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planning a passage threw hells gate this October East to west, what is the preferred tide timing. will be cruising on a 36 Pearson. Any suggestions on travel down the east river and general vicinity.
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planning a passage threw hells gate this October East to west, what is the preferred tide timing. will be cruising on a 36 Pearson. Any suggestions on travel down the east river and general vicinity.
Hell's Gate Tasmania? New York?

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Plan your paasage to be at HELL's Gate at slack water then head on down river with the tide at your back on an EBB tide which flows south. Don't try to buck it.
Here's a link to the tides:
http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/tidesh...rk%2C+New+York
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Not to be an ass, but it's hell gate, not hell's gate
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Not to be an ass, but it's hell gate, not hell's gate
Oh well... never been there, or heard of it. I just know Hell's Gate in BC, but I seriously doubt he intended to sail a 36 footer down there!
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Cam's advise is correct. You might consider following that Moran tug with the barge on the hip. He'll be waiting for slack water as well. Note that slack water is not the same as high or low tide. Consult your tide and current tables. I offer the idea of following a tug/barge, if present, as advise due to the fact that they'll give you a good visual ahead of what the current is doing. Hell Gate is not misnamed.

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Coney Island Whitefish are a subspecies of the ubiquitous Long Island Whitefish and are a testimonial to the pursuit of birth control and the inadequacies of the New York sewage system.(g)
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I understand the whitefish now come in colors and the ribbed variety is supposed to be excellent!
Every once in a while the Portuguese SMALL whitefish is seen...usually coinciding with a visit by Giu to the big Apple!! (G)
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The Portagee "lingus" often mistaken for a whitefish is a remarkable fish. While uniquely small, it's most distinguishing characteristic is that it is "boneless". (g)
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I understand the whitefish now come in colors and the ribbed variety is supposed to be excellent!
Every once in a while the Portuguese SMALL whitefish is seen...usually coinciding with a visit by Giu to the big Apple!! (G)
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