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Old 07-18-2013
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Re: Trip planning

I like Chef's suggestion. I've not done the C&D in the darkness, but folks tell me that it is no big deal. I have done the Delaware in the dark - have to say that I'd rather not do it in the dark again, especially the bay entrance at Cape Henlopen.

Last month, I went the other way from what you are planning - Entered the Delaware Bay at Cape Henlopen right before slack water and rode the current all the way up the Delaware Bay, into the C&D and south to Poole's Island. Time it right and you can make 5-7 knots the whole way. Time it wrong and you'll make 2-3 knots.
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