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Gulf to Great Lakes

Yeah, a quick story about currents: we have about the same thing here in the delta but it is tidal so you can have it either way. Last month, wanted to go to San Fran on a tight time schedule so I tried it at night to go with the current. There are nav. lights all the way down so thought it would be OK, and it was until I came to a stretch with refineries on both sides. Lost the nav lights in the refinery lights, got out of the channel and tore the rudder off my boat. $75 in tuition in the navigation school of hard knocks.

I hadn''t thought of a river option from New Orleas to The Lakes. I''m assuming I would have to trailer at least part of the way? The plan at this point is to go up the east coast but I haven''t looked at maps or charts yet(waiting on delivery of the bike maps). I think I will plan the cruising as we go. That''s why I wanted to put my question up here, just in case anyone sees a major problem with the plan.

It might be fun after the bike tour is over to come back to The Lakes and cruise down the rivers to the Gulf and then back to Sacramento via Panama!
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