while sailing from ueseppe island, where the shoaling is 4 1/2 ft, to ft myers, we saw, at sanibel, some lovely garden ketches careened in a beautiful shalolows on our port side coming south. i know they have a 6'6" draft
, as tha tis what mijn eis.... the waterways themselves ar edeep enough for tug n tows--about 9-12 ft deep, so i am not concerned with that, and my mast
is shorter than that on the sloop
we sailed ther e in-- so i am not worried there--is the entrance to ft myers and the moorings i am not well versed with--we grounded for a bit on the inlet to ft myers in a 4 1/2 ft draft
as they were dredging--was fun.....