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Old 01-10-2020, 16:22   #16
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Re: Chesapeake and Delaware Canal

Look here for a better understanding of how to time the tides.

Great little graphic.

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/of...rrents_nowcast
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Re: Chesapeake and Delaware Canal

DeepZoom Nautical Charts Tides and Currents

lets you follow both the current and the tides, tells you when salck water is ec.

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Re: Chesapeake and Delaware Canal

Did this just a few weeks ago, like others said wait in CM then run up the bay with a favorable tide. If you time it right you will have a the current on the C&D with you.

Easy run in the canal at night, streetlights on both sides. If you have AIS it makes it really easy to see whats coming.

We spent the night in Chesapeake City, on the town dock. Looks like there is plenty of room to anchor. It was recently dredged so the basin is deep enough.
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You may be missing how big their boat is. The bathtub is pretty small for bigger boats. We are 70 loa and with two others anchored there it was too tight for us to swing. With a 57 draft and 72 mast they may have the same issue.......

70' boat?

First-world problems. Don't sweat it. Have the captain drive while you sleep in the owner's cabin then.
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70' boat?

First-world problems. Don't sweat it. Have the captain drive while you sleep in the owner's cabin then.
My wife and I live aboard, no crew or help. We cruise at 8.8kts from anchorage to anchorage just like everyone else.
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Re: Chesapeake and Delaware Canal

I spent some time in the Delaware Bay quite a few years ago. If you have not been in that area there is a stone jetty across from the Salem Nuclear Power Plant, on the Delaware side of the river. It is submerged at high tide. It runs north from there to just south of the canal entrance. You'll see it if you check your charts.
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