Watch Hill

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  1. Rncab218

    Rncab218 New Member

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    Aug 19, 2017
    310 Sundancer 2001. Mercruiser 7.4 twin I/O Bravo 3
    Mercruiser 7.4 bravo III drives
    What is your best route to watch hill from wantagh?
    Thanks
     
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  2. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    If you feel comfortable you can take the 2nd Bridge through the Amity Channel to the East West Channel on the North Side. If not go to the third bridge and head south to the state channel then you can take the Amity Cut or Lindenhurst Cut up to the North again. Follow the channel out to the Robert Moses Bridge and once under follow Bouys on the North side to Bouy 32 then straight to the Watch Hill entrance channel.

    Bergen Point is a great place to fuel up on the way out or back. We just got back yesterday from WH and the bugs were not too bad. We had actually had about 17 boats from Wantagh out there. If you have more questions let me know. Say hi to Doug!

    -Kevin
     
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  3. Rncab218

    Rncab218 New Member

    11
    Aug 19, 2017
    310 Sundancer 2001. Mercruiser 7.4 twin I/O Bravo 3
    Mercruiser 7.4 bravo III drives
     
  4. Rncab218

    Rncab218 New Member

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    Aug 19, 2017
    310 Sundancer 2001. Mercruiser 7.4 twin I/O Bravo 3
    Mercruiser 7.4 bravo III drives
    Thanks Kevin C. Have done amity cut in the past. Was unsure about depth and buoys by bridge. Lots of shallow spots on map. Used to go to 35 but have heard others use 32. Will give a try. Thanks and glad to hear mosquitos down a little
     
  5. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Are you out of Wantagh Park?

    -Kevin
     
  6. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Yeah, no need to go all the way to 35. There is lots of deeper water east of the RM bridge. You should clear most of the shallows outside of an extreme low tide. We went out the Amity Cut and came back the Lindy Cut and the water was pretty flat so it made for a nice run.

    -Kevin
     
  7. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Be sure to follow the bouys on your way into Watch Hill.

    VERY shallow water on either side.
     
  8. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Yep, very well marked except for the missing bouy that Seatow dragged away with the boat that hit it ;)

    -Kevin
     
  9. Rncab218

    Rncab218 New Member

    11
    Aug 19, 2017
    310 Sundancer 2001. Mercruiser 7.4 twin I/O Bravo 3
    Mercruiser 7.4 bravo III drives
     
  10. Rncab218

    Rncab218 New Member

    11
    Aug 19, 2017
    310 Sundancer 2001. Mercruiser 7.4 twin I/O Bravo 3
    Mercruiser 7.4 bravo III drives
    Thank you for your help. Will try 32. Yup. I remember the entrance to watch hill. Narrow.
     
  11. Rncab218

    Rncab218 New Member

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    Aug 19, 2017
    310 Sundancer 2001. Mercruiser 7.4 twin I/O Bravo 3
    Mercruiser 7.4 bravo III drives
    No. Not out of wantagh park. Leaving from Freeport
     
  12. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Kevin is spot on.
    Coming from Freeport, I would go north up the Amityville cut to get up on plane ASAP.
    You could get up on plane when you enter the cut, and not come off until you get to Watch Hill.
    Another suggestion if you feel brave:
    I used the Amityville Channel, just east of the second Wantagh Bridge, all the time with my old 300 Sundancer.
    Wouldn’t try it with my 410, but was an easy run in my 300.
    Plenty of water back in there if you follow the buoys and stay on plane. Toughest part is entering it from the west, but once you see the first set of buoys you just follow them as they snake around all the way to Amityville.
    Probably best if you could go through with a smaller boat the first time so you learn how to get in and out of it, but if you can master it you save a whole bunch of time.
     
  13. Rncab218

    Rncab218 New Member

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    Aug 19, 2017
    310 Sundancer 2001. Mercruiser 7.4 twin I/O Bravo 3
    Mercruiser 7.4 bravo III drives

    Thanks. Have a 310 with bravo 3’s. Think I’ll do amity cut and go across this time. Thank you for your response
     
  14. bmac

    bmac Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Holbrook, NY
    2006 58 Sedan Bridge, Walker Bay Generation 390 RIB w/40hp Yamaha, 2014 Wellcraft 232 CC w/Yamaha
    MAN 900 CRM
    Kevin

    I’ve been at WH since Sunday. Wish I knew you were here I would’ve stopped by and said hello.
     
  15. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I saw you pull up and launch your Dinghy. I was in the A/B pier and recognized your boat. I walked over a couple times but you were closed up and did not want to intrude. I had another friend in D-land on Sunday. I had about 17 boats out there from our marina and was kept busy setting up our events. Next time I will knock.

    -Kevin
     
  16. bmac

    bmac Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Holbrook, NY
    2006 58 Sedan Bridge, Walker Bay Generation 390 RIB w/40hp Yamaha, 2014 Wellcraft 232 CC w/Yamaha
    MAN 900 CRM
    Kevin

    Yep that was me. While I don't mind single handing the boat, it's the first time I've done that AND had to get the dinghy off the platform myself. The impatient ferry captain didn't help either. Not sure why the boat would've been closed up, except for Sunday when I took the dinghy across the bay to Patchogue to drop it off and pick up my Center Console (and my wife). Feel free to knock next time. I think I know some of the boaters from your marina that were with you last week, they've been to Watch Hill a number of times. Your group did look pretty busy and having a lot of fun during the time that you were there.
     

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