Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
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I live in Tampa and am seriously considering buying a boat on the east coast of the state. It is a Quickstep 24 with a 5hp honda outboard. Draft is only 3.5 ft. I have vacation next month, and am considering taking the boat through the okeechobee waterway (instead of shipping it). The whole trip is probably about 300 miles, with 150 miles along the okeechobee waterway.
Has anyone ever taken a boat through the waterway? How wide is it? Can I sail most of the way, or will I have to mostly motor? How long does it usually take? Can I do the whole trip in a week?
Any other info would be helpful. Anchorages, marinas, fuel, food, how to navigate the locks...
Last edited by BlueWaterMD; 10-11-2008 at 08:32 PM.