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CT to Shelter Island

4177 Views 12 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  ERICANDERSON
Hi All- I just purchased a seaworthy 1980 Catalina 25' near bridgeport CT and need to sail her to a mooring on Shelter Island. Any tips on how long this might take and the best way to round Orient? thanks.
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With a decent chart, plotting tools, Eldredge, a watch, compass, knot log, and a modicum of coastal piloting and navigation skills you won't need GPS. On my first trip through the Gut -- from the Duck Island Roads to Block Island -- we had several boats approach us to ask if we knew where we were and if so could we provide a range and bearing to Plum Gut. The loran signal at Newport had dropped out and they weren't keeping a DR plot.
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