Sandy Hook to Green port..

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  1. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    230
    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    Hi everyone...Hopefully this season turns around soon... Well me and the wife have a trip planned to green port on July 7th leaving from sandy hook... Hopefully the weather is good. Just debating on wheres the first stop for fuel and does the current matter on the long island sound. I know high tide is at 8:25 at bklyn bridge. Im hoping i only have to stop once but not sure. This is my first long trip so any info would be great.. Thanks guys Frank
     
  2. pog mo thon

    pog mo thon Member

    115
    Aug 20, 2008
    Metedeconk river, brick NJ
    sea ray 320 sundancer v-drive
    twin 350's
    Hi Siboatguy,

    I have done that same trip a few years ago from haverstraw NY. I stopped for fuel at mount sinai Harbor. its the inlet right after Port Jefferson. I had plenty gas left once i arrived in Greenport.
    It's a great trip, you will really enjoy it. I have the 320 with v-drives which has less power than the sterndrive version and current or ties didn't matter at all.
    if you go all the way up there you should really consider adding a couple more nights to your intinary.
    after Greenport, we went to sag harbor for the night and spend the day at Shelter island then we spent another day at star island yacht club in Montauk.
    Best trip ever!!!!!
    Please don't hesitate to ask me if you have any other questions.
     
  3. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    Ty so much i have the same boat as you.. 05 sea ray 320 350mags v-drives... If you don't mind me asking do you remb how long the ride took? I might look into stopping at Shelter Island one of the days while im up there. Just not sure where yet. We are gonna stay over by claudio's while we are in green port.
     
  4. In Two Deep

    In Two Deep Member

    237
    Aug 23, 2007
    Long Island Sound
    2001 340 Sundancer
    8.1 Mercruiser
    I would guess this would be a six plus hour trip if you tried to do it non-stop. So you may want to stop at one of the many harbors along the LI North Shore, anchor and stay over, or just to fuel up and take a break. I would choose a harbor that suits your preferences. Anchor, mooring or slip, restaurants and bars, etc.. I would not be that concerned with tides except at Hell's Gate. Greenport may end up being a good halfway point.
     
  5. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    Thinking of stopping in Port Jefferson for fuel at the half way point.. Maybe grab a bite..
     
  6. pog mo thon

    pog mo thon Member

    115
    Aug 20, 2008
    Metedeconk river, brick NJ
    sea ray 320 sundancer v-drive
    twin 350's

    I would say about 5 hours from hells gate without stopping.
    I don't remember any marina in shelter island but i used to anchor at sunset beach. It's a really nice anchoring area in front of the hotel. You can call the hotel for food or drinks and they send people on jet skis to deliver to you, they will also pick up or drop of people to the beach or hotel on those jet skis.
    the only thing is you are not alllowed to anchor overnight.
     
  7. pog mo thon

    pog mo thon Member

    115
    Aug 20, 2008
    Metedeconk river, brick NJ
    sea ray 320 sundancer v-drive
    twin 350's
    Port jeff is great to grab a bite but it will take time on your itinary. Think a good 20mn in 20 min out.
     
  8. Irie308

    Irie308 Member SILVER Sponsor

    725
    May 28, 2013
    CT
    Boatless and currently in search of 420 or 480 DB
    350 Mercruisers V-drives
    We're located directly across from Port Jeff on the CT shore and when we come down through the city we're at about 1/4 tank when we refuel at Liberty Landing. So you maybe right about 1/4 tank when you reach Port Jeff. It would be a great spot for a break but you may end up spending the night since there is much to do as far as restaurants/bars. You can either grab a mooring from the public port jeff marina or from the port jeff yacht club. Either one is abuot $50 for the night and Is close to town. If you choose to anchor you will be a ways out near the entrance of the harbor so it would be a long dinghy ride to the town of port jeff. The water taxi does a pickup from there but you may have a bit of a wait as they don't seem to do it too often. You can fuel up at Danfords Marina as well as pick up a slip from them but it is at a premium.
     
  9. GCHOG

    GCHOG Member

    103
    Mar 25, 2016
    Bass River, Viking Marina, South Jersey
    2006 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    6.2 Bravo III
    Hi Siboatguy, Greenport is a great destination. My Wife is originally from there and all her family is still there. I usually take my boat up there every summer. Recommend getting a slip right downtown at Mitchell Park & Marina . Its right next to Claudio's and you can walk to everything downtown .Its owned by the Village , so call ahead , gets busy that time. (631)477-2200. As far as going to Sag Harbor, that's great too. If just going for the day, you can dock at the town dock ($2.00 /ft) for 4 hours if I remember correctly. Or, if you want to overnight, call Sag Harbor Yacht Club (631) 725-0567, I'm sure they can accommodate you. Its about a 45 minute cruise from Greenport to Sag either way around Shelter Is. , north or south. Have a safe journey ! BTW, wait ill you see some of the mega yachts (100-150 ft) in Sag Harbor, quite a sight,,,,

    Garry
     
  10. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    Didn't think I would burn that much fuel. If its that much Fuel I have to stop closer because I'm about 30 mins from Liberty landing
     
  11. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    Thanks everyone this site is great.. I just called that marina and booked they only had 10 slips left and said filling up quick so i booked my spot.. Hopefully no rain. And that spot on sunset beach sounds great def gonna try to head over there. Im just worried about where my first stop for fuel is gonna be and how much fuel gonna burn.. Im hoping just to have to stop once. Just hope i can make it to port jeff. I have the Garmin gps so if anything ill find a closer spot but I'm just trying to plan the trip..
     
  12. In Two Deep

    In Two Deep Member

    237
    Aug 23, 2007
    Long Island Sound
    2001 340 Sundancer
    8.1 Mercruiser
    I burn 30 gallons an hour. My boat holds 220 gallons I've made it from New Rochelle to Shelter Island with 1/4 tank to spare. There are plenty of stops along the way if you become concerned.
     
  13. dcpringle

    dcpringle Member

    440
    Dec 13, 2012
    CT River
    2000 Sea Ray 480DB "Diamond Girl"
    Cat 3196 660HP
    I've gone from Staten Island, up thru the east river and down to Old Saybrook in CT in approx 6.5 hrs.. Something like that. That's far beyond where you are going.
     
  14. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    You're probably better off waiting to get fuel somewhere on the Long Island Sound.
    I brought my boat around from Westbrook Ct. through the sound, city, and ocean to Lindenhurst on the south shore of Long Island last Sunday. The ocean leg between the lower harbor to the Jones Inlet was sloppy, and it took me 5:45 to get to the Jones Inlet from Westbrook, then another 45 minutes to get to my dock. If the ocean were calmer I probably could have shaved a little time off the trip.
    Plum Gut is a little southeast of Westbrook, and your boat is probably faster than mine, so I'm thinking your whole trip should take maybe 6 hours.
    I chose that route for several reasons, but the biggest was because the boat is new to me and there would be plenty of places to duck in to along the Long Island side if I had a problem with a boat I'm still unfamiliar with.
    The Maptech Chart book for the Long Island Sound has great info on marinas with fuel along the way. If you need, I could look for fuel contact number info in any bays along the way you think you may pull in to and send it to you in a PM.
     
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  15. rcmafgny

    rcmafgny Active Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2008 33 Sundancer; Kohler Gen set; Simrad electronics
    Twin 8.1 Horizons w/ V Drives
    Mitchells in Greenport is in the center of town and has floating docks. You can walk to Claudios. Not a fan of the docking situation at Claudios
     
  16. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    I agree with Garry on Mitchell Park & Marina. Staying at Claudio's for a weekend or an overnight is not the best choice. Besides not getting the "marina experience" you'll get rocked from boating traffic. Another nice marina is Townsend Manor. It's a little further from the town, but quite and cozy marina. We've stayed there couple of times. It's just 15-20min walk to town. Regarding the fuel. PJ is pricey. So, get just enough to get you comfortably to Greenport and then get fuel there at Brewer's marina, which right across from Townsend.
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2017
  17. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    Ok thanks guys should be a nice weekend.. Going up on a Friday, then maybe a trip over to sunset beach on sat. And supposed to be fireworks sat night up there. Hoping i can see them from the marina. Then back home Monday as long as the weather holds out we are good...
     
  18. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    Has anyone came home through Shinnecock bay, Though the lock? Back to sandy hook. Curious if it saves a little time? Was thinking of coming home that way in the ocean..
     
  19. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    It's definitely a bit shorted, but whether it's the better route all depends on the weather. Manasquan inlet to Shinnecock inlet you're looking at about 85nm. One year we were coming back to NJ using that route and the wind picked up much more than was forecasted. A 4hr ride was more like 6hr not very enjoyable ride.
     
  20. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    It will save time if you go out Shinnecock Inlet and run the ocean home, but running the inside through the bays is not a good idea without local knowledge.
    The ocean forecast would have to be really good.
    I was faced with the same choice last weekend and chose to go the longer way through the sound. The ocean forecast was less than ideal.
     

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