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post #28 of Old 04-17-2013
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Re: Hell Gate

[/QUOTE]I also agree the the area under the bridges between Manhattan and Brooklyn is more of a "white knuckles" part of the trip than Hells Gate. Those ferries go like bats out of hell and the amount of traffic is unbelievable. Don't try it at night until you've done it a couple of times.[/QUOTE]

Have read and will follow all the good suggestions given so far. We are going to be transiting South this spring in our Dufour 31 w/ 8 horse power diesel. In other words, not a lot of extra power to horse her around all those ferries, especially going downstream.
So what are the practical protocols sailboats use to avoid close calls and T-bone crashes with larger cross river traffic when passing through here?
What are they expecting us to do, other than to stay the heck out of their way of course?
What's the best shore to keep to, if any?
We are headed to A/H, our new home port.
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