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Mike, what Irwin32 said about hitting every harbor is exactly why you should hire only the best (me), I safely enter and exit every harbor, no scratches on the gel coat, no chunks out of the keel, Irwin stated that he has “hit” all of the harbors! Sure, you say it’s semantics but can you chance that with your new baby?
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Hate to break up the party and Im not sure the kind of distance you are talking about. I bot a boat in Baltimore, MD and had it shipped via truck to Westbrook, CT. Trucking it can be expensive depending on the time of year and what kind of equipment you have. More importantly, you need to pull the stick and prep the boat for transport. It look me a couple of days with some help to do this. Sailing her may subject you to the possibility of an accident or storm and/or damage to the engine/sails/etc. If I had to do it over again, I would sail her and I would join the captain for at least part of the time. You will have the opportunity to learn alot about the boat as well as (hopefully) good seamanship, navigation, etc.
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About 330 miles.

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Does anyone know how long it should take sailing a 29''er from Muskegon, MI to Chicago?

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That will depend on wind conditions the alot of sail you carry. Are you using a spiniker of any type? Will you be motoring? How big is your aux? Will you be making any stops?... Too much unknown to answer...
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The distance is approximately 100 statute miles, do the math...time equals distance divided by speed.
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Reguardless of the distance, should you need any crew feel free to give me a shout at ughmo2000@yahoo.com

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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!





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Has anyone had experience having their boat trucked for a long distance such as about 1300 miles? I''m interested in buying this boat in Fl and shipping it to Lake Michigan. Would appreciate your input.
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