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Re: Ny harbor
You've gotten good advice here. It's nice to sail in NY harbor for a day or two. But, you'll find that that's all you'll really need. The costs to stay longer, begin to mount up.
I wouldn't leave my boat unattended for a month in any marina on the river except perhaps liberty.
Newport Marina and Lincoln harbor are both very bouncy and tough on docklines and snubbers.
The Highlands are an option, they have a fast ferry to NY, Great Kills is another option, not sure of the transportation options there.
For your week on-board, I might consider Newport Marina..it's within walking distance of dozens of restaurants and a mall. It's next to the path station to NY. And there's a restaurant right on the premises with Stella Artois on tap. Greg is the Harbormaster there and he and his wife are always around and are nice folks. You'll probably get a better rate there than liberty..
After a week, you can decide if you're willing to leave it there longer unattended.
If you decide not to leave it there but want to stay around the area, you can check out the Highlands. Or Lockwoods Marina further into raritan bay. Lockwoods is the most protected hidey hole around. A short cab ride gets you to the Train station...NE corridor..
It just occured to me that you're from Rhode Island? Have you considered leaving it in the LI sound? City Island or Manhasset bay? You're only a two hour trip down the east river from NY harbor up there and you'll probably get much better rates and more sailing options.
Just a thought.
Last edited by Tempest; 05-06-2012 at 11:07 PM.