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 > Destinations > Gulf of Mexico > FL to TX in April/May - ICW or cross the gulf?
 Not a Member? 

Gulf of Mexico US Coastlines, excluding Florida


Thread: FL to TX in April/May - ICW or cross the gulf? 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)
07-31-2012 10:20 AM
CapnBilll
Re: FL to TX in April/May - ICW or cross the gulf?

True, but replying to a feb 2012 in july 2012 isn't unreasonable for a trip that takes several months to plan.

And besides, Gulf navigation around oil rigs is an ongoing concern for those of us in the area, and even if the OP has already taken the trip, it may help others.
07-30-2012 06:47 PM
Minnewaska
Re: FL to TX in April/May - ICW or cross the gulf?

I try not to be too tough on those that reply to dated threads, but this one was started in Feb and the title to the thread suggests they undertook the journey 3 months ago.

Since the OP only has 3 posts and never came back, not sure if we'll ever hear. Hope they didnt smack a rig.
07-30-2012 06:02 PM
bob77903
Re: FL to TX in April/May - ICW or cross the gulf?

If you stay out in deep water, off the shelf, you can avoid all but a few Big well lit rigs until you turn inbound to Galveston..
07-30-2012 05:24 PM
CapnBilll
Re: FL to TX in April/May - ICW or cross the gulf?

Good picture, once you get into deep water, all you will see are the floaters, and they are well lit, the unlit ones are going to be older rigs in shallower water.
02-20-2012 04:27 PM
swisscat76 yes, there is radar on the boat. thanks for all this info! good stuff! i'm still leaning toward off-shore...hope the weather cooperates!
02-20-2012 01:53 AM
mdbee Gulf oil platforms

02-19-2012 10:42 AM
Minnewaska Is there radar on the boat, to keep an eye out for rigs? Or pick a good moon lit night or two to be in their vicinity.
02-19-2012 07:25 AM
MARC2012 Rigs are in La.Might be some now in Al.Destin bridge aprox 50 ft.marc
02-19-2012 07:11 AM
swisscat76 this helps, thanks john! the boat is actually in st. mary's now, so that's a great jumping point. we will have crew, so i'm hoping to get outside. i keep reading about unlit abandoned oil rigs in the gulf?? thanks again.
02-18-2012 05:43 PM
PBzeer If you have crew, then I'd go out at St Marys Inlet and head south (weather permitting). Jacksonville Inlet is within easy reach, if problems or weather come up. Go in at St Augustine and do a thorough check of the boat and get a good nights rest.

Back outside, Ft Pierce is an overnight run, or Miami a two night one, then Key West another overnight run. From there, it's a question of weather. If you do the Gulf, you'll probably need a SW heading, and then back up to Galveston. If you head up the Florida coast, or straight up to the Panhandle, the Inlet at Destin can be tricky and the bridge is fixed, so you need to head for Panama City or Pensacola. Go outside from Pensacola to New Orleans for the ICW. Next stop is Houma, then Morgan City. What we did between Morgan City and Lake Charles is follow a barge overnight. Past Lake Charles is a lift bridge with 50' clearance and requires, as I recall, a 4 hour notice to open. If the weather is good, just go out the Calcesuea (sp) River out to the Gulf and head for Galveston.
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 02:06 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.