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Discussion in 'Marinas & Waypoints' started by Rodger, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Rodger

    Rodger Senior Member

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    The Erie Canal will open May 15/18 and the Oswego Canal will open May 18/18.
    The owner of the Prestige is flying a mechanic in to Ohio today to remove everything off Capture.PNG the roof in order to be shipped by truck.
    The reason he moved the boat from Rochester to Ohio was it required less police escorts and permits, also he saved
    $ 27,000.00.
  2. Rodger

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    To day in the Welland Canal a 52' Manhattan and a 50' Predator bound for Cleveland Ohio and will be unloaded Thursday morning. The dealer told me that this is the first Predator in North America.
    This Friday they will be loading a 74' Predator in Antwerp and also bound for St Clair Shores. 50' Predator & 52' Manhattan.jpg Jefferson Beacb.jpg
  3. Capt Ralph

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    Ug, more ugly boats in North America.
    Whisky Tango Foxtrot...
    Are there any ugly censors at the ports to not allow this ugly infiltration?
  4. Rodger

    Rodger Senior Member

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    DELAYS WELLAND CANAL
    Any delivery captains or anyone that will be using the Welland Canal this years be prepared for delays getting through the Welland Canal.
    Over the past few weeks I have seen yachts wait three days to get through the canal.
    I had a delivery captain last week wait three days below lock one to go up bound and on his return trip waited two days to go down bound.
    I feel sorry for boaters this summer who are on holidays in the upper great lakes coming down for a week or two cruise on Lake Ontario they could loose five or six days just to get through the canal.
    This all do to the automation of the Welland Canal.
    I now tell captains who are using the Erie Canal if they can get air draft down to 15' 5 " to go through to Buffalo to avoid the Welland Canal.
    Another thing we have been rafting three abreast as there is not much usable space in the locks do to the new tie up machines, and with twenty one million gallons in twelve minutes is hard the fenders rafting three abreast.
  5. CaptEvan

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    Thanks Rodger, that changes things just a bit in arrival times.
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    viking 58 YF Historian

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    Rodger, great seeing you and thanks for your help getting us thru promptly, and great pic!

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  7. Just Cruisin

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    Roger, are they allowing boats to stage in St. Catherine's marina for upbound or do you have to wait below lock 1?
    Will be contacting you as I am targeting an early July upbound transit.
  8. Rodger

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    I would come to dock in the morning and report in and get on their list.
    The situation I have to day is we have three good size power boats will have to raft and then three sail boats will have to raft
    as up in the flight locks you can not be past the 50 M mark. Four of the boats have now been waiting two days and canal is busy with commercial traffic and if we do start it will not be until around 15:00 hrs and will be a twelve hour trip.
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  9. Rodger

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    Made a trip up the canal on Sunday on a 85' Pacific Mariner and we had an 58' Absolute Nava Capture.PNG tta rafted along side us for the trip. The hull was vinyl wrapped which I have never seen before and was surprised after the trip up canal there was no marks on it and we had a few rough locks.
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    Do you know where this Absolute Navetta was heading up to? Never seen one in the flesh...
  11. captholli

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    Wrapping yachts in high performance vinyl and foils is becoming more prevalent these days. Some of the foils are much tougher than traditional paints abrasion and UV resistance wise. There's a company out of the UK that does exterior and interiors of vessels to remarkable standards. Google : Wild Group International to look at some of their work. The interior wood effect is amazing.
  12. Rodger

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    Blue Moon and Rock It through the Welland Canal this week IMG_3204.JPG Capture.PNG Capture.PNG
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    A few yachts up the canal this week
    Qing 150' Cheoy Lee was down bound
    Georgia 112' Ocean Alexander
    Seaquest 164' Westport
    t IMG_3223.JPG Capture.PNG IMG_3206.JPG
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    Could you see any damage on Seaquest? Vandals untied her lines in the middle of the night and she struck the dock causing 5-10 thousand in damage to the hull.
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    I saw her in Huron the day before she was untied, and heard that she is up in Michigan for the time being until she starts to head downbound through the Canal. I'm sure it will never come back to Huron after that happening, which it is a shame because it was the talk of the town for a few days.
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    You know Ohio is a tough place for Michiganders
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    Very True PacBlue.....although I will say that I'm almost positive nobody in Huron knew that the family is from Michigan, and when M/Y Unity used to tie up in Huron, they never had any issues. Dana Point is a great place to be, and I love Las Brisas down in Laguna Beach for a cold cerveza and looking over the cliffs!
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    Great people watching there.
    Keep going south and have a cold one at Olamendis in Capo Beach just south of the Harbor for a casual hang out.
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    I may just do that, I do quite a bit of work down in San Diego and it's easy to catch a non stop from Columbus to LAX and make the drive down, and then hit those places as I head North or South. I will definitely put it on my list for the next time I'm there.
  20. Rodger

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    An old Burger up canal today Estrella de Mar 1965 82'
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