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Old 05-28-2013
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Re: Can I make this trip as a novice

Yup,
If your gonna own a boat you might as well be willing to take it out, first trip, tenth trip, etc. The difference will be experience. Since you will have zero experience with this particular boat I suggest you throw away your watch and calendar. Take it slow, don't plan on long distances, early starts, late stops, and what not. Plan carefully, talk to someone that has made this particular route, have bail out points identified and if your halfway intelligent you should have a lovely time learning about your new boat on your maiden voyage. Know how to use your ground tackle and practice anchoring BEFORE you set out.

Plan on things breaking, not working, not being where you left them, and generally screwing up your best laid plans and you will be fine.

Let us know when you are getting underway.
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