Tides in Portsmouth NH - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-27-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
tobuyornottobuy is on a distinguished road
Tides in Portsmouth NH

On September 13, 2010 (or there about) we will be sailing a boat from the Great Bay Marina to Rockport, Massachusetts. (The final destination is East Greenwich, RI.) The boat is a Dana 24. Our concerns are with the strong currents, differences in time schedules between marina and Portsmouth, and going through 2 bridges that need to be opened. I was thinking the best time to go through the mouth of the Piscataqua River would be near slack, probably low time. Any suggestions would be appreciated. (Also, if we left later in the day, we might go to the Isle of Shoals rather than Rockport for the first night.)

Thanks
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-27-2010
ASA and PSIA Instructor
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,436
Thanks: 6
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 15
sailingfool will become famous soon enough
My general recollection is that the anchorage at the Isle of Shoals is pretty open, it wouldn't seem like much of an over night destination. I'd skip Rockport too, you can save a lot of distance and have a fun evening, by heading straight to Glouchester via the Annisquam river. head over to Rocky Neck and have dinner at one of the restaurants, they may let you spend the night on their dock for free. try these guys The Studio, Rocky Neck, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Save some time to walk around.
__________________
Certified...in several regards...
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-28-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
wsconner is on a distinguished road
sailed out of the piscataqua and little harbor for 20 years. you'll be fine at the last two hrs on either side of the tide--stay away from the middle third, it will either flush you down the river or you'll only make 2 knots. Unless Rockport is your final destination, Annisquam is a good call. very pretty and fairly easy to navigate, especially on a rising tide.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-28-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
tobuyornottobuy is on a distinguished road
Thank you both so much for the information. I think we might try to leave Great Bay 2 hours before low tide at Dover Point. It looks like Dover Point is an hour a head of Portsmouth so we'll get to the bridges just a little before slack. That is the plan anyway. As far as Annisquam River is concerned, everything we read was that nevagating it was difficult primarily because of the visibiltiy around bends. I crossed it off but you both make it sound very inviting. Back to the books!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-28-2010
Boasun's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 3,063
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Boasun will become famous soon enough Boasun will become famous soon enough
NOAA/CO-OPS ODIN
Here is an internet site for tides of USA. You can roam anywhere in the states and probably American territories also, if you want to.
__________________
1600 Ton Master, 2nd Mate Unlimited Tonnage

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Maritime Instructor
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Rapture

Last edited by Boasun; 08-28-2010 at 11:50 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:35 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.