Your timing is off. On Sunday, May 26th, the East flood in the C&D starts at 5:49 p.m. and runs at 2.7 knot, the West ebb starts at 11:28 p.m. (2013 Eldridge, p. 150).
On Monday, May 27th, the Northwest flood at the Delaware Bay entrance starts at 6:18 a.m. and 6:19 p.m., with a Southeast ebb at 12:05 p.m. Adding 2:55 to these figures for Reedy Island means the Delaware River flood nearest the C&D canal starts at 9:13 a.m., and the Delaware River ebb does not start until 3 p.m.
So at your proposed C&D canal entry time of 11:45 p.m. on the 26th, you will have an adverse current most of the way.
At your proposed Delaware River entry time of 5:45 a.m. on the 27th, you will have two hours of favorable ebb leading to an hour of slack work, followed by 5 hours of adverse current in the Delaware Bay.
I suggest you pick some other times. Don't be penny wise and pound foolish. Spend the $15 to buy Eldridge or Reeds Nautical Almanac and the $140 for the Maptech Ches & Del Bays chartkit. It will seem like a small price to pay if you end up in some mishap on the trip due to their absence.
We movedthe date to the 26th/27th of May, with the possibility of doing doing it aroundthe 10th of June.
so for what I understood
Would be best to enter the CD canal a hour before ebb starts and as the same for entering the Delaware Bay. In which I would have to wait on Reedy Point for about 5 hours for the Bay ebb, taking the CD canal crossing takes me about 3 hours.
does this sounds right?
I was thinking on crossing the canal at night since is well lit and commercial transit will be less.
11:45 pm enter the canal
2013-05-26 8:20 PM EDT Sunset
2013-05-26 8:57 PM EDT 1.93 knots Max Flood
2013-05-26 11:11 PM EDT -0.02 knots Slack, Ebb Begins
2013-05-27 2:54 AM EDT -2.46 knots Max Ebb
2013-05-27 5:40 AM EDT Sunrise
5:45 am enter the Bay
2013-05-27 8:37 PM EDT 0.18 feet Low Tide
2013-05-28 2:08 AM EDT 6.76 feet High Tide
2013-05-28 5:38 AM EDT Sunrise
2013-05-28 9:24 AM EDT -0.17 feet Low Tide
2013-05-28 2:49 PM EDT 5.78 feet High Tide
2013-05-28 8:20 PM EDT Sunset
2013-05-28 9:31 PM EDT 0.27 feet Low Tide
2013-05-29 3:03 AM EDT 6.56 feet High Tide
Would be great if anyone could double check it. thanks very much guys