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Old 02-13-2014, 01:11 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by FF View Post
>I have mixed feelings about the Mississippi part of the loop...hear the nice barely offsets the long, boring stretches.< Same here, I tell folks to run to Charlivoy and make a U turn for the best loop experience.
the best part of the Mississippi is between St. Louis & Minneapolis. Plenty of marinas for fuel, water & pump outs, ships stores for parts & lifts for haul outs if needed. Plenty of anchorages that you can have all to your self, sandbars and islands to explore. Watch the tows and hail them if you have any doubt at all how to pass, pay close attention to your charts when leaving the channel to anchor. A boater could spend all summer visiting the small and not so small old river towns on the way up & back down.
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