Tom, Palatka is a beautiful part of the river, but many of us can't cruise
south of the 45' MHW fixed bridge at Green Cove Springs. I doubt if you'd be pleased with a 40+ catamaran
that has a vertical clearance that would allow you to be in Palatka. There are some plans to replace this bridge, but I wouldn't gamble on it. There have been plans to replace the Shands Bridge since the early 1970's when they were also planning the Cross Florida
Barge Canal. I think your closest choices would be at Green Cove Springs just north of the Shands Bridge or St. Augustine.
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