Re: The Great Loop in an AS-29
If you take the inside route up the Chesapeake Bay (which I recommend)
and go through the Cheasapeak Delaware canal, you will be minutes from
where I used to keep my AS-29. I would love to meet up - I'll bring
my cabin clam skiff.
Frank San Miguel
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "willers32" <willers32@...> wrote:
> Well, it's finally happening.
> In just over two weeks I will be retiring from a 32 year career in
> healthcare, selling the house and setting off on the adventure of a
> I will be taking my AS-29 (launched last year) on the Great Loop tour
> of the US. After my last day of work, I'll take about a month to get
> the boat ready, etc. I expect to set sail approximately June 12,
> weather permitting. I will be departing from Kingston NY and sailing
> up the Hudson to Troy. From there it's through the Erie and Oswego
> Canals to Lake Ontario, through the Trent-Severn to Lake Huron, down
> Lake Michigan to Chicago. From Chicago, I'll take the Illinois to the
> Mississippi, then the Ohio to the Tennessee and the Tenn-Tom Canal to
> the Gulf. I'll winter in the Keys, then make my way north along the
> coast in the spring.
> If there are any Bolgeristas along the way who'd like to see the AS-29
> up close, or who can offer some suggestions as to particular places to
> see, harbors or anchorages, please let me know.
> The AS-29 seems ideally suited to this cruise as the canals feature
> many low bridges. The 29's counter-balanced mast folds easily to get
> under them, and the retractable bilgeboards keep the draft down to a
> mere 13".
> Any input from Bolgeristas along the way will be greatly appreciated.