Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-07-2012, 09:29   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Montreal
Boat: Mirage 33
Posts: 12
Galop Canal Navigation

Can someone provide advise about navigating the Galop Canal around Iroquois and Cardinal ?
__________________

__________________
wrapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-07-2012, 10:08   #2
Provocateur & Raconteur
 
knottybuoyz's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Iroquois, Ontario
Boat: Bateau.com TW31 Modified
Posts: 3,583
Images: 87
Re: Galop Canal navigation

That's our home stomping grounds. There's a few places you can and cannot go. What size is your boat, draft, air draft etc.?
__________________

__________________
Yours Aye! Rick
~^~^~^^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~~^~^~~^~^~^^~~^~^
"It's not the boat "you built" until you've sworn at it, bled on it, sweated over it, cried beside it and then threatened to haul the POS outside and burn it!"
knottybuoyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-07-2012, 10:15   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Montreal
Boat: Mirage 33
Posts: 12
Re: Galop Canal navigation

27 foot sailboat four foot draft. 41 foot mast.
__________________
wrapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-07-2012, 10:39   #4
Provocateur & Raconteur
 
knottybuoyz's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Iroquois, Ontario
Boat: Bateau.com TW31 Modified
Posts: 3,583
Images: 87
Re: Galop Canal navigation

Ok. Upbound you enter the navigable part of the old Galop canal just west of Cardinal. Downbound you enter the "North Channel". See attached GoogleEarth grab.

There's not much else of the old canal you can explore. The section from Cardinal to Iroquois is too shallow and full of snags for a boat your size.

If you need a marina there's one you can get to on upper side of the Iroquois Locks. See second attached GoogleEarth grab.

If you can unstep your mast and your air draft is under 8' 6" you can get under the damn at Iroquois and not have to pay the Seaway locking fees. That's the only lock that applies to though.

There's a marina along the old canal locks at Iroquois on the lower side of the dam. It's a nice spot. Plenty of deep water.

Have a safe trip.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	galop.jpg
Views:	258
Size:	430.8 KB
ID:	43956   Click image for larger version

Name:	iroquois.jpg
Views:	359
Size:	429.8 KB
ID:	43957  

__________________
Yours Aye! Rick
~^~^~^^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~~^~^~~^~^~^^~~^~^
"It's not the boat "you built" until you've sworn at it, bled on it, sweated over it, cried beside it and then threatened to haul the POS outside and burn it!"
knottybuoyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:14   #5
Provocateur & Raconteur
 
knottybuoyz's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Iroquois, Ontario
Boat: Bateau.com TW31 Modified
Posts: 3,583
Images: 87
Re: Galop Canal navigation

I guess he forgot to say "Thank You"
Just in case it was an accident, "Your Welcome Wrapper"!
__________________
Yours Aye! Rick
~^~^~^^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~~^~^~~^~^~^^~~^~^
"It's not the boat "you built" until you've sworn at it, bled on it, sweated over it, cried beside it and then threatened to haul the POS outside and burn it!"
knottybuoyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-2012, 17:21   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Montreal
Boat: Mirage 33
Posts: 12
It was great. Did the tie up to the wall and the canal sailing was awesome and let me bypass the current. , thanks,

just on the return trip now. Great advise.

Thanks again.
__________________
wrapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-10-2015, 10:47   #7
Registered User
 
FamilyVan's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,779
Re: Galop Canal Navigation

Thought I'd reopen this thread rather than start a new one.

We ran aground in the gallop canal today, I'm the second sailboat I'm aware of who's been aground this fall in here.

Currently, the first set of buoys (about 1/2 mile into the canal is a set of three buoys! Confusing. Starting from the left there is a red buoy, then a green then a larger gap then a red. This is a red right returning situation so the green is on your port side!

I have no idea what the other red means. I knew there was only a 50/50 chance of choosing the right channel, picked wrong but was going dead slow and was able to back off under my own power. Sorry, no pic, I was kind of busy at the time.

Second time I've been aground this year, my first was going to the western tie up wall in the Murray canal.

Sent from my XP7700 using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________

__________________
FamilyVan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
navigation

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:26.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.