I've done it with a similar height mast but you have to be patient and plan:
I timed my passage
to not go under a fixed bridge within 2 hours of high tide. This is actually not as hard as it sounds.
If you care about your wind vane
, go up the mast and remove it. They're cheap
so you can decide to just let it get knocked off and replace it.
Do not pass under a bridge if a powerboat wake could bounce you at the wrong moment.
,it's easy to play the tide. If you try the ICW in your boat in Virginia and North Carolina
the smaller tide range will make it much trickier.
conditions can raise the water
level 1ft-2ft over predicted. If that happens, you may have to wait somewhere for 2-3 days for the water
to go down.
Many bridge tide boards in Florida
understate the height - perhaps because they are measuring to the light fixture or perhaps because their lawyers made them understate. There are rumors of boats suing the state over bridge strikes. So you may fit under a bridge showing 63' in Florida (maybe!) But North of Florida, the height boards are pretty accurate. Don't try it.
Here's a very useful site for Florida.