Bring semi-disposable fenders for the Welland canal.Grain sacks filled with straw or sawdust seem to be the favourite.
Lake Erie can blow up pretty quickly,and be pretty nasty,never mind the gas-rigs and shipping traffic.
The St.Clair River isn't any fun at night,because all of the big boats are going faster than you and the channel is pretty narrow.We ran,mark to mark,up the Canadian side.
The current under the Bluewater bridge is about 6kn.With dirty fuel filters our top speed was about 6.25kn.There is a major eddy on the Canadian side,that runs almost up to the bridge.When you ride it,it looks like you're going to dock at the CSL sheds(May have been replaced by a casino).
Be prepared for cool weather and cold water all the time,and you will be surprised with stinkin'hot weather and nice warm water,some of the time. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
About 70% of the boats in northern Lake Huron and The North Channel are American,so you won't feel too far from home.If you can avoid it,don't buy anything in Killarney,but it is okay to stay at the George Island Marina.The peak season for boat traffic up there,is the last two weeks of July,mostly because of the weather.The two weeks either side of that are generally pretty nice too.
"Now Ron,don't you do anything stupid!" - Grandma B.