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Old 25-07-2022, 18:21   #16
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Re: Can one take an endeavor 32 out the Erie with an atomic gas motor

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5 Days is impossible. 38 locks between Tonawanda and Waterford with locks operating between 0700 and 1700hrs (except early and late in the season when they are opened longer hours) is not doable.

Why would anyone want to rush through this beautiful system. We have been in this system since May 20th and still have not seen everything there is to see.
Agreed. My slip neighbor just brought a boat back from Annapolis and met you guys on the way. I've already told him he has to go back and re do the canals at some point considering how quickly he rushed through to get the new boat home.
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Short answer? NO.
I wouldn't touch an older boat with an original Atomic.
They were great when new--notoriously troublesome when old.
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Old 05-08-2022, 09:38   #18
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Agreed. My slip neighbor just brought a boat back from Annapolis and met you guys on the way. I've already told him he has to go back and re do the canals at some point considering how quickly he rushed through to get the new boat home.
Two guys on the Bayliner in Canajoharie ?
Seemed like good guys
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Two guys on the Bayliner in Canajoharie ?
Seemed like good guys
Yup, that's them. The guy who bought the Bayliner is a couple slips over to one side and the guy that went with him to bring it home is right next to us on the other side.
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Old 05-08-2022, 09:41   #20
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Re: Can one take an endeavor 32 out the Erie with an atomic gas motor

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My endeavor 32 has an atomic 4 gas motor. Can I get through the Erie cannal with that? I realize it's not a great saltwater motor but it's what I have. If I like the cruising I'll give the boat away and buy something else. Plan is to get it past possible ice on the ICW next summer, then next fall continue to Florida. I want to see if I like the lifestyle.
The Atomic 4 is a fine salt water engine. Damn near indestructible if you take care of it. Had one in my old Irwin 28í
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Yup, that's them. The guy who bought the Bayliner is a couple slips over to one side and the guy that went with him to bring it home is right next to us on the other side.
We just hit the Hudson this morning.
It took us from May 20th to get from Oswego to the Hudson.
Truly the only way to do the NY State Canal system
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No problem, you'll have to drop the mast and carry it on deck. Lots of sailboats do this trip. Most sailboats re-step their mast at Hop'O'Nose Marina in Catskill on the Hudson.
In the same creek as Hop-O-Nose is a place called Riverview. They pulled my mast this spring, and did a pretty decent job. However, they quoted $4.50 a foot for the mast, and charged me $7. No explanation for why they charged almost double. The cost may be reasonable, but I don't like being quoted one price and charged a dramatically different one. At Oswego, they quoted $5 a foot to put it up, and charged $5 a foot.
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In the same creek as Hop-O-Nose is a place called Riverview. They pulled my mast this spring, and did a pretty decent job. However, they quoted $4.50 a foot for the mast, and charged me $7. No explanation for why they charged almost double. The cost may be reasonable, but I don't like being quoted one price and charged a dramatically different one. At Oswego, they quoted $5 a foot to put it up, and charged $5 a foot.
Like every other aspect of life ... Caveat emptor.
We just passed Cooemans where they also drop and raise masts.

PS. I've even seen it done with a block and tackle from the bridge at Oswego.
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Short answer? NO.
I wouldn't touch an older boat with an original Atomic.
They were great when new--notoriously troublesome when old.
Did you read the earlier part of this thread? The OP already owns an Endeavor 32 with an Atomic 4. He is asking about its capabilities for passages like the Erie Canal and the ICW. He is not asking if he should buy a boat so equipped,
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Having been a proud owner owner of an atomic 4 engine for over 30 years with a complete overhaul blue printing and balancing I can highly recommend it for anything that might come itís way! If you want to find more about your atomic 4 go to the website for AFOURIANS website . You will be enlightened and amused !
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Re: Can one take an endeavor 32 out the Erie with an atomic gas motor

Years ago we had an Irwin 27 and made two round trips from South Florida to Maine using sails and an Atomic 4 engine. Lots of motoring in the ditch and never a peep from the engine. If your engine is well maintained, I can see no reason it should not serve you well.
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