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After having spent the last few weeks getting my boat ready, I am now getting gout of here ( Ipswich UK ) at last. Off ti sail to you side of the pond( US ) on Wednesday See you in Atlantic City in about two month. If things go well I will post a few pics from the crossing.

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Re: Done and out

Michael

Congrats and good luck. Looking forward to your update in two months.

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Re: Done and out

Be sure to post your arrival and adventures. We are cruising up to Maine for the summer and then back to Florida in autumn. Maybe we'll share and anchorage.- plenty of them over here with access to public docks and amenities. When you're here check "Active Captain" online and you'll have a guide for many opportunities. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Re: Done and out

Atlantic City is not a destination I would choose for an East Coast U.S. arrival port. The casinos there that drive the local ecomomy are rigged to favor the house - not tourists. Prices for dockage and supplies are high, and unless you have a large motor yacht, and are likely to purchase 500 gallons or more at a clip they will not likely to be eager to see you. Rates at the Senator Farley State Marina (NOT the most expensive) run from $2 to $4 per foot, per day. That's more than 2UKL per foot per day. You don't mention the length of your vessel, but you'd have to be really lucky at the one-armed bandits to come out even on that one. It is also a long way to anywhere with reasonable repair/refit facilities that you may need after a transatlantic trip. The local outfits know this, and charge accordingly. Heading to New York City or Philadelphia would be better bets. You'd then also not have to deal with the long sandy stretches of the 'Jersy or Long Island shores, (or the dangerous bars when there are harbors) which are littered with more than their share of wrecks.
When we arrived in Crosshaven, Ireland, from Connecticut, we were very happy to find a full-service SAIL-oriented yard only about a half mile from the Royal Cork Y.C. Making Atlantic City your destination is risky in more ways than one.
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Atlantic City is not a destination I would choose for an East Coast U.S. arrival port. The casinos there that drive the local ecomomy are rigged to favor the house - not tourists. Prices for dockage and supplies are high, and unless you have a large motor yacht, and are likely to purchase 500 gallons or more at a clip they will not likely to be eager to see you. Rates at the Senator Farley State Marina (NOT the most expensive) run from $2 to $4 per foot, per day. That's more than 2UKL per foot per day. You don't mention the length of your vessel, but you'd have to be really lucky at the one-armed bandits to come out even on that one. It is also a long way to anywhere with reasonable repair/refit facilities that you may need after a transatlantic trip. The local outfits know this, and charge accordingly. Heading to New York City or Philadelphia would be better bets. You'd then also not have to deal with the long sandy stretches of the 'Jersy or Long Island shores, (or the dangerous bars when there are harbors) which are littered with more than their share of wrecks.

When we arrived in Crosshaven, Ireland, from Connecticut, we were very happy to find a full-service SAIL-oriented yard only about a half mile from the Royal Cork Y.C. Making Atlantic City your destination is risky in more ways than one.

Philadelphia?? Long way in, and almost all commercial.

He may have a reason for AC, who knows.

Anyway, Godspeed, Michael.
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Re: Done and out

There are a lot of good marinas off Long Island Sound -- both on the Long Island side and on the Connecticut side. From there you can visit New York, sail past the Statue of Liberty, etc. on your way to Atlantic City.

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Paulk...there are cheaper alternatives than the Farley Marina in Atlantic City, Kamermans for 1. Atlantic City has one of the larger NJ fishing fleets also and has very good marine repair facilies on Clam Creek and in Brigantine. Also Atlantic City is one of the safest inlets to traverse along the Atlantic Coast especially in NJ and rates with Cape May and Manesquan as easy in and out as well as very protected with no shoals on the way in or out. Philly would be quite a haul, Baltimore is just as close.

Correct you are about the casinos though. I worked in Atlantic City for 18 years in the casinos and am one of the few individuals who was a "winner". I took money out o the casino every Friday and never put it back in.

Good luck on your trip where ever obn the east coast you land.

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Re: Done and out

If ya need any in water hull inspections give me a ring. Im only 40 mins away.
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