Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-07-2012, 09:40   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. petersburg, Fl
Boat: Ericson 27
Posts: 17
Send a message via Skype™ to seadog2
sailing the Hudson River

I'm looking for some info on the hudson river from NYC up to Albany.
Need to know about Marinas on the way.Would also like to know if there is a marina located in Hudson, Ny? I have friends and family who live in the Berkshites and this seems the closest to there. S/V Windchime has a draft of 4.5ft. Are there any issues with bridges along the route? Mast height about 39 awl. thanks for any help

The best days are when the sails are full and it's just you out there.

seadog2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 10:05   #2
Senior Cruiser
Vasco's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Toronto
Boat: CS36Merlin, "La Belle Aurore" Ben393 "Breathless"
Posts: 6,819
Re: sailing the Hudson River

No bridges to worry about up to Albany, ocean going boats go up to Albany. Lots of marinas on the river. There's a boat club in Hudson takes transients.

Rick I
Toronto in summer, Bahamas in winter.
Vasco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 10:13   #3
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Boat: Boatless Again
Posts: 3,718
Re: sailing the Hudson River

Check Marinas and anchorages along the route on interactive cruising guidebook. It shows the Hudson Powerboat Association has some transient slips, and there is a free town dock across the river at Athens.

If you see a Grand Banks 42 trawler going by, that would probably be us.
donradcliffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 11:52   #4
Sponsoring Vendor

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Heathsville, VA
Boat: Gemini 105Mc 34'
Posts: 1,459
Re: sailing the Hudson River

Or here...Waterway Cruising Guide | Waterway Planner
Waterway Guide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 14:34   #5
Marine Service Provider
AnchorageGuy's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wherever the boat is!
Boat: Marine Trader 34DC
Posts: 4,617
Re: sailing the Hudson River

seadog, Most of the marinas are going to be across the river in Catskill. Hop-O-Nose is a cruiser favorite and their phone number is 518-943-4640. Catskill Marina was closed due to damage from Irene and may or may not be re-opened. I'm pretty sure the Powerboat Assoc. is the only place close with transient slips if available. As for cruising the Hudson, the bridges are high enough for large ships. Keep in mind that the currents are strong right up to Albany so try and plan your transit to run with the current if possible to save some time. No problem with your draft in most places but you should have charts. There are some shallow areas and the bottom is rocky in places. If you run just outside the ship channel buoys you will have plenty of water and not have to worry about the ships but there is lots of commercial traffic. Also keep a sharp eye out for debris in the water, anything from planks to trees. The Hudson is absolutely spectacular so enjoy. Plenty of marinas along the River. Chuck
Chesapeake Bay, ICW Hampton Roads To Key West, The Gulf Coast, The Bahamas

The Trawler Beach House
Voyages Of Sea Trek
AnchorageGuy is offline   Reply With Quote

Hudson, sailing

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

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:03.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.