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scotty

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Tall rig down ICW?
« on: February 11, 2013, 12:08:59 AM »
Hi all,

We're about to take our tall rig, shoal draft CSY 44 WT down the ICW in mid-March. Has anyone else had experience with this? In particular, we're interested in whether the 64' fixed bridge on the Alligator River has proved passable for others with our type of mast. Any info would be much appreciated!

Scotty & Lara

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 06:11:00 AM »
I have a tall rig and a shoal draft. The intercoastal is doable. Just remember that a lot of these areas are affected by the wind. You will need a good pair of binoculars and you may need to wait a little at a bridge. I don't have any experience with the Alligator river but I have a LOT of experience with the Buckman bridge (St Johns). It is one of the shorter tall bridges (one of the first tall bridges built and they used a different way of measuring the height).

If you are concerned full water and fuel will help get under the bridge. Remember you will lose @ 1 knot with both of these full! You are carrying the equivalent weight of a small power boat!
I tried having a bad day once but I did not like it

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 04:52:48 PM »
cruising guides are Sometimes...wrong.