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10-08-2012 06:59 PM
chef2sail
Re: Best Route from Mahattan to LI Sound

Note also that the chart for the East River has a note to the effect that you cannot transit the west passage by Roosevelt Island when the UN General Assembly is in session (an anti-terrorism rule, I presume). So in a sailboat, make sure that isn't the case on your planned day, as the east passage is not useable by sailboats (low clearance fixed bridge from the Queens side to the island). -Clarity

Having made this transit over 50 times this is a rarity, but definately check
10-08-2012 05:24 PM
Clarity2
Re: Best Route from Mahattan to LI Sound

Note also that the chart for the East River has a note to the effect that you cannot transit the west passage by Roosevelt Island when the UN General Assembly is in session (an anti-terrorism rule, I presume). So in a sailboat, make sure that isn't the case on your planned day, as the east passage is not useable by sailboats (low clearance fixed bridge from the Queens side to the island).
09-03-2012 08:13 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Best Route from Mahattan to LI Sound

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Originally Posted by SailingChance View Post
Alternatively, you could sail south to Brooklyn and head easy past Fire Island. There is a crossing through the center of LI call the Shinnecock. Would take longer but it's a cooler sail and you avoid the Beast River currents, traffic and jackass boaters. Just saying. I would rather go up the hudson and around than take the east river.
What? !!
09-01-2012 08:44 PM
SailingChance
Re: Best Route from Mahattan to LI Sound

Alternatively, you could sail south to Brooklyn and head easy past Fire Island. There is a crossing through the center of LI call the Shinnecock. Would take longer but it's a cooler sail and you avoid the Beast River currents, traffic and jackass boaters. Just saying. I would rather go up the hudson and around than take the east river.
07-23-2012 08:59 PM
JimsCAL
Re: Best Route from Mahattan to LI Sound

Next stop on the North Shore past Glen Cove is Oyster Bay which is worth exploring. Then its Northport/Huntington with lots of choices for anchoring or getting a mooring. The town of Northport is charming, and last I heard allows free transient tieup for a couple of hours. Next stop east is Port Jeff again with lots of anchoring or mooring choices. On the Connnecticut shore there's a harbor every few miles. Entrances can be bit trickier due to rocks and reefs so watch the charts. My favorite marina on the Ct shore is Brewers Pilots Point in Westbrook. For details, get a copy of the Embassy Guide to Long Island Sound. Invaluable for those exploring LIS for the first time.
07-23-2012 06:50 PM
smurphny
Re: Best Route from Mahattan to LI Sound

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Originally Posted by AndreasNYC View Post
how many days do you think I should budget for a trip to Montauk and back?
PJ first night, Montauk the next day, no problem. Why Montauk? It's not sailboat country. There are better places to go like Block I, Fishers I. , on to Newport, MV, Cuttyhunk, New Bedford, Woods Hole, Cape Cod...keep going!!!
07-23-2012 02:01 PM
CalebD
Re: Best Route from Mahattan to LI Sound

Andreas,
Glad to hear that your trip to the Sound went well.
I grew up in Sea Cliff on Hempstead Harbor and I know the Brewer's yard there in Glen Cove. If you had taken a transient mooring with the Sea Cliff YC you could have used their pool. Huntington YC in Huntington Harbor also has a pool.

As for Montauk, unless you are planning on sailing through the night I'd say 5 - 6 days which includes at least 1 day for staying put in case of uncooperative weather. It is about 110 nm with Port Jefferson being roughly the half way point.
Montauk (MTK) Harbor is mostly a commercial port although there is at least one marina in there. Another member (Bene505) keeps his boat, which also has 6' of draft, at the south end of Lake MTK (aka MTK Harbor).
07-23-2012 01:46 PM
AndreasNYC
Re: Best Route from Mahattan to LI Sound

how many days do you think I should budget for a trip to Montauk and back?
07-23-2012 12:44 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Best Route from Mahattan to LI Sound

Excellent!

Use the interactive cruising guide on this resource. www.activecaptain.com Brewers marinas often have pools. There are a dozen or more on the Sound.

You may even want to join and post your own reviews.

Some destination ideas: Huntington Bay, Port Jefferson, Gardiner Bay, Montauk, Mystic, Fishers Island, Block Island. The later of this list being quite a haul away.
07-23-2012 12:24 PM
AndreasNYC
Re: Best Route from Mahattan to LI Sound

More trips deeper into the Sound.

Would love some good Marina recommendations with good facilities, pool. Fun people etc.

Andreas
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