Originally Posted by Guy
In thinking about the Rio, remember you need to get over the bar.
Cruisers often make the bar a bigger deal than it is. Easy entrance. Draft
of less than 6ft no problem. I used to run a couple of monos back and forth to Belize
which drew just under 6 and never even touched (soft bottom if you do) regardless of tide state.
Follow the route
exactly in Rauschers guide ... it is spot on. Those that run aground w less draft
are on the wrong course.