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Deep River CT to Shelter Island NY via The Gut

Itís time for me to get help from the real experts. I am planning to sail from Deep River CT to Shelter Island NY this Saturday. I plan to leave Deep River at 8:00am with the tide going out making it to the mouth of the river around 9:00am. Plum Gut low tide is at 8:34am and high is at 2:48pm. We need to get to Shelter Island early afternoon so Iím forced to go through early. Plum Gut does not really scare me but with the tide on its way in during our crossing Iím not sure if I should be concerned.

Important Information; my boat is an Irwin 33 Sloop. I have an atomic 4 that moves me at a good clip. I have been sailing for years but not on this boat and not through the gut. My girlfriend had not sailed until I taught her 2 months ago. She is a very experienced power boater (Sea Ray 52).

Does anyone have any advice?
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