It has been a few years but I used to sail out of Hillsboro Inlet.
Take the time to make a list of the bridge names. Nothing worse than not knowing their names. While looking them up in Active Captn, Check the opening times. Especially in Broward County CH9 get busy. So make your transmissions short. Atlantic Blvd Bridge vessel X approaching from the north requesting your next opening.
Also try to time your approach to the bridges, makes it easier.
Forgot the buoy number but just north of George Bush Blvd Bridge the ICW
does not follow the apparent path and jogs to one side (west?).
The big challenge of running the ICW
is doing certain basic bodily functions. Can’t autopilot
while you —— ya know. So get creative.