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Old 16-11-2013, 08:44   #1
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Hawk channel and diving spots

Allo,

I am planning to go from Miami to Key West around Dec 25. How difficult is to navigate the channel at night?

Also, I would like to stop to see the underwater statut of Christ around Key Largo. I understand that there is some mooring bouay around it. Can we moore there overnight?

How is the Marathon harbour?

In Kew West any recommendation to anker overnight (is there any mooring bouay ) or we have to anker?


I have a 35 feet sailboat with a 6 feet draft

any info would help
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Old 16-11-2013, 08:52   #2
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Re: Hawk channel and diving spots

We have stayed overnight on the mooring balls many times. Never challenged by the Park Service but we also made sure we appeaedr to be about to do a night dive.

The channel is not hard at night but the last time I did it in 2007 there were some broken off aids to navigation left over from the 2005 hurricanes that were hard to spot in the dark. We usually moored on the balls at night there are 2-300.

If the weather is bad you might not enjoy being on the balls, they are very exposed.
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Re: Hawk channel and diving spots

Hawks channel is very easy to navigate, there are not many things to worry about. It's a fairly straight forward sail down and with the right winds it's a cakewalk. I don't know about staying the night on those mooring balls though, it would probably be a lumpy night.

Marathon has one of the best protected harbors around, Boot Key is a great place. The town isn't exciting, it's far more laid back then bigger areas such as Key West, as a matter of fact it's pretty much shut down around 9pm. Of course this is one of the things I like about it, I didn't want to live somewhere fast paced. You won't find a more helpful community anywhere else though, people will literally give you the shirt of their back.

Goodluck and if you stop by Boot Key, say hello!
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Old 16-11-2013, 13:33   #4
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Re: Hawk channel and diving spots

thanks this is very helpful
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Old 16-11-2013, 13:45   #5
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Re: Hawk channel and diving spots

We were in the Kys, as far as New Found Harbor in Sept. There are fish trap (crab trap) markers everywhere. Its tough avoiding them during the day. It would be impossible to do it at nite. Bob
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