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NY to Penobscot Bay--fall or spring?

Hello--
I'm relocating from upstate NY to the Penobscot Bay area (still can't believe it) so I'll be sailing my Alajuela 33 from the Hudson R. to my new home.
I have to decide whether to sail in the early fall and winter store it in Maine, or store it here in Kingston NY for the winter and move it to Maine in the spring. I know the hurricane season is a factor, but not sure how other factors--fog, seasonal weather patterns, etc,--weigh in the decision.
Does anyone familiar with the NE coast in spring and fall have any thoughts or know of any resources they'd be willing to share?
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Re: NY to Penobscot Bay--fall or spring?

Personally, I would opt for Sept/Oct over Apr/May. Both will be chilly in Maine, but there are some nice Fall days. I'm not sure much is even open yet in Apr/May in Maine. Maybe the locals can weigh in. Assume they are still hauling boats all Fall. Hurricanes are, however, a real risk in Fall.
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Re: NY to Penobscot Bay--fall or spring?

i think early fall is a great time of year up here,spring is after the 20th of may and it still may be cold.as you go further into fall more and more nw&ne winds will come,but if you are flexible with your weather window and can grab a sw breeze it can be a quick trip .inshore or offshore ?
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Re: NY to Penobscot Bay--fall or spring?

A belated thanks to you both for your replies. I just got back from visiting the area in Maine and talked to the harbormaster and the local mooring gear supplier--looks like it will be a spring trip in spite of the good advice to go in fall. Going in fall would create some logistical snags in respect to equipment procurement and winter storage, so I guess it will be springtime.
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Re: NY to Penobscot Bay--fall or spring?

What the heck. It's an adventure. Get good warm and dry foulies. Water temps are going to be insanely low too. Liferaft would be advisable. You wouldn't last an hour, if you were in the drink around here at that time of year. Good luck.
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"Life itself will kill you, if you get enough of it."
The cold doesn't worry me so much as the fog.
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The trick is to have enough life so it is what kills you.

Fog is overrated, unless you don't have radar or gps.
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GPS and AIS receiver but no radar. I think I'll just have to take my time and wait the stuff out.
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Enjoy the fog either of those times.
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Re: NY to Penobscot Bay--fall or spring?

Fall, hands down...
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