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Old 08-25-2010, 10:19 PM
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[QUOTE=J-Bonz;3191015]Laugh but, I thought about doing a leg from Buffalo, NY to NYC in or 21 Apache Scout.... Yes, I am still young.. We have a little overnight spot under the deck and a hearty appetite for liquor to help sleep easy on the boat.. If I had my choice, I think I would go with a 30 Mystic Cigarette with twin 496's. Great cruising speed, reliability, and a good size traveling thought the locks..
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Here is a story you might be interested in... http://www.onlyinamerica.biz/

Back in 1987 these 3 guys did the loop in a 17 Whaler, they are planning on doing it again next year.
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Laugh but, I thought about doing a leg from Buffalo, NY to NYC in or 21 Apache Scout.... Yes, I am still young.. We have a little overnight spot under the deck and a hearty appetite for liquor to help sleep easy on the boat.. If I had my choice, I think I would go with a 30 Mystic Cigarette with twin 496's. Great cruising speed, reliability, and a good size traveling thought the locks..
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Here is a story you might be interested in... http://www.onlyinamerica.biz/

Back in 1987 these 3 guys did the loop in a 17 Whaler, they are planning on doing it again next year.

Thats Awsome!! Great find!! I think doing the loop in a small fast boat could be enjoyable... I dont mind roughing it at all..

These guys are what made me think of it... I went to graduated with Tom.. All I know is I would never row though....

http://www.habitatcrew.com/Habitat-Crew-Home.php

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"All I know is I would never row though.... "

Your not kidding!



If you get a chance to read Only In America, it is a great story. It is the type of book that once you start it, you don't want to put it down. Not only did they do the loop in the Whaler....they water skied quite a bit of it.
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The great loop is in our retirement plans also, $$ allowing. I want to live aboard anyway. I read an article that said you need 100-120K and 12 to 18 months for the trip.
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We are proud of her. I will post pics when I get a chance
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We are proud of her. I will post pics when I get a chance. I would include Hatteras In the list of Great Loop boats. Nice lines and good quality. I almost bought a 58 Yachtfish before I decided to go bigger.
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MrCig's little brother makes this trip or some variation of it every year. Usually from Miami Beach Marina, up through New York, and across the Great Lakes to Chicago in a 62 Azimut. I know he has gone down the Illinois River, into the Mississippi River, and on down to the Gulf of Mexico.

I would look into the Sunseekers for speed and efficiency.
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MrCig's little brother makes this trip or some variation of it every year. Usually from Miami Beach Marina, up through New York, and across the Great Lakes to Chicago in a 62 Azimut. I know he has gone down the Illinois River, into the Mississippi River, and on down to the Gulf of Mexico.

I would look into the Sunseekers for speed and efficiency.
Sunseekers are more of a sport yacht. I hear that they are good boats. They are fast but many slow back down after a couple of fuel bills running at high speed.

Spend a little time on yachtforums. It sounds like you have some time to do homework.
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