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7 ft. draft would be tricky and very restrictive. A locally knowlegable sailor could manage, but I think a stranger would get lots of practice in ungrounding. A lot of the Great South Bay is 8-10 ft. deep. But a lot is less. Much depends on where you want to go. If you are headed for one of the FI communities between Fire Island Inlet and Point o'Woods you might well be able to make it. Make sure your towing insurance is adequate!
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You might find 7' of water in some parts of the GSB but keeping you eye on the charts and tide heights will be crucial.
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I just returned from the trip, and it was great. Sailed down the East River, past Manhattan to Sheepshead Bay YC in Brooklyn. Very friendly people there.
Next day, we sailed all the way to Shinnecock inlet (over 70 mi) and then onto Montauk, where we ate at Gosmans Dock (seafood doesn't get fresher), before cruising to Block I to watch the scene during BI Race Week. The sail was easier than I feared, and the Shinnecock inlet wasn't a problem, though tricky to navigate w/o GPS at night in the narrow channel once inside. Block I was great, and the return cruise through The Race into LI Sound was uneventful (in a good way!). Thankfully, we had steady breezes throughout the week. That made all the difference, or the trip would have taken much longer.
Now that I have the experience under my belt, I'd do it again without hesitation tomorrow (if I could get off from work for another week!)
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As someone who has cruised on Long Island Sound for 30 years, I don't agree with your generalization about zero wind and brutally hot and humid for the entire summer. I recall many days of brisk breezes and wearing jackets to stay warm, especially on the eastern end in July when the ocean temps are still in the low 60s. The sea breeze that builds around noon on the South Shore does take a few hours to make to the Sound, but 10-15 knot afternoon SW breezes are pretty much the norm on the Sound. Long Island Sound is not Chesapeake Bay.
I agree here - yes there are some days where the winds are light - but there are plenty of good days where you have a good S/SW wind.

Also, lots more places to stop and visit.

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