Originally Posted by O C Diver
So is that about 3 months at 20 knots?
If 2017, please don't wake me with your boat when you go by.
Wifey B: Not exactly.
-It's be in NYC and ready to go go go go on May 1.
-Then through the canals. That's not 20 knot territory. We obey all traffic laws...hehe. Although in St. Barts they have a 3 knot limit. That's hard to do. That's walking speed except can't walk on water. Did see a cool hydro jet pack on Pawn Stars. I don't know about that thing though. Now we might exceed 20 knots on the Great Lakes.
-Then summer on the Great Lakes.
-Leave Chicago early October or so.
-Then keep the boat a year or two on Lake Pickwick so we can see all the rivers.
So for us we might not do the final trip down the TN TOM for two or three years or who knows, might take a side trip down the MS and back up the TN TOM to the TN.
Our emphasis is everything between NYC and Mobile. We've done the East Coast and Gulf Coast and can do them anytime.
Before we ever had any idea of what it was like to be on the coast and cruise in the ocean we dreamed of retiring on the TN River. From the lake that would have been a great step to more cruising. So we really look forward to the canals, to the Great Lakes and to the TN, Cumberland, Ohio, and Missouri Rivers. A lot of people do the circle but just go right by all the cool side trips.
We also intend to explore the Great Lakes a lot. Most people just do the rim to complete the loop. Now obviously we won't see it all in one trip so will have to do more in future years. Really the main timing things are to leave NYC as soon as the canals are open and fully safe to transit. Then leave Chicago before we freeze our butts.
So you have May - Sept. 5 months for the canals and Great Lakes.
I really really really look forward to it.