Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 10
You can do the trip in a day
Unless you want to take two days to do the trip, why not just do it in a day?
Averaging 6 kts, either motor, motor-sail,or sail, it's a bout 40 nm.
I did my trip from deep in Newburyport, MA (on the other side of the Route 1/1A drawbridge) to Marblehead in 7h and that included a side trip to Rockport to drop off my seasick wife. Took us 40 minutes to get down the Merrimack River, about 3 h from the mouth of Merrimac River to get to Rockport, 40 minutes or so for the side trip, then 3h to the mooring in Marblehead. We motor sailed most of the time because it was 40 deg F, and pouring rain, and the wind was in the "wrong" direction or too light.
We left the dock at 9:05 AM and were on our mooring by 3:50 PM.
If you liked my advice/response, give me some rep points. If you didn't......well what do you expect, it was free.
Last edited by DrB; 04-22-2013 at 11:57 AM.