't realize this when I bought my charts. I ended up navigating with an Alabama road map on the southern half.
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thank you for the prior info.
one more question...how long did it take from kentucky lake to mobile?
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