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Going through Hells Gate Tomorrow July 15
I'm in the process of sailing my Contessa 26 from Toronto to Orient Point, Long island. Currently I'm at the Nyack Boat Club. This is the first trip like this that I've done so I'm learning along the way.
I'm hoping I might get some input on getting through Hell's gate tomorrow. I'm of course aware that I have to run with the flood tide in order to get through. This is especially important as I only have 6hp inboard diesel motor.
I'm trying to figure out if I should go with the tide at The Battery or the tide at Hell's Gate.
If I understand correctly:
Low tide at The Battery is at 2:17am on July 15 and at 6:02am at Hell's Gate, Wards island.
This means that I must get closer to NYC.
Would anybody have any advice on where I can dock closer to The Battery I was told of some anchorages behind the Statue of Liberty.
Last edited by bmjnyc; 07-14-2011 at 12:06 PM.