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 Post subject: My Itinerary Tombigbee Waterway heading South
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2013 07:56 
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This was my itinerary from Green Turtle Bay Marina - Kentucky down the Tombigbee Waterway to Mobile Bay.

Hope it is useful for those contemplating the trip down. Do your own research before trying it. Bridge heights and reservoir levels are of extreme importance if you intend to do it mast up from Grand Rivers, Ky.

PURCHASE THE BOOK: The Tenn-Tom Nitty-Gritty Cruise Guide by Fred Myers (A MUST HAVE IF YOU WANT TO DO THIS TRIP)

Some useful links:

Current Tenntom water levels above Demopolis:
http://water.sam.usace.army.mil/ttmframe.htm[url]

Current water levels below Demopolis:
http://water.sam.usace.army.mil/bwtfram2.htm[/url]

Pickwick Water Levels:
http://tva.gov/lakes/pkh_r.htm

Tombigbee Bridge Height table:
http://business.tenntom.org/using-the-tenn-tom/bridges/

Tombigbee transportation maps:
http://business.tenntom.org/maps-tennessee-tombigbee-waterway/

UPDATE: We made the trip without incident and had a great time. Warning .... if you go down "mast up" remember the Burlington Northern bridge and watch the reservoir water levels closely.. I had to take all of our diesel jugs and tie to the end of our boom; with me on the boom too we were able to achieve about a 8-10 degree heel. I got under the bridge with the radio antenna banging away on the lower steel. The tricky part was that the railroad was very busy we had to turn around two times because trains were coming across the bridge just as we approached. All in all it was a great memorable trip. Our boat's new home is Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores.


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