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Old 20-05-2013, 04:02   #1
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Galveston to West Palm Beach

I need at least one person, maybe two, to help deliver a ketch From Galveston to West Palm Beach, Florida. We will be going through Lake Okeechobee and St Lucie waterway. It will be a very scenic trip. I can cover some expenses but no pay, per say. Anyone needing sea miles and experience?
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Dear Yachtsman 2...I will send you a PM
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When would you like to make this trip?I could help prep the boat also if needed or is she ready?
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Re: Galveston to West Palm Beach

Just curious, what is the max draft for this passage?
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Old 20-05-2013, 09:23   #5
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Just curious, what is the max draft for this passage?
It varies, need to check with the US Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville district.
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When are you planning to depart?
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Old 25-05-2013, 02:53   #7
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Re: Galveston to West Palm Beach

I would love to join you for the Lake Okeechobee and St Lucie waterway leg. I am keel boat certified and could use the experience. I live in Palm Coast.
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Old 26-05-2013, 11:49   #8
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Re: Galveston to West Palm Beach

Hello,

I am volunteering to help you....

I am a retired engineer, and experienced sailor (single handing on 56ft ketch...)

I am currently in Fort Lauderdale, just South of Palm Beach

Yves
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Do you have contact information, aside from PM?
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Re: Galveston to West Palm Beach

when is the departure date, im interested and need experience.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:34   #11
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Re: Galveston to West Palm Beach

Sorry I've not gotten back to you all. I have two guys going to bring the boat to West Palm Beach. My first thought of going through Lake Okeechobee is a bust due to the mast height. Bridge restrictions are 58' mast is 63'. It would be fun to bring it through by heeling it over with a water bag on the boom. I'd try it if it was one bridge and I were onboard. Unfortunately it's more than one bridge.

I guess they will have to go around Cay West. It adds 2 days maybe.

Thanks for all your interest. Boat is a Vagabond 47 "Paradise".
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Re: Galveston to West Palm Beach

Barring any problems, allow about 10 days of sailing between Galveston and West Palm Beach, going around the Everglades and Key West. Have fun! Mauritz
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i can help call me i can sail howard 6054680176
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--- My first thought of going through Lake Okeechobee is a bust due to the mast height. Bridge restrictions are 58' mast is 63'. ---
For future reference the Port Mayaca RR bridge is 49'.
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