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Old 12-10-2013, 18:50   #1
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okeechobee lake?

so i read that there is a height issue on the east end at 49'.
being 55' i guess i am out on that side, what about the west side? can i get into the lake from the gulf? is 6'5" draft too much?
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Old 12-10-2013, 18:55   #2
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Re: okeechobee lake?

No, 52' max from the west.
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Old 12-10-2013, 18:58   #3
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Re: okeechobee lake?

wow, i would have never guessed 55' would hold me up. cant immagine what people that are 65' tall do.
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Old 12-10-2013, 19:01   #4
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Re: okeechobee lake?

There is a guy who "tips" boats on one side, at least.

Seen some videos. He gits 'em through.
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Old 12-10-2013, 19:02   #5
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Re: okeechobee lake?

that's interesting, whats the depths like? i would prefer to dock in Okeechobee, then in Tampa. i like fresh water

do you have any more info on this?
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Old 12-10-2013, 19:03   #6
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so i read that there is a height issue on the east end at 49'.
being 55' i guess i am out on that side, what about the west side? can i get into the lake from the gulf? is 6'5" draft too much?

They can put weights on your rigging to tip the boat over, and then you're towed under that bride.

Myself, I don't want to put that much strain on my rigging, but I'd love to take the trip on a smaller boat.
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Re: okeechobee lake?

Hiya Scoobie! I heard that they grow sugar cane around lake Okeechobee. I could use some ice cold sugar cane juice...yummm; too bad that it doesn't ship well. As for the tall mast...you just don't sail that lake!

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Old 12-10-2013, 19:04   #8
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There is a guy who "tips" boats on one side, at least.

Seen some videos. He gits 'em through.

I have seen the video, and it works. However it would scare the bejeezuz out of me. I would never recover.

Scoobert seems to be the kind of man who would not be scared by that, however.
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Old 12-10-2013, 19:07   #9
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that's interesting, whats the depths like? i would prefer to dock in Okeechobee, then in Tampa. i like fresh water

do you have any more info on this?

Hope you like alligators, too, because there basically aren't any fresh bodies of water without 'gators in them. Quite seriously. If you have a dog, do not walk him or her by a lakeside in Florida. Okeechobee is just about wall-to-wall with 'gators.
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Old 12-10-2013, 19:09   #10
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Re: okeechobee lake?

anyone dare to do the math on what degree of list i would need to be less then 49' high?
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Old 12-10-2013, 19:16   #11
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in 2009, me and the labs were in FL, at Okeechobee. was a camp ground, right on the water. gators are fun!
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Re: okeechobee lake?

About 22-25 degrees by my rough drawings. Happy to be told that I am wrong though.

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Old 12-10-2013, 19:29   #13
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About 22-25 degrees by my rough drawings. Happy to be told that I am wrong though.

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so weighing the boat over with water on the halyards, should prove no more stress then being under power right?
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Re: okeechobee lake?

Hiya Scoobie! How big is your keel? You may not be able to tip the boat to 25 degrees incline.

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Re: okeechobee lake?

I'd call the Indian town marina and ask. Local knowledge.

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