"Your draft should not be a problem on the ICW, but do stay within the channel. The flow from small inlets can sometimes silt up the channel so watch the charts and be careful when you come to these. If you haven't done the ICW, it's worth…"
"Our mast is 63.5' plus antennas.Our draft is nominally 6.7" but the boat is our home so we're pretty heavily loaded and our actual draft is more like 7'. We've occasionally scraped antennae passing under the Wilkerson…"
"will be interest3ed in responses to this since we draft 5'8" and will be headed up this spring. would alos like to link up with others headed north around 4/1. Also, any observations about going north in April? should only start on April…"
"With a trimaran drawing just over a foot, you must have been able to go pretty much anywhere you wanted to, huh? I mean, providing there was horizontal clearance. Sounds cool.
Anybody have advice concerning a 5.5' draft in the ICW?"
Waterford did fine. The center of Watergate was destroyed. Several piers gone, boats everywhere, bldgs. gutted. Very sad. I am on 5 near Waterford, so Pier Pressure did ok. The area was hit hard. Getting back to some normal, but will take awhile.
Where are you now?
"Bruce, very interesting. I connected the dots after your comment. I too had a brief high temp event when I sucked small fish into the raw water thru-hull. Looking into it more, Vetus (the plastic muffler supplier) HIGHLY reccommends a high…"
Tired from a long upwind paddle along the intracoastal waterway bordering the town of Stuart, Florida we had a nice downwind reprieve for the second half of the tour. After looking back over my shoulder spying puffs coming from behind I could not resist a reprieve in the mangroves. Fellow tour buddy, Brian couldn't resist capturing my pose for which I am grateful. Another caveat of learning to sail is substituting one's body for a spinnaker. However, you sail, happy sails to you. …See More
I advised last year than when possible I would forward you a copy of our Dolphin Charger manual.
Finally that is now attached and you should have no trouble configuring your unit. Take the cover off to reveal the jumper switches.
As an aside our…"
"Wow nobody has been here for awhile and a long while. I wanted to say hello and love to meet people. I love sailing and I am a sailor with a disability but no less capable smiles. I hope to see more activity here and fair winds and following…"