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post #9 of Old 06-29-2007
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If I can can add My 2 cent's as I have done Hell's gate many times also, Time you passage with the tide at the battery. If your going out to the sound you want to enter the East river at the battery an hour or 2 after low tide. You can ride an 3 to 4 kt. push all the way past the brother's Island's. If you are coming form the Sound plan to be at Hell Gate hour or 2 before low tide at the Battery. The out going tide will pull you to the Battery. This is an fun trip and if you hit it right with tides your kt. meter will read your boat speed and the GPS will read 3 to 5 Kt. higher (speed made good)
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