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Old 21-11-2016, 15:48   #16
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Re: Fort Myers to the Keys by Catamaran

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How do you manage docking at the Everglades Rod and Gun Club?

We left our sailboat at anchor in Russell Pass to dinghy into Everglades City. Any thought of docking at Rod and Gun Club dissipated when we saw the decrepit bulkhead. With a 3-4' tide, that looked like a nightmare.
The RV Resort/ Marina looked far more attractive if one needed a dock.

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We've never had a problem docking our 49 ft trawler at the Rod and Gun Club. The dock may look decrepit but it has been there a long time, with a lot of different boats tied up there. The interior of the club is a hoot, sort of a time warp going way back to Florida's early years.
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We've never had a problem docking our 49 ft trawler at the Rod and Gun Club. The dock may look decrepit but it has been there a long time, with a lot of different boats tied up there. The interior of the club is a hoot, sort of a time warp going way back to Florida's early years.
Have docked my cat there, 3.5' draft, a couple of times with no problems, but that was over a decade ago. Very interesting historic place.
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Old 21-11-2016, 17:49   #18
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....The interior of the club is a hoot, sort of a time warp going way back to Florida's early years.
Yep, well worth seeing. A few pictures from when we were there...







... more here...

FL Spring 2011 page 13

Here is a youtube of the tide coming in...



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Very nice documentation and photos, Sumner. We did much of the same last spring and will return in Feb/March from Key Largo to Charlotte Harbor. My apprehension at the Rod & Gun Club was mostly due to approaching by dinghy ay low tide. There was no way to scale the bulkhead. We may give it another try.
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