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Topic Review (Newest First)
01-27-2007 03:08 AM
ebs001 Cam, I'm a slow typer
01-26-2007 09:29 PM
sailingdog
Quote:
Originally Posted by camaraderie
Ebs...why didn't you catch that 6 months ago???!!!

Uhh... he was giving you a chance to catch it first...
01-26-2007 08:40 PM
camaraderie Ebs...why didn't you catch that 6 months ago???!!!
01-26-2007 06:40 PM
ebs001 Cam just a small correction The 19 opening bridges are between Lake Worth and Fort Lauderdale. There are only 8 between Ft. Laud and Miami.
01-25-2007 01:18 PM
Vasco Chuck,

I don't think you'll have a problem. (easy for me to say ) The east side is higher than the west side. We went through at higher than half tide if my recollection is correct. I think the 423's mast was about 57 ft with his vhf antenna. If you go through the west span stick close to the east as it gets lower towards the west, vice versa for the east span. When you get close it's easy to see where the maximum height is.
01-25-2007 01:02 PM
chuck5499 Vasco -- what was the highest mast height you took under the tuttle bridge - i am in miami and have a 56' mast on a 40' Jeanneau and thought a few times of trying it on the west side at low tide but have not yet
thanks
chuck and s/v soulmates
01-25-2007 11:32 AM
Vasco Nelsonmoody,

Just went under the Julia Tuttle (lowest bridge on ICW) last month with a Whitby 42 ketch, a Morgan 382? (the Brewer designed one) and a Beneteau 423, I was in a Ben 393. Everyone got under ok. I went through the center draw and the others went through the span west of the center draw. We measured the sticks the day before but I forget the exact measurements. The spans on either side have good water and are a foot or two higher than the center span. They say the east span is even higher than the west one. We usually go outside from Lauderdale to Miami but it was blowing so badly we decided to go inside rather than wait for weather.
01-25-2007 10:48 AM
camaraderie Jags...the key is careful navigation. Dredging has taken place in NC and the really bad areas are fixed. No bumps even with 6ft. this past April/May.
01-25-2007 09:47 AM
PBzeer As a side note.....lowest fixed bridge west of New Orleans is 71', except for one 48 footer that is bypassed by the GIWW Alternate between Rockport and Corpus Christi. Depths are fairly constant at 12 feet mid-channel, but can shoal steeply towards the banks.
01-25-2007 09:05 AM
JagsBch Boy this is not cool. I have a 6' draft to contend with.
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