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Old 10-03-2016, 12:40   #31
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Re: 6'6" draft on the ICW it that an issue?

A good friend of mine did Toronto to Miami then across to Bahamas in a 50' Beneteau in 2006. BoatUS cut off his towing insurance .... was towed off 8 times, the last one was an $11k tow.
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:46   #32
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Re: 6'6" draft on the ICW it that an issue?

Well lets hope the dredging needed, was done or my navigation is a bit more precise😊 Was his Bene a deep draft model?
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Well lets hope the dredging needed, was done or my navigation is a bit more precise😊 Was his Bene a deep draft model?
His was 6' 8" .... that gives you 2" to play with
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Re: 6'6" draft on the ICW it that an issue?

You shouldn't have any issues with draft than anyone else if you're careful. You will most likely run aground once or twice, but then everyone does on the ICW. Usually you can get yourself off, but just in case make sure your Boat US tow insurance is up to date. As others have suggested, mast height is actually the more important factor.
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Sections of the Carolinas and Georgia have big tide swings and you will have to time some of your transits. We use Active Captain on an Ipad with the Garmin BlueCart App. Same charts as we have on the plotter with the Active Captain overlay. The shoaling information is very good and identifies all of the potential problem areas. The information is actively updated by cruisers and during the snowbird migrations, the updates as usually very current
I do not own anything "i". I have a laptop with OpenCPN, and an Android tablet with Navionics chart. My plotter is Raymarine also with Navionics charts. What is my best option for charts with Active Captain overlay if no Internet connection? MX Mariner?

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Re: 6'6" draft on the ICW it that an issue?

TS, MX Mariner is what I use on the phone. Free NOAA charts and update the Active Captain data occasionally.

There is also an Active Captain app but don't use it.
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