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Old 19-02-2015, 17:41   #1
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Does anyone know the approx. opening date for the season?
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If you go to the my canals website they'll give you the date.


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The way global warming has messed with the Great Lakes, I'd say about August.
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Dear LeBelle-come visit us at the Toronto island Marina. We are two away from the fuel dock. Our boat up there is Frolix.
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If you go to the my canals website they'll give you the date.


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Do you go down and back by boat? If so how long does the trip from Miami to TO take
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New York State Canals
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Do you go down and back by boat? If so how long does the trip from Miami to TO take
I did the math for my Fantasia 35, I figure it should take very close to 38 days. Maybe more, not likely less.

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I did the math for my Fantasia 35, I figure it should take very close to 38 days. Maybe more, not likely less.

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Assuming you don't head offshore, that would be long days and no allowance for weather/breakdown/lock closures.

We would plan on 60day if we were in a rush but more like 90 days to make it a relaxing trip with time to visit along the way.

With the OP's motor yacht, 38 days is probably realistic as 100-200 miles days are possible without killing yourself (not on the erie though due to locks.)
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Assuming you don't head offshore, that would be long days and no allowance for weather/breakdown/lock closures.

We would plan on 60day if we were in a rush but more like 90 days to make it a relaxing trip with time to visit along the way.

With the OP's motor yacht, 38 days is probably realistic as 100-200 miles days are possible without killing yourself (not on the erie though due to locks.)
Yes, those are 38 travel days, limited offshore, generally long days.

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I no longer do Toronto to Miami but when I did I used to start early September and get to Miami in late November early December. You can do it in a lot less But that would seem like work. If you have to worry about time it's no longer cruising.


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