Thanks guys for all the encouragement. Pilot will set where she's at for the moment. I am presently working in Baghdad, Iraq and so the project won;t get started until next spring. Hopefully by then there will still be something left. Word on the docks is she has been gone through and pretty much anything that wasn;t welded down is gone. Seems now I'll have to replace all the electronics and safety gear. I saved all the pictures from the Ebay listing so I have the before pics and yes I'll take pics of her future transision.
Has anyone cruised up the Hudson to Erie canal? How far is it and is there a strong current to fight. Trying to get some ideas on th cost and time factor to get her to Lake Erie. I have R&R in Sept. and if the weather is ok and I she is still able to make the trip I might try for it then. But I'll have to give her a complete check up and hopefully the ole gal will want to make the trip. For now I have plans to head up the Hudson to Erie Canal then across the canal and I see I have two choices, the canal splits and one way runs north to Lake Ontario in Oswego and the other continues to Niagara river above the falls. Hope to get some input as which way to go from people that have crusied it. Lake Ontairo (less locks faster travel) or straight through canal to Niagara River in Buffalo and into Lake Erie. (more locks-shorter distance) The one thing I have to look at also is if the boat will make the bridge clearances. Not sure the water line to top of radar/ antenna tower is on the boat. There appears to be close to 16 ft clearance the entire trip. So things to look at before I get started. Hey if it gets to cold there in New York let me know, I'll send some heat over, It was 136* yesterday afternoon here in Baghdad. Safe passages to all, Denny