Red, sure, right? (I,m confused)
Nautical Rich: Having sailed the Sound since my childhood, I don''t think that you should let all this talk discourage you from doing your trip. Invest in the New York to Nantucket Chart kit and study it before you depart. They go as far as giving you routes, bearings, and distances between popular destinations. Depth should not be a problem but double check and take no chances. Monitor the weather; you are more likely to encounter light winds than any thing bad in the sound. I would strongly recommend a GPS if you don''t already have one. There are many ways to learn navigation. Learn the basics thru a classroom course, a CD-ROM,a book, or online and then apply the principals around your sailing area. Good luck. Ignore this banter about the Intercoastal.