Originally Posted by Gary M
Actually you can do the canal itself in 5 days but it generally takes a day to get your mast down and most of a day to get it back up. The canal is a very nice trip even motoring with your mast on the boat. Then two days down the Hudson to NYC and I guess you are home.
You can easily make Huron to Erie in two days and depending on how hard you push 2-3 days to across Erie. Then you are near Buffalo where you take your mast down and enter the canal.
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Boy you keep your boat moving! Gary is right, you can do as he says in 9 days, but I would not plan on that. Add in a day or two for rest and/or weather issues. I also forgot to mention that if you plan on moving the boat in early May, locks are on a reduced time schedule (roughly 9am-5pm), this will slow you down a day too.
If you go, enjoy your trip.