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Old 03-04-2017, 06:08 PM   #1
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Green cove springs to Clearwater Fl

Looking for advice on taking cross state route sure would hate to have to go all the way around the keys any and all advice would be great

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Old 03-04-2017, 06:24 PM   #2
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Green cove springs to Clearwater Fl

A couple of years ago I did the trip from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater, then crossed to Panama City.

The trip across FL was fun and easy. The marina at Indiantown was interesting in a retro kind of way. We crossed on a calm day, had no problems with the locks even though we we total newbs, and stayed at a TF's dock that night near the River Forrest marina. The next day we made it to Fort Myers.

We cruise at 7 knots.

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Old 03-04-2017, 07:04 PM   #3
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Easy and fun trip, plan on 2 days for the Big O Waterway. The West side of the trip is much more fun than the East side. Locks and bridges are easy and everyone is super nice

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