I have sailed the Mansaquan Inlet to Block Island 3 times. Once sailing direct, leaving in early morning and sailing over nite to late afternoon to Block Island.
The other 2 times leaving Manasquan and sailing to sandy hook for and over nite and leaving next day to Moses State park inlet and then sailing inside to Shinnicock inlet and out Block Island the next day.Only problem is Manasquan Cannel, tide can run to 7 knots, so time your entrance. I have been on a 36' power boat
going in to Barnegat inlet and was turned around 180 degrees and a sail boat
up went right past us, they had more control than we did.