Discussion in 'Neptunus Yacht' started by Rodger, Oct 17, 2011.
Neptunus splashed a new 58' in the Welland Canal below lock one with a crane today.
Why does Neptunus always do that goofy hardtop that is only on the rear half of the flybridge. I know they usually have a sun cushion in front of it. But, why not do a 1/2 hardtop at the front of the flybridge and the useless sun pad at the rear of the flybridge that nobody ever uses, so the boat looks right.
I'll grant you it doesn't look right, but having sunbathing beauties directly in front of the helm ain't a bad thing!
Yeah except I manage a Neptunus and have managed several others, the majority of Neptunus owners tend to be over 60 years old, and you sure as heck don't want the displeasure of seeing their bathing beauties in front of you, let alone stare at them all day!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have the older boat, a '99 so there is no sun bathing deck in front of the helm. Capt J, I am 49 and my girlfriend is 25. I will post pics when we sail this weekend.
Here is a new 62' Neptunus she was splashed last week in the Welland Canal and leaving this week end for Florida.
Very pretty !
Q : What waterways do they take from Welland to Florida ?
Typically Welland Canal to Oswego NY, take the erie Canal to Troy, NY then down the Hudson river to NYC, then east coast down to Coral Gables.
'Capt J Many, many thanks, so it is the only way.
Last spring, 2 people I know took that route (well in reverse) from the Boston area to lake Ontario and then to the Trent Canal.
They are presently on Lake Michigan and said it is a one in a life time experience especially on the Big Chute Marine Railway
(Big Chute Marine Railway, Trent Severn, Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada)
Or alternatively the route Sea Owl and Sycara are on. Across Lake Ontario. Up the St. Lawrence past Montreal and Quebec City. To the Gulf of St. Lawrence. From there dependent on size and desire, through Cabot Strait or the Strait of Conso. Could even take a side trip and loop Newfoundland. Outside Nova Scotia and then down the East Coast of the US from there.
Yes, if you're over 20'6" you have to take this way or longer than the Erie Canal will handle, it adds a lot of miles to an already long trip.
From the Hudson River, the 2 persons mention above have a Back Cove 37', took the Erie Canal to Oswego onto Lake Ontario.
So what would be the 'Max Length' for the Erie Canal
(at present I can't reach these folks)
The locks are 328' by 45' but for practical matters on pleasure boats, above 70-75' starts to become problematic. Most boats meet height issues before length issues though. Not many 150' yachts that fit under 20'.
It depends on the boat, but I'm pretty sure Sacayra IV was built so it can do the Erie canal.
Sycara is that one exception. I don't know if they have to lower the mast to do so or not.
I took a 75' Hatteras MY through the Erie Canal. The only marina we fit into was in Troy, NY. We anchored the other times. There was plenty of room to anchor from Troy south to Manhattan. There were places to anchor the rest of the way. I would say you could take up to 110' through the Erie if it met the height requirements, it would be tricky, but you could find a place to anchor here or there.....
I use to take a 112' Westport (1999 Model) up the Wellnad Canal every year that could use the Erie Canal and a few 85' Pacific Mariners use the Erie canal every year, but I had a new 85' Pacific Marines this year that had to go around as she was to tall for the Erie Canal which adds 1400 miles to your trip if you can not get through the Erie Canal.
When I took Sycara down the Welland Canal she then did the Oswego and Erie canal system.
I never realized either of them would clear in older versions. Did that require removal of domes, etc?
Yes some of the yachts will spend a lot of time to remove domes and arches to save doing that long trip up the St. Lawrence.
.One interesting trip I had in late November 1997 was a 110' Paddle Boat Victorian Princess from Marco Island Florida that came all the way to Erie PA under her own power. I forget how many months it took the captain yo get here.
To transit the Erie canal they cut off the smoke stacks and the upper wheel house and they towed it with a tug boat all the way to Oswego in Lake Ontario and put it back together.
When we took it up the Welland
canal we had to wait three days for good weather