Thank you all for input. I bought all the giww charts
bob, crusing guide, scoured active captain
. I concluded that considering all the lift
bridges, locks ,restricted openings (one bridge requires a 24 hr notice), cable ferries, few and far between sketchy anchorages
( many with room for one or two boats), traffic, debris, bugs, storms, you could only count on 6 hrs / day motoring. I am waiting for a great weather
window, north or north west wind
, moon would be nice. I am trying to figure how far south I need to go. You can safely exit the Galveston ship channel at N 29 20'. You have to get down to N 28 47' to clear the Ms river delta
. It appears there are to manny hazards for a straight shot. What I am looking at now is to follow N 29 20' east till W 93 15', then steer 100 with a few jigs to avoid major clusters of rigs. Still in planning stage....