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post #5 of Old 06-21-2011
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Denise,

Donna and I have been that route a number of times. You will love it You will find the ocean more forgiving than the river and a pleasent sail. AC is 27 miles or about 6 hours from Cape May. Is your mast height less than 55 ( anteanes included). If so you can do Cape May Canal. Chesapeake City is a waste of 4 hours...2 in and 2 out. Better hanging at Delaware City or behind Reedy Island and riding the express down to Cape May ( outgoing tide). Trip from Reedy to CM Canal is 52 miles. 6-7 hours with current ( course it will turn against you at about the 5 hour mark. Better tide distance when coming back

I would stay 2 days in Cape May at Utsches marina...friends of ours. In Atlantic City be prepared to pay 5+ per foot unless you dock at Kammermans just acccross from the Farley State Marina on Clam Creek. There iot is 2.5 per foot and a 3 minute dinghy ride across the creek basin to the State Marina. Let me know if you have any questions.

Dave


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