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Old 10-10-2016, 15:12   #1
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I'm making plans to sail from Punta Gorda to Pensacola. Looking at the charts I read some troubling notes. I had planned to draw a straight line and then follow it. Is there anyone there that's made that passage that could offer help?
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Re: Caribbean Soul

This might be a better place to post your inquiry... Destinations - Cruisers & Sailing Forums

This thread is more for software and forum issues.
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made that passage several times, both ways, only from Tampa Bay and Ft Myers. Always sailed rum line, no problems.
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made that passage several times, both ways, only from Tampa Bay and Ft Myers. Always sailed rum line, no problems.
You mean you followed a "drunkard's walk" path?

Or was that the rhumb line?

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Re: Caribbean Soul

I've done the reverse, Pensacola to St Petersburg on a straight line, 300 nm. No issues, no oil platforms, deep water once offshore. The entry at Pensacola is a piece of cake. Once inside though, if you turn west in the ICW, that first mile or two is often busy with barges, and gets relatively narrow(er) for a stretch.
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