Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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What is your draft? The Trent Severn promises 5' I think but I have heard horror stories of boats with that draft hitting solid stuff (rock) in the channel.
What kind of boat and what experience do you have? You could go the other way- Huron, Erie, Welland Canal. For a typical 30 footer, assuming no bad weather - not a good assumption in September, from Tobermory to Montreal is about 18 days. I don't think that the Trent-Severn would be much quicker with the short days in September. This would be hurrying and not really enjoying the nice things to see along the way. You could do the odd overnight and do it faster of course. Most useful overnights would Tobermory to Sarnia, Sarnia to Lake Erie, length of Lake Erie (eg Pelee Island to Port Colborne), or length of Lake Ontario.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.