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Old 07-23-2013, 10:06 AM   #21
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Interesting. When you take a sailboat through the Okeechobee Waterway, there is a 49-foot fixed bridge at Port Mayaca, on the Eastern shore of the lake. The Indiantown Marina will provide a service (or they used to, anyway) where they bring some barrels to your boat, put them on the deck, fill them with water, and heel the boat over. Then you motor through the bridge, they empty the barrels, put them back on their little barge, and off you go. I think the service was about $75 if I remember correctly. That was several years ago (about 1996) and so it may not still be true. My mast was 51 feet.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:45 AM   #22
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I've heard of boats hanging their dingy from the mast and filling it with water to heel the boat over.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:56 AM   #23
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I am moored beside the Middle Arm swing bridge on the Fraser river. The big yellow thingy crossing the river.

Some of the stuff is just sad / funny at the same time.

Add some current a couple of bridge guards and wa la let the fun begin.
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WOW to the first video!!

I used to cross the bridge from the second video once a day when i was a truck driver, beautifull enginering!!
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:08 AM   #25
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Looks like he wont have to wait for it to open on the way back.
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