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Re: Cape Cod Canal vs sailing around
I agree that going outside affords no port of refuge. But, I also just think the canal is fun. How often does one transit a canal? Worth the trip, particularly if you can time a fair current.
There is an LOA that requires checking in with canal control, which I'm sure we are all below. Can't recall it exactly. However, I always give them a call anyway and they will let you know if there are any big boats coming the other way. Not necessary though, it just puts your head in the game.
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