North Channel Trip

StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,295Member ✭✭✭
OK got some pictures uploaded.  Basically some of the highlights:

https://goo.gl/photos/inP56bKfhbTWackx7

The blog is at:

https://tigstoynorthchannel.blogspot.com/

Still have to add pictures to the blog.  

2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

Comments

  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 669Member ✭✭✭
    Looks like an awesome trip
  • tk1973tk1973 Lake SimcoePosts: 62Member ✭✭
    Really enjoyed the read and the pics. Glad you guys made it home safe and it sounded like a great trip. 

    Would love to ha e the guts to do something like this with my family in the future. 
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,295Member ✭✭✭
    Takes more gas money than guts.  :)

    We'll go back up to Tobermory and over to Gerogian Bay some day.  Have to make up for the stops we missed.  

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,295Member ✭✭✭


    Thinking I need t-shirts with that image.  :)

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,263Member ✭✭✭
    Very cool! what was your longest run? Hours/miles? 
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,295Member ✭✭✭
    Home to Port Austin, Day 1, was around 135 miles.  And took 5+ hours total but we stopped in Port Huron for gas and lunch so it broke it up.  We had a couple 100+ mile/4-5 hour days including the ride home in bumpy water.  When I was doing the planning I tried to stay to no more than 4 hours when possible.

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,066Member ✭✭✭
    I really enjoyed the photos, what an amazing trip.  Thanks for sharing.  
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Harrison Twp,MIPosts: 686Member ✭✭✭
    Now the question comes stodge 
    when is the Lake Michigan Chicago trip 
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,295Member ✭✭✭
    zaverin1 said:
    Now the question comes stodge 
    when is the Lake Michigan Chicago trip 
    When I retire and get a trawler.  ;)

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 1,984Member ✭✭✭✭
    That is a hella cruise!  Was the turtle as mean as he looks?
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,295Member ✭✭✭
    The turtle was walking across the parking lot at the marine store in Gore Bay.  My wife saw him (her?) and said it looked lost.  So I don't think I'd say he/she was mean.

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,295Member ✭✭✭
    Someone pointed out that the tensioner pulley is the same design as the idler (that we had fail on our trip), just with groves.  So they will be on the winter replacement list.  Looks like they run about $35 each.  Cheap insurance in my book.

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

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