Originally Posted by mongo822002
Thanks, how long do you think it would take to use a 9 hp motor to do the erie to the hudson to NYC. Im under the impresion the mast is down for all of NY state and I would need a crane to put it up however many times.
The size and hp of your boat won't matter at all on the Erie Canal, as it is speed limited most of the way. There is a website for the canal, look it up. I recall it being 7 to 10 days to cross. There are marinas on each end that are accustom to stepping masts. Probably another 2 to 3 days to get to NYC.