hi, All. Used to cruise
many years ago on a 29' Cascade Sloop
. I now find myself the owner of not one, but 2 Meridian 25's, one in my yard, the other in NJ.
The plan, such as it is, is to sail boat #2 from NJ to Maine
this spring, with my novice
son (32) as crew. The boat is on the Delaware river, but could probably be trucked to the Atlantic side of Jersey relatively inexpensively, which would save a day or two of sailing/motoring, and avoid the commercial
traffic around Philadelphia.
Any suggestions, hints, warnings? Can I take the ICW
from Philly up to NYC
? Is going through Hell's Gate to be avoided in a small boat, or is it better to go inside and and avoid sailing around Long Island
I am guessing that I can make the trip in about 2 weeks, presuming I can average 4.5 knots and 12 hrs/day of sailing. Am I off my rocker? Are there worthwhile shortcuts? Is there a best time to attempt this, or a time to avoid?
Any advice or help would be most welcome.