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Re: Anchorages just just South of the C&D Canal

Ok Ed,

So you have the current for the first 5 hours ( 30 miles/ 6 knots average) to Macrus Hook Range/ Cherry Island then you fight it for 16 miles to the C&D East entrance ( 4 hours at average 4 knots) You would make the C&D at 4 PM approximently and have the current for 2.5 hours making 7 knots there. You plot seems very close. probably do a little more than what I estimated , but always best to be conservative. You picking the boat up at Winters? I have always like that trip for scenercy up to Philly ( Walt Witman) Then its nothing but oil refineries ands the airport till you get to Essington where it starts to get nicer again. I am a Philly guy ( Bryn Mawr) originally so I appreciate the waterride down through Philly and the Mosulu and Society Hill.

Chesapeake City is also a possible bailout as was mentioned, but shoaled entrance, swift surrent and current by the bridge at the back of the small tight anchorage. I dislike this place a lot and avoid it, beacuse of the crowds and the 17 ft runabouts who thow down 3 lb anchors and leave to drink. This time of year wouldnt be too bad if you dont make the good time you expect.

Wheres your final destination?

Hope to pass mass Transit tomorrow. Safe trip

Dave
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