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Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-02-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By mooregm5
From Sackets Harbor you have a few options. I...

From Sackets Harbor you have a few options. I guess it would depend on if this a trip you want to do at below wake speeds or not...how much time do you have? My understanding of your "trawler" is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-20-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By mooregm5
Champlain Canal Route

Hello,

Hundred of boats make a similar trip to Lake Champlain each year. I'm more familiar with the Hudson River up to Lake Champlain so I'll keep my comments there.

Assuming you will be...
Forum: Chartering   06-27-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,151
Posted By mooregm5
So much to do, so little time... Current...

So much to do, so little time...

Current plans involve flying into San Fransisco and doing the usual sites, then heading to NAPA Valley, then south to a beach (thanks for the aquarium idea and Big...
Forum: Chartering   06-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,151
Posted By mooregm5
Thank you.

Thanks again everyone.

After some thinking about all your suggestions, I think we are going to do the California trip.

Our goal is to do the Great Loop in the coming years (hopefully sooner...
Forum: Chartering   06-25-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,151
Posted By mooregm5
Wow...thanks for your help. I never even...

Wow...thanks for your help.

I never even thought of California, but that may be the best...A day or two at a southern beach, then drive north hitting a place or two every day until the San...
Forum: Chartering   06-24-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,151
Posted By mooregm5
I was afraid you were going to say this. I guess...

I was afraid you were going to say this. I guess we just may have to waste a day to flying. The shortest flights to Hawaii are in excess of 12 hours and during daylight hours on the way out.

I...
Forum: Chartering   06-23-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,151
Posted By mooregm5
Where to honeymoon?

Hello,

I need some help. My fiance and I will be getting married in September and my job is to plan the Honeymoon. Normally our type of vacation would include boating in upstate NY, kayaking,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By mooregm5
Supposedly the Hay Bails are no longer allowed on...

Supposedly the Hay Bails are no longer allowed on the New York Canal System for environmental reasons. Too much falls off if not done right, and it litters the water with the hay and its plastic and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-29-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,240
Posted By mooregm5
Champlain Canal

Hello Paul,

Along the canal you will need to take down your mast. You can make it all the way to Whitehall and have it done there, or if you are going soon and have it down for winter don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 3,636
Posted By mooregm5
Small fenders

I would suggest a little larger than 5" fenders. We took our 25' Oday though the locks and back (~60 locks on our trip), and most go uneventful, but every few locks something very weird happens to a...
Forum: Lake Huron   02-24-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 15,413
Posted By mooregm5
Boy you keep your boat moving! Gary is right,...

Boy you keep your boat moving! Gary is right, you can do as he says in 9 days, but I would not plan on that. Add in a day or two for rest and/or weather issues. I also forgot to mention that if you...
Forum: Lake Huron   02-24-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 15,413
Posted By mooregm5
Erie Canal

Hello pos3idon,

As said before, you have the 3 legitimate options.

1.) East through Trent Severn waterway to Lake Ontario to Oswego Canal to Erie Canal and then Hudson. This is good if your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,956
Posted By mooregm5
Erie Canal and Hudson River

Hi Dave,

12 Days +/- on the Erie Canal and Hudson River may be a nice way to break in the boat, fix broken items and get things how you want it on the boat.

Two things would make you NOT want...
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors   01-29-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By mooregm5
Hudson and Champlain Canal

Hello,

Check out that link...lots of good info. From NYC to Albany is about 3 days. If you can't take your mast down yourself (I'm not sure if the 28 can, we do on our O'day 25), you can take...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-24-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By mooregm5
Its amazing what saltwater does to a boat. With...

Its amazing what saltwater does to a boat. With the amount of 100% freshwater boats in the area, there is no need to look into a saltwater boat. Take your time and you'll find the right one,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-18-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 10,698
Posted By mooregm5
Erie Canal

As far as the specifics on the Erie Canal. Draft will be fine, you need to clear 15.5' bridges if you enter at Buffalo. If you get into Lake Ontario you can sail to Oswego and enter there where air...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-18-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By mooregm5
Hi kmartin, If you are patient, there is...

Hi kmartin,

If you are patient, there is always a good deal in the area. We have a late '70 Oday that is in fantastic shape. I can't think of anything that is wrong with it, other than a self...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-15-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 8,080
Posted By mooregm5
Erie Canal

Yes and no. At the Hudson River there is one for about $50 at a local boat club. At Buffalo or Oswego, depending on which way you go, there is not.

See Special Considerations for Sailboats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,430
Posted By mooregm5
Champlain

Lake Champlain is a great lake to sail on, I love the scenery.

As far as your trip, you should take the mast down as said above on the Hudson and head up the Champlain Canal. Lock 12 Marina...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-15-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 8,080
Posted By mooregm5
Great Loop

There are many different versions of the great loop, they all just require that you go up the Atlantic, through the great lakes region and south from Chicago and through the gulf around/through...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-08-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,362
Posted By mooregm5
Old post -- new considerations

Hello,

This is an old post. But if someone new reads this, keep in mind the new electrified area on the canal at Chicago. This means delays at best and complete closure at worse.

The Erie...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By mooregm5
NY Canal System

Hello,

Here is some figures that may help you. The Erie and Oswego Canal is open from 7am-10pm through Sept. 9th (then goes to shorter days). The speed limit varies along the canal but is at...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-12-2009
Replies: 3,429
Views: 920,171
Posted By mooregm5
Sail on Oneida Lake (NY) and have cruised the...

Sail on Oneida Lake (NY) and have cruised the Erie Canal to Lake Champlain and Lake Ontario in the past.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,011
Posted By mooregm5
Buffalo Mast Stepping

Hello,

You brought up a good point. Does anyone know any more about the options for stepping a mast in the Buffalo area, especially which ones are the "good" ones to go to, either by price or...
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