- Feb 11, 2017
Looks like a great boat for the trip. Keep us informed of your progress.
My Route First Summer 2023Looks to be an interesting boat. One that could make the trip. The images show the captain looks a bit unhappy...
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Perhaps he is just anxious to get started...
When are you planning to depart? What is your route? How will you handle the "low bridges" on the route? So many questions for such a long journey.
We are currently working our way down the ICW. One important lesson we have learned is that plans are always written in sand and written low tide.My Route First Summer 2023
First two weeks
Port Isabel - Port Mansfield,
join Texas 200,
Quaratine Shores (nort of Port A)
Shell Island (east of Rock Port)
N28 49.795 W95 31.932
Rivers End Texas (Lunch maybe)
Gulf Coast Marina Freeport
sail through old Intracoastal to West Bay
(this may be problematic the chart shows no depths in the channel and less than a fathom in Christmas bay)
Offats Bayou, Galveston
Texas City Dike
We got stuck just north of Jacksonville, FL, on the ICW when high winds kept the drawbridges closed. We decided to do Thanksgiving on the layover day, Wednesday, and make Thursday a travel day. We invited our friends from Canada to join us for dinner, and their reply about the change in plans was, "No problem. Our plans are firmly fixed in jello. Let's do it!"We are currently working our way down the ICW. One important lesson we have learned is that plans are always written in sand and written low tide.