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Old 10-15-2019, 06:11 PM   #1
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I have a 2000, Mainship 390 flybridge trawler. I'm want to know if I can cruise the entire length of the Erie Canal. My concern is air clearance. Thinking of taking the trip in the springtime.
Thanks in advance for any information or opinions.
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:28 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. In order to cruise west of the Oswego Canal you canít be over 15í6Ē tall. I donít know your air draft is but I suspect it is over 15í6Ē. You should measure it yourself and not take someone else's word.
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Greetings,
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:54 PM   #4
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From the Hudson along the Erie and up to Oswego - 21'
From The Oswego River West to Lake Erie - 15' 6"

We've done around 60 transits on deliveries and on our own boat.

Cruising New York State Canal System, Erie, Cayuga, Seneca
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Unless they forget to put one of the flood gates full up. Saw that this July just outside Waterford flight/ It was 18 1/2. The boat in front of us lost about $500 in gear.
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Thanks for the prompt replies. At this point, gathering information. Looking forward to future discussions.
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Unless they forget to put one of the flood gates full up. Saw that this July just outside Waterford flight/ It was 18 1/2. The boat in front of us lost about $500 in gear.
Always, always, always wait for the green light which will not come on til' the locks/gates/bridges are fully open.
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If you can lower the radar mast and drop the bimini, You should have no problem.
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