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abrahamx
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Can I make this trip as a novice

I am looking at buying a boat in Bay City MI. I would have to sail her from saginaw bay to lake st. clair. Maybe 100 miles or so. I have crewed on a Hunter 34 on a Port Huron Mac race and done a couple seasons of club racing as crew. I owned a 18' hunter for a few years. Pretty book smart and all that, just not alot of experience driving my own boat. I am looking to buy a Pearson 28 set up for single handing. I would have to sail it home single handed more than likely. I am not familiar with the waters or the electronics, but aint stupid either. Also never ran into a river. I would have to cruise down the st clair river which moves pretty good. Just wondering if this is something I should be able to handle? Just want to make sure I can make it from point a to point b without grounding my brand new purchase. I mean you got to do it for the first time once right??
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