Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > REGIONAL BOATING & FISHING GROUPS > Northeast
Reload this Page >

LI Sound to LI South Shore, Around Montauk or Canal?

Notices

LI Sound to LI South Shore, Around Montauk or Canal?

Old 06-17-2019, 08:33 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Home Port Norwalk, CT
Posts: 294
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 4 Posts
Default LI Sound to LI South Shore, Around Montauk or Canal?

When going from the Norwalk CT area to the Coimbra area off the south shore does it save time at 4am to use the Shinnecock canal vs just going around Montauk? It's a shorter distance but in practice I would imagine we'd need lower speeds through Peconic bay and then possible wait times at canal.


thanks,

Rob
Old 06-17-2019, 08:45 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Chester, CT
Posts: 111
Received 22 Likes on 15 Posts
Default

I'd go around Montauk, but I'm sure there are some more experienced guys in the Northeast forum who could comment.
Old 06-17-2019, 08:50 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Home Port Norwalk, CT
Posts: 294
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

Ok, wiil post there.


thanks,

Rob
Old 06-17-2019, 11:33 AM
  #4  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 69
Likes: 0
Received 10 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Recoil Rob View Post
When going from the Norwalk CT area to the Coimbra area off the south shore does it save time at 4am to use the Shinnecock canal vs just going around Montauk? It's a shorter distance but in practice I would imagine we'd need lower speeds through Peconic bay and then possible wait times at canal.


thanks,

Rob
You don't have to slow down in the bay at all...in fact, you can prob run faster since it will be v calm on any day you would be running to the Coimbra. I don't know about wait times at the canal though. Prob not much of a difference distance-wise one way or the other, though.
Old 06-17-2019, 12:00 PM
  #5  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Bay Shore, NY
Posts: 653
Received 15 Likes on 11 Posts
Default

What boat (how high Tower/riggers ETC)?
KR
Old 06-17-2019, 02:36 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Home Port Norwalk, CT
Posts: 294
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

Pursuit 328, no tower or outriggers
Old 06-17-2019, 02:58 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NW NJ & N Hutchinson Island
Posts: 1,192
Received 174 Likes on 115 Posts
Default

Extra 40 miles to run around the Point
Old 06-17-2019, 05:05 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Northeast
Posts: 609
Received 47 Likes on 29 Posts
Default

I run through the canal all the time but only during the daytime. There are lots of twists and turns. Requires a lot of focus as there can be significant traffic. It's usually smooth like a pond. No speed limit except in the canal.
Old 06-17-2019, 06:26 PM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Center Moriches, NY
Posts: 548
Received 94 Likes on 46 Posts
Default

I've done both trips many many times, but it would be a no-brainer if I were you to go around Montauk, because you would be in some very fishy tuna water heading southwest from Montauk to Coimbra, and I am almost positive there are no tuna in Peconic and definitely none in the canal and Shinnecock Bay.
Old 06-18-2019, 07:36 AM
  #10  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 16,674
Received 2,616 Likes on 1,874 Posts
Default

should be pretty easy to figure out...

chart a course from norwalk to the location. three possibilities: a) to east river, around manhattan, b) canal, c) around montauk. should take a few minutes to do that: https://webapp.navionics.com

take into account any no wake zones (only one is canal)

as for wait times, do you expect much traffic at 4am?
Old 06-18-2019, 07:59 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Home Port Norwalk, CT
Posts: 294
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

Thanks for all the suggestions ladies and gentlemen, but have decided to use stowaway's logic, better to cruise through fishy water than save time.
Old 06-18-2019, 08:43 AM
  #12  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,845
Received 830 Likes on 506 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Recoil Rob View Post
Thanks for all the suggestions ladies and gentlemen, but have decided to use stowaway's logic, better to cruise through fishy water than save time.
This is the way to do it. You might find yourself not even having to get to the Coimbra before you run into fish.
Old 06-18-2019, 03:01 PM
  #13  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location:
Posts: 49
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Recoil Rob View Post
Thanks for all the suggestions ladies and gentlemen, but have decided to use stowaway's logic, better to cruise through fishy water than save time.
Rob, curious if you're doing the round trip in a single day, and if so, what the fuel capacity is of your rig? Assume a big Pursuit would have some range, but I'm contemplating a similar run from Fairfield in a 26 Regulator.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.