Originally Posted by SkiprJohn
Welcome aboard!! Let's see 8.7 x 3.3 equals ? Sorry just can't figure it out. Sounds like something in the range of 28 or 29? Oh well, I guess you know where and when I went to school
. Good to have you here. Always wanted to know how you get from the lake onto the Mississippi
. Ever done that?
8.7 translates into something just a bit less than 29 ft. We usually tell our friends that our boat is 29' but for slip charges, it's closer to 28
Never actually gone from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi but it definitely can be done. It's part of a larger "loop" of the eastern seaboard. You can take the Chicago River to (I think) the Cal-Sag canal which empties into the Illinois river. From there, you connect to the Mississippi, the Tennessee, and down the Tenn-Tom waterway to the Tom Bigbee river which connects to the Intercoastal (and the Gulf) in Mobile, AL.
Sounds like a fun trip to me, but I guess you have to have your mast
down for bridge clearance a good portion of the way. Sometimes you see boats in our marina preparing for the trip with their masts down and lashed to the deck
I've always wondered what the cruising was like in Hawaii
. It looks like big-water cruising to a land-locked Midwesterner like myself. Other than the other Hawaiian islands, where does one cruise