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Degree of difficulty in circumnavigating Lake Superior ?

Hi All,

With the following experience, how difficult is it to circumnavigate Lake
Superior ?

This is one of two possible plans for this summer.

I have sailed out of Duluth for about 6 years now, spending weeks anchoring out in the Apostle Islands.

I have a Ranger 26, with a 8.5 Honda 4 stroke.

I have been caught in a couple of mid-range storms.

I have a hand-held gps and a hand-held vhf radio.

I have plenty of time : from the later part of May to the end of July - hence, willing to sit out bad weather.

I have the Dahl book on Lake Superior.

I try to be extra cautious and conservative in my sailing.

I know the northern shore has few and far between places to get supplies and fuel.

I also worry about finding anchorages quickly in the remote areas when the weather turns bad. Also, about how cold it may get.

I love exploring and seeing new places by my boat, and wonder if I have enough experience to try this kind of major (to me) cruising trip.

It sounds like an adventure to me - but I want to be smart about it.

thanks for any thoughts, Gregg
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