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seadog2 06-07-2012 09:40

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

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Vasco 06-07-2012 10:05

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.

donradcliffe 06-07-2012 10:13

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.

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Waterway Guide 06-07-2012 11:52

Re: sailing the Hudson River
Or here...Waterway Cruising Guide | Waterway Planner

AnchorageGuy 06-07-2012 14:34

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

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