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Great advice from everyone about the East River.
I'll mention your approach to Long Beach.
If you are planning to use East Rockaway Inlet to Reynolds Channel or Jones Inlet to get to your destination be aware that on an ebb tide these inlets can and do throw up some big breaking waves due to the outgoing tides. The currents created by the outgoing tide are also capable of reaching a couple of knots.
Try to time your entry to slack tide or early flood.
I also don't know where you plan on bringing your C22 and there are a bunch of 20' clearance bridges behind the barrier islands.
Hopefully you knew all of this already.
I found out about the large waves at Fire Island Inlet when I helped a friend deliver his new MacGregor 26S up to Yonkers. The ebb tide created some 10' rollers that made for an interesting introduction to the ocean. Once past the mini-race caused by the ebb tide it was smooth sailing all the way to NYC. Good weather had a lot to do with the success of that delivery.
I like to use the current charts/maps for figuring out what the current should be doing and when.
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Last edited by CalebD; 03-30-2010 at 05:55 PM.