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28'' S2 8.5 (4'6 keel) in the Chesapeake ?

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I'm looking for a shoal draft 25 Catalina or similar boat to travel the Bay.

a 28'' S2 8.5 (4'6 keel) has come up at a good price....should I wait?
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Re: 28'' S2 8.5 (4'6 keel) in the Chesapeake ?

I'd be more inclined to wait, as I doubt you'd get too much sailing in on a 28 inch boat! lol

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Re: 28'' S2 8.5 (4'6 keel) in the Chesapeake ?

Beat me to it....lol!! Anyway, the bay is not that shallow all over. A 5'-6' keel is very doable in most places, just refer to your charts and know your cruising area.

Pull up the Navionics webapp on your computer and check for yourself: https://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=e...y=miegF%7CpzpM

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Re: 28'' S2 8.5 (4'6 keel) in the Chesapeake ?

4'6" should be no problem on most of the bay. My prior Boat, a 28 footer drew 5'-0 and I routinely cruised the Chesapeake on her with no problem at all. My current boat draws 6-4" and that hasn't restricted where I cruise the Bay all that much.

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