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Old 02-03-2018, 09:47 AM   #21
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"Stay at the 79th St Boat Basin. It's real NY and it's cheaper than most hotels in town. Also, it is the most convenient to the City and it's not in a touristy area.'

However tugs going someplace in the middle of the night , with no tow behind ,at flank speed, can easily cause a start steep wake of 3 or 4 ft.

BIG fenders and fender boards are nice.
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:36 PM   #22
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There will be a significant outflow thru the Narrows
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That is all very useful information. I'm going to take your post along with me, and re-read it the day before I pass through NYC. Thanks very much.
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I'm apparently a New Yorker now, but have zero idea what I would do at a mooring near the city. So, if I do pickup a mooring, is there a somewhat secure place for the dink on Manhattan?
79th St Boat Basin has a dinghy dock. It is inside an automatic locking gate that protects the dinghy dock as well as the slips.

City Island has moorings and I am sure that the marina/yard that services those moorings has a dinghy dock, but don't know about security.

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Old 02-03-2018, 03:49 PM   #24
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You take it wrong, I have been to NYC.
Well it sure sounds like you haven't been to Great Kills.


As mentioned, the moorings or anchoring can be extremely uncomfortable at 79th st. I gave up the one time we tried it. More appropriate in my opinion if you are staying on land. It is a great location though. Last time we were by there, the waters around the docks had shoaled badly and they could not accommodate 5ft draft. Worth calling them.

Yes the mooring fields in the area all have decent dinghy docks available.
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Then there's this:

https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/marinas/10
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We love NYC. For those who don't, then you're really not the ones to recommend where or how since it's not your kind of place anyway. It's a very unique city. Now, if you have limited time then give yourself convenience, even at the high price. Liberty Landing and Newport are both convenient. We like Newport because PATH is right there, a nice clean and quick train ride across.

And we also agree with the 79th St Basin recommendation as well as Chelsea Piers. Then at the far high end is North Cove, in the World Trade Center area. Public transportation in the city is great but walking is the way to really experience.

Now, you have all done it. I just got a quick "We need a New York trip" from my wife and a couple of others with us chimed in with agreement.
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Great tips. Thanks! We have to realize we may not want to live in a particular place but still can really enjoy it. I've been to a few corners of the globe and although I might prefer to live where I live, every place has had its merits and attractiveness. OK, maybe except for Newark.
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79ST Boat Basin mooring in the morning.
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Nice. Its on my list.
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