Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-09-2010, 07:26   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Back in UK earning B.O.A.T. units
Boat: Hunter 45CC
Posts: 198
Images: 2
Sandy Hook to Cape May

Anyone else headed South to Cape May at the moment ?

I'm currently waiting to go through the East River and then was planning to spend a few days in Manhattan before heading down, but I'm really in two minds now in view of Igor coming up.

Looks like I might have to wait over a week for a good window.

Duncan
S/Y TALISA
currently Glen Cove, NY
__________________

__________________
duncan_ellison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2010, 17:24   #2
Registered User
 
captden's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Tortola BVI
Boat: Vagabond 47
Posts: 158
Images: 16
Hi Duncun
We are planning to head down to ptown on thursday. thru the canal fri down to newport sat. from there over to montouk nj wait and see the weather and then on to norfork with the option of either alantic city or cape may. with a little luck igor will track well to the east.

Dennis & Carole
S/V Renaissance
__________________

__________________
captden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2010, 17:38   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
Pblais's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hayes, VA
Boat: Gozzard 36
Posts: 8,700
Images: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to Pblais
Quote:
Looks like I might have to wait over a week for a good window.
It's mid September already. It's what you do to go to Cape May from NYC this late. You sit and wait and watch for the window. You do it because as bad as antsy might get, it isn't as bad as getting whacked with no place to hide. So far the weather here is giving up the hideous heat of July and August. It might take some time to settle down from the change.
__________________
Paul Blais
s/v Bright Eyes Gozzard 36
37 15.7 N 76 28.9 W
Pblais is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2010, 18:21   #4
Registered User
 
Tempest245's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Boat: 34 Sabre Tempest
Posts: 937
Hi Duncan,

At First Glance....This Week looks like a great week to head for Cape May...you have some great west winds tomorrow and then northerly.. winds....until friday.....It doesn't get much better than this for a run south on the jersey coast....it's a 24 hour run ...I wouldn't sit out for a week in NYC..igor is still pretty far away.
__________________
Tempest
Tempest245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2010, 19:09   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Back in UK earning B.O.A.T. units
Boat: Hunter 45CC
Posts: 198
Images: 2
pblais / Tempest, Thanks for the replies. We were intending to make the run Thursday, but we now have a couple of things we need to take care of which will place us in NYC at Shipyard Marina (www.shipyardmarina.com) until Saturday.

I hope the window remains open, but the forecast is showing some disturbed weather for a while after Igor blows by.

Hope you won't mind me getting a second opinion from you guys before we head out, we are not from round these parts and don't know the wrinkles about this part of the passage.

We've read the pilot books time and time again but everyone we speak to says the NJ coast was the worst part of their journey South. I have an Admiral on board who's only just coping with some of the conditions we'v e had so far - don't want her abandoning ship altogether ;-)

Dennis : Sounds like you are on an accelerated schedule, you may well catch us up. Look for us on the VHF or if you have AIS you might see us (MMSI 235063851)

Duncan
S/V TALISA
__________________
duncan_ellison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2010, 19:35   #6
Registered User
 
Tempest245's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Boat: 34 Sabre Tempest
Posts: 937
Hi Duncan.

No problem...we can take another look on the weekend. What was your thought for the NJ coast...inlet hopping..or an overnight run? in the meantime How tall is your mast..? What do you draw?
My schedule is pretty tight this month, or I'd offer to take the ride with you.. (my only 3 day window is this thur, fri, sat)

With a good weather window this can be a very pleasant trip..just be patient, enjoy the city and see what next week brings
__________________
Tempest
Tempest245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2010, 05:37   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Back in UK earning B.O.A.T. units
Boat: Hunter 45CC
Posts: 198
Images: 2
Hi Tempest,

Thanks for the help here.

We are keen to get to the Chesapeake and we keep hearing how difficult the inlets are, so our plan is to make a straight 24 Hr run but research the inlets esp. Atlantic City in case we find ourselves getting beaten up or just too tired to go on.

Barnegat looks like it would only work for us in an emergency.

Boat is 45ft with a 63ft air draft and 5.5ft draft.

Duncan
__________________
duncan_ellison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2010, 11:22   #8
Registered User
 
Tempest245's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Boat: 34 Sabre Tempest
Posts: 937
Hi Duncan,

Yes AC is probably your best bet for a bailout should you need one...Barnaget is not an inlet you want to try for the 1st time in bad weather.

Manasqaun would be very early in the trip, and if you've pick a good weather window would not likely need it that soon.

With your mast height you will not be able to transit the cape may canal but the marinas are on the ocean side of the bridge so, you could get in and out for a layover if you wanted. Both AC and Cape May are excellent inlets. Once inside of Cape May however be very mindful of where the channels are, there are some shoal areas.

Cape May is a great little town, and worth the stop imo. The Marinas are a little pricey, ( not sure if they drop their rates off season) and usually run about $4.00 a ft. I've stayed at South Jersey Marina..great showers.
__________________
Tempest
Tempest245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2010, 20:20   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CLOD in OH
Posts: 257
Barnegat is straight forward and has a comercial fishing fleet there. Nice hole to anchor in just before the fishing fleet, red side. We usually break it up into 2 easy days. For a straight shot we usually leave Sandy hook mid afternoon and arrive at Cape May mid morning. Enjoy the trip.
__________________
Paydirt
Mark Zarley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2010, 21:23   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempest245 View Post
Hi Duncan,

Cape May is a great little town, and worth the stop imo. The Marinas are a little pricey, ( not sure if they drop their rates off season) and usually run about $4.00 a ft. I've stayed at South Jersey Marina..great showers.
Utcsh's Marina is $2.00/ft. Very friendly marina, close to everything.
Marc
__________________
marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2010, 22:34   #11
Registered User
 
psteele235's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Rowayton, CT
Boat: De Kleer Fraser 30
Posts: 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by marc View Post
Utcsh's Marina is $2.00/ft. Very friendly marina, close to everything.
Marc
Decent restaurant too.
__________________
Work is the curse of the boating classes

Patrick
psteele235 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2010, 05:11   #12
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,583
Images: 240
The Boater's Guide to Cape May County
http://www.imboats.com/images/Blog/B...Guide_2010.pdf
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2010, 05:16   #13
Registered User
 
Tempest245's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Boat: 34 Sabre Tempest
Posts: 937
Quote:
Originally Posted by marc View Post
Utcsh's Marina is $2.00/ft. Very friendly marina, close to everything.
Marc
Very cool! Thanks..... South Jersey's 2010 rate is 2.95..my mistake...but saving a buck a foot is great!
__________________
Tempest
Tempest245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2010, 05:49   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Back in UK earning B.O.A.T. units
Boat: Hunter 45CC
Posts: 198
Images: 2
Nice document - Ive downloaded it to take with me - Thanks

Duncan
__________________
duncan_ellison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-09-2010, 16:12   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Back in UK earning B.O.A.T. units
Boat: Hunter 45CC
Posts: 198
Images: 2
Need your weather advice please

OK guys, I need some advice on this.

We are in a marina in Hoboken,NY at the moment and not liking the rock and roll from the ferry wakes.

Looking at the weather it seems as though the rough surf from Igor is going to persist throughout the week until Friday and we don't want to wait that long to get on with the journey to the Cheapeake.

We are considering a run to Cape May early tomorrow morning - anyone this this is a good / bad / crazy plan ?

Weather isn't really my strong suit and I'm nervous about this part of the passage. We intend to get Chris Parker on the job as we head further South, but for the moment we are on our ownm planning ths.

Duncan & Joan
S/Y TALISA













looking
__________________

__________________
duncan_ellison 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cape Horn / Cape of Good Hope Macopa Other 14 24-08-2017 21:21
Crew Wanted: Crew Wanted: Cape May to Sandy Hook Exhale Crew Archives 1 06-05-2010 06:15
79th Street Marina NYC - and Sandy Hook AutumnBorne1 Meets & Greets 16 20-09-2007 09:33
Crew invited for Charleston, SC to Sandy Hook/Atlantic Highlands, NJ, in late July/ea skipgundlach Crew Archives 0 23-07-2007 22:36



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:13.


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.