Cape cod canal question

AlexP

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Brining down a boat tomorrow from Scituate to Newport RI. First time transiting the canal. 35 ft Novi. Weather looks good no SW wind forecasted for Buzzards bay. My question is should I be concerned about heading into a 3.5 kt current heading from E to W end? I am hoping to enter the canal around 9:30 so I can get the trip done during day light hours. 8-9 knot boat.


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I mean it looks like you will be going close to slack tide, and the wind has not been blowing nor have we had any major weather events. I think you will be fine!


ps the novi can take a smacking haha
 

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Leave at 3? Once you get out of Scituate harbor it's a straight shot south - got a prop cage on her?
Thanks for all the replies
No prop cage hoping to do most of the trip in daylight. Even at 5 knots canal should only take 1 hr and change?
 

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Thanks for all the replies
No prop cage hoping to do most of the trip in daylight. Even at 5 knots canal should only take 1 hr and change?
Depends on how fast your boat is. You could easily have 3-5 knots against you in that time frame. So subtract that from your anticipated speed through the water to get your speed over the ground. Canal is 7 miles. If you don’t want to leave early in the am you might be better to plan on being at the east end of canal at 3 PM, get through the canal, and stay in Onset onight. Continue on Sunday am.
 

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Boat can cruise at ten 8-9 is ideal thanks for all of the insight
 

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