Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Welland Canal going downhill is quite easy. Uphill is quite a bit tougher because of the rush of water into the locks. If the weather is really hot you might want to do the transit at night. It is fully lit and you won't get baked in the locks.
Sorry for the bum steer about the Trent. I have not sailed on the Great Lakes for several years and forgot about the low water levels.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.