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Old 07-19-2011, 11:31 AM
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Thinking of taking my 35' CC from Boston Harbor to Newport for a few days in mid August. Any advice on those who have made this trip before? Right now thinking of leaving around dawn on a Friday and doing it in a day cutting through the canal with a stop in Plymouth somewhere to fuel up. Will be my first time through the canal as well.

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Old 07-19-2011, 12:24 PM
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you can fuel up at sandwich marine just in side the east end of the canal on your left and save your self the trip into Plymouth
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by bcandybc View Post
Thinking of taking my 35' CC from Boston Harbor to Newport for a few days in mid August. Any advice on those who have made this trip before? Right now thinking of leaving around dawn on a Friday and doing it in a day cutting through the canal with a stop in Plymouth somewhere to fuel up. Will be my first time through the canal as well.

Thanks for any guidance!
Instead of stopping in Plymouth if you have enough fuel stop in Sandwich at the east end of the CC canal. I would think Plymouth is a bit out of the way by the time you get all the way in there. From the west end of the canal Newport is an easy run (approx 45 miles.) Just don't bump into Brenton Reef on your turn into Newport. Lots of people miss one of the reds and it puts you on the ledge. Expect a bit of a bumpy ride if the wind is anything over 15 kts from the SW after exiting the canal all the way up the bay to pretty much Newport.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:32 PM
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Good plan. Get through the canal as early as possible. West flowing tides against an afternoon strong SW is very uncomfortable (not dangerous) in your boat.

Gas at Sandwich Marina (right in the east mouth of the canal) is as cheap as I have been able to find.

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Old 07-19-2011, 04:01 PM
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check tides for your run through the canal
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:40 PM
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Agree with last two posts, I made a similiar journey a month ago and timed it badly, a west current in the canal against SW wind made for a brutal ride. Wouldn't do it again.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:45 AM
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Sandwich is where I stop 2 times a year when I run the blackfin up and down. Oldport marine can get you a mooring in Newport. My business is on the island if you get in a jam. Stay out off the fish traps off of Newport.
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