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Old 12-06-2009
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New boat-need advise re: bringing her to Seattle

Hi,
Just bought a 22' full keel (3'5" draft) in Olympia WA. I'm in Seattle and have mooring for her here. She has a 4 stroke motor-seemingly in good shape, but I don't really know for sure. I need to either drive her up or be towed from Olympia to Seattle and into Lake Washington which means going through the Ballard Locks. Need to do it sometime in December.
1. Is it hard on a motor to go for hours at a time?
2. Does anyone have any idea how long it takes to motor from Oly to Seattle?
3. Any advise on going through the locks?

You may be asking: Why don't you sail her? I hope to get the sail up, but this is a new, bigger boat and I don't know her at all. I have a smaller, 18' swing keel that I'm very comfortable single handing but this one is just more boat.
I prefer to err on the cautious side
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