Thanks Bobconnie! I'm hoping to complete it in three days (friday, saturday, sunday). I leave for sea on tuesday, so must be back at home in Galveston on monday. Do you think I would be cutting it that close?
The only ETA's I have ever done have been on the ship, at sea, where we can usually maintain a constant speed without many delays. I believe its 140 miles or so from new orleans
to lafayette. at 4 knots avergae is what I'm guessing she'll make, 1.4 days is my total steaming time if we are able to make 4 knots the entire way. I'm guessing at least 3 hours per lock of wait time, unless I'm mistaken. But, I do not have any experience with inland navigation
other than 2 weeks on a line haul barge running from houston