It's really not that bad a trip. Ok, maybe there is a little current through Hell Gate, and a bit of traffic in NY harbor. But seeing Manhattan from the water on your own boat is not to be beat. At the very least, you should go along for the ride with an experienced captain.
I bet if you asked here or around your marina, you could find someone who has done the trip a few times who would be willing to go with you for free. Just make sure you have a dependable engine and time the tides. You'll be fine. There's a first time for everything!
Gemini Catamaran Split Decision
Last edited by NautiG; 08-15-2009 at 11:50 AM.