Rodriguez is a decent anchorage but study your charts
closely and set yourself in a spot so that if you drag anchor
at all, you won't get in trouble. Boot Key Harbor in Marathon is definitely fine for 7" but stay dead center of the channel markers. The power lines that you cross under into the channel are 65" at mean high tide so watch for that as well if you have a tall mast
. When pulling in to Boot Key, hail Boot Key Harbor City Marina on 16 and tell them your draft so they put you on a deep enough mooring
ball. Do not attempt the gulf side anywhere.