Discussion in 'MondoMarine Yacht' started by ombreetsoleil, Mar 3, 2012.
Very close call.
See video below:
big boat little bridge - YouTube
Thanks for sharing.
Are you kidding me?!!! wow... Is that the MondoMarine "Infinity" (ex. "Streamliner" ; ex. "Streamline")??
Makes me wonder though. I don't recall reading anything regarding the issue on the forum before. Do these bigger yachts have the capability to take on ballast if they need that extra bit of clearance?
To me this picture of Streamliner from Mondomarine's website looks just like the yacht in the video. She is now named Infinity.
I have done that drill on a SF under the Shinnecock Canal RR Bridge.......
10inches to spare....
not fun, but saved a long trip around the senic route and lots of fuel
Bet it wasn't southbound when the locks were open. Wouldn't want to be up there when you hit the whirlpools nor have to stop and turn around with that 6 kt. current behind you. BTW, keep a good lookout for the lures and hooks hanging from those bridges.
Ah, I see you know the area.
Yes I was southbound and the locks were closed.
I wouldn't dream of going near the canal when the locks were open with less than a foot of clearance from the bridge.
I have done the canal w open locks on smaller boats with no clearance issues and enough power.
Sail boaters (without masts) and low power displacement trawlers need to transit only when the locks are closed.
BTW, most of the good fishing Tackle and Luhrs are hanging from the power lines which are just out of reach (for the record I am not recommending power line tackle shopping from the upper deck as you pass under the high voltage lines)
Been transiting it since the days when kids would skinny dip from a ropeswing on the M.H. bridge. Of course today they'd be arrested for a sex crime. That canal deserves respect when the gates are open. For sailboaters there's a mast step at each end, but I haven't seen them used in years.
I went through a bridge and it looked very much like that on the Chicago river with a 75' Hatteras MY that we got down to 18'6 and the bridge was 19'2. We knew our clearance and knew the bridges but we still krept up to it and slowly glided through it.