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Old 10-10-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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Cape Cod to Florida

Calm seas to start the way
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Old 10-10-2014, 11:24 AM   #2
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:58 PM   #3
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Old 10-10-2014, 01:37 PM   #4
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You going outside or down the Sound? There calling for rain here on the Cape and Islands for tomorrow, but doesn't seem like it'll be windy.

Safe trip.
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Old 10-11-2014, 05:30 AM   #5
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The plan was Block to Atlanic City on Saturday and best case Delaware City by Monday night. Now reviewing options of the Sound and inside
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:04 AM   #6
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A long calm night to Atlantic City only a spilt cup of coffee to complain about :-).
I'm not ready to cross the ocean yet!
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:13 AM   #7
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At the end of LI Sound is the East River., which has great currents you can use.

Leave City Island or the Throgs Neck bridge at high tide and enjoy the ride with a fine current.

Hells Gate current was a danger for sail boats and low powered launches in the 1800s.

Tons of explosives solved that problem long before you were born.

Enjoy the ride , Manasquan NJ is the first easy pull in if needed , the entrance can get really choppy at times. Expensive O nite docking , but anchoring IS possible , tho the bridge openings are restricted.

Stop at City Island , the last great pizza you will buy till getting back.
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A long calm night to Atlantic City only a spilt cup of coffee to complain about :-).
I'm not ready to cross the ocean yet!
You maybe already using this, but passage weather.com is a great weather sight to use as you travel. As is Buoy Weather.
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Glad you had a nice run to AC. I always find it entertaining to pass along the coast there. The rest is nothing but houses or beach.

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A long calm night to Atlantic City only a spilt cup of coffee to complain about :-).
I'm not ready to cross the ocean yet!
But it's a first step

I did same trip last year and I regretted taking the D&C canal and C Bay.

Four days of weather and seas worse than the 36 hours I would have had to do on the outside.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:08 PM   #11
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The Chesapeake and Delaware bay's were my least favorite part of my trip north last spring. But this year I will be single handing till Laura returns to enjoy the Dismal Swamp. So I plan on taking my time and looking for what I missed in the Cheapeak and Delaware bay's.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:35 PM   #12
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There's not much after leaving Cape May until you get to at least Delaware City (not my fav for much...maybe it's better in the Summer when things are happening). There's a few rivers to enter and usually a few miles till even a dinky marina...but just the transit and the lighthouses on the DelBay are about the only things to see and the places to stop while having their own charm...most would be disappointed.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:35 PM   #13
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Maybe I missed:
Make & Model of your vessel?

Good luck and favorable conditions to you!

Post photos via "manage attachments" when replying.
Only trouble I've had is that ipad seems only able to post 1 photo per post.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:55 PM   #14
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Osprey is a 1987 Her Shine Newburyport single 120 Ford Lyman. I think I attached a photo of a large school of Dolphins showing me the way south to Florida. Please no one look at the metal thing hanging on the bow
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:18 PM   #15
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Dolphins

I'm trying... May have to read the directions
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:44 PM   #16
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Try once more then read the directions.
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Cape Cod to Florida

You did pretty good getting to AC in two days. Have a great trip.
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:53 PM   #18
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I recommend Chesapeake Anchorage Marina, Chesapeake City, MD.
Really nice town to visit.

This photo of a huge ro-ro heading east on the C&D, taken from our transient slip at CAM.
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Chesapeake City Marina also has a pretty nice free dock but it has shoaled in to 4-5 feet on really low tides at the ends.

$15/night if you want electricity (they have a couple 30A one or two 50A and some 15A outlets along the dock. It's pretty doggone Purdy when we pass through in early December. They have nice Christmas lights up...even the ACOE place on the other side has a big light display.

The town is supposed to provide wifi to the dock and decent but small anchorage...never have been able to get it reliably...the Chesapeake Inn next door does have good wifi though and also lobster sliders that my expert partner said were worth a second trip the next day for lunch.

It's our first night stop every year for our 4 month trip so it really puts a smile on our faces as it's never let us down in terms of a nice stopover.
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Old 10-25-2014, 06:15 PM   #20
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After 10 days in AC a nice outside ffshore trip to Cape May and with a tide assisted ride Made to Shaefers $$$$ all the docks full in The City:-( but Need some food not cooked by me or a Casino:-)

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