Left Castleton Boat Club after refueling. Approximately 3 hours later we hit our first lock the Troy NY, Federal lock. Got through without a hitch. We did stop at Waterford, the gateway to the NY canal system. After provisioning at a price chopper that had its own dock we continued north. Lock 2 encountered some surge but we managed to get through with minimum yelling.
Lock 3 we ended up sideways in the lock, with maximum yelling. Note: there is an echo in the empty lock. We reverted to our successful method from lock one and managed to get through it quietly and calmly.
Right now we are enjoying well deserved premo margaritas in Mechanicsville NY. A nice little town that offers free boater tie-ups with elect and water.
Just met some boaters tied up behind us who having been traveling for a year, with 4 children. They left from France on a 40′ sailboat, the Blue Moon… And We thought we had come far. TB