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Old 12-08-2011
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26 miles is about 5-6 hours; you do the whole thing in daylight and with a good weather report, well really no problem as you suspect. You're barely out of sight of land (depending on how high the hills are there) and not out of VHF range for safety. Not quite sure how you could make it take 3 days, unless you're thinking one day to travel there, one day to enjoy the island, and one day back? That would be a lovely trip. Do it, pay attention to the weather and you'll be just fine.

At the end of the first summer owning our first boat, traveling from Traverse City, MI to Northport, MI (approx 25 miles) to put up the boat for the winter was a big scary trip. (But we did it just fine, a couple of times). Now, cruising, 25 miles is "oh yippee! a short half day! when 50 mile days are the average on the ICW.
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