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AF

RO# 7267

Posted - May 21 2019 :  08:37:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are there designated anchorages on the bay side for the air show or is it a free for all? I wanted to anchor up in the Sloop Channel between the Medowbrook and Wantaugh bridges.
Adam

"If you're going through hell...keep going"
1985 Boston Whaler Montauk 17

Edited by - AF on May 21 2019 09:46:06

Homeport: Point Lookout, NY

Robski97

RO# 7334

Posted - May 21 2019 :  10:05:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
its a free for all .. Get there early.... mind u ur in the channel so depending on what side of the bridge ur on u may got rocked .

Rob


2006 44 Sundancer

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JVM225

RO# 28365

Posted - May 21 2019 :  10:55:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is a small little cove between the two bridges on the south side of the channel east of the fishing piers but like Rob said, you might get bounced around there because it isn’t adjacent to a no wake zone.
I watched the show from there in a friend’s 23’ boat several years ago and we got bounced around a lot.
A better choice is Zack’s Bay just east of the Wantagh Bridge. It will be very crowded there though. Best to get there early so you can find some space.
Also, if you opt for Zack’s Bay you way want to think about spending an extra few hours there after the show ends because there will be a bit of a traffic jam exiting right after the show ends.


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Edited by - JVM225 on May 21 2019 10:57:32

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Robski97

RO# 7334

Posted - May 22 2019 :  15:28:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That cove is a good spot. I wouldn't go into zachs if u paid me . And if the wind changes.... OH BOY …

The entire area becomes an anchorage during the show … just how much u want to get rocked

Rob


2006 44 Sundancer

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CurrentSea

RO# 10265



Posted - May 22 2019 :  18:49:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If ocean is calm, go out there!


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bone354

RO# 27559



Posted - May 22 2019 :  20:09:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What kind of boat do you have. Your info says whaler. If that's what you are going in go to Zacks. You can pull that right up to beach. I usually anchor on the east entrance side but in channel.



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JVM225

RO# 28365

Posted - May 23 2019 :  07:56:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Saturday is better in Zack’s than Sunday. But both can get pretty crazy. I usually try to get there very early to get a spot, and leave late to avoid the traffic jam.
Unfortunately it’s looking like I may have to go on Sunday this year or not go at all.
You do need to keep an eye peeled for inexperienced boaters who haven’t honed their anchoring skills yet. All kinds of mishaps from anchoring too close and swinging in to people to not knowing how to get an anchor to catch or hold. It’s also not unheard of for inattentive boaters to come dangerously close to your anchor line. I’ve had mine bounced a couple of times over the years, but never cut or fouled, but I have seen it happen to others there..
It’s always a good idea to keep a knife aboard that is capable of cutting a line.
Fortunately I now have an all chain rode so the next guy to bounce it will get an instant and expensive lesson about why you need to lower the radio, put down the beer and slow down when maneuvering in tight quarters.


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AF

RO# 7267

Posted - May 23 2019 :  20:50:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys. I'm going on Sunday and shoot for that cove east of the fishing pier. With my Montauk 17 I shoot for some skinny water.

Adam

"If you're going through hell...keep going"
1985 Boston Whaler Montauk 17

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JohnC

RO# 204

Posted - May 23 2019 :  22:29:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What are the restrictions on the ocean side?

Thanks,
John



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Surfveyor

RO# 33510

Posted - May 24 2019 :  08:37:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Search 33 CFR 100.100 for Jones Beach Air Show Restrictions
5.2 Jones Beach Air Show - (1) No Entry Area: Waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY contained within the following described area; beginning at a point on land at position 40‹34Œ54 N., 073‹33Œ21 W.; then east along the shoreline of Jones Beach State Park to a point on land at position 40‹35Œ53 N., 073‹28Œ48 W.; then south to a point in the Atlantic Ocean off of Jones Beach at position 40‹35Œ05 N., 073‹28Œ34 W.; then west to position 40‹33Œ15 N., 073‹33Œ09 W.; then north to the point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.



Edited by - Surfveyor on May 24 2019 09:37:22

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Surfveyor

RO# 33510

Posted - May 24 2019 :  08:38:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
(1) The “No Entry Area” will be enforced each day from the start of the air show until 30 minutes after it concludes. Exact time will be determined annually.


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JohnC

RO# 204

Posted - May 24 2019 :  09:51:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks!


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