SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum > A question of Draft
 Not a Member? 


Thread: A question of Draft Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
05-26-2013 11:58 AM
MarioG
Re: A question of Draft

There is also alot of nice places to drop anchor if you don't want to set anywhere very long. It should take you a week to go from Tampa to Boot key with the nice places to stop along the way.
05-25-2013 09:14 PM
mad_machine
Re: A question of Draft

good to know on the price of mooring balls. I am intending on spending a month down there this winter. I will be trailering my boat down to Tampa where my Grandmother has a place and sailing down the west coast.
05-23-2013 09:35 PM
Cruisingdad
Re: A question of Draft

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayward Drifter View Post
I am planning to spend this June looking for a 25-27 sloop in southern Florida. I plan to live aboard in the upper keys. Because I plan to live on the hook, my limited past experience down there tells me that many of the best spots to anchor are on the Florida bay side of the keys. Water depth is obviously a big concern. The question I'm putting out there is, just how shallow of a draft must I consider to be able to reasonably maneuver on the NW side of the keys. I know that a swing keel would be great, and I have had one before on an Oday 25' that I owned. But looking for a swing keel only, really limits my purchasing options. ANY input would be much appreciated.
Why the upper keys? Job?

You can grab a ball at marathon for 300/month. I am typing from there right now! Bathrooms, showers, workroom, common room with internet, bbq grills, and a damned community. Dont put down the importance of a community. 9am cruisers net abd hundreds of people to help and ask questions of. Wednesday and friday meet and greet and pot luck. Everything from west marine to publix is walkable.

Love key largo. Really do. Will be anchored off Rodriguez in a few day and waiting for a weather window to bimini as i dive jesus. But i would never make it my long term anchorage.

Now here is the million dollar question: have you ever lived aboard? ESP florida in the summer? Last night we saw 82 as our LOW with no wind. Shut down the boat and you fry. Open it up and the mosquito screens let in the no-seeums.

Aint like the magazines. A day like this is fine. A week and the tourists love it. Your life? Well, better be ready to man-up.

B
05-23-2013 09:05 PM
MarioG
Re: A question of Draft

Theres a Chrysler 26 forsale in St Augustine that is set up to be a live-aboard for 2k. Its not mine but I had one and with the room they have could have easily lived in the keys on it.

I can get you yhe info. if interested
05-23-2013 08:29 PM
Capt.aaron
Re: A question of Draft

I live and sail in that area with a 3 foot draft. I am alway's envious of the dudes with the Mac 25's and Catalinas with the 18 inch draft that can really creep up in the back country. If you don't plan to sail furthter south, and want to stay in the key's, a shoal draft really opens up 75% of the area that even I can't get to with my 3 foot draft.
05-22-2013 11:03 AM
Michael K
Re: A question of Draft

Herreshoff's Meadowlark would also serve you very well.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1973...s#.UZzPoe_D_IU

...shows the bigger version with standing headroom.
05-22-2013 10:31 AM
deltaten
Re: A question of Draft

Mebbe look out for a Beachcomber 25 ?? Only draw 18 inches board up. Have nearly headroom in cabin. Rather thoughtful interior layout. Trailerable if needed. Free standing mast/s, wishbone booms, roller sails and single line control.
IMHO..the ultimate gunk-holer.
05-21-2013 02:10 PM
PBzeer
Re: A question of Draft

Gemini 105. Catalina 250 or Hunter 26/260 both have swing keels (but are water-ballasted). Seaward makes raising keel boats. Lot depends on just how much you want to spend.

My boat draws 4 1/2' and I stay on the Gulf side and don't even try to get to some of the marinas.
05-21-2013 01:55 PM
Wayward Drifter
Re: A question of Draft

Unfortunately the only 32' cat in my budget being advertised is a fellow in Clearwater that accidently left off a zero.
05-21-2013 01:48 PM
ltgoshen
Re: A question of Draft

Buy a prout 32. You will solve all youe depth problems
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:55 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.