Me and my sister Clotilde decided to leave Hollywood Sunday morning and take the Pura Vida up the New River to Cable Marine. Beautiful homes on both sides of the river and lots of yachts. I’ve never been up this way but I’ve always been told be careful of the currant and other boats, its narrow with boats tied to both sides of the river. The water is plenty deep, 20’+ in some areas. My height only required two 4′ railroad bridges to be open and thanks to my waterway guide I learned they stay open when not in use so this makes it easier. All the other bridges were 19′ so my 18′ high boat squeaked under them fine. Going upstream you have more control because of the water moving along your hull and rudders even at the slowest speeds you can keep your steerage. I try to give the down bound boats right of way because going up I can keep the boat perfectly still and still be in Controle. Going with the flow your rudder is only working with water flowing against it so you have to keep power on it on the rivers. This short trip took us over 2 hours because we were at idle speed the whole time.
The river is entirely within Broward County and is composed from the junction of three main canals which originate in the Everglades, splitting off from the Miami Canal. They are the North New River Canal, which flows on the north side of State Road 84 / Interstate 595; the South New River Canal, which flows on the north side of Griffin Road and the south side of Orange Drive; and a canal which flows south of Sunrise Boulevard.
We arrived safely at Cable Marine, his working slips are covered and .70c a foot per day which is a great deal. I’m going to have some canvas work done here and a few other Maintnance items I want to get done