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Old 01-15-2009
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I bought my boat on Delaware Bay and sailed it north to LIS two years ago.
If you are single handling the trip, you should try to familiarize yourself a certain amount with several inlets in case of a failure or poor weather.
I made it from Salem NJ to Cape May the first day. Leaving before sunrise, I made it to Manasquan inlet the second day (long day), and then reached NY Harbor and the Sound on the third.
You should have a backup harbor for each day in case you don't reach your intended destination.
Also you need to keep the tides in mind for Hell Gate and the East River.

Where are you starting out from on the Delaware???
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