If the Mods want to take this down I totally understand but today being a pretty dead sports day (unless you're really into Home Run Derby) I thought it might be OK to ask. I'm planning on taking my boat this Thursday from Put-in-Bay in the Lake Erie Islands to see my brother & sister in Sarnia, Ontario and I've never done this before so I'm kinda nervous and want to make sure I don't screw it up. And I've posted this on a couple of other powerboating websites and havent gotten an answer yet so I"m turning to the hive for help.
If you've made this trip before how long did it take upbound & downbound? I have a 34 ft Rinker and plan to cruise at about 26-28 MPH so based on my fuel capacity I should need to refuel only once. I dont plan on stopping other than for the one fuel stop (not sure where yet) so I was hoping to make this run in one day. Does that sound reasonable? Looks like about 150+ nautical miles so I should make it unless my cruising speed going upbound is unrealistic. The weather forecast (so far) looks good with light winds and no rain in the forecast so with any luck that shouldnt be an issue.
I've got GPS and all the corresponding charts but is there anything else I should look out that isn't marked? Again, I'm not familiar at all with cruising on the Detroit river, Lake St. Clair or the St Clair river so any help here would be greatly, greatly appreciated.