The general consensus is to head
up two hours after low tide at the battery which is pretty consistent with sebray's timing. I've arrived later..catching the full push through the gate..just keep the pointy end up river and a firm hand on the wheel
With the push..you can get through the 15 mile passage
in 2 hours..
My 2011 eldridge is on the boat, but my laptop
agrees with sebray's timing.
I've never notice the inconsistencies that you're pointing out. But, looking at the 2010 eldridge.. I see what you're saying. I'm going to have to figure this one out.
I went through last week..and hit it perfectly coming down. did a loop around Hart Island just to kill some time while waiting for the turn at HG. I had never seen Hell Gate so calm. I think it's the 1st time I've actually hit it at slack.
re: Hart Island...now the potters field for the City.
The inmates from Rikers do the burials.
I've never gone around the brother islands always through..it's very straight forward...just line up the reds and greens..I think there are 2 each... The big ships go around....make sure you check your rear view mirror....If you're following a barge up...and you go through the brothers, he'll come out from behind the big Is.
Have a great trip...