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post #37 of Old 03-09-2013
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Re: Norfolk, VA to Boston delivery

Both regall me with sea stories of storms they have gone through on transports. Wife and I both still work (MD/RN). Can arrange 7-10d window for trip. Boat has SSB, full nav with all the toys, raft/EPIRBs,Jordan series drogue, full ditchbag stormjib on colego softstay etc. so have much less concern about safety. Boat is purpose built passagemaker as well. Figure with radar and AIS shipping channels less of an issue.Wife has no offshore experience. I've done multiple Marion/Newport to Bermudas and some transports. Figure safe way to get her to realize the danger in the ocean is at the hard edges. Will use 96h weather charts to pick window. Will motorsail in light air (have 200+h of fuel at 7kts.) so figure 4d max.

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