Doing the intracoastal waterway on a pontoon boat?
by Don James
Any pontoon boats on the ICW ( Intracoastal Waterway )
I am thinking about doing the intracoastal waterway on a 20 foot pontoon boat.
Hi my name is Don and I live in Florida, and with the following closure I'm wondering if anybody has attempted this yet.
And if there is anyone that knows anything about doing this I would appreciate the feedback. Hope to hear from somebody about this project soon. Thanks for your help, Don. Reply - Answer
Well Don, thanks for sharing your post with the community. When it comes to doing the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway), which is basically a canal most of the way, and also has wide/rough bodies of water. I have heard stories about all kinds of people attempting it in various size boats.
I know of people that can cross "small oceans" in specially built rowboats, and most "make it" and some don't. So, with that in mind, I would recommend reading some of the following articles to help you make a decision whether it's a good idea, or simply a thought that should be put aside.Houseboat travel on the ICW Inter Coastal WaterwayHouseboats to Cruise the Great LoopHouseboats for Coastal TravelingAny seaworthy houseboats?
You don't mention if, or how much boating experience that you have, so I would also recommend some Power Squadron Boating Courses
to at least start things off.Lastly
, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their ICW Intracoastal Waterway houseboat experiences and tips. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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