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Re: Sail time from Boston to Dartmouth
I have done this trip a number of times and the amount of time that it takes varies widely, especially on the shoulder seasons. If you get a good breeze like a nice cold front, you can easily do it in a relaxed day as DrB states. However, if the weather is less agreeable, it can take a lot longer. April unfortunately doesn't tend to have great weather but there are usually short windows of good weather that would make this possible. The trick is to have enough flexibility to use one of these windows. Be aware that once you come out into Buzzards Bay, it can get reasonably nasty if there is a strong SW breeze creating a wind over tide situation.