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Delaware Bay to Cape May long route

We are cruising down Delaware Bay to Cape May in a couple days. Because our mast is taller than the canal bridge will allow, we must go the long way around Cape May Point. Has anyone used the Cape May Channel around the point? It looks to have deep water, but not sure if too much turbulence around the point. Please advise...trying to cut some miles off trip. Thanks.
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We are cruising down Delaware Bay to Cape May in a couple days. Because our mast is taller than the canal bridge will allow, we must go the long way around Cape May Point. Has anyone used the Cape May Channel around the point? It looks to have deep water, but not sure if too much turbulence around the point. Please advise...trying to cut some miles off trip. Thanks.
Yes, many times (and in larger boats than my avitar). There is serious turbulence when the tide is in full swing, including small whirlpools, but it's never felt dangerous. I think it is worse when the tide is going in. That said, if you are at peak flow and there are onshore waves, just go around. It's not that far and is more relaxing.

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Re: Delaware Bay to Cape May long route

The false channel is doable just watch out for wind contrary to current which will make that area turbulent
We have taken the long way around as well as the Canal as we are 52 ft.


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Took the short route around Cape May Point today and got along fine. Some turbulence, but wind and tide were in sink, so it was very doable. Thank you for your information.
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Took the short route around Cape May Point today and got along fine. Some turbulence, but wind and tide were in sink, so it was very doable. Thank you for your information.
Glad you hit it at a good time. Where you staying in Cape May?


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