Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Rock Creek, Maryland
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Re: Mobjack Bay to Long Island Sound
10 days to know wink Connecticut is doable but you need to watch the weather windows. So you don't want overnights so that means go up the Chesapeake to the C&D Canal and then down the Delaware. If your mast is less than 55', you can go through the Cape May Canal and save an hour compared to going outside cape may. Cape may is a good place to stop, take on fuel before heading up the Jersey Coast. Stop overs would be Atlantic City and Manasquan Inlets allowing you to rest. Otherwise the distance is too great to do without going overnight. Those inlets are the only 2 inlets (besides Cape May) that are all weather safe inlets. The others need local knowledge and the buoys are not charted. Barnegate is under construction. Then up into NYC. Stay at Liberty Landing State Marina. Really cool! Then up the East River thru Hells Gate (time to go through at slack current, never fight it) and into LI sound.
If you didn't have the overnight restriction, go out the mouth of the Bay and head to Block Island. It's about 36 hours from Cape May so maybe 48 from Cape Charles???
There are lots of places to put in your itinerary but I need more time to discuss than I have now. I have done the NY to Chesapeake trip many times.
Mandolin, Bayfield 36 out of Rock Creek, Chesapeake Bay.
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Sailing out of Rock Creek, Chesapeake Bay
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