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Manasquan NJ to Block Island

Dil

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Jul 13, 2020
24
Hunter 30T Neptune
Hello all,
Planning a trip from Manasquan to Block island on a three day hop. I am unfamiliar with the inlets where I plan on entering to stop and anchor for the night. Looking for any insight you might be able to give me. My first stop would be through fire island inlet anchoring up a mile in or so out side of the channel. Second would be Shinnecock. Then on to block island. I don't see on my charts anything saying I can't anchor in the bays so I assume I can. Any input as to where and what to see on Block island would be appreciated as well.

Thanks
 
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Goobs

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May 8, 2020
2
Catalina 30 30 TR Bridgeport
Just be aware there is lots of boat traffic and wakes. And find a safe and secure spot its the land of knucklehead speed boaters
 
Jun 15, 2012
552
Hunter 50 AC Greenport, NY
Anchoring in Fire Island inlet, I have anchored for the night in the cove off Oak Beach, but you have to watch the depth & tides carefully. I drew 5' at the time and was partially touching the bottom when I left. There is also a NYState run marina east of Fire Island inlet where you could tie up, if it's open and has the depth for your boat.
At Shinnecock there is plenty of space to Anchor close to the inlet. Be aware that the fishing boats leave early in the mourning, from the west side of the inlet. You can also dock at Oakland's, which also has a restaurant, if it's open.
At Block at this time of year you should be able to pick up a Town mooring ball, or there should be plenty of space to anchor. You might want to check if anything is open yet as it's early May.
 

Goobs

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May 8, 2020
2
Catalina 30 30 TR Bridgeport
It's a 150 mile trip. 24 hours. Do it all in one? Id much rather have two more days on Block Island then
gunkholing the South Shore inlets . You will add 10 miles each inlet just going in and out.

 

Dil

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Jul 13, 2020
24
Hunter 30T Neptune
thanks for the input I thought about sailing strait through however I do not have crew for a night watch and don't want to stay up all night. not planning on heading out till mid late June but want to go before the kids get out of school so Stuill working on the plans