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Old 29-06-2011, 12:06   #16
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I suspect the OP has arrived, sold the boat and died.
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You would be looking at 44 locks to get to Lake Ontario and that can be done in 2 days believe it or not.
It's actually only about 30 locks to get from the Hudson to Lake Ontario. (22 up and 8 down, I believe). That being said, doing it in two days would be impossible due to the lock operating hours. Three days is easily achieved, though.
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I'm also thinking of going to Florida by power boat. I will have a 2006 Carver 446 with twin diesels. I'm trying to figure out approximately what it would cost in fuel round trip. The figure I been able to calculate so far is about $30,000.00. Does that sound right to anyone out there that has done this trip. I would probably take AICW. Thank you.
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Hello Alan,
Can you share some details on this trip... I was agreeing it could be done in three weeks, but I have been told closer to three months.... yikes... which is closer? I live in Mexico and thought it would be a nice trip to take up to Toronto every summer and back again to start school year... Is this me being too ambitious?
Kcee, I did the math for my 35' sailboat carefully. I got 37 travel days via the ICW, faster if you can go off shore, possibly much faster, I didn't do that math.

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I'm also thinking of going to Florida by power boat. I will have a 2006 Carver 446 with twin diesels. I'm trying to figure out approximately what it would cost in fuel round trip. The figure I been able to calculate so far is about $30,000.00. Does that sound right to anyone out there that has done this trip. I would probably take AICW. Thank you.
$30,000 sounds a bit high, but then again it depends on how fast you're
running. It was $25,000 for me to get to Orillia from Miami, but then again I was pedal to the metal whenever possible in a 55' Sea Ray with twin cat diesels. Have a great trip :-)
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Thank you very much. Your information is very helpful.
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Thank you again. There is another question I would like to ask. I would like to make this trip via AICW but what I understand is I have to have a crew take the trip with me. Can I make this trip alone? Seeing as it would be my 1st time, I would probably follow another yacht making the same trip. Is it a regulation for safety reasons or is it up to me if I chose to go it alone?
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$30,000 sounds a bit high, but then again it depends on how fast you're
running. It was $25,000 for me to get to Orillia from Miami, but then again I was pedal to the metal whenever possible in a 55' Sea Ray with twin cat diesels. Have a great trip :-)
How long did it take you to get to Lake Ontario? I'm looking at getting a 55' 2003 Azimut with twin cats as well, and time will be of the essence.

Do you think Ill burn around $14,000 with today's diesel price, and cruising at optimal cruise speed? Also - how long do you think I can do it in, best/worst case scenario in April?

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