Originally Posted by BandB
We will still do it. Not definite it will be 2018, but this year we've done the TN River and we're going to do the Cumberland River very soon. We will be doing that in the boat we got for the Loop which is a Sunseeker Manhattan 65.
It's amazing how many people do the loop but never think of some of the rivers they can do. I believe arriving at Three Rivers will be a magical moment. The Ohio locks can get very crowded from what I know.
I agree with you completely about exploring the tributaries! Being from Pittsburgh originally, it has always been my goal to do the Ohio, and further up. As I started my research I've been amazed at the number of navigable rivers that are accessible, and how many major cities are on them. It obviously makes sense, as the river system was the original "highway" for trade.
I just read a blog post of someone taking the Black Warrior River to Birmingham! Amazing.
I'm curious ... your Sunseeker is quite a boat, and has a deeper draft than a lot of boats. Have you had any issues or worries because of that?