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Originally Posted by EpicAdventure View Post
Here is a really nice, "google maps like" site with nautical charts. I highly recommend it:

GeoGarage - Route Preparation
Thanks. That is interesting and useful .
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Originally Posted by rmeador View Post
I'm mostly interested in the "dreaming" kind of planning. ... I'll have to see about installing Google Earth on my computer... I run Linux, and last I checked (over a year ago), they didn't have a Linux version, but maybe they do now.
Google Earth will not get you anything special, and anyway it's a browser plugin nowadays. Google Maps and Geogarage both work fine for me on Firefox on Linux, and they'll do exactly what you want.

Believe me, I spend lots of time that should be spent working by doing the "dreaming" kind of planning

As for the trip home if I bought that boat I mentioned,
I think there is a connection, but I would hardly call it navigable. It looks terrifying.

If I were you, I'd buy local. When I was first in the market for my boat (first and only), I looked at a boat in San Diego. I did the "dreaming" kind of planning and "realized" that it shouldn't take more than two weeks. What I didn't know at the time was how difficult, uncomfortable, and dangerous those two weeks would be. I ended up buying a boat in Seattle - a three day sail in principle that ended up taking three months. Go local

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There is a cruising guide of Lake Champlain which talks about the Erie Canal etc. The canal connects the hudson and lake Champlain. If you travel with one or two experienced people you could probably sail all night on a few occasions and shorten the trip.
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All of you who posted websites, thank you very much. I'm especially interested in GeoGarage. I think that will do nicely for my purposes.

Regarding that boat I like, I think you have all convinced me that trucking it over land is the right solution. My broker estimates that it would cost less than $3k, but that isn't an official quote from a trucking company. I'm still looking at other boats, and I am trying to look locally, but I looked at one locally that I really liked but it wasn't in great condition, so I found this other one that is the same brand/design but further away and appears to be in excellent condition... I need to go look at it in person eventually though.
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This site is usefull as you can use nautical miles and Sat view if you want.

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