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07-15-2007 07:30 PM
xort The only possible stopping points along that route are at N Manitou island and Leland. Leland is a very small harbor and may not have space although they try to accomodate as best as they can. I would have both waypoints plotted along with info on what to expect if you have to duck in there.
07-14-2007 10:22 PM
sailingdog Hmm... I generally recommend timing a voyage to enter a strange new port during daylight hours.
Quote:
Originally Posted by knotaloud
I suppose so. Although arriving at an unknown port, at night, singlehanded, after sailing for 12 hours, might be a pretty interesting skills test

edit: On second thought, it's really not that big a deal, what's the worst the could happen?
07-14-2007 10:09 PM
knotaloud
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingdog
Ummm... sailing beyond your skill level, within reason, is generally the way you expand your sailing skills.
I suppose so. Although arriving at an unknown port, at night, singlehanded, after sailing for 12 hours, might be a pretty interesting skills test

edit: On second thought, it's really not that big a deal, what's the worst the could happen?
07-14-2007 08:52 PM
sailingdog Ummm... sailing beyond your skill level, within reason, is generally the way you expand your sailing skills.
Quote:
Originally Posted by knotaloud
Huron, Michigan, whatever, I've never been there. And a 75 mile leg is easy for me, but the OP sounds a little unsure of his skills and it's been my experience that sailing beyond your skill level is dangerous.
07-14-2007 12:36 PM
T34C "Huron, Michigan, whatever..."
Hopefully your sailing skills are better than your navigational skills.
07-14-2007 11:46 AM
knotaloud
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Originally Posted by T34C
BTW- He on Lake Michigan, not Huron. Isn't SF to Hawaii more than 75mi. ? If he shouldn't try a 75 mi. leg, how'd you get to Hawaii?
Huron, Michigan, whatever, I've never been there. And a 75 mile leg is easy for me, but the OP sounds a little unsure of his skills and it's been my experience that sailing beyond your skill level is dangerous.
07-14-2007 10:23 AM
T34C
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Originally Posted by knotaloud
I'm not familiar with the waters or weather on Lake Huron, (except what I've read and heard about in songs) but I've done some long distant, single handled sailing (from Sitka to Glacier Bay, and San Fransisco to Hawaii)). My two-cents: don't try for the 75 mile leg, if you're asking, it's too far. Always be tethered and think about getting an EPIRB. But most importantly, bring lots of snack food, lol, 'cause thats the only thing you'll have time to eat.
BTW- He on Lake Michigan, not Huron. Isn't SF to Hawaii more than 75mi. ? If he shouldn't try a 75 mi. leg, how'd you get to Hawaii?
07-12-2007 05:18 PM
knotaloud I'm not familiar with the waters or weather on Lake Huron, (except what I've read and heard about in songs) but I've done some long distant, single handled sailing (from Sitka to Glacier Bay, and San Fransisco to Hawaii)). My two-cents: don't try for the 75 mile leg, if you're asking, it's too far. Always be tethered and think about getting an EPIRB. But most importantly, bring lots of snack food, lol, 'cause thats the only thing you'll have time to eat.
07-12-2007 04:42 PM
sailortjk1
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Originally Posted by landwhale
Does anyone have advice for a single handler from Holland, MI, to DeTour, MI? I am planning on 45 - 50 miles a day. Is the 75 miles from Frankfort to Charlevoix too ambitious? The only single handling experience I have is taking my Beneteau 331 from Hammond, IN, to Holland last fall when the Horseshoe Casino kicked us out the marina we used for 14 years. The other concern I have is what to do if a thunderstorm comes up. At one seminar the advice was to ride it out. Thanks for any help.
Landwhale,
Where are you from?
We are at Eldeans; Z-Dock.

When we cruise, I like to have company.
I do all of the sailing and handling of the boat, but my wife is along to take a watch when necessary. We routinely sail back and forth to Chicago like this. If your comfortable docking your boat after a ten to twelve hour day on the water by yourself, than go for it. I like have someone else on board when it comes to docking, especially in strange harbors.

I have not been up that way in a while, but the South Manitou Island Anchorage might break that leg up into a couple of shorter legs. (I would have to check the charts again)

I here there are a lot of boater's in your position. I think the Casino in Hammond kinda did you guys in. Monroe Harbor in Chicago is full of displaced former Hammond guys.

Are you planning on doing the North Channel?

Good luck with the cruise.
It would be nice to meet up sometime.
Like I said, we are in Eldean's, send me a PM. We are there every weekend.
Tim
07-12-2007 04:06 PM
stevemac00 Autopilot a must - you didn't say. Otherwise I would have no problem. Are you anchoring at Round Lake or going into Lake Charlevoix? I wouldn't want to try and anchor in Round Lake after a long sail in the dark. Too deep (90+ feet) and too many boats anchored in too small an area.

Be sure and have someone on shore that you can call and give updates on your position at regular intervals.

I would make sure I had a good harness/life jacket like SOSpenders and tether myself to a jack line. You can never be knocked or fall off the boat.
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