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Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-06-2014, 11:23
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Posted By BandB
Re: Great Lakes to Gulf of Mexico

Not really. Certainly on the TN Tom stay in the channels, but all these areas he's going in are shipping channels so easily handle 9' or more. Maintained depth on the TN River is 11' and in the area...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-06-2014, 16:26
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Posted By BandB
Re: Great Lakes to Gulf of Mexico

Locks will be routine by the time you finish. Plus you'll go through the only electrified area I'm familiar with. Nothing navigation wise too staggering. Lots of commercial traffic. You say over 250...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-06-2014, 19:14
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Posted By BandB
Re: Great Lakes to Gulf of Mexico

That's possible but always a gamble. Also typically diesel only and depends on quantity. They're not going to be real happy to bring a truck out to give someone 100 or 150 gallons. Basically anytime...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-06-2014, 08:58
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Posted By BandB
Re: Great Lakes to Gulf of Mexico

The longest fuel stretches are:

Using the TN Tom route it's 250 miles.

Using the lower Mississippi, it's 376 miles for diesel and 450 miles for gasoline.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-06-2014, 22:28
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Posted By BandB
Re: Great Lakes to Gulf of Mexico

Illinois to Mississippi to Ohio to Tennessee to Tenn Tom to Gulf is the preferred path. A great place to learn more about the route is captainjohn.org. This is part of the Great Loop. Once you make...
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