As SkipMac said, you should be OK, but you’ll need to be particularly careful on the stretch from Beaufort
NC to the Cape Fear River (NavAlert map of the Waterway Guide centered on 34.290126479407164, -77.46253967285156 | Waterway Explorer navAlert map
). Wherever inlets meet the ICW
, shoals tend to build from the oceanside leaving deeper water
on the inland edge of the channels. Dredging is performed frequently through this stretch. (You won’t be able to take the lovely Dismal Swamp Route
with your draft
, so take the Virginia Cut ICW route
through Great Bridge and Coinjock). I’m assuming your “air draft” is less than 64’ – if not, you may have some height issues. Hope this helps!