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When I made that trip I went overnight from Marcos Island to a bit north of the Yacht Channel, where I dropped anchor and waited until daylight to proceed through the Channel and to the Bridge. Depth doesn't become a problem till you get near the Yacht Channel.

As I recall, I chose that route because of concerns over depths along the coast south of there, and I'm only 4'6" draft. I also had a benign wx forecast to work with.
 

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My mistake, I left from Sanibel , not Marcos. Key West, Marathon, and the Channel Five bridge are all roughly equidistant from there, approx. 125 statute miles, not nautical. So, at 5.5 knots, you're looking at roughly 21 hours.

I went through at the Channel Five bridge, as I was on my way up the east coast.

Sorry for the confusion. It's been 5 years and I lost my track log when my old laptop died.
 
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