Wish I could join you this weekend but I am not free - 11th anniversary and my wife would kill me or divorce me, which she might do anyway!
Give me a heads up when you decide to come down the East River as I have done that a bunch of times and is easy if you get the tides right. Do you have the Eldrige Tide & Pilot manual or equivalent? You will need it all the way to Carolinas. Check the current charts for the E. River.
One trick we used the last time I came down in June was to tie up for the night at the Minneford Yacht Basin docks on City Island while we waited for a favorable tide down the E. River the next AM. We left early enough so there was no charge. You don't want to do the E. River in the dark.
Another trick is that if you arrive at some marinas at dusk and leave at dawn you may also get a free night. Did that once at Liberty Landing.
One more is that there are mooring buoys at Pier 40 on the Manhattan side near the Holland Tunnel air shaft. That may very well also end up being a freebie this time of year.
Have fun and be safe.
email me at: calebjess (at) aol(dot)com if you like. I can check the tide windows for you over the next few days.
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Last edited by CalebD; 10-23-2009 at 07:35 PM.