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Old 05-08-2019, 09:53 PM   #15
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City: Miami River
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Gotcha
Vessel Model: Grand Banks. Heritage. 54
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,595

Ive been thru that area about 50 plus times (maybe more) I draw five feet and never had a problem but I read the water and avoid the heads. I use a Garmin chart plotter and it’s been excellent.

Back in the 1950s I took a guide (Pinder) who before going thru prayed on the aft deck for five minutes. I admit I was frightened but watching him take the boat I never used a pilot again, it’s a scam if you can read the water. Saying that next time I’ll damage a prop.
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