Mainship 400 Crossing Lake Okeechobee

Three bridges at the meeting of the St. Lucie River and the North fork in Stuart.

Mainship 400 Crossing Lake Okeechobee

Amazing how different the middle of Florida is from the coast lines. Check out these photos as we are aboard this beautiful Mainship 400 crossing Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway with new owners. We’re not in the sandy beaches of the east coast anymore!

Training Delivery is  FUN Way to Learn

This Mainship 400 is a comfortable cruiser with four of us aboard for 5 days on this journey of a lifetime. Building each new day on what we learned from yesterday is a terrific and fun way to learn. And this method certainly develops muscle memory fast! We encountered so many different experiences on this Mainship 400 crossing Lake Okeechobee. Memories that this new owner won’t soon forget.

First we fill ‘er up before we cross the Big O – Lake Okeechobee! Next we address trip planning including Navigation. It is important to know as much about your vessel as you can before untying the lines. This last minute walk thru includes understanding sight lines for helmsman and deckhand.

Photos and Fog!

Scroll down and ride along with us as we train this adventurous couple and traverse the Okeechobee though bridges, locks and a bit of fog too. Don’t forget to watch the video and listen for our fog horn! It’s easy to click on each photo to enlarge and read the caption. We share a bit more about crossing the Okeechobee Waterway from the east coast of Florida to the west coast of Florida- more than 170 miles.

Wild weather swings created terrific learning experiences which clarified why schedules should be tossed out with the trash. If it’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen out there 🙂

Prepare for YOUR adventure

Ask Captain Chris about how to start your adventure 772-205-1859. Join us in a seminar like this new boat owner did before he came aboard his Mainship 400 crossing Lake Okeechobee… Introduction to Boat Systems or Cruising 101 FUNdamentals!