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Need advice: sailing Long Island sound through East River
I have seen and read a ton of fantastic posts on sailing down the East River from LI Sound.
I'm picking up my boat (Catalina 22 with a 4 HP outboard) on Sunday, April 11 (weather permitting) in Northport on the north shore of Long Island, and sailing it down the East River and around the South Shore to Long Beach where it will live.
A few questions:
- I've seen a bunch of references to the timing of the current. If I understand all the posts I've read - I want to be at the Throgs Neck 2 hours after low tide and ride the currents through the river. (that's 2pm on the day I'm planning)
If I'm wrong, please let me know - that's a mistake I don't want to make in a small boat with a 4HP.
- Anyone here ever do a similar sail - and know about how long it'll take? I'm not sure how long it will take, I'm planning on overnighting on the boat somewhere because I expect that this will take a full day to get from Northport to NYC (I don't want to sail overnight)
ANY AND ALL ADVICE APPRECIATED!!
Last edited by mikeytino; 03-30-2010 at 01:31 AM.