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06-10-2002 09:21 AM
rgartley
Hudson River to Patuxant River

I think the winds made it all the way down to Edgewater, NJ!!! Because the next day (Sunday) they still had the SCW out for the harbor and homeward bound I became. I''m making every effort to sell the Blue Eagle and get a cruising type boat (sail) for my next trek. This summer is now devoted to the "new", existing and visiting Grandchildren. We''ll camp and kayak on calm waters and warm nights!
06-05-2002 02:39 AM
halyardz
Hudson River to Patuxant River

Rain? We''ve certainly had our share. Wind, well you missed a good one. Last Saturday it was gusting up to 30kts through some of the valley approaches (from mountains) just above Kingston. It turned into some wild rides given the shallows just above Saugerties. Missed going aground during a huge puff due to heel and did a quick 180 back to the tiny channel. We''ll be headed out to LI Sound in late July if you want to join us...details back channel.
06-04-2002 09:24 AM
rgartley
Hudson River to Patuxant River

Halyardz,

I turned around at about Grant''s Tomb; there were no indications of restrictions that I was aware of. Also, the folks at the marina where I waited (in vein) for the weather to clear didn''t mention any. I would not linger near bridges and there may or may not be any anchoring near the Dear Lady''s Statue.

BlueEagle
05-26-2002 05:01 AM
halyardz
Hudson River to Patuxant River

Bummer. The trip down the Hudson is a nice ride with great scenery but in bad weather its dreary at best. Do they still have the time restrictions in place for passing through NY Harbor?
05-23-2002 10:59 AM
rgartley
Hudson River to Patuxant River

The weather sent me back to Upstate!!! With 40% of the time lapsed, I had 20% of the distance covered. The conditions were too severe for the little Blue Eagle and it''s 5hp aux. Visually, it was wonderful. A beautiful journey down the Hudson River. High winds/seas, rain, hail and very cold temperatures simply ran the clock out on me. What an experience. Most of the waiting was for small craft warnings to be lifted in the lower NY Harbor.
05-13-2002 07:34 AM
ondro
Hudson River to Patuxant River

I''ve done the toms river to chesapeake bay twice last year - if i could skip the delaware river i would....i sailed it at night last time...leaving cape may canal at 2.30 am. the del. bay is usually rougher than the ocean. but what a nice relaxing motor thru the c-d canal. stop in at chesapeake city inn and marina for a bowl of bisque. great sailing south on the elk river and down to annapolis...lots of barges and container ships though
05-02-2002 10:31 AM
rgartley
Hudson River to Patuxant River

devildad,

From Manasquan to Atlantic City on the ICW - is no problem with the mast up (about 35'')?
04-22-2002 09:02 AM
rgartley
Hudson River to Patuxant River

Thanks Schoonerman,

I will be coastal along NJ, except to duck in and drop anchor for overnight or weather. I worked at those Nukes years ago.
04-22-2002 06:24 AM
schoonerman
Hudson River to Patuxant River

Going up the Delaware Bay to the Canal is about 50 miles, a daylight run as long as you use the current. Be prepared for an ugly piece of brown water with flat scrubby shoreline in the distance. A massive power plant dominates the north shore for much of the trip. However, the Canal and the sights on the Upper Chesapeake are well worth it.

Going outside is easy in good weather. It took me 48 hours from the Statue of Liberty to Norfolk last summer.

If you have a choice, I''d go up the DB and through the Canal.
04-19-2002 06:27 AM
halyardz
Hudson River to Patuxant River

Devildad, what are we talking in terms of the time for the major legs? Isn''t that Del transit pretty long & boring? Is outside an option there?
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