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Old 04-07-2011, 21:11   #1
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Intra Coastal to Hawk Channel

I know there are only a few places one can cross from the intercoastal ww to the hawk channel with 64' above the waterline, I was wondering if you could tell me where these are? Moser Channel, Long Key, Channel 5?
Draft is 4 feet. We want to cross to the Atlantic side somewhere close to Marathon and head due east letting the Gulf Stream carry us North East towards Gun Cay.
Any help is much appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2011, 21:29   #2
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Re: Intra coastal to Hawk Channel

Both the Channel 5 and 7 Mile bridge are 65 feet. The 7 Mile bridge is just south of Marathon. I think what you need is a good set of up to date charts that will have all of the depths and bridge clearances. Even with a 4 foot draft, the Keys are no place to guess where you are. Chuck
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Re: Intra coastal to Hawk Channel

I usually go though Snake creek draw bridge, I am 71' with 4.3 draft. Then you can head to S. Riding Rock only 83 miles so can easily make it a day sail with a cat. A short cut and a less complicated entrance than Gunn Cay unless you have a reason to go there. Then across the banks during the evening, anchor where ever when you want to sleep if the weather is fine. Or keep going and check in at Nassau the next day.
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Old 05-07-2011, 21:08   #4
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Re: Intra Coastal to Hawk Channel

Thanks a bunch to both of you. I usually cross to Gun and do the banks from there as I'm familiar with it but I'm on the Gulf coast for the first time coming down the ditch from Biscayne in the spring and was looking for the easiest way back in January. Thanks again.
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