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It looks about 30 miles... there's some nasty weather about this week and you'd be well advised to check carefully before committing to this trip. Don't know what boat, but figure on 4-5 knots (bound to be some tide and wind against at some point) and in flat water the distance says 6-8 hours. Your ground speed could be much less at times.
You have limited daylight now too, so that's another factor and if you get held up or run into problems (quite possible on a new-to-you boat) you really don't want to be doing this in the dark.
It would be really good if you could line up someone with experience, not only for the locks but for the whole trip.
Please check the weather forecast, and if it's not perfect, leave it for another day....
EDIT.. just checked, and Sunday's outlook is actually not bad.. but it could change. Keep an eye on it!
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Last edited by Faster; 10-29-2009 at 08:54 PM.