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09-13-2013 05:08 PM
FSMike
Re: boat for bahamas, but limited by bridge clearance and draft

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Originally Posted by Mor22 View Post
Aha. --- We also took another look at info on our bridge. Apparently it is 43 feet not 39 ---
Where is this bridge located?
09-13-2013 11:08 AM
RonRelyea
Re: boat for bahamas, but limited by bridge clearance and draft

Why let the bridge determine your choice???

85 foot mast under a 65 foot bridge:

09-12-2013 10:40 PM
sesmith
Re: boat for bahamas, but limited by bridge clearance and draft

The Seaward 25 and newer Seaward 26 are made over in Stuart, Fl. for exactly the type of cruising you want to do down there and should be short enough for the bridge. Not as large as some of the boats already mentioned, but very roomy for their size.
09-12-2013 04:30 PM
TJC45
Re: boat for bahamas, but limited by bridge clearance and draft

The IP 27 will fit under that bridge. I know a couple who spends every day of the sailing season in the Northeast on their IP 27. They love the boat. Big inside! The boat is well built,and shoal draft. And, can handle some rough weather. A perfect Bahama Momma!
09-12-2013 01:59 PM
denverd0n
Re: boat for bahamas, but limited by bridge clearance and draft

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We also took another look at info on our bridge. Apparently it is 43 feet...
And at what stage of the tide is that? You might get even a couple of more feet, if you're willing to time your passages under it to low tide.
09-12-2013 01:44 PM
AlaskaMC
Re: boat for bahamas, but limited by bridge clearance and draft

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Freedom 28 cat ketch fills the bill. There was one for sale in Florida, not sure if it is still available
According to yachtworld there are 2 33' Freedom Cat Ketch boats in Florida right now for sale. 1 claims to have a new Yanmar at 39K. Who knows on boats until you see them in person though.
09-11-2013 11:58 PM
TQA
Re: boat for bahamas, but limited by bridge clearance and draft

Have a look at the Westerly Ketches like the Renown. In fact there was one for sale recently in Florida at an amazing price.

I think they come in at 43 feet.
09-11-2013 11:37 PM
CrazyRu
Re: boat for bahamas, but limited by bridge clearance and draft

Freedom 28 cat ketch fills the bill. There was one for sale in Florida, not sure if it is still available
09-11-2013 10:25 PM
AlaskaMC
Re: boat for bahamas, but limited by bridge clearance and draft

Ok, now we are talking. 43 feet is much easier to work with. How about this idea? A Freedom Cat Ketch! 41' Clearance. And in your budget.

1981 Freedom Cat Ketch Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

And here is a Cape Dory in NC.

1977 Cape Dory Ketch Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
09-11-2013 10:22 PM
Shinook
Re: boat for bahamas, but limited by bridge clearance and draft

Our Cape Dory 27's mast is down in the yard at the moment, I'll take a measurement and let you know how long it is. I am pretty sure it's under 39 ft, though.
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