Can I take a Houseboat on the ICW.
(Hernando Beach, FL, USA)
Gibson Houseboats are a very popular Houseboat.
I am interested in trading my 43 foot sailboat for a 36 foot Gibson houseboat. My husband and I would like to cruise along the ICW (Intra Coastal Waterway), would that be a problem for a Gibson houseboat?
Thanks, Laura. Reply - Answer
Well Laura, trading in a 43 ft sailboat for a 36 foot Gibson Houseboat is quite the change. Houseboats were designed for lakes and rivers, so as with all boating, the weather and water conditions have to be evaluated daily before doing any open water traveling.
With that in mind, I know people that have done it with small cruisers, to large trawlers, so a 36ft Gibson should be fine, as long as you plan in advance and check the weather conditions.
If you're interested in cruising the eastern coast or the ICW,
than these excellent dvd's will definitely be of interest to you.
Lastly, I'm hoping that some of our readers who have traveled the ICW will share and post comments about their houseboat traveling experiences.
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