Duluth to Chicago + bridge + Mississippi
A couple of theoretical questions :
1. How long would it take to sail a Ranger 26 from Duluth to Chicago ?
2. I hear that the only bridge you have to lower your mast for on the Great Loop is in Chicago - a 20 ft. railroad bridge - has anyone ever gone under this ? Where would one get your mast unstepped and re-stepped ?
3. How hard is it to sail / motor down the Mississippi ? Wingdams and traffic and locks ?
4. Is there supposed to be a lot of flooding this spring along the Mississippi, and if so would that be a trip-stopper ?
These are just things I have wondered about, since I have a Ranger 26 up in Duluth and a Com Pac 16 in Corpus Christi - always wondered how hard / easy it would be to sail / motor from Duluth to Corpus .
thanks for any ideas, Gregg