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Re: Best Route from Mahattan to LI Sound

Piece of cake...Done this trasnsit over 50 times. Listen to the advice on currents and proper timing and there will be no problem. Watch the tugs pushing barges at the turn out of the East River through Hell gate as its a blind corner.. Two memeorable trips...1- Inmates yelling out at us through the bars at Rikers Island and 2- doing 13.4 on the chartplotter with the current squeezing us like ketchup out a bottle through the "Gate" down the East River and following the outgoing tide under the Verazzano and out New York Harbor. That day we went from Port Jefferson to Barnegat Inlet in 12 hours or so a distyance of 84 miles ( averaged 7 knots) Doing 13.4 through the gate felt like driving on "black ice" didnt even want to trun the helm.

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