Ok, I'm a new guy here, but not necessarily new to sailing.
I'm looking for a larger boat to cruise
with (35.5 Hunter), and have found a few I will inspect with the idea of making an offer.
But I have a question, that I haven't found a definite answer to.
I'm located around the Birmingham, Al area, and have access to the Gulf of Mexico
. But I can't find any definite answer to the maximum bridge clearance down the Black Warrior, Ten-Tom, to Mobile.
I've contacted the Army Corps of Engineers, just about every serious marina along the path, and no one has the answer.
At the moment, I'm looking at approximately a 55 ft. bridge clearance for most of the vessels I have on my list. I want to insure I can make it all the way to my mooring
without stepping the mast
I do know the bridge just past (about 0.5 miles) my slip is not tall enough to accommodate the height, but I will not be going that direction (no need too).
Is there anyone here who has done this trip, or may know. I know the trip up the Tom Bigbee requires a stepped mast
. But I will not be taking that route
I don't want do the "go and hope" method. I'm not sure what to do at this point.