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Depending on your transit dates, you may not need your sail until 30+ miles down the Hudson. Plenty of places to step mast.I can provide some personal suggestions backchannel. There are some that are good and others, well, you should just find a good one. JR


For the video cruising guide to the Hudson that shows approaches and most mast stepping facilities info, see

http://hometown.aol.com/halyardz/myhomepage/index.html
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Hi: Did the Erie Canal August 2002 and you will love it. About 310 miles of everything - great food great people and great Stopovers. We entered from Lake Erie at Buffalo and meandered to Tonawanda New York - about 10 or so Miles. Had the Mast taken down at Miller''s Marine $3.00 foot and the guy is great. Be carefull at Lake Oneida - you need a calm day and not a weekend. Put the Mast up at Riverview Marina on the Hudson. Don''t have any work done there - we got bit pretty bad. Get Reed Tide and Current tables to help you climatize yourself to the change in water. Not really a big deal. I have done the Welland Canal 8 times and Erie Barge is less turbulance less traffic (no freighters) and dockmasters are very helpful. I think we paid $35.00 U.S. for a 10 day permit and will take longer on our return trip to appreciate the little villages along the way. Scale of 1 to 10 the trip is a definate 9
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Sorry about that it is Wardell''s to get your mast down at Tonawanda. And yes he is like the soup nazi and he does know his stuff.
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you will love the sail down the Hudson. There are many marinas and yacht clubs lining the river. You may looking at www.boatingonthehudson.com for some stop over places. Albany to Kingston 1 day. Stay over night at the town docks on the Rondout creek in Kingston.(call ahead via phone or vhf) Some very good restarants you can walk to.
Some excellant mansions over look the river (the Vanderbuilts, the FDR Estate)

Don''t forget West Point (what a view from the river)

Just remember to check the tides each day
(the Hudson is a tidal esturary)

Enjoy the trip !!!!!

mike C.
Chelsea Yacht Club
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oh I forgot.....the cheapest place to stay in NYC is the 79th Street Boat Basin. (run by the department of Parks and Recreation of NYC)Something like $15 for a mooring right in the middle of Manhattan. You can''t beat that!!!

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Our Erie-Hudson transit was way back in ''92; but at that time the Yacht Club at CASTLETON (on the Hudson) had a free do-it-yourself (manual) crane for re-stepping. You help the crew ahead of you (and so on) so it goes pretty well. They also have moorings (donation?) and dockage.
See Tom Dove''s ICW Guide (www.toad.net/tdove/icw.html) for great info'' further south.
Good cruisin''
Gord May
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