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post #35 of Old 02-24-2013
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Re: Sailing the Hudson River NY

Eldridge for sure!

I didn't find the Hudson commercial traffic to be much of a worry. They don't cross the river, so its easy enough to slide past them north or south bound (or let them pass you). Have a radio handy.

The white knuckle part of this trip is the East River, Hells Gate and Western LIS.

Very doable, but read up.

If you're unfamiliar with seawater, I presume that means open water. Don't let LIS fool you, it can get treacherous in bad weather. The Eastern portion of LIS up to Buzzards Bay can get as churned as the deepest blue water passage in some cases.

Just read up on weather prediction and get access to some sites like Sailflow or PassageWeather to keep an eye on things. It's done all the time. Have a great trip.

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