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Old 05-24-2017, 09:46 AM   #1
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Marathon to Marco Island Route

Does anyone have the headings for a route from Marathon to Capri Pass at Marco Island...or the reverse?

I have plotted a course and am wondering how it agrees with others.

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Old 05-24-2017, 11:32 AM   #2
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There is a shoal off southern Marco with a bouy at its western end, be sure to go around that. If you draw 4' you can go inside and avoid the shoal.

Easy trip.
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Thanks Bigfish.

I have a route staying just west of the course to the marker at 25.41.30 & 81.38.77.

From there I will start bending northerly staying in sufficient water until I get to Capri Pass. Looks to be about 85 miles from the west side of Marathon.

Some other folks mentioned the Yacht Channel using Channel 5 to cut into the Gulf. That looks a little skinny for my 4.5' draft.
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We just did that leg last week from Marathon Yacht Club to Marco Island Yacht Club. 101.2sm, 11 hrs 54 min at 8.5 mph. Approx. 331 T to a point just west of WKPA beacon then a slight right turn approx. 332 T to just south of red 2. Lots of crab/lobster pots strewn all along the first part of the route. Sometimes just 1 at a time. Even saw a very large commercial boat laying/retrieving them. I draw 4.5' also.
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We just did that leg last week from Marathon Yacht Club to Marco Island Yacht Club .
Exactly our start and stop points. I am going to run about 11-12 mph
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I have taken the yacht channel a bunch of time and I draw four feet and never came close to the bottom, just make sure to take the markers correctly.
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