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Old 25-04-2010, 19:31   #1
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Erie Canal Info

I will be traveling the Erie canal and have a question about the "free" dock services along the canal. Do they offer 50 amp service or are most 30 amp service.

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Old 29-04-2010, 06:03   #2
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Hello,

Most docks (free or otherwise) has 30A service. A few also have 50A, and one or two only 15A. If you have a twin 30A to 50A converter that would be very helpful if you need full 50A.

Have fun, the Canal opens Saturday.
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Old 29-04-2010, 07:48   #3
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That's pretty much what I figured. I hate to buy one of those converters given the likelyhood that I may never use it again. They are pretty steep. I think that I will just take a chance and perhaps if needed, run the genny as long as I am not bothering others. It will be next week so I don't expect there will be many boats docked along the way!
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Old 29-04-2010, 08:14   #5
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Hello,

Those converters sure are expensive.

From memory, the high side of Lock 20 has a 50 Amp socket and is in a quiet little park (free, donations accepted). The only reason I remember is that I believe it actually does not have a 30A, rather 15A and 50A. I could be wrong though, this is from memory.

I do remember seeing other 50A plugs along the way, but never needing one, I forgot where they are.

Have fun, but don't expect the canal to be totally empty. Alot of cruisers try and make the first week of May because the canal is just opening. This allows them to be far north by June. Perhaps this is you?

We have had little rain lately, so hopefully the rivers are not filled too much with logs, but be on the lookout. All the logs, trees, and everything else that fell in to the rivers over the winter gets sent downstream now. They just raised the water from winter to summer levels two weeks ago.

Have fun, this weekend is looking nice weather wise.
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