Erie Canal System
Our Erie-Hudson transit was way back in ''92; but at that time the Yacht Club at CASTLETON (on the Hudson) had a free do-it-yourself (manual) crane for re-stepping. You help the crew ahead of you (and so on) so it goes pretty well. They also have moorings (donation?) and dockage.
See Tom Dove''s ICW Guide (www.toad.net/tdove/icw.html) for great info'' further south.