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Old 09-03-2017, 11:40 PM   #3
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Virginia Beach to LI outside route

Personally I think you're going to go either out around Montauk or through city. Unless you get a spectacular 40 hour weather window that ain't likely in September.

A friend tried to take his 4.5' draft trawler in the great South Bay. He was aground more than not. Took him five hours to get back to the locks to escape. It's shoaled in greatly. Go through NY city and down sound.

The Chesapeake Bay teems with destinations and shelter. The run from the Delaware Capes to Sandy Hook is a long 14 to 16 hour day. Wait at Cape May for a decent weather window. Then once you get inside at NY city you can hop down the sound at your leisure.
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