I'd add that you NEED either Eldridge's or Reed's East Coast... either Nautical Almanac will have the information you need to get through the Cape Cod Canal... do not try the canal if the wind is out of the southwest and strong... Best if the wind is out of the north.... otherwise, the Buzzards Bay end of the canal can be very interesting, with standing waves batting your boat around like a toy...
A 42' LOA boat will have an easier time of it than a smaller boat though.
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