New Jersey Coast
Soon, I am moving my boat from the Erie Canal to The Chesapeake Bay. The most recent Waterway Guide that I have indicates that the water in the New Jersey ICW is too thin and the bridges are frequently too low for us to pass. We need 47''under a bridge and we draw 4 1/2 feet.
So should I expect to sail all of New Jersey on the outside?
New Jersey Coast
Essentially you will have to go from to NY Harbor to Cape May outside. There are two viable stops between - Manisquan and Atlantic city. All other inlets have problems or issues.
You will be able to take the Cape May Canal.
I just did it going the other way and broke trip at Atlantic City. The trip from Atl City to NYC was 14 hours. Nice anchorage in Atlanic City - Cape May not so good - we stayed at Marina 1.75 per foot because it was really blowing and anchorage was exposed.
Pick your weather and expect to get a learning lesson in the inlets (keep away from breakers)
If weather is good the trip can be done as a nice overnight haul total time about 22 hours more or less depending on just about everything.
Recommend Great Kills as starting point but there are others around Sandy hook that I do not know personally.
PS for us Delaware Bay was worse than ocean but again pick your weather and go with the flow.
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