This must be the site:
American Yacht Club :: Home Page
Thanks for the tip Capttman. I am adding to my database of prospective stops.
Thanks for that info too. I am looking up the info at:
BoatUS.com: BoatUS Home Page
My transit will take me through the canal and I will time my entry with the tide/current. But I would be delighted to stop in New Bedford/Fairhaven along the way and meet up with you if the timing is right and you are available.
Also, you have a good point regarding showers. I admit I get spoiled with taking a nice long, hot one every day. But there's a small problem...and here-in lies the "rub"; I have invited my lady friend to accompany me on this transit. Thin of it as a test of her devotion to me (heh heh heh) - I figure that after this trip, we will either be totally in love or we will never see each other again. But I think she will need to shower more often. OK, okay, it's my excuse. It's really me. ;-)
Yes, I DO have a pretty comprehensive plan and this post is helping to fill the gaps. I am heading out from Lindenhurst, L. I. 9south shore) west to NYC. Stopping possibly on the New Jersey side near the Statue of Liberty. Then as tide/current allows, will drop back down and around the battery. Up the East River, through Hell Gate and on into the LIS. I have been looking at Northport and that area before crossing over to CT. So, you mention of Port Jeff is in keeping with that idea.
I haven't heard of the anchorage called North Cove, just past the Old Saybrook Marina, but will look at that too.
The other places you've mentioned will be looked into as well.
I am happy to hear number more like ~ $40 p/night. But that one place I looked (before this posting) up at ~$85 minimum scared the heck out of me.
I also think we can get by with missing a shower or 2.
The cruising guide to New England is on my list of books to pick up.
I read your additional info and am listing them and doing searches. By the way, This old 1972 fiberglass boat is a Tylercraft 26 and has a twin keel design allowing me that much more stability (if slower speed) as well as a 2.5' draft. So, I think I am doing well there with water under the keel.
My apologies for the long reply but many thanks guys, for your time in helping me with this invaluable info.
I am actually at sea at the moment writing to you through satellite Internet. I work in the Gulf of Mexico on a vessel doing a pipe-laying operation ~60 nm southwest of Port Fourchon.
Ralph M Bohm