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Re: NJ Coast
Dave, NYC is on an austerity budget and the harbor now works like the lights on most small-town airfields. Click the mic on your VHF three times before making your final approach, and they turn on the big one in the lady's torch and all the other little stuff. Honest.
No really...the first time I made landfall in NY harbor at night we had no charts, no nothing (unplanned detour) but had absolutely no problem following the lights all the way up, same in the Eat River although some local knowledge helped there. PLENTY of room for a sailboat even with commercial traffic. You just have to remember, the city ferries really do ride on rails, they don't stop for anything. And the private ferries act like they have right of way over everyone including Saint Peter, but they're just bluffing.
Last edited by hellosailor; 05-31-2012 at 02:47 PM.