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Old 05-27-2013
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Re: C&D Canal

Originally Posted by q9272678 View Post
Make that Thursday into the Canal and Friday down the bay!
Since you are taking the Reedy Route vs the one long day" way, the correct times to achieve the maximum current run from Reedy to Cape May is to leave 1/2 hour before slack going into Ebb not Flood tide.

On Friday May 31 that means leaving Reedy at 5 AM. You will carry a good boost from the current till 11 AM. Should take you past the Miah Maul and close to the Cape May Canal.

Reedy is a tricky entrance between two 2 ft above water rock jetties. Not a large openong but power through s current swirls there. Anchoring behind the low Reedy island gives protection from wakes, but not wind. Also large current so if you don't have all chain rig a Kellet to prevent anchor rode wrap of your keel.

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