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post #3 of Old 06-26-2007
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I have sailed through hell gate on the mystic whaler. She's a 110 foot schooner. We had to do a lot of sail handeling due to the wind shadows that lurk around all the buildings. I would assume you are going to motor. It's not as bad as it's name implies. Be aware of the tides, and watch out for upstate storms. The only time it got harry, was after a nasty storm in albany made the outgoing tide a ripping 4-knts. it's normally about 2-knts if my memory serves. There my be alot of trafic, so try to go thru on a week day. Most of the traffic will be professional skippers. They're alot more predictable.
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