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I took my bristol 24 down the Tennessee- Tom biggbee waterway last year; and then on to Florida. It's a senic, interesting route, as opposed to the Mississippi, which is full of barge and ship traffic. I was able to sail about 1/4th of the time. there are about a dozen locks, with lakes along the way. Some stretches of the river are straight enough to sail also.
You need a good motor, and at least 2 good anchors. A long, stout, sculling oar is handy for pushing off the inevitable minor groundings also.
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