I assume you are planning to race the Port Huron to Mac Race? One of my favorites, you'll have a good time it's a fun race that can be rough. The North Channel is fun but a 10 foot draft will require you anchor
out often, not a problem if you have a dink.
Coming back, your fuel
stop will be Sheboygan on Lake Huron, next stop will be Bayview Yacht Club or Gross Point Yacht Club, from there head
to Put in Bay on Lake Erie, pick up a red top mooring
buoy. If you want to stop in Sandusky visit the Sandusky Yacht Club, they have the water
you need. Moving east on Lake Erie you can visit Huron and lay the boat on the outside wall, they have weekend festivals. From there you can head to Lakeside Yacht Club in Cleveland then on to Erie and anchor in the bay. Next logical stop would be the locks and out you go.
We draw 9 foot, the lake is deep enough to accommodate you.
Quickest trip I heard of was an 80 footer that made NY City to the start in ~ 6 days via the SLS.