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Re: The Great Loop in an AS-29

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  • Frank San Miguel
    Mike, 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
    Message 1 of 12 , Apr 28, 2006
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      Mike,

      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
      Landenberg, PA

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "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
      > lifetime.
      > 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.
      > Thanks
      >
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