Am splashing mid-summer from Lake Erie or maybe the Ohio
River. Never been this far North as I purchased my last boat in NJ and had it trailered to my boyhood hometown to refit
. Would like to hear the pros and cons of the NY canal systems/Hudson River route
or going out the St. Lawrence and of course downstream the Ohio
to the Gulf. She is a 28 Mariner cruiser approx. 5 ft draft
. I would really like to keep the stick up as generally I am a solo sailor so any thoughts, good yarns and of course horror stories and places to avoid on any of the routes would be appreciated. Possibly looking for an able body (preferably of the gentler disposition who can navigate and cook)Though I am proficient in these arts you can stomach your own cooking
for so long and in wilder adventures have been reduced to MRE's to help me. In this adventure I would like to end up in PR or Isla Mujeres Mx. and find out the state of the Chiapas revolutionaries as I have a lot of Mayan friends in the Yucatan
or possibly flaunt the State Dept. and head
before it gets ruined. I do have treasure hunting equipment
at my disposal if the urge hits and have done some of this on the East coast
near the 1715 Flotilla at Sebastian Inlet. Florida
though is not on my itinerary.
" Never trust a country that won't let you take a chicken on the bus"
p.s. They will allow you in my hometown of Barberton (non-official Chicken dinner capital of the World) to take a chicken on the bus although it must be breaded and in a box!
p.p.s. I can get along by hook or by crook and wild gesticulating in most countries but any crew having a rudimentary education in Espanaol would be a plus.
Scott Wm Lay aka MaroonedinOhio