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Re: Sailing a boat from New London, CT to NJ

We do this trip every year as Barnegat Bay is one of our stops.

The inlets on the South Shore of Long Island are not to be messed with. Way more trecherous than Barnegat, That way is a no go unless you do Montauk to Sandy Hook....an overnighter.

We go the Long Island Sound way most of the time. There are many nice stops along the way.

If you buy near New London, I suggest you cross the LI Sound and go to Port Jefferson,(42,49,54 miles) Northport, or Port Washington the next day to set yourself up for the tide ride down the East River next to Manhattan the next day to end up at Sandy HooK ( Atlantic Hihghlands (42 miles)). Not sure where in Barnegat Bay you will keep her. You can go in at Manesquan (35 miles) an easy inlet and one of the few safe ones on the Jersey Shore. You will then have to contend with a number of bridges and the Point Pleasent Canal, but its an easy ride. Barnegat Inlet (54 miles) is a dangerous one if youve never been through it but I could walk you though.

Figure on averaging 5 miles per hour on your travles. The current down the East River and New York Bay to Atlantic Highlands will increase that dramatically to 9+,

If you find a boat there a number on here might be able to help you bring her back. The engine has to be checked and in good condiditon as you will probably motor a fair amount.

Its actually a nice fun trip and takes 3 days No weather issues.

Cjeck back with me on anchorages, restaurants, moorings if you purchase there and decide to go in that direction. Caleb abd DavidPM ply those waters a lot and Tempest does also.

dave
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