Northeast - Sailing from Jamaica Bay to East Hampton
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06-07-2012, 06:57 PM
I'm moving my boat from Gateway Marina in Jamaica Bay Brooklyn to Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton. It's a 22 foot center console - does about 45 mph fully open. Anyone know how long it would take me to run it out there over water? Would I need to take it through the Shinnecock canal, or better to go around Montauk Point?
Thanks for your input.
06-08-2012, 04:10 AM
Make sure you have enough gas aboard....... Don't run out of gas>>>>>>>
06-08-2012, 04:25 AM
I've never made that trip but you'll want to pick your day pretty carefully. Looks to be around 110 miles and will be well over 3 hours of driving time. I would try cruising around 3500 to 4000 rpm. Bring a handheld VHF and GPS.
Like Oceanlure mentioned.. What's your boats range?
06-08-2012, 05:23 AM
I have made the trip several times I would run threw great south bay into moriches bay into shinnicock bay threw the Canel and up there are plenty of fuel stops along the way and the weather should not be to much of an issue for you. Just bring all your safety Equiptment and water and make sure you have seatow membership. Also watch your water in moriches it can be very shallow. Should take you around 5 hrs.
If it is really nice run the ocean to shinnicock inlet then up threw the Canel
06-08-2012, 06:32 AM
Had enough of Brooklyn or just relocating for the summer?
I did the same trip with a friend on his Contender a few years ago. Didn't carefully track how long it took us, but I know it was more than 7 hours with a couple of stops. Beautiful weather, nice ride, and we stopped a few times to fuel up (and once to fish when we saw an irresistible blitz). We stayed close to shore though, I think we might've gone much faster had we stayed a bit further out.
15 minutes from Gateway to Breezy Point; 3 Hours from Breezy Pt to Shinnecock, and then depending upon where in East Hampton 20-45 minutes on that end. That assumes running it at about 30 kts.
06-11-2012, 06:06 AM
No need to go around the point, take the run through Shinnecock Canal and through the Peconics.
06-11-2012, 01:52 PM
An alternative, although longer, is to head up the East River and run through the Sound and then cut in through the Gut with a straight shot to Three Mile Harbor. You're much less weather sensitive running through the Sound in a boat your size. I wouldn't run the ocean route past Debs or Jones and the inside passage through Great South Bay and Moriches is a PIA.
06-12-2012, 10:01 AM
I did this exact trip (going the opposite direction) 2 weeks ago in my 24' CC. Unless it is a really flat day, I would go inside at Fire Island Inlet and run through Great South, Moriches, Shinnecock bays. Give yourself 4 hours minimum assuming no stops.
06-14-2012, 03:02 AM
When running Moriches Bay you will need to take the West Cut to the Inlet and then the East Cut back down to the bay in order to head east in that area. The commonly used channel that runs east/west just north of "Bird Island" is shoaled up and not marked with any buoys at the moment. You can get away with it at high tide and following your GPS mapping very closely (at least on a Garmin) but I would not recommend it.
Or you could just stop and pick me up at Smith's Point and I will show you where to go. That's a nice run on the inside all the way out to the Hamptons provided you are not in a big hurry. I will be making a similar run this weekend bringing my boat from Moriches to Orient. When are you making the trip?
06-19-2012, 07:37 AM
I bought my boat in the hamptons/Shinnecock and brought it back in the ocean.
IMO when you leave Jamaica Bay, go out to the ocean and come back inside jones inlet. once you come in make your first left before the bridges and there will be two fuel docks once you enter the canal. I would top it off if (i hold 225 gals but not sure about your boat and would be more comfortable with more fuel in the tank.
then go back out the inlet and head east along the shore about 2m from land. I would go straight to Shinnecock from there. Took me about 2.5hours to make the trip from Jones IIRC. When i did it the afternoon started kicking up but it didnt really matter as my boat was able to handle the water without issue.
as said before find a beautiful day. I would do it in the ocean if i were you, on a nice day with 1-2 you will enjoy a smooth ride.
06-21-2012, 02:04 AM
Like arista5 said; if you have a good day, go in the ocean. There's a lot less headaches to worry about and Moriches Bay is the biggest one.... It shoals constantly, and the USCG and Army Corp have a hard time keeping up with it. I've have had to go thru there at low tide in a 32' Tiara crossing my fingers for two hours as guys all around me were going up on sand bars.... and like Shinnecock bay (western part) the buoys arent accuratly marked on the chart because they move so often.
Shinnecock Inlet is well marked and easy to follow the channel up the canal. The Peconics are a no brainer.... Prob 45 or so minutes from Hampton Bays (Peconic side) to 3mile. 3mile to MTK point is about 35 or so minutes....I dont think its worth going around unless you want to fish on the way there.
Good luck and tell us how you made out!