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Old 15-08-2013, 14:57   #1
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Question From the Great Lakes to the East Coast

Hello all, I'm new to the site but hope to be a regular before too much longer. I'm planning to purchase a sailboat, 40 ft range, somewhere around the winter of 2014/15 and as I search MLS for boats, I see several in the Great Lakes area and was wondering how long it would take to come from the northeast end of lake Michigan to the east coast ie NY? I know there is a route through the lakes via Detroit, Lake St Clair and eventually to the NY State Canal System, where I also understand the mast would have to be unsteped and stowed for the motor trip. I also understand there are folks that will do the un-stepping and stepping of the mast once on the Hudson. THE question is how long would this trip take if all went well and I was using the days and hours to the fullest? I will eventually be in Beaufort SC
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Old 15-08-2013, 15:23   #2
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Re: From the great lakes to the east coast

Without killing yourself but going pretty steadily, figure 3 weeks to NYC. Nicer if you slow down a bit and enjoy the trip.
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Old 15-08-2013, 15:32   #3
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Thanks AiniA, So I take it that you have been this rout and I'm also wondering if there is published information as to waypoints, good anchorages, marinas etc..for this route?
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Re: From the Great Lakes to the East Coast

Hi

There as some good print guides - Ports comes to mind ($50 +/-) and an online guide (free) called http://www.great-lakes-sailing.com/Great Lakes Sailing Guide - loys of information and you can download it all.

There are all kinds of options from major cities to small towns and isolated anchorages.

Sounds like it will be a terrific trip!
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Re: From the Great Lakes to the East Coast

done the trip many times. I agree with svPilgrim, 3wks is about right.
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Did this run out of Sandusky, this summer. Little over two weeks too NYC, three weeks should be about right. Nice trip...
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, miwallace, and tryrsh.
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