Originally Posted by zeehag
have you considered the current
and the traffic on mississippi river as it flows more south...is extremely busy river..mebbe try tenn tom instead?? would be an easier passage
Much better idea. I'd go look at it first. I've motorboated on the lower Mississippi several times and it is not somewhere I would want to be with only 7 knots or so of available speed. When a 25 barge two comes around the bend, with the current, you just have to see it to believe what it looks like from the river view.
I've sailed offshore
and have never been as scared as I have been on the Mississippi at times.