Originally Posted by gah964
if you keep in the main shipping
channels you can take any boat you want there...
Yeah. Of course. But how much fun is it to always have to stay in the main shipping channels?
Answer: NOT MUCH!
Sure. There are lots of places that you can go in the Keys with a deep draft
. The real point, though, is that there are a whole lot MORE places you can go if your draft
is not too deep. To me, at least, most of the really interesting places, are places where you are not going to run into any 1,000 ft. cruise
Same is true in the Bahamas
, of course. It's not that you CAN'T go there with a deep draft. Of course you can. It's that you will be limited, and you will have to pass up a lot of the really interesting places.