Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-05-2013, 15:41   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Annapolis
Boat: Gozzard 41
Posts: 23
C&D Canal

Anybody have any tips for timing the current from the Cheasapeke to Cape May?
Thanks,
Frank
Eleanor Q
__________________

__________________
Eleanor Q is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-05-2013, 15:53   #2
Registered User
 
ranger42c's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Maryland, USA
Boat: 42' Sportfish
Posts: 2,985
Re: C&D Canal

I've simply used the NOAA current predictions website...

-Chris
__________________

__________________
Selby Bay, South River, Chesapeake Bay, USA.
ranger42c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-05-2013, 18:05   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 929
Just call the Delaware City Marina. Owner there is exceptionally knowledgeable.
Spending a couple days there was the most educational stop of an entire east coast run.
__________________
SecondBase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-05-2013, 19:04   #4
Registered User
 
Suijin's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Annapolis MD; currently in Oriental NC
Boat: Valiant 40
Posts: 2,933
Re: C&D Canal

Calling the Delaware City Marina sounds like a good idea. In general, you want to catch it right as it slacks assuming you're running 6 knots over the water. You're going to have to go around as you can't fit under the bridge on the Cape May Canal so that's going to add @ 15 miles to your trip.
__________________
Suijin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-05-2013, 21:41   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 267
Re: C&D Canal

If you can time it so that you are in Del city when it is high tide in Cape May, you should ride the tide all the way. The tide is strong in Del bay esp around brown schoal. If you have outgoing tide you will ride it all the way. Good luck.
__________________
haw1961 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-05-2013, 22:27   #6
Registered User
 
ShaunJ's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Md, USA
Posts: 430
Re: C&D Canal

When are you doing the trip, just curious?
__________________
ShaunJ
I get knocked down...But get up again...
You're never going to keep me down....


ShaunJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-05-2013, 22:52   #7
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Boat: Boatless Again
Posts: 4,335
Re: C&D Canal

[QUOTE=haw1961;1245733]If you can time it so that you are in Del city when it is high tide in Cape May, you should ride the tide all the way. The tide is strong in Del bay esp around brown schoal. If you have outgoing tide you will ride it all the way. Good luck.[/QUOTE

You can ride the incoming tide all the way up the Delaware Bay and through the Canal, but you can't ride the outgoing tide all the way down the other way unless your boat can do over 25 knots.
__________________
donradcliffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-05-2013, 19:39   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Annapolis
Boat: Gozzard 41
Posts: 23
Heading to Reedy Point tomorrow and on to Cape May Friday.
__________________
Eleanor Q is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-05-2013, 19:47   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 19
Re: C&D Canal

Made that passage last June. I found this site very helpful.

http://atlanticsailors.com/Delaware-bay.html
__________________
cranki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-05-2013, 19:55   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 267
Re: C&D Canal

Hey, Don Radcliffe 6hrs outgoing tide Del city to Cape May. I don't have a chart in front of me but I am sure it can be done. You say it can be done on incoming tide=6hrs. Why can't you do it on outgoing. It's the same distance coming or going. It's roughly the same time.
__________________
haw1961 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2013, 03:15   #11
Senior Cruiser
 
hpeer's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Boat: Murray 33-Chouette & Pape Steelmaid-44-Safara-both steel cutters
Posts: 3,900
Re: C&D Canal

Somewhere online is a animation of the Delaware Bay current flow. Can't find it now, of course.

Looking at hat you can see how the tide surge works its way up the bay in unbroken fashion.

Running down the bay is different, perhaps because it is a river? The outgoing tide is shorter, more of a pulse.

Ok, found it. Have fun planning.

http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/ofs...forecast.shtml
__________________

__________________
hpeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:56.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.