Thanks, all useful info. Was thinking of the practical value for all of us in having a single
reference document showing bridge height from Chesapeake all the way around FL and back through AL, MISS, LA and TX. As it is, it seems like you have to wade through many publications to get to that. My specific reason for needing this info is that my research
phase of which cat to buy is at the point of needing to be pared down. I know the category of boat (<40')' I know where and for what purpose I will use it, and think the smart thing to do now is let environmental conditions drive the design. Something like, the biggest affordable boat that fits under the lowest bridge in most areas but still have shallow enough draft
. Out of production PDQs are showing their age, Legacy 35 was my #1 but is almost too narrow, Leapords are really nice but mast
too high. My list has some great Aus and SA designs but many are not here and it's complicated enough without having to deal with remote
decision making variables in unfamiliar geographies.
My top pick now; FP Mahe Evolution.