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Old 22-04-2013, 07:06   #1
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Icw with a 64.8 mast

Does anyone have experince going south from titiusville to vero beach with a 64.8 mast ? There is little to no tide and if the wind is north you can pick up maybe a foot . Any thoughts ? Thanks
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Re: Icw with a 64.8 mast

As you know, the official clearance on those fixed bridges is 65 feet, so you are very close. Obviously, you can clear at least some of those bridges as you got there somehow, unless the mast was down. I don't think any of the bridges in that stretch are known to be particularly low, but you will have to proceed with great caution. Fill up with water and fuel before you leave (to sink the boat). Also, have you measured your clearance? Often builders or designers notes are inaccurate with regard to actual clearance.
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Re: Icw with a 64.8 mast

Is that measurement with or without antennas. With a 64' 3" to the "hard" mast top we routinely bend the VHF whip. More important than the tide is whether the overall water level is high. It can easily be up a foot or more due to weather.

Here's a very useful site that shows pictures of the height boards and the "real" clearance. I've found these measurements to be accurate (and seemed even 4" or so conservative):

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