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I have an 8.7 Columbia and i'm concerned about taking from Champlain to Florida because of the Yanmar diesel may be under powered to get her through some tidal waters going in and out of port! Anyone have any input?
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Question on power of diesel motor

[QUOTE=Captaintim;710578]I have an 8.7 Columbia and i'm concerned about taking from Champlain to Florida because of the Yanmar diesel may be under powered to get her through some tidal waters going in and out of port! Anyone have any input? Thanks for your help!
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Shouldn't be a problem
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Are there any areas that you have a specific concern? MOST tidal waters max out at 1-2 knots except in rare cases like Hell Gate around NYC and when there are severe storms or flooding. In most cases you are talking about under a half knot of current, and you can always schedule your comings and goings to align with a fair current.
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Your Florida trip

Did you ever get out of Lake Champlain??? I hope you didn't follow that other poster's reply about taking the ERIE CANAL... he should check a map...

I have done a dozen deliveries from Lake Champlain to Florida/Cuba/D.R., and the longest was to Cayo Largo, Cuba, took 35 days, including mast drop and restepping at Catskill...

Hope you had a fun trip and stayed ON the boat...

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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.
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Champlain trip south

I really would appreciate all the info. on the trip from Champlain to Fla. Thanks, so much. My email is ndeckworks@aol.co, Thanks, Captain Tim.
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Florida is south? Damn, that's what I've been doing wrong.
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