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Old 20-05-2011, 17:36   #1
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Gulf Coast to East Coast of Fl

Has anyone used the FL intracoastal from the Ft. Myers area over to Stuart? If so, could you point me in the direction of some good info possibly a time schedule of the route?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 20-05-2011, 18:40   #2
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Re: Gulf coast to East coast of Fl

Well it kind of depends on what kind of boat you have and how fast it goes.

Then it will depend on whether you are in a hurry and go nonstop or take your time.

Based on answers to the above you can get a chart, measure the mileage, figure your boat speed and schedule and the calculations are pretty straight forward.
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Re: Gulf coast to East coast of Fl

Depending on your draft, air and water, you could take the Okeechobee Waterway. Unless you just want to go around.

Miami and Ft. Lauderdale area can be intimidating for some because of pleasure craft and ship traffic.
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Re: Gulf coast to East coast of Fl

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Depending on your draft, air and water, you could take the Okeechobee Waterway
Going via the Okeechobee in a 25' power boat I once made the trip in a day.

In a sailboat if you go via the Keys could easily take a week.
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Re: Gulf Coast to East Coast of Fl

I hope you have a very shallow draft boat, Okeechobee is at an 80 year low. The depth on Nav route #1 is 4.39' yesterday.

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