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Old 10-12-2010, 09:06   #16
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My boat is a large steel fishing trawler that only needs 22 ft at a bridge, and i plan on going everywhere, but I can't bear to see my cat so miserable. And i worship this cat. my other cat too. It's important to have a spiritual life.
Maybe the stabilizers from hell and some cat Quaaludes.
Why not get some Bonine, cut in half, put it in the cats meal?
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Old 17-01-2011, 21:03   #17
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39 bridges

Having done the run from Stuart to Miami and back 3 times on the ICW in a sailboat with a 50 foot mast I can attest to the fact that it is a pain in the you know what.

I have to point out though that with a trawler that only requires 22 feet of clearance a vast majority of these bridges will not need to be opened for you and you can go right thru. I don't know exactly how many have a clearance over 22 feet but I would guess that half of those 39 bridges have a greater clearance than that.

Good luck in your travels and if you do the ICW , do the run from Lake Worth to Miami on week days... weekends are awful! (At least to a sailor who gets waked all day long by boats that don't pass with courtesy, for some reason south of Stuart courtesy seems to go out the window... to anyone that might take offense to that who does slow down, I am sorry, we truly appreciate you folks who pass politely, you are rare in south Florida!).
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Old 18-01-2011, 01:23   #18
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He is correct about wakes.Not sure if they are rude as many pass with a 4/4 ft wake,s???t eating grin and wave,marc
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Old 18-01-2011, 07:34   #19
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Better yet, stay at the marina just north of the 520 bridge (Cocoa Village Marina).
Great club house and facilities and a block from Cocoa Village, a great place to visit.
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