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kartracer 03-03-2017 08:13 AM

Planning A Trip up The Tombigbee
Planning a trip up to Chattanooga will I need a dinghy ????

Moonstruck 03-03-2017 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by kartracer (Post 529456)
Planning a trip up to Chattanooga will I need a dinghy ????

That would depend on your style of cruising. Do you do much anchoring? Do you have a pooch that would need to get to shore? Other than that probably not. There are marina stops spaced out for a days cruise. Besides, the TennTom WW has few places to land on shore.

Come on up to Chattanooga. I will be leaving the downtown area to move back to Signal Mountain. When you leave the Grand Canyon of the Tennessee look up to the last mountain on your port side. I may be waving at you.

The Tennessee River is a great cruise.

bikeandboat 03-03-2017 09:53 AM

I doubt it is necessary. You might want it for exploring some areas, if you want, but there will be very little "need" of a dinghy for cruising this route. I have only been up the Ten-Tom a few times, but I do not remember many places to go to shore than the marinas.

MikeyG 03-03-2017 11:02 AM

What's your time frame? Leaving Mobile April 15 heading for Knoxville.

seasalt007 03-03-2017 11:04 AM

We stayed on the Tenn Tom for a year from Columbus, MS to Knoxville and never needed one except for putting around while in a marina.

CaptTom 03-03-2017 08:20 PM

Kartracer & MikeyG, I'm on my way down the Tennessee now in a 40' Albin. Got as far as Guntersville so far. Let me know if you have any specific questions.

As for a dinghy, I think that's been covered. I've always found I use the dinghy a lot less than I thought I would, and end up staying at marinas more than I planned. But YMMV.

Drake 03-03-2017 09:58 PM


Originally Posted by MikeyG (Post 529524)
What's your time frame? Leaving Mobile April 15 heading for Knoxville.


We'll be leaving Mobile about the same time, maybe 16th or 17th. Let's connect.


Wmiii 03-04-2017 07:00 AM

We will also be heading up the TennTom about that same time. We are looking forward to spending the summer on Watts Bar Lake.
We may see Ya'll on the way.

Wm Mayberry
Mariner 40

kartracer 03-04-2017 08:09 AM

Thanks everyone, I am still in the planning stage.

ctbarbarian 03-04-2017 10:44 AM

Best guess going up or down ?
How many days to go from Paducah Ky
to Mobile Al.
Assuming average locks times and weather.
7 to 10 kn 8 hours per day.

Just starting to work on a fall time frame
Quad cities Iowa to Gulf shores Ala.


MikeyG 03-04-2017 02:58 PM

Drake, pm sent, sounds like a busy time...

Wmiii 03-05-2017 07:26 AM

It seems like it took us 7 days going from Yellow Creek/Tennessee River to Dog River and 8 coming back up in our 37' sailboat.

Wm Mayberry
Mariner 40

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