Re: Finger Lakes,NY to Key West,Fl.
Ahhh, Waterford NY, we have fond memories of there. We were there in September of 2003 for 8 days while we waited out Hurricaine Isabel. The wall was packed with some boats rafted to others. We made some friends who have remained good friends to this day. It was there that we really started to learn what the cruising life is all about - community.
Our friends stepped their mast at Castleton Boat yard and said they would never do it again. They didn't like being the afternoon's entertainment and the crane slip is open to the Hudson so everytime a baot goes by it's rock and roll time. I would recommend Riverview Marina in Catskill NY. It's a little more expensive but they do it for you and treat you very well.
If you cannot get paper charts for NY harbour go to active captain.com and use the interactive guide book.