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Old 04-02-2017, 08:51 AM   #161
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Originally Posted by catalinajack View Post
My first reaction was indeed to try to anchor. It would not set. Just scraped along a very hard bottom. Was getting dangerously close to shore. In the waning light I spied an unlighted face dock about a mile off. We made for that dock and finished tying off in the dark. So, yes, I was quite happy to have had twins that night. On days that nothing goes wrong, singles do just fine.
I had an engine quit in a channel about 10 boat lengths (30') wide and scrambled to set my then handy Danforth. As I recall I think I had the anchor on the bottom a tad before the boat stopped. Willard's glide really well.Fuel starvation. Restarted in a few minutes.


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Old 04-02-2017, 10:33 AM   #162
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Originally Posted by Pgitug View Post
We did the Erie Canal last year. Never heard of a 4.3 speed limit.
Erie Canal
E-2 to E-6: 5 MPH
E-6 to E-12: 45 MPH
E-12 to E-16: 30 MPH
E-16 to E-17: 10 MPH
E-17 to Guard Gate #4: 5 MPH
Guard Gate #4 to E-21: 10 MPH
E-21 to Sylvan Beach Breakwater: 5 MPH
Oneida Lake: No Speed Limit
I-81 Bridge (E-63A) to and including State Ditch Cut: 10 MPH
R "408" at western end of State Ditch Cut to E-26: 30 MPH
E-26 to E-32: 10 MPH
E-32 to E-33: 5 MPH
E-33 to Three Mile Island: 10 MPH
Three Mile Island to Niagara River: 5 MPH

As I said earlier, they're primarily for lock timing. In theory, if you go faster, you'll just wait at the lock.

Also, the speed limits for the other canals:

Canal Speed Limits - New York State Canals

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