RE: Marine Trader 36 Sundeck Bridge Clearance
You are welcome. We have been aboard fulltime for 3 years. Below is some data on Great Loop requirements (not my words.)
"Air height (height above water): You must be able to clear 19 feet 1 inch to do the Loop (the absolute limit at Chicago, with a high-water pool level), but ideally under 17 feet for the Champlain route (charted at 15-1/2 feet for flood stage) and to go thru downtown Chicago.* So, 15-1/2 to 16-1/2 feet is ideal."
Continue to monitor the Asian Carp saga in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. If they close the locks to stop the migration the "loop" will be severed.
George in the Florida Keys
m/v Two If By Sea