Update to 2023 GREAT LOOP Plans, Now taking my 20′ Hydrostream Venus on the Loop

Hydrostream VENUS
2021 Evinrude 150 HO

This is my 20 foot Hydrostream Venus, which has a small cabin and handles rough water relatively well… With the new Evinrude 150 HO outboard, it gets great fuel mileage – 5.5mpg at 30-40mph, which makes the Great Loop somewhat affordable. Being smaller, marina fees will be considerably less also. This year, 4 of the locks in the Illinois River will be closing June 1, for 4 months – so, I plan to be in Chicago before June 1, going the ‘wrong’ way – clockwise. The speed of this boat will allow for that, even with some lay days for weather.