Originally Posted by Dougfuller
I would not try to come in at New Pass or Big Pass (Otter Key)
I am in a similar situation to the OP, only I will be starting from Bradenton and the comment above makes me ask those with more local knowledge what would be the best route
out of Sarasota
Bay for a run down the Gulf to Ft Myers and the start of the canal
across to the east coast
? My boat
is a 33' with a keel/centerboard combination drawing 3'6" with the board up. Thanks.