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Old 28-03-2021, 20:02   #31
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Re: Key Biscayne Bay tips

We’re based in Key Biscayne and draw 5 1/2 ft. While we certainly are cognizant of depth, we do not feel limited or restricted. Everything from Government cut through the Featherbeds and Sands Key is our playground on short weekends. We go into Pines Channel, No Name, Marine Stadium and Gables By The Sea with no issues. We could use Angelfish Creek but choose not to because of the mystery spot talked about on the ocean side.

We used to love to go down to Key Largo on the inside with our old boat, which drew 4 1/2 feet. The trip south from Key Largo to Channel 5 was doable but stressful on the inside because of the marginal depths.

Look for a boat that draws 4 1/2 feet or less and is under 65’ tall if you want to get the most out of the area.
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Old 28-03-2021, 20:34   #32
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We’re based in Key Biscayne and draw 5 1/2 ft. While we certainly are cognizant of depth, we do not feel limited or restricted. Everything from Government cut through the Featherbeds and Sands Key is our playground on short weekends. We go into Pines Channel, No Name, Marine Stadium and Gables By The Sea with no issues. We could use Angelfish Creek but choose not to because of the mystery spot talked about on the ocean side.

We used to love to go down to Key Largo on the inside with our old boat, which drew 4 1/2 feet. The trip south from Key Largo to Channel 5 was doable but stressful on the inside because of the marginal depths.

Look for a boat that draws 4 1/2 feet or less and is under 65’ tall if you want to get the most out of the area.
On the other hand, you've got one heck of a boat. Love Tartans, have my eye on the 365...
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Old 29-03-2021, 04:40   #33
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Re: Key Biscayne Bay tips

Why not get some charts of the Biscayne and Keys areas and see for your self. JMHO
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Old 29-03-2021, 04:46   #34
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Why not get some charts of the Biscayne and Keys areas and see for your self. JMHO
I have to admit, I was thinking the same thing 🧐
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I haven't bought it yet, this is why I'm asking
I have sailed there with 6’4” and feel the sailing part is doable. It is the getting in/out of “deep” part the Bay that is the issue.

If didn't have a boat yet I would get something shoal draft!
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Old 29-03-2021, 05:27   #36
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Like this one.

(The circle is my own. With a 4-foot draft, I never even thought about this.)
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Seven foot, three inch draft in Florida???

Fuggedaboudit!
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