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Weekend cruises

Hi everyone. I am going to start some longer cruises on my 27ft O'Day. She has never been out with me more than 10 miles from my marina in Buffalo. My buddy and I are going to do a few overnights.
Here are my questions....

1. What is an average length of sail from Buffalo to Port Colborne ONT?

2. Any good rules of thumb for predicting how long a voyage will take?

3. What is the protocol or procedure or edicott for entering a port as a transient?

4. Any other tips for a first timer would be helpful.

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From the outer harbor to Port Colborne is a nice afternoon/short day sail- call it 22-25 nm. Nice facilities at Sugarloaf. Don forget to check in with Customs. If you paln to cross to Canada a lot next season, you might want to fill out an I-68.

Canadian Border Boat Landing (I-68) Program - CBP.gov

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I just purchased a 27' ODay and have similar goals. While I haven't yet done it, I plan on trying to give myself as much of a time buffer as possible so I'm not tempted to rush back in unfavorable conditions. My plan is to just keep circling out and going further each time until I'm more comfortable with the reliability of my time frames, etc. Good luck!
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Plan on doing the same all summer on my new to me '79 O'Day 28
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We cruised as a family on a 27 footer for several years. Actually, we 'cruised' a 22 footer for a few years before moving up. We used to provide hours of enjoyment for folks on bigger boats watching the 4 of us get into our little walmart pool dinghy and head back out to the anchorage after a trip to town for ice cream cones.

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- figure a reasonably SOA for planning purposes. We used 4 kts for the 27.
- build in time for contingencies The weather always seemed to turn bad in the middle of a weekend trip
- plan alternate stops and escape holes just in case. When things turn bad is not the time to start studying charts

Go for it and have fun! There will be great times and bad ones that turn hilarious with the passage of time!
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If you plan on frequent crossings, here's the skinny (from a Yacht Club that straddles the border).

This information is if you're crossing where there is no official point of entry by boat.

To enter Canada, you will want an RABC (Remote Access Border Crossing) doccument. Last summer they were around $35CAD for a family. If you're Canadian (I don't know how it applies to Americans, sorry) you only have to report in if you have something to declare. This form is good for one year (I don't know if that's calendar or total)

To enter the United States, you will be required to have either an I-68 (listed by Mr. Jones), or a nexus card. The I-68 cost me around $32USD for the family (I think it's around $20USD individual) The I-68 is good for one year.
The other option to enter the US is a Nexus card. These are initially more pricey at $50USD per person, but they are valid for 5 years.

We did the I-68 the first year as a trial, but will be going with the Nexus in the future.

We are with the Rendezvous Yacht Club in Fort Frances Ontario and International Falls Minnesota. Almost every event we have (including races) cross the border at some point.

Hope this helps.
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