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Old 05-15-2017, 05:04 PM   #1
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Hello all;

I have just joined the forum and am looking forward to learning more about cruising on a trawler. My wife and I have just bought a 1993 - 34' Marine Trader (Aft Cabin). Prior to this boat we owned a 36' Nauticat Motorsailer for 10 years. The Nauticat was wonderful but the time had come for me to crawl down from the masts and experience life a little closer to the water's surface.

The "new" boat is currently berthed in Florida and this summer I will be sailing it to a marina close to my home in London, Ontario. Any advice offered about travelling north on the ICW, on to NYC & then up the Hudson & Erie Canal would be most welcome! I'm especially interested in advice regarding how much travel time I should plan for each segment of the journey.

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Welcome aboard eh? In good weather, any more than 70 miles a day is a LONG day. We did the Erie in a 34' MT many years ago. We did have to step our mast to reduce air draft. Max. height escapes me now but is easily checked. Buy tow insurance for your US section.
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Thanks!

Sage advice - much appreciated! I figured if I managed an average of 50-60 miles each day I would be doing well. Don't want to rush too much - so many interesting places to see & visit along the way.
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