I have a caliber 33 and the draft is listed at 4'8 but probably closer to 4'10 or 11 fully loaded. I have sailed everywhere from Cape May south to the Carolinas, in the Bahamas
and down the Caribbean as far as the Grenadines. Draft is pretty much never an issue in the Antilles but occasionally is in the Bahamas
. However, with your draft you wont be limited very much at all. There will be occasional harbors you will want to wait for high water
to get into or out of but 5 ft. works just fine in the Bahamas and also in the ICW
at least between Beaufort
and Norfolk. (and probably south on the ICW
also but I have never been on that stretch) I have never sailed on the West Coast
so you need to ask somebody else about that but I would be surprised if you had issues there either.
PS - If you plan to go in the ICW then get towing insurance
. It is very cheap
for what you get and everyone runs aground sooner or later. If you have to pay out of pocket for a tow you will discover who the real pirates are in the modern age.