Remember all the work we did to drop the mast, take down the bimini and move the dinghy? A boat in front of us did some careful measurements with a tape measure going under a bridge to figure out just how much clearance they really had. Good idea! We did the same and our guesstimate of 16′ 1 ” to the top of the bimini (when it is down) is actually 14′ 9″ A lot more room to work with!
Here is a video of us going under a 20 foot bridge. Still not a lot of extra height to work with, but enough. It is still a bit nerve wracking each time. We got under a 17 foot bridge. We don’t know of course for sure what the real pool level was for the water. A video for entertainments sake along the Champlain Canal.