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Re: Currents in the C&D Canal

Originally Posted by PalmettoSailor View Post
Keep us posted on your plans. I'm hoping this will be the year I tick this trip off my "want to do" list.

I too felt a CCW trip would offer the best chance of sailing. I'd be looking to do the trip in fairly compressed fashion. Not has hardcore as TGOR, but at least paying homage. Thinking an overnight down the bay for crew practice and depending on timing, maybe a stop before exiting the Chessy. For sure I'd plan a stop at Cape May to rest and wait for favorable tides headed up the Delaware. I'm not sure if my TM C36 can use the Cape May canal so thinking maybe I'd have to go the long way 'round.
CCW is smart as it gives you that 6.5-7 hours run up the Delaware tidal/ current advantage as the opposite was is 5.5 hrs, Plus you can generally ride it ride it through the C&D Canal.

Bridge is 55 ft at MLW in Canal. We are 53 without antaneea. Going around is about an extra 2 hours. You dont have to go far outside as there is a channel right off of the point. Have done this a number of times.

Coming in the Cape May inlet is like the Indy 500 and the Winternationals NHRA at the same time.


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