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Old 05-27-2019, 01:38 PM   #21
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Lots of rocks.markers far apart. Be careful crossing lake.
Lots of places to just pull over and anchor on West side of lake. Button up for mosquitos. A little common courtesy goes a long with lock masters. Absolutely amazing how some people talk to them. Leave a pie or something on top of the lock wall.
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Old 05-27-2019, 03:20 PM   #22
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I have locked through the lake many times singlehanded on a 43 trawler. Only line that matters is the bow or in my case the one just forward of midship. The current will keep the stern tight to the wall.
Biggest mistake is to pull the stern in too close and allowing the bow to swing outward. That let's the current push you away with great force.
Have the line under the cleat but not cleated and pay out or pull in as required.
Never done the rim route. Not necessary.
Just make sure when you see a marker it is the right one. Good binoculars are required because of the zig zag nature of the route
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:51 PM   #23
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I went through a couple of weeks ago, west to east. No problem with 3 1/2' draft. Skinny places were coming out of Clewiston and west approach to Port Myacca. All locks were utilized. Did it n two days: Ft. Myers - Clewiston - Stuart.
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:23 PM   #24
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Delivered a sport fish from Lauderdale to Sarasota yesterday ,stopped in Martin Rollands last night . Draw 5 feet no problems.
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:38 PM   #25
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One more thing. Going eastbound, we were raised at Port Myacca to above lake level.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:47 PM   #26
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Itís official...weíre heading out Tuesday of next week! Flew over the western part of the route this morning, looks like itíll be a fun trip! Eíre going to take our time and do it in several days.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:51 PM   #27
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Very cool! We are heading towards Okeechobee Sunday I think.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:08 AM   #28
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We are headed across today. Just went through Franklin lock.

I would like to make it all the way across the lake today but canít make that last lock by 5. Has anyone anchored out in the lake next to the last lock by Indiantown ? I see an anchor icon on active captain.
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