Originally Posted by Scrimshaw4
Get the engine
fixed ... NY harbor is not a good place to be without an engine ... I transit this area every year and would NEVER attempt it without a reliable working engine ...
I "third" this fellow sentiments. Forget Joseph Conrad, Lin and Larry, Slocum, and other ghosts of sailboat past). You really should not
enter NY harbor these days without machinery and even AIS
(although your screen
will look lit a lit Christmas
Having said that, there are a few "safe" (for NY) anchorages
in the harbor that are accessible under sail (e.g., just behind Liberty Island, Gravesend, and so on), but NY harbor currents will beat most small sailboats on any given day.
If you survive (and it happens sometimes), you will be at best exhausted. At worst you will be run down by commercial