From another forum
Here is a modified version of my earlier response...remember we have a 2015 450.
We gofrom the Chesapeake to Florida
...often Key West
. The ICW
bridges in myexperience are almost all 65' or maybe a little higher...except for two frommemory...the Wilkerson Bridge (64') at the south end of the Alligator/PungoCanal (STM 126) and one just north of Lake Worth/West Palm Beach in Floridawhich to me at least seems closer to 63'.
We got an ICW
friendly mast shipped from Lagoon
but even that made menervous....especially in Florida
last autumn/early winter where too much rainand tides way higher than normal made it really tricky when wind
, tideand mast height were all working against me. I believe we had around 18"cut from the top of the mast.....nothing else was touched...standing riggingetc. The existing sail was recut to fit and works fine. Nance and Underwood inFort Lauderdale did it and did a fine job and fairly quickly - a few days only- mast off - then cut - then back on. I am very pleased....no doubt we loseperformance a little but we get the opportunity to see the parts
of the worldthat we love. Cost around $5000-6000 including sail work
all the best.
PS if anyone wants to chat offline my email