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See......winter will bring ya down. Especially when you are in Land-Locked Oklahoma. I should be checking Sailnet more often.
Gordon, I haven't left yet. My customers are too irritating and CHEAP! so, the money isn't there to leave from Lake Champlain yet. Still the plan though. The whole "4th of July in NY Harbor" pipe dream is falling by the wayside. I did a lot of thinking/dreaming about it this winter though. I check the weather and the Lake Champlain Bridge Construction Project webcam daily. For the last two weeks there hasn't been ice on the lake. So, really now is the earliest i can start....if I want fiberglass repairs to kick off. Couiple more months and the money will be there. Got a new Gill raincoat, that is as "Seasoned Sailor" as i have been in 6 months. As for the trip, won't waste a lot of space here, just that now, I know all the stops and possible anchorages along the canal and all the way to Florida. I know where to step the mast and i called them and i talked to them. I know the cost, time, distance, and lock schedules as well as 30 different websites that give the same info. I have free charts. I got tide predictions. I got wind and current predictions. I know every bridge from Troy Lock to Key largo. All I gotta do is go.
So...anyone wanting this info that I have poured over for the last 6 months instead of sailing, is welcome to it! Email me. Glad to share!
Thanks for all the advice. I'll keep you posted.
S/Y Sarah Young
Cheoy Lee Bermuda 30