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Old 12-08-2008, 01:41   #1
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Intercoster waterway clearance?

We are able to offer a taller rig and more sail area. The standard size is influenced by the clearance of bridges along the US inter coaster waterway.(answer from Antares)

I got this answer from Antares, about smaller rig than other brands. What is the clearance at the intercostal way?
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With the exception of one bridge near Miami, 65ft is the controlling height of fixed bridges along the east coast ICW. If you're still looking for a boat, ours has an air draft of 48ft and is very much for sale. Check out the below link. We were able to cross the Okeechobee Waterway with no problem and also had no problem in the ICW. Our draft is 3'10" which is quite shallow for a 50 ft vessel.
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Freetime...65 except for the Julia Tuttle bridge in Miami is correct but at least one bridge in North Carolina is claimed to be only 64'...You CAN go around this bridge on an alternate ICW route so it is not critical.
Also...anything greater than a 6' draft will be problematic on some sections of the ICW though I know deeper draft boats have made it with tidal help.
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With the exception of one bridge near Miami, 65ft is the controlling height of fixed bridges along the east coast ICW. If you're still looking for a boat, ours has an air draft of 48ft and is very much for sale. Check out the below link. We were able to cross the Okeechobee Waterway with no problem and also had no problem in the ICW. Our draft is 3'10" which is quite shallow for a 50 ft vessel.
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Hi,

I like your boat.

Your boat looks little like Nauticat Yachts Oy except the stern. But we want a catamaran or a fast sailboat.
But this time i want a catamaran, probably!
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Freetime...65 except for the Julia Tuttle bridge in Miami is correct but at least one bridge in North Carolina is claimed to be only 64'...You CAN go around this bridge on an alternate ICW route so it is not critical.
Also...anything greater than a 6' draft will be problematic on some sections of the ICW though I know deeper draft boats have made it with tidal help.
Is the ICW ok for a multihull? or do i need a narrower hull somewhere?
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Officially the bridges are supposed to be 65 ft with the exception of the Julia Tuttle in Miami. However, more than one bridge might be a tad lower! In addition in certain stretches the water might be a lot higher due to run-off or wind blowing it in. If you're at the ICW height limit you have to really check the height before you try it. On most bridges there are boards showing the clearance. Also you have to make sure a big mother of a power boat or even a small power boat is not going to throw a wake as you go under. I have seen large catamarans back through bridges. I guess it's easier to go full ahead if you touch!
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Officially the bridges are supposed to be 65 ft with the exception of the Julia Tuttle in Miami. However, more than one bridge might be a tad lower! In addition in certain stretches the water might be a lot higher due to run-off or wind blowing it in. If you're at the ICW height limit you have to really check the height before you try it. On most bridges there are boards showing the clearance. Also you have to make sure a big mother of a power boat or even a small power boat is not going to throw a wake as you go under. I have seen large catamarans back through bridges. I guess it's easier to go full ahead if you touch!
Good info. Thanks.
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Is the ICW ok for a multihull? or do i need a narrower hull somewhere?
The ICW is no problem for any multihull. There is plenty of room for very large vessels to pass.
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Pass one at a time. There was a couple of bascule bridges that were a wee bit narrow. A power boater, and I had some words as he tried to push me out with me being the down current vessel, and against the lifting side of the bridge. As far as depth, no problem for multis.
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