Erie Canal depth - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-15-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
timkent is on a distinguished road
Erie Canal depth

We need to move a sailboat with a 12''3" draft from Lake Huron to the East Coast. Does anyone have any recent information about depths in the canal system between Oswego and the Hudson?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 10-18-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
tiz_1 is on a distinguished road
Erie Canal depth

Tim,

Here''s a link to info on the canals in NY. I sent a separate message about helping with your delivery. Let me know if you still want crew.

http://www.houseboatmagazine.com/articles.cfm/artid/44

--Kevin
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 10-20-2001
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
dpierce is on a distinguished road
Erie Canal depth

Tim,

Have you also considered mast clearance? That may be a more difficult issue.

Why not take the long way and cruise down the St. Lawrence and the New England coast?

Dave...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 10-23-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
holdon is on a distinguished road
Erie Canal depth

you,ll never make it. I went through in Sept. .The lowest depth I encountered was 8''. There are many locations that have less than 12''
Holden
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 12-16-2001
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
JWag is on a distinguished road
Erie Canal depth

timkent: Controlled depth in the Oswego and Erie Canlas is supposed to be 13 feet, but our experience going through in 2000 suggests it is less in spots. Since you are so close to the limits, I would call the NY State Canal Corporation at 1-800-4CANALS and get their guidance. Otherwise, you''re looking at going via the St. Lawrence which is about a thousand mile detour if you intend to continue south from New York.

With a 12''-3" draft, you''re going to have to make sure you use the shipping channel in Lake St. Clair, because you won''t get across otherwise. Out of curiosity, what kind of boat is it that has such a draft?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 12-17-2001
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 137
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
SHIMSHON is on a distinguished road
Erie Canal depth

I believe that you would have a major problem attempting to get through the New York State barge Canal system with that draft. Is that a fixed keel?? and if so what kind and size of boat?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Depth finder question?? gwp Gear & Maintenance 10 01-12-2009 07:32 PM
Erie Canal RoadTool Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 12-14-2004 04:42 PM
Depth Gauge vs. Fishfinder larsfis Gear & Maintenance 2 02-16-2003 07:27 PM
Experienced Erie Canal Crew capemiker Crew Wanted/Available 0 07-26-2002 04:36 PM
Cost of depth sounders vs fishfinders waltzingmatilda Gear & Maintenance 7 01-30-2002 10:48 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:08 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.