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Opinions on moving a boat around Lake Michigan
This is an old post and I don''t know if anyone will read this, but I thought I''d jump in for a chuckle.
And please, don''t anyone take offense - I mean this all in good fun!!
This thread sounded like planning a trans-Atlantic crossing.
Come on, guys - I make this trip twice every year - in the same week!! And I''m a girl. (kinda old girl, but still a girl)
The only reason to have to pull into any port along the way would be if you ran out of beer (who was in charge of provisioning, anyway?) Actually, I don''t usually imbibe during a delivery, other than maybe a glass of wine with dinner.
Even if you only averaged 4.5 knots for the whole trip, it would still only take 64 hours to get there.
You only need two people to do it (you get more sleep with three, but two will work). I''ve done double-handed 4 hours on, 4 hours off non-stop for 2 weeks before, in much more strenous circumstances than a straight shot across Lake Michigan.
A 32 footer is usually pretty light on diesel consumption, so a few jerry cans on board should remove the necessity for a fuel stop.
Even if a stop was necessary, it shouldn''t add any more than 2 or 3 hours at most to the trip.
It''s a three day weekend - that''s all!!
I''ll be in Mackinac City on July 26th with 4 days to burn before I have to be in Harbor Springs. I''ll do it for the fun of it if you can get me back to Harbor Springs by Thursday night.
Anyone else want to go? Come on guys, let''s help the guy out.
Mike, buy your boat. I''ll help you bring it down. You''ll just have to take a Friday off from work. We''ll be home by Sunday night!