OK, I'm heading from Gambia in May 2012 and planning to sail around Brazil
and the Caribbean
for a while and then either head
N or S for the hurricane
season. What I would like to know is if I go north:
1 How far west can I sail until I run out of Lakes?
2 Is it a feasible option to hauled out and transported overland to the Pacific coast, and how would this compare with using Panama
3 Would there be any navigational issues in the Lakes for a sail boat with 2.1m (7') draft
4 What is the sailing season?
5 Do the lakes freeze over, and for how long?
6 How long would it take to go from say Chicago to Dulluth and would this be a sensible place to winter with with my wife and 2 teenage children